Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Nottingham Trent University

Interior Architecture and Design

Our design-driven course will enable you to create innovative design solutions for interior spaces. Specialising in an area of personal interest within the course framework, you will become an architectural design innovator and problem solver, combining practical skills with spatial awareness, practical applications and function. This is a course with a multi-disciplinary approach, which considers the influence of art, culture, the humanities, society, economics and history on design. This broad approach will develop you as a conscious designer, responding in a creative and innovative manner. This course is designed for professionals working in a related industry, or graduates with a related honours degree. You'll develop the skills and gain the experience to pursue a career in art, design and architectural practices. Recent graduate roles have included interior architect, interior designer, retail architect and roles in design firms and consultancies, both in the UK and overseas. **Key features** - Develop your personal design style, supported by a University with a strong design heritage; NTU began life as the Nottingham Government School of Design in 1843. Your learning is also underpinned by the School's significant expertise as a built environment educator. - Study trips to live sites in the UK and abroad are included in your course fees, giving you the opportunity to gain design inspiration and experience international architectural practice. - Showcase your work to visiting industry professionals and prospective employers at our annual NTU Degree Shows. - Work in our inspiring RIBA award-winning buildings, offering industry-standard facilities and studios, including a dedicated model-making studio.

Entry requirements

MA: 2.2 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant (cognate or semi-cognate) discipline, including, but not limited to: architecture, interior architecture, or building surveying. Applicants with non-standard entry requirements and / or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. If your initial application is successful, you'll be asked to upload a digital design portfolio of your work to our NTU Applicant Portal.

Course modules

Weeks 1 - 15 (Semester One): - Research Methods for Interior Architecture and Design; - Design Studio 1 for Interior Architecture and Design; - Design Communication for Interior Architecture and Design. Weeks 16 - 30 (Semester Two): - Technical Communication for Interior Architecture and Design; - Design Studio 2 for Interior Architecture and Design. Weeks 31 - 45 (Semester Three): - Major Study Project for the Designed Environment.

Assessment methods

The ethos of combining theory and practice is strongly reflected in the nature of assessments. All assessment is coursework based, requiring you to undertake practical work, together with research and critical evaluation to demonstrate the link between theory and practice. The main assessment methods are: narrative and visually based essays; individual and group design projects and reports; and, individual and group presentations.

Sponsorship information

There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and funding bodies, and from the University.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus NG1 4FQ East Midlands

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