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£16,400 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start date18 September 2017
  • Future start dateSeptember 2018
  • 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

For entry onto the programme, we require:

  • five passes at GCSE/IGCSE level at grade C or above, including English
  • successful completion of a GCSE in Mathematics, or equivalent
  • two A Levels at grade C or above

Alternatively, we will consider qualifications received through successful completion of a recognised Level 3 or Access Programme; the full International, European and Welsh Baccalaureate; or, other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University.

Other international qualifications, as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) will be accepted. 

Please note a portfolio interview will normally be required. We prefer to interview at our London campus but if you are unable to travel to London a telephone or Skype interview can be arranged.

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.

English requirements

For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 4 or above HL or SL. English B grade 5 at HL
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.0 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 80 on the internet-based test (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) score of 53 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)
  • Trinity College London Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (C1): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)

 

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: exrel@regents.ac.uk

 

Programme start dates

Apply online for September 2017

How to apply 

For advice and guidance on study-related visas and immigration, please view our visas and immigration webpage.

Applying to study at Regent's is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

Please complete an application form. You can apply in the following ways:

Once you have completed the application form, you should send us the following supporting documents; these can be sent to us via email/post/fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university)
  • One letter of academic reference
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen course at RUL and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us to: admit@regents.ac.uk)
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.

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

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

Please note, while there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).

Transfer of credits

Transfer applicants must complete their applications by submitting all the supporting documentation required from freshman applicants.

If you have completed fewer than 30 credit hours or equivalent at your current institution we will need your official high school transcript in addition to your current undergraduate transcript.

If you have completed 30 or more credit hours, or equivalent, we only require your official undergraduate transcripts.

Once we have received your complete application, and if you have been accepted for admission, we will advise you on the number of credits you will be able to transfer towards your degree.

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

 

Fees September 2017
Annual tuition fee: £16,400
Home/EU advance deposit: £500(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

Will Conard established a study abroad programme which grew into the Fashion & Design Study Abroad Programme at Regent’s. Thousands of students have benefited from Will’s legacy by coming to study with us in the heart of London. His efforts in establishing and developing strong relationships with universities and colleges across the US was the key to the great success he brought to his work and he was admired with much affection by students and faculty alike. Sadly, Will died some years ago, but his name lives on in these wonderful scholarships, which enable talented students to experience studying in London. The Will Conard Scholarships for Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising celebrate Will’s work and ensure that its benefits will continue to be enjoyed by students into the foreseeable future.

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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 Regent’s polo team has enjoyed considerable success over recent years, with our novice team winning second place in the Schools and Universities Polo Association competition in 2014. From March 2017, Regent’s will host its own annual invitational tournament.

To support the team’s continuous improvement, from 2017 the University will award two polo scholarships each year to students who show both the polo skills and the leadership acumen to help the team’s development.

The scholarship is named in memory of Regent’s student Prince Filippo Corsini, an accomplished equestrian and showjumper, in recognition of his sporting prowess and exceptional leadership skills.

Prince Filippo, the heir to a noble Florentine family, was in his first year of study for the BA (Hons) International Business at the University when his life was cut short by a tragic accident in 2016. The scholarship celebrates Filippo’s life and the promise he showed, both on and off the field.

Regent’s Vice Chancellor Professor Aldwyn Cooper described Filippo as a young man who ‘Epitomised the type of student we seek to recruit to Regent’s. His application to study, enjoyment of sport and leadership in many fields were outstanding.’

Filippo’s tutor, Samantha Lee, said: ‘He proved not only to have a keen business mind, but was also a motivational and supportive team player and an inspiring leader. Filippo achieved a first-class result in the team-working and leadership event and his team named him Most Valued Player.’

 

 

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