Interior Architecture BA (Hons)

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UCAS code: W250 120 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Interior Architecture, home applicant, full time

    • This course is in Clearing

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BA (Hons) Interior Architecture, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • pro-rata full time fee
  • BA (Hons) Interior Architecture, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14580 per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: W251 64 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Interior Architecture, home applicant, full time

    • This course is in Clearing

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BA (Hons) Interior Architecture, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 14580 per year

What makes this course different

Proud to be featured in the Architects' Journal

The SpaceX of architecture schools' UEL Student Show 2023, exhibits a cohort of future architects.

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Award for Collaborative Practice

This course received the Interior Educators Award for Collaborative Practice in July 2022, beating 47 other UK and Irish Interior Design courses to the award.

Student showcase

As a design graduate, you'll be able to showcase your work at the University of East London and Free Range - an annual exhibition in central London for interior architecture and design students.

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

This interior architecture course provides a foundation for employment opportunities in a range of professions, including interior design, architecture, theatre, product, and exhibition design.
The programme delves into public art experiences, offering a unique dimension to artistic expression. Whether you want a career in architecture or interiors, the course goes beyond conventional paths. You will explore public art, installation art, experiential design, VR environments, and theatre design. We work with cutting-edge professional offices in and around London during the final-year projects. This invaluable hands-on experience with industry mentors will enhance your skills and provide networking opportunities, bringing you into contact with potential future employers.

Industry links

We have links with:

  • Sir Robert McAlpine 
  • Museum of London 
  • Stanton Williams Mahler – LeWitt Residency
  • Fred Rigby Studio
  • MACE Interiors
  • Scott-Whitby Studio 
  • Haworth Tompkins
  • Foster + Partners
  • Perkins + Will 
  • Citizens Design Bureau 
  • David Adjaye Architecture
  • David Chipperfield
  • Weston Williamson 
  • Centre of Alternative Technology 

Graduate employers

Our interior architecture graduates have gone on to work for Fred Rigby Studio, Alex Scott-Whitby, Studio M London, ZAP Architecture, These White Walls, Gatti Routh Rhodes, Turnerbates, Cake Industries, David Adjaye Architecture, MACE, Lewisham Youth Theatre, Vine Architects, Haworth Tompkins, Perkins+Will, Freshorize, Velorose, and Idea Architects.

Job roles

Typical roles which our interior architecture graduates have gone into include conservator, exhibition designer, lighting designer, retail store designer, interior architect and interior designer.

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

Further study

As you complete your interior architecture degree, you may choose to pursue further studies with one of our postgraduate courses like:

Keith Winter
UEL is a special kind of student and staff community where we have a vision for young people from all walks of life, to be all that they can be, confident in their discipline and ready to tackle the professional world."
Keith Winter

Senior lecturer, Interior Design

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated career 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

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including: 

  • 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:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

In this interior architecture degree, you will learn how to create event and exhibition design, retail spaces, and new public realms, operating strategically with materials, atmospheres and technologies. You will be encouraged to experiment with conceptualisation and narration and find ways of intelligently tackling the design of human and experience-centric environments.

You will operate with digital and analogue skills and technologies while developing a historical, critical and contextual knowledge of interior architecture, design and spatial speculation. You will work with creative tools to convey atmospheres and experiences based on clients' needs. You will design temporary, pop-up environments, through a focus on material development and multi-sensorial spatial experience.

Guided independent study

We are investing in key areas beyond your studies including our career services, library and well-being, to be available both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available 24/7. We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces and a dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning.

Academic support

Students are supported with any academic or subject-related queries by an Academic Advisor, module leaders, and former and current UEL students. 

If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths or statistics, our Academic Tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses. 

Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater to your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).

Dedicated personal tutor

When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of the academic course team who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.


Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module. 

The approximate percentages for this course are: 

  • Year 1: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours. 
  • Year 2: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours. 
  • Year 3: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.

Your timetable

You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year depending on your course.

Class sizes

The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work.

How you'll be assessed

You will be provided with feedback throughout the year on your progress during tutorial sessions. All modules are assessed individually against specific criteria, at the end of the academic year. Studio work that is developed throughout the course will be assessed within a design portfolio with supporting studies in the form of a bound report. We can also assess online and multi-media submissions appropriately. There will be no closed-book examinations in this course. A final assessment takes place at the end of each academic year. 

Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

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.


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What our students and staff say

Pol Gallagher
The energy of the diverse student cohort within this unique London campus makes it an inspiring place to teach design."

Pol Gallagher

Senior Lecturer - Interior Architecture

Interior design
Having been out of education for the past four years, I have found settling into UEL to be a surprisingly smooth process. The advantage of starting a newly introduced course is the one-to-one tutorial time we receive. One of the highlights of the interior design degree is the mixture of both the architectural element and the use of 'concepts' and why they are so important in design today."

Charlotte Tope

BA (Hons) Interior Design, Undergraduate