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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Design studies
Student score
87% HIGH
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
Average graduate salary
£17.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

112 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept AS levels. We accept General Studies. Or 96 UCAS points from three A levels, including at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept General Studies.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-112 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

This creative course introduces you to all aspects of interior design. You develop a range of practical and intellectual skills that will allow you to take risks and develop an inventive and creative problem-solving approach to your work. Working in our studios you take part in small group tutorials, developing your creative and technical skills. Your lectures and seminars focus on contemporary issues affecting design today, helping you understand your work in a wider historical and social context, developing your approach to design. Practical experience The course gives you many opportunities to gain exposure, experience and skills on creative design projects, field trips and exhibitions. You build your understanding of the design industry by working with clients and industry professionals on live projects. Previous students have designed and created a show apartment at Park Hill for Urban Splash, an innovation room at Manchester Airport, play spaces at Sheffield Children's Hospital and a new co-working space for an enterprise business in Sheffield. These projects give you valuable experience of what it’s like to work as an interior designer addressing the needs of commercial clients. They help you develop your understanding of the business context of design work, preparing you for your professional career. You also have the opportunity to gain exposure by entering national and international design competitions such as the RSA Student Design Awards. In your second year you work with careers professionals to assist with producing a CV and a portfolio of work which is then passed to design and architectural practices. Several students have been offered work placements as part of this process. You take field trips to international cultural centres to gain an insight into the wider role of design and see work from leading architects and designers. In your first year, you explore listed buildings and look at how interior building space is remodelled while on site visits to Manchester and London, which are covered by your tuition fees. You also visit places such as Milan, Barcelona and the Venice Architecture Biennale. In your third year you can choose to do a placement year, providing you with the opportunity to add to your CV and gain experience of working in design studios and architectural practices. Placements give you the opportunity to apply your learning, develop new and existing skills and increase your knowledge and experience. Our students have secured placements with companies such as YourStudio, Mynt Design and Fosters and Partners. Other students have completed placements abroad in Dubai, Melbourne and LA. As part of your course there are also opportunities to study abroad through the Erasmus programme. We have partnerships with universities in Barcelona, Prague and Lyon among others. Facilities As a student, you benefit from state-of-the-art workshops, our digital design facilities, in-house professional print services, you have 24 hour access to our library and the Sheffield Institute of Arts gallery displays student work, along with touring exhibitions. During the course, you visit design consultancies, industrial facilities, museums and exhibitions. These visits contribute to the development of a deeper contextual and commercial understanding of interior design, and they often have a direct link with studio-based projects or theoretical studies. Free Range exhibition Our students exhibit at the Free Range art and design exhibition in London’s Brick Lane. The exhibition, which this year features 438 students from 28 UK interior design degree courses, provides them with the opportunity to showcase their work on an international level to both the public and industry.


**Year one modules** • creative design projects • model making • design skills • drawing and visual communication computer-aided design (CAD) • presentation skills • building & material technologies • contemporary & historical design • contextual studies • study visits **Year two modules** • live design projects • digital image manipulation • model making • building & material technologies • visual and presentation skills • interactive interiors & CAD • design competitions • professional practice • contextual studies • overseas study tour In the final part of year two, you create and install an live exhibition in the main gallery at the Sheffield Institute of Art in collaboration with external partners. **Year three modules** • design projects, which are developed through your research and become more focused and individual to enable you to refine your interest in interior design.

Sheffield Hallam University

Adsetts Learning Centre

Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.

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 92%
Student score 87% HIGH
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
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
63% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
301 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
58% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £17.5k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are design occupations


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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