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Course summary

Our Interior Architecture MA promotes a speculative approach to spatial design that is rooted in theory and the world of ideas. Those ideas, however, are deployed to confront contemporary questions and challenges. This MA course, therefore, is both conceptual and pragmatic; experimental and rigorous. With a special focus on people and place, the course will encourage you to develop a deep sympathy for the needs and aspirations of the users of a space, as well as a sensitivity towards (and response to) physical and social contexts. Located within the School of Architecture and Cities in central London, you’ll be taught and guided by research-active and industry-experienced staff. Increasingly international, and ever growing, our sought-after Master's course offers you the opportunity to develop your own pathway and focus on a contemporary issue of special importance to you. The course will therefore give you a platform to develop personally and professionally; the outcomes from this approach are rich and diverse, representing the dynamism and diversity of our students, and the freedom and encouragement to embark on design-led adventures here at Westminster. Our MA programme comprises a set of study modules that can be grouped into three categories: theory, technical substantiation, and design. Through our theory modules, you’ll encounter the ideas which underpin the understanding of place and site, including the notion that design and social practices are forms of cultural production. You’ll develop research and critical thinking skills, including the use of precedent study and design method. We’ll support you to achieve a high degree of technical proficiency in your work, including taking full advantage of our well-equipped workshops and digital craft facilities. You'll then progress to develop your own major project through either a design proposition or a written thesis. Within a critical pedagogical agenda we’ll challenge you to strive for a rich, mature synthesis of your learning, a process aimed to prepare you (academically, professionally and personally) for the challenges of a complex world.


Entry requirements

A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Interior Design or a related design discipline. We also consider applicants from recognised international pre-Master’s programmes which include a portfolio element. We may also consider qualifications in other related subject areas, as well as demonstrable practical experience or knowledge of interior architecture, at the appropriate level. Applicants would ideally also be expected to have some relevant experience in interior architecture or design practice. Applicants will be asked to submit their portfolio in an electronic format once they have made an application. If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing.


Fees and funding

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Sponsorship information

Please visit our website to read about funding options: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/funding/postgraduate-student-funding If you are an international applicant, please visit this page to see scholarships available: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/funding/international-student-funding

Interior Architecture at University of Westminster, London - UCAS