Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2:2 degree or equivalent professional experience or learning in a related field.

Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme.

IELTS: Score of 6.5 or above.

A high level of achievement in undergraduate studies at a university elsewhere such as North America: Minimum overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.

All applicants are requested to submit digital supporting material and where possible, will be invited to attend an interview with a portfolio of recent work.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA in Interior Design is for professional and newly qualified designers. It will challenge you to formulate your own rigorous, critically independent responses to a specific area of interior design that interests you.

Rooted in creative practice, through discussion and group crits you’ll form a uniquely individual, tailor made programme of study within the School’s master’s programme.

Alongside your studies you will have the opportunity to go on trips to visit galleries and exhibitions relating to your studies.

Why study with us

  • You’ll benefit from a staff of leading academics and practising designers and a programme of guest lecturers alongside skills specific workshops.
  • You can choose to work within an established area of contemporary interior design practice or explore the potential for design diversity.
  • A special feature of the MA programme is the blend of practice and theory which’ll underpin your project.

What you'll do

  • You’ll be part of, and learn alongside, a large and varied postgraduate design community in the School; sharing knowledge and accessing a wide range of staff skills and resources.
  • Successful completion of a combination of research and practice modules leads to the MA award or Intermediate Diploma or Certificate exit awards.
  • Practical work is carried out within our extensive and very well equipped studios and workshops.

Learning and assessment

You’ll be assessed on both the practical and theoretical elements of the course. Assessment strategies involve portfolios, presentations and reflective diary summaries.

At the start of the programme you’ll spend three weeks developing a proposed area of study and negotiate methods and topics for research.

In the second semester you’ll take a more outward looking focus and more rigorous validation of your ideas through professional networking or external placements.

By the end of the course you’ll have a cohesive body of creative work, produced to a professional standard, and be able to clearly articulate a sound intellectual rationale and broad critical viewpoint.

Further information

The MA Interior Design course has been developed as a coherent part of the School's master's programmes and shares the same values and philosophies that unite them.

Information for international students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892400