• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

On this Interior Architecture and Design (Hons) degree course offered at University of Portsmouth, you'll:
  • Develop concepts and designs in a lively studio environment that mimics what you'll experience in your career
  • Critically debate the history and theory of interior architecture and design
  • Develop your technical skills and get an understanding of the rigours and ethics of professional practice
  • Work on live projects with the Project Office, our in-house architectural practice
  • Access our well-equipped studios, packed with the latest tech including 3D scanning and printing tools and the latest computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • Have opportunities to go on site visits and field trips in the UK and beyond, including a European city in your first year *
  • Get the chance to take advantage of our strong industry connections to build your professional network
Placement year

After your second year, you can choose to do a work placement year to get valuable work experience in the industry.

Previous students have completed work placements at organisations such as:

  • Squire & Partners
  • Kier
  • Hampshire County Council Property Services
  • Karen Millen

Interested in running your own business on your placement year instead? You can start up and run your own company for a year as an alternative to a work-based placement. You'll work alone or with fellow students to build and launch a successful venture.

Careers and opportunities

After the course, you'll have plenty of career options. Previous graduates have gone on to work in multi-disciplinary architectural design practices, commercial and retail practices, brand consultancies and film studios in roles such as:

  • interior designer
  • model maker
  • visual merchandiser
  • computer visualiser
  • Part 1 architectural assistant
  • film studio props designer

Others have gone on to work in industries such as such as education, events planning and retail management.

You could also continue your studies at postgraduate level.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      3 years full time, 4 years sandwich with work placement
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design: Introduction
  • Interior: Introduction
  • Interior: Application
  • History and Theory: Introduction
  • Representation and Communication: Introduction
  • Technology: Introduction
  • Interior: Investigation
  • Interior: Intervention
  • History and Theory of the Interior
  • Interior Technology
  • Interior: Integration
  • Interior: Major Project
  • Interior Communication and Professional Studies
  • Interior Identity

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    169

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • 112-120 points to include a minimum of 3 A levels or equivalent
  • Applicants will be required to attend an interview
  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13200 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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Tuition fee may be subject to annual increase.

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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