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Interior Architecture and Design MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Architectural Design Interior Design

Course type


Course Summary

This course will enable you to create innovative design solutions for interior spaces. Specialising in an area of personal interest within the course framework, you will become an architectural design innovator and problem solver, combining practical skills with spatial awareness, practical applications and function. This is a course with a multi-disciplinary approach, which considers the influence of art, culture, the humanities, society, economics and history on design. This broad approach will develop you as a conscious designer, responding in a creative and innovative manner. This course is designed for professionals working in a related industry, or graduates with a related honours degree. You'll develop the skills and gain the experience to pursue a career in art, design and architectural practices. Recent graduate roles have included interior architect, interior designer, retail architect and roles in design firms and consultancies, both in the UK and overseas. Develop your personal design style, supported by a University with a strong design heritage; NTU began life as the Nottingham Government School of Design in 1843. Your learning is also underpinned by the School’s significant expertise as a built environment educator. Study trips to live sites in the UK and abroad are included in your course fees, giving you the opportunity to gain design inspiration and experience international architectural practice. Benefit from our team of expert academic staff who have established links to industry and significant experience of working in practice. Showcase your work to visiting industry professionals and prospective employers at our annual NTU Degree Shows. Work in our inspiring RIBA award-winning buildings, offering industry-standard facilities and studios, including a dedicated model-making studio. Work to simulated briefs, designed to mimic the expectations of a range of clients, preparing you to work at a professional level on graduation. Hear from visiting experts; recent industry speakers have included a number of RIBA Stirling Awards prize winners. This design driven course develops principles and techniques necessary for creating innovative design solutions to interior spaces. Specialising in an area of personal interest within the course framework, you will expand and develop advanced design thinking and the skills required for creating design, management and technological solutions to a range of challenges. You will also gain a broad understanding of newly developing material technologies and related optional subject areas to enable you to exploit and maximise all design opportunities. Our MA Interior Architecture and Design course has an outstanding reputation for producing employable graduates: 100% of our postgraduate architectural design students are in work or further study, just six months after graduating (DLHE, 2015-16). Throughout the year, our Employability team runs a series of events specifically for students studying in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, such as the Property, Design and Construction Fair, offering employers the opportunity to advertise graduate roles to our students.

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module provides an opportunity to develop a design solution to a proposed built environment scheme or project. It is driven by the experiences and knowledge you will have gained in earlier modules, and is based on your chosen subject specialism. Self-directed, this design-based research project will challenge you to devise innovative design and technological solutions, resolving a complex design problem utilising a range of new, emerging and advanced technologies and materials.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a 2.2 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant (cognate or semi-cognate) discipline, including, but not limited to: architecture, interior architecture, or building surveying. Students with non-standard entry requirements and / or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

University information

Situated in Nottingham - voted the second best city for students in the UK - Nottingham Trent University (NTU) consists of 4 campuses: City Campus, Confetti Campus, Clifton Campus and Brackenhurst Campus. NTU offers almost 200 taught courses and has a wide range of research degree options across its many academic schools: NTU Doctoral School (research degrees) Nottingham Business School Nottingham Law School ...more