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Bachelor of Design (with Honours) - BDes (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Design studies
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
Average graduate salary
£15.8k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

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

The taught element of the course covers key design elements, including surface, form, structures, colour, light, movement and time. In design work, you explore how design elements can be combined to create environments which are purposeful and stimulating, with cultural and social sensitivity. Reflecting the world of work, a feature of this course is project work that culminates in critiques. This encourages you to critically reflect on your own work and the work of others. In so doing, you not only grow in terms of confidence, but also develop your own identity as an Interior Designer. Teaching and learning consists of studio and workshop activities, seminars and lectures, field trips, individual and group project work and self-directed research, designed to promote individual strength and a personal design expression. Negotiated study in your final year allows you to explore your creative practice in depth. Work placements, national and international study visits and real life briefs help you to establish skills that are grounded in the needs of the industry. Extensive involvement with external live projects and exposure to external professionals as visiting lecturers enables students to develop their professional practice Involvement in exhibitions and trade events promotes exposure of your work to an international audience. Standards expected of final year students are high, covering physical, 3 dimensional and digital representation of Interior Design work using excellent, vibrant and fully equipped studios and workshops This course is strongly vocational in its orientation with project work that is both current and relevant. The keys to success as an interior designer are innovation, flexibility and knowledge of specialist skills. You will become familiar with the principles and practices of interior design, including drawing techniques and computer visualisation and explore the historical and cultural origins of design, model-making workshops, the relationship between inside and outside spaces and develop your research skills.


University of Wolverhampton

On campus

The University of Wolverhampton has a long history of providing students with the opportunities presented by a first class education. We continue to excel in the areas that have contributed to our excellent reputation: award-winning teaching, state-of-the-art facilities, international partnerships, strong business links and innovative research.

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 85%
Student score 83% 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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
248 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
63% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% 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 £15.8k LOW
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Graduates who are design occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


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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