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16 February 2023

King's launch next Career Accelerator in UX Design

King’s has launched a new Career Accelerator Programme in UX Design, in partnership with digital education company FourthRev, with applications now open.

KCL UX Design

A new programme in user experience (UX) Design – developed within the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and in partnership with FourthRev - follows the launch of the first Career Accelerator course in Product Management in July 2022.

UX design is now critical to business success in the online marketplace – not only to improve customer satisfaction but to curate meaningful and engaging experiences with digital products and services at the point of contact with consumers.

However, there is a growing gap between the demand for these roles and the supply of people with the right skill set. 

We are proud of the incredible talent we have in this important area, placing us at the forefront of digital developments. Providing the skills and knowledge to enable us to live better with technology is an essential part of King’s mission, helping tackle the major challenges of the twenty-first century. This course ensures our expertise intersects with industry practice, driving positive change through inspiring interactions.

Professor Marion Thain, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

The programme was developed using the expertise of the Department of Digital Humanities and will help students develop the interpersonal skills required to effectively work with engineers to create digital products and services that add value to customers’ lives.

I am so excited that the Department of Digital Humanities is contributing to this Career Accelerator because it will make available to a much wider audience our 20+ years of experience in designing complex products and services, which we have created for diverse audiences in the humanities and social sciences.

Professor Stuart Dunn, Head of Department for Digital Humanities

The 6 month online programme offers a unique model that consists of three courses and an employer project, blending the academic rigour of university education with industry experience through the input of partners such as Creative Navy, Mailchimp, Dropbox, Linktree and Atlassian to ensure learning reflects employer demand and offering 1:1 career coaching throughout.

In this story

Marion Thain

Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Stuart Dunn

Professor of Spatial Humanities