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Interior Architecture Postgraduate Certificate

Interior Architecture Postgraduate Certificate

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Full time


6 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Architecture (General) Interior Design

Course type


Course Summary

This postgraduate architecture course is available to graduates from Northumbria University’s BA (Hons) Interior Architecture degree only

Course Overview

Within this postgraduate Interior Architecture course, you will work in a critical and self-directed manner, developing personal and professional attitudes towards architecture and creative reuse. You will develop ownership of your investigations in design, theory, construction technology, environment, management and communication, benefiting from our established design studio culture and our student-centred approach to learning. You will work as part of a postgraduate community, sharing knowledge, techniques and replicating the way you work in architectural practice.

This innovative postgraduate course is unique in the country in that it allows Northumbria BA(Hons) Interior Architecture graduates, with a good degree to successfully attain exemption from ARB Part 1 of the Professional Examinations within the context of your existing specialist interior-based study combined with specific urban and architectural enquiry.

Your Future

This course will prepare you for the successful attainment of Architects Registration Board (ARB) Part 1 status, with the opportunity to progress within the architectural profession, further Masters level study (ARB Part 2) and a wide range of opportunities in a rapidly changing professional context.

We will equip you with a wide variety of skills in design, visualisation, communications, practice management and research. Our graduates have secured positions in a range of leading architecture and design practices, both regionally and nationally, as well as further study internationally. Our graduates are equipped to work within a range of creative fields, including architecture, interiors, exhibition design, set design, and visualisation as well as developing associated careers in design journalism, property development, project management and building conservation.


This module of study gives you the opportunity to design an integrated, site specific architectural solution within an urban setting. You will articulate the intent and rationale within a produced major integrated architectural design project through a critical appraisal of associated contexts; urban, theory, social, technology, environment, management, regulation and legislation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Please refer to the university website for more details on the fee.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

Standard Entry: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in BA (Hons) Interior Architecture at Northumbria University, including a pass in all level 5 and 6 modules (in compliance with ARB regulations), and a minimum of three months continuous associated professional practice.

University information

Northumbria is an innovative and pioneering university with a mission to ‘Take on Tomorrow’. Through cultivating the next generation of visionaries and innovators, Northumbria empowers students to challenge the status quo and tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused university with a keen focus on professional practice and a global reputation for academic excellence. It is also renowned for its...more

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