BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design for Health and Wellbeing has, as its central aim, the re-integration of people’s health and wellbeing into our everyday environments: where we live; where we work; where we learn and where we relax, both physically and mentally. We can easily all think of “unhealthy” environments we have experienced; would we recognise the opposite? In this course you will place human-centred design at the heart of everything you do to transform our environmental experience from debilitation to invigoration. You will graduate from this course as a designer with a complete understanding of the impacts your design choices have on health and wellbeing as well as the necessary tools, knowledge, and skills to support you in creating healthier places for all of us, for now and for the future. During the course you will learn and apply your new knowledge in the design and planning of healthy spaces and places taking into consideration their use and the ever-evolving role of new technologies. You will learn to design spaces and environments that do not expose people to situations which might be dangerous to their health. You will also plan and design environments which support and promote health and well-being taking into consideration the physical and mental welfare of the users. During your studies with us, you will be able to recognise, understand and influence the links between people’s health and the spaces that we all live in: from historical, social, cultural and political perspectives, public health has probably had a greater impact on the design of our environment than anything else.
Year 1: Design Process and Communication, Socially Conscious Design, Integrating Technology Year 2: Contemporary Healthcare, Health on the High Street, Wellbeing for Positive Lifestyles Year 3: Explorative Practice, Dissertation, Final Portfolio Project
Coursework and practical work
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
AUB welcomes applications for direct entry onto our degree courses, providing your previous studies can be assessed to be equivalent to the work completed at AUB. We require that the institution be accredited or recognized by the relevant national authority. . To enter year 2/year 3 you will need to have passed 120/240 ECTS credits in your first and second years of study and that the units you have studied on the course are broadly equivalent to what the students in our first year/first two years will have learned. Please note that having completed the required number of credits is not by itself sufficient to guarantee placement on the subsequent year. AUB assesses applicants on the whole of the application and the course team will recommend the offer admission on the year that is suited to the applicant’s entire profile.
Please note that applicants who require a student visa to study in the UK would not be able to undertake the optional placement year as part of this course due to UKVI regulations.
**Please see AUB's website for a full list of our entry requirements, including tariff points where applicable.** We are happy to accept a wide range of qualifications, including but not limited to: A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma, OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma(s), Access to HE courses, Scottish Highers, IB Diploma Programme, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. We can also accept many EU and International qualifications. See website for details. Email Admissions ([email protected]) with any queries about entry requirements. We welcome applicants who are currently studying or who have gained a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and this qualification meets our level three entry requirements. This is a recommended qualification for many of our courses but it is not a compulsory qualification. Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications. Please check your qualifications using UCAS Tariff calculator and remember we are looking for the equivalent of 3 A levels if you are combining Level 3 qualifications. AUB tailors its offers to the qualifications an applicant is studying and looks for applicant to be studying a relevant creative subject. AUB makes offers based on up to three A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications with the most UCAS Tariff points attached to them to give applicants the best chance possible at achieving our required tariff (120 UCAS Tariff points in most cases).
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Additional entry requirements
Once your application has been reviewed admissions will request a link to a digital portfolio for review by the course team.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||minimum score of 18 in writing, listening, and reading and 19 in speaking.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||Overall score of 180|
|PTE Academic||54||A minimum of 51 in each component|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||Overall score of 200|
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|