Full time (one academic year plus one further trimester)


8:1 teaching ratio


10:00 - 16:00 Monday, Tuesday. Thursday and Friday


The Inchbald Master of Arts Architectural Interior Design course further develops a student’s 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 enabling students to fully explore the theories and concepts behind their design work and the impact such considerations have on the final outcomes. Students deepen and develop their analytical appreciation of the design processand their understanding of the sensory perception of space which enables confident, skilful future careers in the field.

Project basedin-depth analysis of design ideas hone research skills and support training and practiceas relevant theories of place making and perceptionare considered. The course is practical, allowing students' greater autonomy in the choice of projects and the interpretation of design briefs, concluding with a self-selected and directed projectin the post graduate 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 prepares students 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 constituting the Post graduate 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, students' projects increase in complexity to reflect their growing skillset and confidence. Both hand and computer drawn visualisation skills are taught throughout the course allowing students 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 (eg. 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 six 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 an BA(Hons) studied at an English - speaking university is required.
  • Fees are £32,400 (£25,920 ex VAT) for the first year Post Graduate Diploma. The dissertation module is an additional £5,400 (£4,320 ex VAT) which completes the Master of Arts.

Accredited by:

Wrexham Glyndŵr University

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