Interior Architecture


Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 1 year September-November

Part time: 2 years September-May / September-November




School of Architecture


Interior Architecture merges competences between architecture, interior design, and social science. Its fluid approach permits for a shift of focus from the design of ‘objects’ (buildings and furniture) to an evaluation of the ‘subjective’ experience of the users. As the ‘spatial art of environmental design’, Interior Architecture refers thus to the process by which the interiors of buildings and public spaces are designed to support human activities, in a range of crafted environments that maintain a sustainable relation with the communities they serve.

Although the ability to design is not necessarily required for admission in this programme, each successful applicant must demonstrate an awareness of design consequences as evaluated in ‘real’ environments through a portfolio of social research work.

Specific entry requirements

Admission to the programme will normally be open to applicants who fulfil either of the following requirements:

– hold a minimum of a second class honours degree (2:2), or an equivalent overseas qualification from a recognised institution, in either a design-related discipline (e.g. interior design, interior architecture, architecture or product design) or in a environmental-oriented discipline (e.g. applied sociology, environmental psychology or human geography).
– submit a portfolio of research and design work which will be requested after a valid application has been submitted.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, either in person or via a digital platform.