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Design Buddies x UX Design Institute

Professional Diploma in UX design

Learn to think like a UX designer and gain the concepts, skills, and confidence to build your UX career through a university accredited certificate

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6 Months
8-10 Hours/Week
Online, self-guided + mentorship
Price: $3950 $2500 (until Apr 23)
Outcome: UX Diploma

How it works

Build a portfolio

Develop your UX portfolio and demonstrate your job readiness through a series of real-world projects.

University credit-rated certificate

By the Glasgow Caledonian University. Credits are internationally recognized under the European Qualifications Framework.

Weekly feedback sessions

Attend mentor-led webinars for guidance for your projects.

Career guidance

1:1 personalized career advice. Come away with actionable steps to create a UX portfolio, prepare for interviews, and stand out to employers.

Student community

Join a Slack community of current and past students. Gain advice, feedback, job tips and more.

Mentor support

Our course mentors are always there to help with questions, feedback, and encouragement.

Developed with
UX Hiring Managers

This course is designed for your career success and is validated by top tech industry leaders on our Advisory Council to ensure you gain the skills and portfolio hiring managers desire.




Think like a UX designer, excel in user research, master design principles, create seamless interactions, build prototypes, and collaborate effectively, enhancing your UX confidence and career prospects.

1. Introduction to UX Design

Gain a deep understanding of the UX design process.

2. User research

Master core research methods, from usability testing to depth interviews.

3. Analysis techniques

Translate research data into user goals, personas and journey maps.

4. Structure and navigation

Define navigation, user flows and information architecture.

5. Interactions

Dig into the details of interaction design and sketching.

6. Design principles

Harness the power of design principles to create better software.

7. Design patterns

Discover proven techniques to increase the usability of any design.

8. Mobile UX

Learn how to design mobile websites and applications.

9. Workflows

Master the details of designing common user workflows.

10. Prototyping and wireframing

Build interactive prototypes and annotate your designs.

11. AI and UX Design

Explore how AI tools can assist designers.

12. Creating your portfolio

Learn how to structure your portfolio to best showcase your skills.

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Student Success Stories

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Azeem Butt

User Researcher & Designer, Horwich Farrelly

“I’d definitely recommend the diploma to anyone who wants to get into UX because you come out with such a valuable portfolio. The course really improved my confidence and helped me communicate better with senior stakeholders in the business.”

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Cassandra Cardiff

Experience Research Lead, Pomegranate Media

“I’d definitely recommend the course. For me, it meant being able to get into a job within months of graduating.”

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Ketan Mistry

UX/UI Designer, The Hut Group

“I always encourage people to do the Professional Diploma because of the range of skills that you develop; from tech skills to social skills to presentation skills. There are so many transferable skills that can be applied to UX, that you can come from any background and do well.”

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Ana Carpio

UX Designer, Government of Canada

“After posting my diploma on LinkedIn, recruiters were coming up to me. I didn’t have to hunt for a job, they contacted me!”

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Offer valid for the first 10 students

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Disclaimer: This program is created by UX Design Institute with a special lower price for the Design Buddies community. There are may ways to learn UX Design and this is one way for folks who preferred a more structured approach.