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Interior Design (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The Interior Design (Hons) course at Kingston University lets you create dynamic and thought-provoking interior environments. You'll develop practical skills so you can create imaginative spaces that meet the needs and enrich the experience of modern life. You'll also build your technical knowledge to help you practice professionally.


The Interior Design (Hons) course at Kingston University comprises a series of projects increasing in complexity. It will give you an understanding of light and colour, materials, space and volume. Projects range from the design of temporary events to exploring the long-term reuse of buildings.

Year 1 introduces the principles of interior design. Recent projects include designing an event within a 17th century palace and the radical reuse of a former department store and disused steel works.

Year 2 focuses on the processes of interior design. Projects have included developing a hotel attached to the International Space Station and the redesign of transport interchanges in collaboration with Transport for London.

Year 3 focuses on the practice of interior design. You'll complete a dissertation, a portfolio and a major design project. This project will reflect everything you've learnt and will be the most significant expression of your personal design vision. Examples of recent projects include designing pop-up events with Speedo for the Rio 2016 games and the creative reuse of former factories, hotels and performance venues.

Careers and progression

Our graduates enter a variety of fields within design and the creative industries, notably architectural and interior design practice, exhibition design, museum design and television production design. Graduates work for major companies such as Brinkworth, Universal Design Studio, Casson Mann, Squire and Partners and Fitch.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • Ideation and Communication
  • Design Process
  • Materials and Construction
  • Situating the Interior: Themes in Design History
  • Interior Context 
  • Interior Practice
  • Critical Issues in Interior Design: Research and Practice

      English Language Requirements

      You need the following IELTS score:

      • Minimum required score:


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      Academic Requirements

      • Applicants will need a minimum of 112 tariff points from recognised level 3 qualifications to include an Art or Design subject such as Foundation Diploma in Art or Design or an Art/Design related A-level or recognised equivalent.  
      • Plus GCSE candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects (A*–C or comparable numeric scores under the newly reformed GCSE gradings). Key Skills Level 2 may be used in lieu of GCSE English and Maths.
      • Offers will be made on the basis of your UCAS application, portfolio of work and interview for selected applicants.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        15300 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 15300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
      • EU/EEA

        9250 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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      Living costs for London

      • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
        Living Costs

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