Interior Design BA (Hons)

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UCAS code: 4W53 112 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Interior Design, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BA (Hons) Interior Design, international applicant, full time

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

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: 4H05 64 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Interior Design, home applicant, full time

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

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4/5 years
    • Pound 14580 per year

What makes this course different

  • Proud to be featured in the Architect's Journal

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

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  • First in London for learning opportunities

    Our design studies courses ranked 1st in London for “Learning Opportunities” (National Student Survey 2023, Results published 10 August 2023)

  • Student showcases

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

Course modules

In your first year, we'll help you to develop the practical skills you'll need, such as drawing, model-making and computer-aided design. You'll be assigned a personal design tutor whom you'll meet at least once a week.

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

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Your future career

When you graduate a wealth of opportunities within the broad area of interior design will be open to you. You may choose to go into residential design or the commercial and retail field. Or to look at architectural and design conservation. You could move into designing exhibitions or TV and stage sets. Our graduates have excellent transferable skills, displaying resourcefulness and entrepreneurial qualities

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 + Partners
  • Centre of Alternative Technology

Graduate employers

Our 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 Interiors, Lewisham Youth Theatre, Vine Architects, Haworth Tompkins, Perkins + Will, Freshorize, Velorose and Idea Architects.

Job roles

Roles you could go into include: 

  • interior designer
  • kitchen designer
  • technical interior designer
  • interior decorator
  • interior architect
  • project manager

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

Keith Winter
We empower interior designers and architects to be vibrant communicators. In Year 1 we technically train you, year 2 you find your design voice. By Year 3 you are professionally ready to work with established contacts and industry partners."
Keith Winter

Course leader for BA (Hons) Interior Design

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

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

We teach design in small groups in studios, along with supporting studies that include representation, computing, design history and theory.

We place a strong emphasis on completing 'live' group and competition projects, as these will enable you to develop interpersonal skills and the ability to negotiate and work collaboratively. For some of these tasks, you'll study the spaces and interiors around London in minute detail. It's amazing what you see when you study something.

Through the involvement of design mentors and regular talks from visiting designers, we'll give you enviable access to and connection with the design industry.

We create a strong studio culture on this course which allows our students and academic team to support each other through common design projects.

Together you'll make creative decisions, develop skills in time management and become more critical and reflective about your own project work.

On our Interior Design course, you'll be working alongside students and staff from our Architecture and Product Design courses, and you'll benefit from observing, sharing and engaging with them.

    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 Adviser, 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 for your every need. UEL provides 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

We assess all modules at the end of the academic year. Although each module is assessed separately against specific criteria, the assessed work will form part of an overall academic 'portfolio'. 

Design studio work is assessed within a design portfolio and supporting studies are normally assessed in the form of a bound report or within the portfolio. We assess online and multi-media submissions appropriately. There are no closed-book examinations. 

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

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD


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What our students and staff say

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

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