Interior Design study in the UK

Interior Design in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Interior Design.

UK Interior Design Courses

Introduction to Interior Design

Interior Design is a dynamic discipline that has gained tremendous popularity among students in recent years. It improves spatial awareness in many different areas, including residential, hotels, hospitals, retail stores, commercial set ups and exhibition spaces. Interior design is a versatile profession that requires a creative, imaginative and artistic mind that can execute and manage the design of a project.

To meet the growing demand for interior design work on large scale projects, an interior designer will need the employ of skilled builders, joiners, plasterers, textile designers, artists, furniture designers, as well as, engineers and technicians in order to fulfil the task requirements.

Applying for an Interior Design course?

SI-UK is here to help with your Interior Design application. Get started today and arrange your free consultation at an SI-UK office or via Skype.

UK university modules for interior design cover all of the different aspects of this process, from initial design to branding to project management to execution.  Course modules focus on colour, drawing plans, space planning, furnishings, wall and floor finishes, furniture styles, lighting and best professional practice – all combining to put you on the right path towards becoming an interior designer.

Most interior design courses at UK universities will also cover digital presentation and project management skills, both just as important as the practical side of the industry. Work placements and regular contact with specialists in the field are commonplace on most interior design courses, with professional training opportunities also available on live projects.

Careers in Interior Design

  • Interior architecture design in retail, hospitality, residential, office, exhibition
  • Work as part of a design team
  • Freelance or establishing own independent studio
  • Branding and communications
  • 3D design
  • Design manager
  • Design journalist or writer

What are the entry requirements for Interior Design?

A qualification in art and design at Foundation or Higher National Diploma Level is a minimum for anyone wishing to study interior design at undergraduate level. A portfolio is also a must, as universities will wish to see what you are capable of as an individual, both artistically and creatively.

For international students wishing to study Interior Design at undergraduate level, an IELTS score of no less than 5.5 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 6.0 score generally required at most universities.

If you need to improve your IELTS score, why not join us in London and sign up to one of our courses? A range of IELTS study options are available to suit your needs.

Where can I study Interior Design in the UK?

To learn more about some of the best Interior Design universities in the UK, please find details on the top ten ranking Interior Design universities:

Do you need assistance in applying to Oxford or University College London? Check out our Oxbridge Service, which can fully prepare you in your application to some of the best universities in the world.

How SI-UK can help with your application

If you are interested in learning more, arrange your free consultation today. Our full range of services offers something for everybody, while Premium will guarantee you an offer from a UK university.

SI-UK's service is fast, reliable and efficient. My consultant improved my chances of getting into a top university.
Carla Termini
International Business Economics at City University

Read more testimonials

  • Study at University of Glasgow
  • Study at University of Kent
  • Study at University of Oxford
  • Study at University of East Anglia
  • Study at London School of Economics
  • Study at University of Liverpool