Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Interior Design

The course embraces the truth that true creative spirit is born out of a radical review of the interior design process. This course provides the opportunity for interior designers to further develop their creative values, processes and practices. This taught programme addresses topical design issues and trends. There is a blend of design theory and practice, combined with critical thinking within the creative and managerial process. This questions the existing boundaries of interior design, pushing the international platform for the profession forwards into new and versatile directions.

Entry requirements

A good quality degree in interior design or a closely related three dimensional design discipline, or equivalent qualifications. Applications from European or International mature students (+21) with alternative qualifications and/or substantial work experience are considered on their merits/portfolio. Advanced English skills are essential as this is a taught MA and all project work requires accurate and appropriate communication in English language. Non-English speakers ideally should have IELTS 6.0 (reading, speaking and writing). However, applicants may apply with lower IELTS if they successfully participate in the BCU Pre-sessional English Language courses that are delivered just before the main programme begins. As a minimum, applicants should have a portfolio demonstrating their critical thinking, technical abilities and creative process in a range of media.

Course modules

Modules include: Design systems; design culture; design futures; personal project: research; personal project: practice; personal project: communication.

Assessment methods

Informal reflection and debate are at the heart of the seminars and group tutorials where peer reviews, active learning exercises and self-appraisal help our students to shape their assignments towards self-determined outcomes. Project work is always professionally presented and will be assessed formally by a team made up of internal and external experts and academics.

Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,195 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,195 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,100 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 3,100 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkside Building Campus Birmingham B4 7BD West Midlands

Key information

Birmingham City University Enquiries
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0121 331 5595