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Course summary

Dynamic, creative and hands-on, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to create spaces that are beautiful, functional and sustainable. Explore the design and development of internal environments in relation to their overall architectural composition, considering form, structure and light. On this course you’ll develop your identity as a designer and gain key transferable skills that will prepare you for a graduate career in architectural design, interior decoration and interior design. Based in our Grade II* listed Gothic Revival style Arkwright building, you’ll study in a studio culture that reflects modern practice, and an environment that challenges you to work collaboratively, share experiences and experiment with ideas. You’ll get the opportunity to work on live design projects, with creative briefs from real clients, and engage with guest lectures from industry experts. Key Features Placement Year | Gain industry experience by undertaking a one-year placement on our sandwich route. Previously, students have secured placements with award-winning companies including BDP, Dalziel & Pow, FITCH, Foster + Partners and Tom Dixon Studio. Live Projects | Take part in industry design projects, with creative briefs set by real clients. Students have previously worked with Benoy on exploring possibilities for new retail space, and theatre company Nonsuch on a project to re-imagine their studio space. Guest Lectures | Hear visiting industry experts deliver talks about their work; previous visitors have included Stanton Williams, Hawkins\Brown, Benoy, Checkland Kindleysides, Grid Architects and the National Trust. Exhibitions and Shows | Exhibit your work at our final year Degree Show, our annual Architecture Exchange event and external graduate shows, all attended by industry experts and prospective employers. Top 1 Ranking | NTU is 1st for the number of UG students studying Architecture, building and planning (HESA, 2021/22). Top 6 Ranking | NTU is ranked joint 6th in the UK for Architecture Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2024). Graduate Outcomes | 93.9% of our Architecture sandwich undergraduates with a first degree are in a ‘High Skilled’ role 15 months of finishing their degrees (of those available for work or study, latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020/21).


Year One

  • Design Studio 1 (60 credits)
  • Design Communication 1 (20 credits)
  • Technical Studies 1 (20 credits)
  • Interior Architecture in Context 1 (20 credits)
Year Two
  • Design Studio 2 (60 credits)
  • Professional Studies and Design Communication 2 (20 credits)
  • Technical Studies 2 (20 credits)
  • Interior Architecture in Context 2 (20 credits)
Year Three
  • Placement Year
Year Four
  • Design Studio 3 (60 credits)
  • Design Communication 3 (20 credits)
  • Technical Studies 3 (20 credits)
  • Research Project (20 credits)
  • Degree Show exhibition
In your final year, you'll be invited to display your work as part of NTU's Degree Shows. The events are an opportunity for all final year students studying across NTU's Art and Design-based courses to showcase their work to our network of industry professionals and prospective employers, invited specifically for this purpose.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed via coursework, consisting of individual projects, presentations, and a portfolio. Year One Coursework 100% Year Two Coursework 100% Year Three Placement Year Year Four Coursework 100%

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Designers, Chartered Society of

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17150 Year 1
International £17150 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Interior Architecture and Design at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS