Our Interior Architecture MA promotes a conceptual and speculative approach to the design of interior environments. In doing so, it places and emphasis on research that seeks to expand the boundaries of the discipline as well as challenge standardised processes and traditional methodologies. The programme affords multiple avenues of creative engagement giving you the opportunity to pursue your particular issues of interest in interior architecture, or specialist areas of three-dimensional design, through in-depth and focused studies, under the guidance of research-active and industry-experienced staff. Over the years, the course has continued to grow and is now an internationally sought-after Master’s programme that sits within the School of Architecture and Cities, based at our well-equipped Central London Campus.

Our course covers a range of specialist areas, both theoretical and practical. The curriculum is delivered through a diverse set of taught core modules including design and theory subjects, as well as the student-led thesis project. We also deliver specialist modules which promote the use of digital technologies to expand the students’ skill set. With a critical pedagogical agenda, we’ll challenge you to strive for a rich, mature synthesis of your learning from these modules, a process aimed to prepare you towards the challenges and opportunities of the complex professional world.

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Core Modules

  • Retail Design (40 credits)
  • Decoding the Interior (20 credits)
  • Thesis Development (20 credits)
  • Technical Study (20 credits)
  • Case Study (20 credits)
  • Thesis Project (60 credits)

Programme Funding

There are a variety of funding options for postgraduate students, including loans, grants and scholarships.

Student Destinations

The broad range of skills taught during the Interior Architecture MA has enabled our graduates to either strengthen or change their career paths. We strive to encourage our students to develop their professional interests while studying with us so to allow them to build a portfolio of work that they can then use to find appropriate work in the sector once they graduate. As a result, the course has helped many students to relaunch their careers after graduation. Former graduates from our MA course practise in a variety of areas of design. These include: interior architecture, retail design, exhibition design, set and lighting design, product design, and interior conservation, as well as multidisciplinary and traditional architectural and design practice. Our MA may also form a platform for continuing study with a career in academia or research.

For students who take the course and are interested in further study, we offer suitable applicants the opportunity to study for an MPhil/PhD degree, not only through the traditional research mode, but also through a PhD by design route.


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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Interior Design or a related design discipline. We also consider applicants from recognised international pre-Master’s programmes which include a portfolio element. We may also consider qualifications in other related subject areas, as well as demonstrable practical experience or knowledge of interior architecture, at the appropriate level. Applicants would ideally also be expected to have some relevant experience in interior architecture or design practice.

Applicants will be asked to submit their portfolio in an electronic format once they have made an application.

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