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Full time (one academic year plus one further trimester)


8:1 teaching ratio


Course start date:

September 2024

Tuition Hours


Monday to Friday


The Inchbald Master of Arts Architectural Interior Design course will further develop your knowledge and abilities in the creative and technical aspects of architectural interior design and in the skills associated with this level of study.

The course is an intensive blend of an academic and professional programme that will enable you to fully explore the theories and concepts behind your design work and the impact such considerations have on the final outcomes. You will deepen and develop your analytical appreciation of the design process and your understanding of the sensory perception of space which enables confident, skilful future careers in the field.

Project-based in-depth analysis of design ideas hones research skills and supports training and practices as relevant theories of place-making and perception are considered. The course is practical, allowing you greater autonomy in the choice of projects and the interpretation of design briefs, concluding with a self-selected and directed project in the postgraduate year.

There is a greater emphasis on the methodologies of investigation and deeper analysis of conceptual thinking, the evidence of which becomes apparent in creative work. This course will prepare you for the rigour of a competitive career and interaction with professionals at every level.

Course content

The course is made up of six modules. Research Methodology, Design Communication for Architectural Interior Design, Architectural Interior Design Practice, Detail and Construction, and Survey and Analysis comprise the Postgraduate Diploma (which is an exit point). The sixth module, Research, completes the Master of Arts qualification.

The postgraduate modules are taught across a variety of specialist lectures, studio work, seminar presentations and independent study. Over the course of the programme, your projects will increase in complexity to reflect your growing skillset and confidence. Both hand- and computer-drawn visualisation skills are taught throughout the course allowing you to accumulate a portfolio that delivers a clear, thoughtful and practical approach. The research module comprises a self-directed dissertation which is tutorially based.

Who is it aimed at?

This course is aimed at cognate arts based graduates, usually with a first or upper second level degree, or students with demonstrable equivalent design experience, supported by a portfolio who are looking to increase their qualification in the interior design field.

Key info & fees

Full time: On campus

  • The Master of Arts Architectural Interior Design is a full-time course on campus which runs for one academic year and on a tutorial basis for one further semester. Students successfully completing the first year receive a Postgraduate Diploma. Successful completion of the further semester and dissertation achieves the Master of Arts.
  • This course requires relevant previous academic qualifications such as a cognate degree (e.g. fine art, applied arts, two- and three-dimensional design) and is subject to an interview and portfolio presentation. Experience in the professional field leading to attainment of similar standing to that of HE level 6 may be considered in place of the academic qualification.
  • For students wishing to study on a visa a recognised IELTS (SERT) English language test, or proof of a BA(Hons) studied at an English-speaking university is required.
  • Fees are £39,900 (inc VAT) for the first year Postgraduate Diploma. The dissertation module is an additional £7,000 (inc VAT) which completes the Master of Arts.

Accredited by:

Wrexham University

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