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De Montfort University

Interior Design MDes

UCAS Code: W253

Master of Design - MDes

Entry requirements


A level

A*-C

in Art and Design

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

including Art and Design

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

in an Art and Design related subject

UCAS Tariff

120

- From at least 2 A Levels and including grade C or above in Art and Design - Art and Design Foundation accepted - Applicants must also have a satisfactory portfolio - Five GCSEs grades A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature

83%
Applicants receiving offers

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Design studies

Interior Design MDes (Masters of Design) is a four year Master’s-level course that puts you on the fast track to become a senior designer, consultant or manager. Interior Design develops your ability to manipulate and divide volume and space within interior environments, while building your awareness of community, social and global issues. The course covers all aspects of interior architecture and spatial design with an emphasis on individual development and creativity. As part of the MDes you will further develop your research skills and undertake a work placement that leads to a significant design project.

Modules

Year One
• Visual Communication
• Foundations of Design 1 (Term 1)
• Foundations of Design 2 (Term 2)
• Construction Technology
• Heritage, Culture and Context

Year Two
• Principles of Visual Communication
• Principals of Design 1
• Principals of Design 2
• Principals of Construction Technology and Practice
• Heritage, Culture and Context 2

Year Three
• Advanced Visual Communication
• Advanced Design in Practice
• Research in Design
• Advanced Construction Technology and Practice

Year Four
• Digital Design Futures 1
• Interior Design in Practice
• Digital Design Futures 2
• Professional Practice

Assessment methods

Coursework is the main method of learning and assessment, for which you have continuous support from staff and technicians drawn from a range of relevant professional working backgrounds. Lectures, seminars and practical tutorials support the coursework, providing a broad approach to the design process. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports).

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

ADH Admissions

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

89%
high
Design studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Design studies

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate
310

After graduation


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Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

96%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

9%
Science, engineering and production technicians
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to work in a growing, creative sector where we are a world leader? Welcome to design! The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year just over 14,000 design degrees were awarded. At the moment, the jobs market looks a little better for fashion and textile designers, and not as good for multimedia or interactive designers — but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London, although that also varies by subject — last year fashion designers often found jobs in the North West, graphic designers in the South West, illustrators in the South West, East Anglia and Midlands, textile designers in the Midlands and the North West, and visual designers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Midlands. Design is also a good degree for people who want to work for a small business - more than half of graduates start at a small employer.

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