Undergraduate programmes

Interior Design

BA (Hons)

Develop your unique style in the heart of London. Create spaces that change and improve lives.

Years
Full Time
Scholarship
  • NameInterior Design
  • QualificationBA (Hons)
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • UCAS Code8P64
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration3 years
  • Tuition fees£17,000 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateSeptember 2018
  • Future start dateSeptember 2019
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationRegent's University London

The design of interiors can have a fundamental effect on our everyday lives, from where we work to how we live.

Interior design is a fast-moving discipline that aims to improve our experience of many different places, from the home to retail and commercial environments, exhibition spaces and places of leisure and hospitality.

This programme provides an in-depth, industry-focused education that will help you to develop the creativity, knowledge and skills necessary for working as an interior designer across various sectors of the profession.

You will explore this thinking through a study of the history and theory of interior design, as well as drawing and making. You will look at design in a number of fields and take on a variety of design challenges.  

You will learn from experienced lecturers, many of whom have industry backgrounds and experience of working on practical design projects.

You will visit design studios and have opportunities to work on live projects and competitions that give you the chance to show your creative talents. 

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Length

This is a three-year programme, or four years if you begin on the Integrated Design Foundation.  Each academic year is split into two 12-week terms.

Additional information

The programme will give you a sound understanding of interior design principles, practices and professional standards.

You will learn to apply design styles and theory to a given brief and how to select and apply the appropriate materials, tools and techniques to realise your ideas.

Practical design work is underpinned by studies in the history and theory of design.

You will also gain the skills you need to communicate your ideas successfully to clients and employers.

Modules 

Year 1
Design Cultures
Communication Skills 1
Interior Design Principles 1-4
Interior Histories

Year 2
Communication Skills 2
Interior Design Practice 1-4
Interior Theories

Year 3
Interior Design Study
Major Design Project Feasibility
Major Design Project
Portfolio and Professional Studies
 

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Assessment structure

Student work is assessed in a formative and summative manner throughout each module.

Feedback will be given to students individually, or in a group critique where appropriate, verbally or through written assessment and feedback sheets.

Academic Calendar

Study methods 

You will be taught in small classes in a studio environment. Teaching staff on the programme have a wide range of expertise in retail, commercial, residential, exhibition and furniture design and have worked with high-profile clients ranging from internet companies to department stores.  

Work is mainly project-based. We use a wide range of learning and assessment methods, including individual tutorials, group critiques, seminar presentations, discussion groups and team teaching.

Live project work and extra input from guest lecturers will enable you to build valuable links with industry and increase your understanding of current business practices.

Programme team

The Interior Design team at Regent's is arguably the best in the country. Our team is made up of expert academics and industry-leading professionals with years of high-level experience to ensure that you receive the best education in interior design available.

Students with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed via stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground floor rooms, or rooms with lift access, please notify Student Registry as soon as possible. You are also advised to contact the Disability Officer.

An interior designer enjoys variety, dealing with different clients and sites based all over the world in a creative, dynamic profession. 

You will be able to consider careers within a wide range of interior design disciplines including architecture, retail, exhibition, hospitality, residential and workplace design.

Using our strong links with industry and showcasing our students’ work at external events, we have successfully aided recent graduates to gain positions at a number of highly regarded design agencies.

Academic requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.

If you are holding A levels, we would typically make you an offer at two A-Levels at Grades A-C.

We will also assess your application for proficiency in Mathematics, asking for a GCSE in this subject at grade A-C / 9-4 (or the international equivalent). 

We receive applications each year from over 170 countries and are happy to assess all international qualifications. For example, if you are studying the International Baccalaureate, we would make an offer based on your successful completion of the IB Diploma; if you are studying an American High School Diploma, we would make an offer based on a minimum GPA of 2.8 plus two APs at grades 3,3.

If you do not meet these requirements, you may be eligible to join our Integrated Design Foundation programme.  Successful completion of the foundation year enables you to progress directly onto your chosen Fashion & Design degree programme.

Portfolio Review

After the submission of your application you will be asked to present your design work, which depending on which programme you are applying for may include; garments, models, sketch books, digital images etc. The interview teams are keen to see your design process and not just the final outcome, this will allow us to assess your design experience and capabilities. We would like to see at least 3 different projects, showing a design response to your in-depth and individual research.

English requirements

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in Reading and Writing and 5.5 or above in Listening and Speaking
  • Pearson’s Test for English (PTE): Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80 (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact admit@regents.ac.uk. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

How to apply

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application. These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to admit@regents.ac.uk.

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One academic letter of recommendation
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations.
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Credit Transfer

  • If you’ve already studied part of a degree course elsewhere, you may be able apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and join the programme at an advanced entry point. If you’d like to request entry part-way through a programme, make sure you state this clearly in your statement of purpose and provide us with the transcripts and module descriptions for the relevant study.

Step 2 Receive a response to your application

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview or audition. Interviews/auditions can take the form of a one-to-one interview, group interview or portfolio review which may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 3 Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.

Please note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term, the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. 

Fees September 2018
Annual tuition fee: £17,000
Home/EU advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Please note: tuition fees only cover the standard academic year (September - May). Summer programmes incur an additional cost.

scholarships

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Undergraduate Scholarships

Students with three B grades at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and progressing Regent's foundation students who achieve a minimum 70% average across all modules will receive a £1,500 scholarship for each year of their degree programme.

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Bursaries

As part of our public benefit commitment, we aim to ensure that students are not deterred from applying to Regent’s University London because of financial difficulties. Each year we offer a number of means-tested University bursaries for full-time study on undergraduate programmes.

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Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Sweden

Loans and grants for Swedish students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Norway

Loans and grants for Norwegian students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship

Professor Aldwyn Cooper, Vice-Chancellor of Regent’s University London, wishes to recognise and reward three students each year who demonstrate particular commitment to upholding the University’s values and the ability to play an ambassadorial role for the University during their studies. 

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Will Conard Scholarships for Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing

Scholarships which enable talented students to study in one of the fashion capitals of the world.

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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The Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship

The University awards two polo scholarships each year to students who show both the polo skills and the leadership acumen to help the Regent’s polo team's development. The scholarship is named in memory of Regent’s student Prince Filippo Corsini, an accomplished equestrian and showjumper.

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