BA (Hons) Interior Design

Our interior design course focuses on how design responds to the surrounding environment.

Course details

We explore design interventions in existing buildings and neglected spaces with a hands-on approach to crafting their interiors.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Plymouth campus

Plymouth University

Course overview

 We study the space between object and architecture and promote an adaptive re-use approach to shaping the world around us with human, social, economic and environmental sustainability embedded in our process.


Entry requirements

  • UCAS tariff
  • 96 – 120
  • A level
    A minimum of two A levels; General Studies accepted.  
  • International Baccalaureate
    26–28 points overall.  
  • 18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
    MMM-DDM (any subject, preferably Art and Design).
  • BTEC National Diploma modules
    If you hold a BTEC qualification, it is vital that you provide our Student Recruitment and Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information, we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.
  • All access courses
    Pass a named Access to HE Diploma with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction.
  • T level
    Merit in digital production, design and development.
  • GCSE
    Mathematics and English Language grade C.


Graduates from our course are adaptable and flexible and are working at major design consultancies, running their own businesses, working as freelance designers, or have moved into education or postgraduate research.

Our design projects and programme of employability and creative industry skills create graduates who are skilled, knowledgeable and professionally aligned to today’s job opportunities.

This course produces students who have gone on to successful careers within interior design and architectural practices, such as:


  • Fosters and Partners
  • Soho House Group
  • the BBC
  • Yoo Interiors (Starck & Hitchcox)
  • Kelly Hoppen Interiors
  • HLM Architects
  • and workplace specialists Interaction.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Stage 1 Placement Preparation (FAPY100)
  • Interior Discovery, Exploration, Enquiry and Culture (IND400)
  • Introduction to Studio and Workshop Practice (TDD400)
  • Design Carousel 1 (TDD450)
  • Interior Specialist Skills & Progression (IND501)
  • Common Challenge: Interdisciplinary Design (TDD560)
  • Design Carousel 2 (TDD550)
  • Interior Specialist Exploration & Culture (IND500)
  • Stage 2 Placement Preparation (FAPY200)
  • Interior Specialist Exploration and Culture (IND500)
  • Interior Specialist Skills and Progression (IND501)
  • Design Carousel 2 (TDD550)
  • Common Challenge: Interdisciplinary Design (TDD560)