Interior Architecture

Course Introduction


Interior Architecture challenges the existing architectural fabric and context, remodelling space through architectural intervention. It is inclined towards a language that questions the idea of interiority relative to a variety of scales - from room, to building to city.

Why study BA Interior Architecture at Middlesex University?

The practice of interiors is frequently described as 'placemaking', which demands an explicit articulation of the functional, physical and experiential relationships between the existing and original, and the new, imagined and sustainable re-use of the built environment. The Interior Architecture programme is centrally concerned with the adaptation and remodelling of existing buildings. It bridges the practices of interior design and architecture, sometimes dealing with complex structural, environmental and servicing problems. The course encompasses a diverse range of project and building types and engages with both single and multi-functional use within public, private and commercial realms.

The programme can also be taken over four years in a sandwich mode that includes a one-year professional placement within the design industry, taken after your 2nd year of study. This enables you to incorporate a substantial professional practice element in your studies, for which you will receive an Advanced Diploma Professional Practice: Interior Architecture & Design at graduation. The programme is highly regarded within both the academic sector and the design industry and, over more than thirty years, has acquired a considerable reputation for providing high quality graduates to the creative industries and aims to:

Question the meaning and limits of the term 'interior', considering both speculative and real conditions

Develop a dialogue between the old and the new, the real and the imagined, and time and space

Challenge students to experiment and innovate in the processes of creating environments for human occupation

Explore the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the interior and its cultural and historical context

Consider issues relative to temporality and the interior

Promote rigour, professionalism and excellence in the realisation of interior space

Encourage the advancement of our lived-in environments and the way we live and experience them

Further the sustainable/thoughtful use of materials, buildings and cities; promote awareness of ecological issues.

Course highlights

In addition to the three-year full-time course, we offer a four-year sandwich option, incorporating a one-year professional placement recognised by a dedicated Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice qualification

Close links with commercial practice, with equal emphasis on employability, design creativity and intellectual rigour

The specialist technical and study facilities available to students are extensive and the most up-to-date available

A highly experienced and professional staff team of both practitioners and academics, many with an international reputation, to provide teaching, research and technical support in all aspects of the course

You will be working on integrated design projects, a project-based approach allowing you to develop your knowledge and range of design, technical, communication and research skills

As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module

Course Modules

Year 1:

Interiors: Foundation (60 credits) - Compulsory

Interiors: Exploration (60 credits) - Compulsory

Year 2:

Interiors: Development (60 credits) - Compulsory

Interior Architecture: Application (60 credits) - Compulsory

Interiors: Placement (60 credits) – Optional

Interior Architecture: Placement (60 credits) – Optional

Year 3:

Interior Architecture: Enquiry (60 credits) - Compulsory

Interior Architecture: Integration (60 credits) - Optional

Interior Architecture: Synergy (Placement only) (60 credits) - Optional

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 -- With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
  • TOEFL (iBT): 72.0 -- With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
  • PTE Academic: 51.0 -- With at least 51 in all components