36 months
14045 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


From bars to hotels, live performance spaces to museums, you’ll cover a wide range of venue designs on this accredited Interior Architecture and Venue Design (Hons) course from University of Derby featuring industry placements and an excellent employment record.

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Interested in a career where you can translate your design ideas into reality? This accredited Interior Architecture and Venue Design (Hons) course from University of Derby equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to design exciting venues ranging from bars, restaurants and entertainment complexes to hotels, shops and museums.

  • Boost your professional credibility on a course accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers
  • Build all the skills you need to excel in rewarding roles with architectural and interior design practices, major construction companies and local authorities
  • Gain valuable workplace experience – our students have been as far afield as Los Angeles and Singapore on practice placements
  • Undertake real-world projects based upon actual sites


As a BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Venue Design graduate, you are ideally prepared for the wide variety of employment opportunities available to you, covering everything from generic architecture, or interior design, to venue project management and technical consultancy, depending upon where you wish to focus your career.

Some of the more popular choices are:

  • Hospitality: hotels, bars and restaurants
  • Leisure: cinemas, theatre, museums, spas and health centres, sports arenas and tourist attractions 
  • Retail: shops, corporate branding and stores
  • Corporate: offices and production facilities
  • In all of these areas, you could be involved in new build, refurbishment, change of use or conversions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architectural CAD
  • Design Analysis and Personal Development
  • History and Theory of Design and Architecture 
  • Studio Design and Personal Development
  • Environmental Design and Services
  • Technology and Structures 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS points 112-120
  • A Level BBB-BBC
  • GCSE GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Access to HE Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 15, Merit: 24, Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14045 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Part-time fees: UK - 1,155 GBP per module

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • We have a range of scholarships, bursaries and discounts available to international students. You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship and the International Excellent Student Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. The £2,000 Postgraduate (PGT) Scholarship is awarded automatically to most (non-EU) overseas applicants, subject to eligibility. 
  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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