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King’s UX Design
Career Accelerator

Gain a deeper understanding of how to create meaningful experiences for users of digital products and services.

6 months, online (excluding onboarding)

15 – 20 hours per week

Start Date: 6 November 2023

Note: This programme will focus on people looking to break into UX Design, with no prior experience or background in the field.

Places are limited

To ensure every student receives the attention required to create a personalised learning experience, places in this accelerator are limited. To avoid disappointment, we advise registering as early as possible.

King's College London | FourthRev

King’s UX Design
Career Accelerator

Gain a deeper understanding of how to create meaningful experiences for users of digital products and services.

6 months, online (excluding onboarding)

15 – 20 hours per week

Start Date: 6 November 2023

Note: This programme will focus on people looking to break into UX Design, with no prior experience or background in the field.

King's College London | FourthRev

King’s UX Design
Career Accelerator

Gain a deeper understanding of how to create meaningful experiences for users of digital products and services.

6 months, online (excluding boarding)

15 – 20 hours per week

Start Date: 6 November 2023

Note: This programme will focus on people looking to break into UX Design, with no prior experience or background in the field.

Places are limited

To ensure every student receives the attention required to create a personalised learning experience, places in this accelerator are limited. To avoid disappointment, we advise registering as early as possible.

Built in collaboration with tech leaders

The career accelerator is a unique education model that combines the power of leading universities and industry partners to ensure learning meets workplace demand.

In collaboration with:

Using their insight into the tech landscape to influence coursework design, our industry partners ensure you develop workplace-aligned skills, offer exposure to employer networks and open access to job opportunities.

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

Professor Stuart Dunn
Head of Department and Professor of Spatial Humanities, department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London

A learning experience designed for careers

Career Accelerators are designed to address four knowledge and skill groups that lay the foundations for sustainable career success in the digital economy.

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Technical
Technical knowledge and methodology-based tech skills in high-demand technologies

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Organisational
Broad organisational, strategic and commercial acumen that drives meaningful application of knowledge and skills

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Employability
The human skills required to attain jobs, promotions, and employer-specific outcomes

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Personal
Reflective capabilities that support personal growth and development for meaningful careers

A learning experience designed for careers

Career Accelerators are designed to address four knowledge and skill groups that lay the foundations for sustainable career success in the digital economy.

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Technical
Technical knowledge and methodology-based tech skills in high-demand technologies

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Organisational
Broad organisational, strategic and commercial acumen that drives meaningful application of knowledge and skills

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Employability
The human skills required to attain jobs, promotions, and employer-specific outcomes

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Personal
Reflective capabilities that support personal growth and development for meaningful careers

You’ll benefit from:

  • A strong understanding of the fundamentals of UX Design and you’ll develop the essential human skills required to effectively communicate with engineers and teams UX designers work with in practice.
  • The opportunity to undertake an Employer Project co-designed by leaders in recruitment and tech to help you build real-world skills and gain exposure to an industry network.
  • The chance to earn a certificate of completion from King’s College London as you complete world-class coursework based on the expertise of leading academics and industry experts.
  • A suite of career services including access to a success team for real-time support, opportunities for 1:1 career coaching and mentorship, and more.

Develop a portfolio of evidence

During the programme, learners work on an Employer Project, co-designed by employer partners, which becomes a relevant part of a practical portfolio of evidence.

Develop a portfolio of evidence

During the programme, learners work on an Employer Project, co-designed by employer partners, which becomes a relevant part of a practical portfolio of evidence.

Work on what employers want

Solve real-world industry problems as you apply the knowledge and skills you’ve learned during the programme.

Connect with industry giants

Network with employers who can assess whether you’re suitable for an internship or employment in their company.

Benefits of a Career Accelerator from King’s and FourthRev

Benefits of a Career Accelerator from King’s and FourthRev

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Workplace relevance

Complete real-world employer projects and engage in live sessions to develop skills that are genuinely in demand, and build a portfolio of evidence to prove your abilities.

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University certificate

Learn from internationally respected academics and earn a certificate from King’s College London as recognition of your skills.

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Flexible learning

Manage your coursework around your life with an online learning model made to meet the demands of modern learners and working professionals.

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Exclusive content

Access exclusive learning materials developed in collaboration with
the King’s College London digital experts, leading industry practitioners and employer partners.

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Dedicated support

A real-time support team, technical support and industry experts mean the lights stay on for learning, no matter where you are.

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Career outcomes

Personalised 1:1 sessions with a Career Coach provide learners with employability coaching to maximise personal growth and career development.

Speak to an advisor

Schedule a call with an Enrolment Advisor to learn more about the programme and whether it’s the right fit for you and your goals.

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Speak to an advisor

Schedule a call with an Enrolment Advisor to learn more about the programme and whether it’s the right fit for you and your goals.

Learn from global leaders

Professor Stuart Dunn

Head of Department and Professor of Spatial Humanities, Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London

Professor Joanna Zylinska

Professor of Media Philosophy & Critical Digital Practice, Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London

Justin Hrabec

Subject Lead on this programme

Kevin Auyeung

Senior Product Designer, Property Space

Kate Parker

Product Design Expert

Dennis Lenard

CEO of Creative Navy

‘To solve a problem well, you need to understand it deeply – and to understand the problem, you need to understand your users. UX designers need to be able to translate that problem, and the solution, for the people they work with, especially development teams.’

Loc Nguyen

Senior Engineering Manager at Mailchimp

A springboard for a career focused on user centricity

Since the pandemic began, users have become much more conscious about the brands they choose to support, which has stimulated the need for more mindful, inclusive, and user-centric design1. The goal is no longer to only improve customer satisfaction, but to better understand users and to create meaningful interactions and experiences for those engaging with a company’s products online.

User Experience (UX) designers combine market research, product development, strategy, and design to produce seamless user experiences that matter. During this programme you’ll learn the fundamentals of UX Design within the context of real-world applicability along with considerations and strategies for applying them within the teams that UX designers work in on a daily basis.

The King’s UX Design Career Accelerator focuses on the interpersonal and metacognitive skills required to effectively work with engineers within various contexts to create digital products and services that add value to customers’ lives

Courses have a strong emphasis on understanding how emerging technologies may bring about new considerations for user experience, the associated ethical and user considerations they provoke, and developing capabilities to approach user problems in these new contexts.

56%

Of those working in UX Design come from a broad range of backgrounds including teaching, banking, office administration and more. 44% come from roles in tech like digital marketing, visual design, and software development.1

A springboard for a career focused on user centricity

Since the pandemic began, users have become much more conscious about the brands they choose to support, which has stimulated the need for more mindful, inclusive, and user-centric design1. The goal is no longer to only improve customer satisfaction, but to better understand users and to create meaningful interactions and experiences for those engaging with a company’s products online.

User Experience (UX) designers combine market research, product development, strategy, and design to produce seamless user experiences that matter. During this programme you’ll learn the fundamentals of UX Design within the context of real-world applicability along with considerations and strategies for applying them within the teams that UX designers work in on a daily basis.

The King’s UX Design Career Accelerator focuses on the interpersonal and metacognitive skills required to effectively work with engineers within various contexts to create digital products and services that add value to customers’ lives.

Courses have a strong emphasis on understanding how emerging technologies may bring about new considerations for user experience, the associated ethical and user considerations they provoke, and developing capabilities to approach user problems in these new contexts.

56%

Of those working in UX Design come from a broad range of backgrounds including teaching, banking, office administration and more. 44% come from roles in tech like digital marketing, visual design, and software development.1

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Frequently asked questions

Six-month, online programmes built to meet the demands of the digital economy. Career Accelerators:

  • Take a holistic approach to career-driven education and integrates technical competencies, applied knowledge, human skills, and a growth mindset.
  • Are developed by a world-leading university in collaboration with top tech companies and employers to ensure outcomes align with industry demand.
  • Focus on a smaller student group, ensuring learners benefit from intimate networking opportunities and focused attention from your Success Team and Career Coach.

Your six-month Career Accelerator starts after three weeks of Student Onboarding, where you’ll familiarise yourself with the digital campus, be introduced to your support team, connect with fellow learners and plan your studies. You then progress through three courses and an Employer Project, where you’ll build a portfolio of evidence to showcase your new skills and competencies.

Upon successful completion of this online programme, you’ll earn a certificate from the partner university.

Career Accelerators deliver the technical skills needed to perform in real-world roles, the understanding necessary to translate those abilities into meaningful business value, the human skills crucial for gaining and retaining jobs, and the reflective capabilities essential for ongoing growth. You’ll benefit from:

A differentiated curriculum

A Career Accelerator brings together academic and industry perspectives to design, build and deliver a curriculum that represents the best of both worlds.

Practical experience & a portfolio of work

Through an Employer Project, co-designed by leaders in recruitment and tech, you’ll get exposure to an industry network and walk away with evidence of your skills and work.

Validation from the world’s best universities

Earn a certificate from one of our university partners and experience the expertise and quality of their faculty and academia.

Coaching & support to get you hired

With FourthRev, you’ll get access to a suite of career services including a Success Team for real-time support, 1:1 career coaching, networking forums, and more.

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