Interior Design MA

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  • MA Interior Design, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 8580 per year
  • MA Interior Design, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 1430 per 30 credit module
  • MA Interior Design, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 15960 per year

What makes this course different

Hands-on projects

The course will include a number of thematic projects and seminars each year, including: retail design, exhibition design, lighting design.

Strong industry links

Through our extensive links with practices, design studios and a range of relevant industries, you will get exposed to a professional cutting edge environment. Our ambition is that you become leaders of the design of tomorrow.

Serious play

Exceptional design comes through rigorous research and genuine experimentation. Studios and workshops buzz with energy and constructive debates. That's the ethos we cultivate in our studio.

Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Your future career

On the completion of this course, you will have developed both advanced design skills and the experience to develop yourself with advanced creative design methods and processes. You will be ready to work as an interior designer in a range of design-related industries, such as retail design, stage set design, exhibition design, etc. Through our links with external partners, organisations, and galleries, we organise exhibitions of our students work in prominent venues in London. Our ambition is that you will become the leaders of the interior design discipline of tomorrow.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn


  • Deliver interior design projects and work at a range of different scales
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of a range of contemporary design precedents
  • Understand the ethical/ social/economic/ political implications of design processes
  • Translate concepts into engaging design proposals

Thinking skills

  • Design your own processes for creating innovative projects.
  • Work independently and in groups to develop ideas.
  • Research, understand, analyse and critically interpret precedents, and make use of this understanding for your own projects.

Subject-Based Practical skills

  • Create advanced drawings at different scales.
  • Create models at different scales.
  • Prepare presentations for design-related projects.

Skills for life and work (general skills)

  • Work both independently and in groups in a professional and collegiate manner; exchange knowledge and skills with your peers.

How you'll learn

You will learn through a series of design exercises. You will experiment through trial and error. You will develop rigorous design proposals for specific sites. You will redesign interventions for existing spaces, you will propose temporary structures, and you will make models of different materials to test design concepts.

The programme will be taught in small groups, in a studio format. Exercises will include both individual and group work.

The modules will be taught in the cutting-edge workshops of the School, around round-table vivid discussions in the vibrant studio environment, along with visits to the Excel International Exhibition Centre (situated next to our campus), during walks through London's most inspiring galleries and museums, and occasionally over a coffee at East London's designer cafes.

MA Interior Design students may be asked to pay an additional one-off fee of £50 - £200 to UEL to cover subject-specific expenses of the School.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed through your constant engagement with design exercises, workshops, studio tutorials, as well as through final presentations, essays and portfolio.

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be able to:

  • Grasp, understand and discuss verbally and in writing complex design ideas and concepts.
  • Transform concepts and ideas into resolved design proposals.
  • Work as part of a team, and also work independently 
  • Develop methods and processes for addressing design problems
  • Produce a thorough design project and present it through drawings and models of high quality.
  • Present a design proposal through a range of adequate representational techniques.
  • Have a professional attitude, ethos, and a desire to always enquire and expand your skills further.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.