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Interior Design MA

University of Westminster

35 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, NW1 5, London
Tel.+44 (0) 20 7911 5000

Current Status: Terminato
Course Type: Master Level:
Available Financing:
Tuition: 7.500 £ Duration y/mm: 0/12
Places Available: Credits:
Application Deadline: 15/09/2017 Admissions:
Start Date: 15/09/2017 End Date: 20/08/2018


This course promotes a dynamic and speculative approach to the design of interior spatial environments and values research that seeks to challenge traditional methodologies. It gives you the opportunity to pursue your particular issues of interest in interior design or specialist areas of three dimensional design, through concise and focused study.

You will cover a range of issues, both theoretical and practical. Design modules deal with contemporary issues in a variety of interior design typologies, including retail, exhibition, gallery, performance and speculative efforts broadly described as installation. Careful studies are made in the pursuit of a fresh approach to their design resolution, through analogous and figurative studies, as well as comparison using suitable contemporary exemplars. The thesis can be undertaken as a design project, a dissertation or a piece of research – effectively a hybrid, both a project and a written summary or theoretical proposition.


The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document on the master website.

Core modules

  • Decoding The Interior
  • Interior Design Case Study
  • Introduction to Design Computing
  • Major Thesis Project
  • Retail Design
  • Thesis Development




You are normally required to have a good Honours degree in architecture, interior design or a related design discipline. If your qualifications are in subject areas cognate to the course you will be considered on merit. In certain cases, and subject to evidence of equivalent prior study, or acceptance of Credit Transfer, entry may be permitted into the course at an assessment point other than the first.
If your background is in another field you may be considered providing you are able to demonstrate practical experience or knowledge of interior design at the appropriate level. Part-time students are normally expected to be employed by an interior design practice or related profession, and to have at least two years' relevant work experience. Full-time students would normally be expected to have some relevant experience in interior design practice.

UK students will usually need to attend an interview. Overseas students are asked to submit their portfolio in an electronic format.
If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS score of 6.5.

Career Prospects

Former graduates from the Interior Design MA practise in a variety of areas of design. These include interior design, exhibition design, set and lighting design, retail and product design, and interior conservation, as well as multidisciplinary and traditional architectural and design practice.
The 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 a MPhil/PhD degree, not only through the traditional research mode, but also through a PhD by design route.


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