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Nottingham Trent University

Interior Architecture and Design

UCAS Code: W250
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Design studies
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

120 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Interior architects create the atmosphere and identity of spaces in which we live, work, rest and play. Accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) and delivered by academics who are members of the Interior Educators Network, our creative, hands-on course is designed to help you develop your own design approach and style. You'll work on a variety of projects, including live briefs set by industry, which will help you develop the professional skills, knowledge and experience needed for a successful graduate career as an interior architect. We'll enable you to discover, develop and define yourself and the space around you. In our studio-based learning environment, you'll explore the design principles of space, light and structure, developing the techniques to explain and communicate your ideas through presentation, drawing and modelling. You'll work in our inspiring Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) award-winning buildings, offering industry-standard facilities and studios, including a dedicated model-making studio. You'll also benefit from our outstanding employment rate: 98% of our BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design sandwich students are in work or further study, just six months after graduation (DLHE, 2015-16). Explore local and international interior architectural practice, with inspiring trips in the UK and abroad to destinations such as Venice, included in your course fees. You'll have the chance to take part in live design projects, with briefs from real clients; hear visiting industry experts talk about their work in our series of Trent Talks lectures; and network with industry professionals and display your work at our annual Architecture Exchange employability event. You'll gain vital skills and experience in the workplace by undertaking a one-year placement, with the majority of our placement students receiving a salary.


All the modules for this course are core and will provide you with a dynamic and relevant skill set. Year One: Design Studio 1 – This studio-based module will introduce the design principles of form, space and order • Design Communication 1 – You’ll learn how to develop two and three dimensional communication tools, hand-drawing skills, orthographic drawing and presentation techniques which will allow you to communicate design intentions • Technical Studies – You’ll learn a broad selection of technical, practical and environmental principles which are involved in the making of buildings • Interior Architecture in Context 1 – This module will help you to understand how history, culture and politics has shaped the interior up to the Industrial revolution. Year Two: Design Studio 2 – You’ll engage with a range of building types and sizes, with studio and industry led project briefs to understand how creativity is re-used for existing buildings • Design Communication 2 – You’ll develop your hand drawing, orthographic drawing expertise and your software skills to understand how visual communication techniques meet industry requirements • Technical Studies 2 – You’ll develop an understanding of the principles and terminology in which building construction and the consequences of the application of materials • Interior Architecture in Context 2 – Throughout this module you’ll develop your critical response and knowledge of theories which are related to contemporary and emerging architecture and urban design both on a global and local scale. Final Year: Design Studio 3 – This module will challenge you to define your approach to design through a series of structured projects • Design Communication 3 - This module will allow you to develop your orthographic drawing to an advanced level by using a range of different two-dimensional and three-dimensional media • Technical Studies 3 – You’ll explore technical innovations within the interior environment, material possibilities, structure, design, detailing and drawing • Research Project – You’ll investigate a subject of personal interest to research and to then present your findings on a broad selection of topical and relevant subjects of significance.

Nottingham Trent University

Students on campus Nottingham Trent University

We have earned a reputation for outstanding graduate employability, excellent teaching standards, impressive student services, and a diverse but close-knit student community. Our main city site is ideally located in Nottingham's cosmopolitan centre. We can offer you excellent nightlife, a city bursting with culture, a lively students' union and reliable support throughout your studies.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
387 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
65% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are design occupations


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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