Taught course

Interior Architecture and Design

Heriot-Watt University · School of Textiles and Design

Entry requirements

The programme attracts students primarily from an art, design, and architectural background, and expects that each student develop their own project, and concepts, that test and challenge perceived norms or patterns.

You should hold a good (first or second class) Honours degree or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university. In addition, work or project experience in a related company role will be taken into consideration as part of the application process.
Applications are made by completing an online application form. Please upload the following documents as part of your application:
  • A copy of your degree(s) certificates and relevant transcripts
  • A portfolio of past design work
  • A CV
  • If required, proof of English language

English language requirements
If you are from a country that is not on the UKVI majority English-speaking country list, you are required to provide proof of English. Please refer to the English language requirements webpage for details of evidence that we accept. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Pre-sessional English courses are available for applicants at the Edinburgh Campus to improve on English language usage and study skills. Please note that completion of pre-sessional courses are not a guarantee of admittance.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MA Interior Architecture and Design programme embraces both interior design and architecture. It combines a hybrid of activities, creatively blending the application of practical skills, research, and technology to develop designs that offer tangible solutions to current socio-economic issues and sustainability.

The course is aimed at students from art, design and architectural backgrounds. It offers a range of studio projects, specialist subjects and cross-disciplinary theoretical courses. Ultimately, it'll give you the chance to develop your own project, along with concepts that test and challenge perceived norms.
The MA Interior Architecture and Design degree is taught at our Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels.

Fees and funding

See University website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Office