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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Interior Design

Course type


Course Summary

The aim of this course is to engage you in creative and experimental processes and to enhance your ability to grasp complex design ideas. The program has a clear hands-on approach which aligns with the ‘making’ ethos of the School. Live projects, competitions and field trips make this program a unique life-changing experience. 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, you will make models of different materials to test design concepts.

Upon successful completion of the program, 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 and Have a professional attitude, ethos, and a desire to always enquire and expand your skills further. This course offers the possibility of earning intermediate academic awards in the form of a PG Diploma or a PG Certificate.

On the completion of this course you will have developed both advanced design skills and the experience to develop yourself advanced creative design methods and processes. You will be ready to work as an Interior Designer and 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.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



You will address the contemporary challenges of a designer through projects, such as: retail design, furniture design, light design, exhibition design, design for public spaces, home refurbishment, theatre stage set design, art and design, etc.

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 2.1 Honours degree in Interior Design or Architecture, or 2.2 accompanied by adequate Portfolio. You will normally be expected to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. Applicants with a 2.2 degree classification accompanied by a portfolio demonstrating relevant skills will be considered.

University information

The University of East London has 140 practical, career-focused postgraduate programmes in the areas of: Arts Creative and tech industries Architecture Engineering and construction Cultural studies Social sciences Law Business Education Psychology Health Bioscience Sports Many of these are accredited by professional bodies. The uni is based across two campuses in East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park...more