Interior Architecture and Design at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Develop your skills alongside interior designers, architects and engineers
  • Produce sophisticated architectural solutions led by contemporary design thinking
  • Learn the latest media and 3D technology to communicate spatial and technical information
  • Respond to site-specific briefs to design for inclusive and sustainable environments
  • Build a unique portfolio and exhibit to industry professionals at our Future Now Festival of Creativity
You’ll become part of an inclusive, and collaborative studio community where you will learn creatively alongside industry specialists. By the end of the course, you’ll have the professional skills and knowledge to start your career in interior architecture and design sustainable spaces for diverse audiences. Creative UK membership We are members of Creative UK, which means our art and design students are also members until they graduate. With 10,000 members in its network, Creative UK represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries, advocating on the issues that matter the most to creative communities. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. Through our teaching, we unfold your potential to contribute as a creative thinker and doer and apply your knowledge to art practice, culture, society, and life systems. Your learning will be informed by experts in contemporary interior design, architecture and engineering – a versatile approach that provides a detailed understanding of the technical requirements you can apply in a variety of settings. We take a holistic and person-centred approach to assessment to support your creative growth while respecting the diverse ways people learn.  Key themes Using a variety of research and design techniques you’ll learn how to produce sophisticated solutions informed by current design thinking. You’ll be encouraged to nurture your own individual design approach to create environments that blend aesthetics with function. And you’ll learn how to design spaces that champion inclusivity, ergonomics and sustainability. Through studio-based learning, you’ll engage with various aspects of the industry – exploring real-world issues and gaining an understanding of the challenges facing the profession, both locally and globally. Using the latest media and 3D technology, you’ll learn how to communicate spatial and technical information. You’ll also develop key vocational skills, such as cross-disciplinary collaboration and communication, allowing you to thrive in a broad range of professions. Course support Throughout your learning journey, you’ll experience a range of dedicated personal, academic and career development support, such as:
  • Access to our Skills Centre with one-to-ones and online resources to help with planning and structuring your assignments
  • Access to office and studio space, expert workshops, freelancing opportunities and a vast business network to tap into
  • Industry-specific employability activities and careers support for up to five years after you graduate
Work placements You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement (25 weeks minimum) or multiple placements before your final year. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. Previous students have secured placements with companies such as YourStudio, Mynt Design and Fosters + Partners and have completed placements abroad in Dubai, Melbourne, LA and New Zealand.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules

  • Interior Principles: Space, Form + Architecture
  • Interior Strategies: People + Place
Year 2 Compulsory modules
  • Future Now: Collaboration In Action
  • Interior Context: Eat + Sleep
  • Interior Practice: Work + Play
Year 3 Optional modules
  • Placement Year
Final year Compulsory modules
  • Interior Exterior: Cultural Context
- Interior Futures: Professional Pathways

Assessment method


How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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If your application is successful you will receive an email inviting you to submit your portfolio by email and submission details by an online google form. The portfolio helps us understand whether we are able to offer you a place on the course you’ve applied for. Your UCAS statement and portfolio provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your creative experience, potential ability and enthusiasm for the course you’ve applied for.


Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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Student Outcomes

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Interior Architecture and Design at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS