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Dual study programme UX/UI Design, B.A.*

We interact with digital apps and services daily. To make this a great experience, a good User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) are essential. These two disciplines work hand in hand. UX focuses on usability through comprehensive analysis of user behaviour, while UI refers to the design of a product's user interface (e.g. an app or website). Through the cooperation of these two disciplines, products are developed that understand the visual experience of the user as well as their interaction with the product and the resulting emotions and sensations – and integrate these into the design process.

 

In our dual bachelor's programme UX/UI Design you will learn about the tools and theories that will equip you with the knowlegde to develop unforgettable products that focus on the user experience. In this way, we'll prepare you for one of the most sought-after careers of the future.

 

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Key facts

Tuition fees
Tuition fees

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The tuition fees of € 690 per month usually get covered by your practice partner.

Degree
Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Teaching language and place of study
Teaching language and place of study

German* in Hamburg and at Innovation Hub

 

*with selected modules in English

Areas of expertise
Areas of expertise

Human-centred design, product development, tech

Semester start
Semester start

Winter semester: September

Duration of studies
Duration of studies

7 semesters (3,5 years)

Mode of study
Mode of study

Dual with integrated practice phases in the split week model (2 days at the university, 3 days at the practice partner company).

 

Hybrid study options are individually agreed upon with the applicant.

Credit Points
Credit Points

180 ECTS

Admission requirements
Admission requirements
  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur) or equivalent

  • Proof of working contract with a company of your choice

  • German and English: B2 level, e.g. with sufficient performance in the Abitur or the advanced technical college entrance qualification or a test

  • An active residence permit or visa to study in Germany

  • 3 Work samples, e.g. drafts of an app, website, interactive application or 3D renderings of objects/spaces

Curriculum

The dual degree programme B.A. UX/UI Design comprises 7 semesters:

 

  • 1st Semester: General design foundations, Prototyping user experiences, Human-centred design, Designing interactions

  • 2nd Semester: The business value of UX, Agile project management, Visual user interfaces

  • 3rd Semester: Art, design & cultural studies, User experience design, Digital transformation

  • 4th Semester: Theories & discourses in media & cultural theory, UX design for impact, Soft skills

  • 5th Semester: Start-up management, Discourses of aesthetics & ethics, Interactive environments, Technologies for augmented, virtual & mixed realities

  • 6th Semester: Speculative UX, Presentation techniques

  • 7th Semester: Bachelor Thesis, its visualisation & presentation

 

Curriculum UX/UI Design dual (B.A.)

Important information

Focus of the study programme

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As a UX/UI designer, the user experience is your main focus: How does a user interact with, for example, an app? What functions should the app have and how satisfied are the users with its service?

 

This degree programme is characterised by its design orientation as well as the high practical component. From the first semester onwards, you will learn how to analyse user needs and translate that into your products with effective UX/UI design. The wide range of teaching modules ensures the best possible start to your career in agencies and companies that develop their own products or design them for other companies.

Why choose dual studies at the UE?

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Students in our dual bachelor´s programme in UX/UI Design benefit from the international orientation of the courses and specific practical modules that optimally prepare them for the time after graduation. Our graduates work in strategic, creative, technical or managerial positions. Your tuition fees are usually covered by your practice partner, who will also pay you a fixed salary, which will be individually agreed upon with you.


As a state-accredited, private university, we guarantee small learning groups and individual support from our professors, who are renowned in their field and come directly from the business world, where they have gained relevant professional experience in managerial positions.
Our teaching has seminar character, so that direct and personal communication with the professors is possible at any time.
We are among the top 10 universities in Germany in the field of teaching and are world leaders in the field of international orientation.

Your career options

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After successfully completing their studies, our graduates work as UX/UI designers or UX researchers, for example in agencies, software houses, in-house design departments, in the games and entertainment industry and in cultural establishments.

 

You will design interfaces for applications and products and anticipate new trends.

Tuition fees and funding

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With a dual study programme at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences you invest in a successful career and thus in your future. Students in the dual bachelor's degree in UX/UI Design benefit from a large number of partner companies, which normally take over the tuition fees in full or co-finance them. Additionally, our students have various funding options such as BAföG or scholarships. You can find more information on all funding opportunities available to you here.

We start accepting applications for the dual study programme UX/UI Design (B.A.) at the UE one year in advance.

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Step 1: Apply online

Start your application here. If you have already found a practice partner for the dual study programme, let us know with your application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 2: Get to know our student advisory service

We will get in touch with you and explain all aspects of the dual study programme as we get to know each other. You will then receive the confirmation of admission from the UE, which you will need for your application with the practice partner.

 

 

 

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Step 3: Find a practice partner – start your studies!

If you do not yet have a practice partner, we will support you in your search and introduce you to our cooperation partners. If you have already found a company, sign the contract for the dual study programme and your success story can begin!

 

 

 

Excellent studies at UE

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences is well known for its practical and excellent teaching. Therefore, we have now been officially awarded the STERN badge as "Best Dual Study Provider".

 

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Cooperation Partners

Get access to our network. At the UE we work with market-leading companies and cultural institutions from a wide range of industries.

Get access to our network. At the UE we work with market-leading companies and cultural institutions from a wide range of industries.

Learn more from experts in the Industry

Marko Thorhauer, Executive Creative Director at #IBM IX talks about "Designing Digital Experiences" and Robert Anderson, Managing Director at Jung von Matt talks about innovation.

Learn more from experts in the Industry

Marko Thorhauer, Executive Creative Director at #IBM IX talks about "Designing Digital Experiences" and Robert Anderson, Managing Director at Jung von Matt talks about innovation.

Get to know our team

Our professors are experts in their field with many years of experience in academia and the private sector. They offer regular consultation hours. Get to know the professors of the dual bachelor's degree in UX/UI Design personally! Click here for the events calendar.

 

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