Explore both the traditional and contemporary to become a multidisciplinary master of architecture and interior design. With access to gold-standard facilities, students will develop a mix of theoretical and practical design skills, and apply them to reimagine both commercial and retail environments.
During this course, students will develop their own visual language and develop their personality as interior designer.
During the three year course, students will research, investigate and evolve ideas surrounding the creation, rehabilitation and reimagining of new and existing buildings and spaces.
What can this course do for me?
Students will develop their own visual language by shadowing industry experts and established professionals in their own practices. Our graduates often go on to work in architectural and urban consultancy, workplace design, housing research, retail planning and community development.
"The support from my tutors was truly incredible — the difference in quality versus my first to final year is kind of crazy."—Joshua Welch , Interior Design Environment Architectures BA (Hons) graduate
Top reasons to apply
This course has ARB Part 1 prescription.
Unparalleled opportunities in a design specialist institution.
State of the art facilities in an award-winning building.
Outstanding teaching from senior industry experts, with direct contacts to the industry.
An ambitious nurturing environment with an excellent employment rate.
Challenging creative projects, that are contemporary and future-facing.
A top 10 world academic institution in its subject areas.
Students will be continually assessed through the preparation of written and project work. Assessment in the final year is through dissertation and portfolio.
Students will build skills in communication and representation, construction and dual-use environment.
Alongside this, they will begin to think about their own design and angles on problems of the built environment.
We encourage students to start thinking about their contextual studies research.
Students will gain a greater understanding of urban history and theory, urban design, and design for commercial and retail environments, as well as rehabilitation.
This will allow them to enhance their practice and develop their approach to their design work.
We set briefs that encourage students to collaborate with others and create work as part of a design team.
Students will bring their learning together in a final negotiated major project, where they will investigate and make architectural design decisions.
Alongside this, they will carry out a negotiated project in the form of a live brief.
We ask students to show their contextual studies research and thinking in a long-form dissertation.
Students will leave with a portfolio that shows their skills in areas in entry-level architecture.
Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in Master of Architecture.
Key study topics
Working with contemporary technologies in the design studio and workshops, students will explore design boundaries, balance style and function.
They will also have the opportunity to examine user experience and consider the importance of sustainability.
Key study topics include:
Exploration in new interior/architectural design and the re-making of existing spaces.
Architectural study tours abroad, looking at contemporary design.
Opportunities to take part in international events and competitions.
Live project opportunities.
Parametric and computer-generated design at the cutting edge.
Latest techniques for designing structures and rapid prototyping.
Architectural and interior history, theory and context.
Business enterprise for design and regulatory frameworks.
New developments in the reuse of existing buildings design.
New developments in interior architecture/design projects around the world.
This course will open the door to a range of career possibilities across new built environments and the rejuvenation and repurposing of existing buildings.
Interior architecture graduates often go on to design the rehabilitation and extension of existing buildings or the creation of new built environments. Students can find themselves working in architectural and urban consultancy, workplace design, housing research, and retail planning or community development.
Working with industry
To prepare students for the profession, we put an emphasis on cross-disciplinary practice and live competition briefs. Teaching staff and visiting professionals bring further industry perspectives to the course.
Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.
2 A levels, grade C or above
4 AS levels, grade C or above
2 vocational A levels, grade C or above
Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
International Baccalaureate, 24 points or above
English Language Entry Requirements
Ability in the English language is essential for successful engagement with and completion of Ravensbourne’s courses. All applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide recent evidence that they have a command of English sufficient to successfully undertake their course of study.
For Undergraduate (UG) courses Ravensbourne requires IELTS 5.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each component: reading, writing, speaking, listening, or equivalent.
If an applicant does not meet the English Language requirement at the point of application, then an additional English condition will be added to any offer of entry. In addition, a pre-sessional English Language course may be offered where appropriate. Eligibility and information will be published on the Pre-Sessional English Language course webpage.
*The above requirements are not exhaustive, and a full list of alternative equivalent qualifications, international qualifications, and additional academic requirements can be found on the Ravensbourne website, or from the Admissions Office if requested.
Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design. Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of work that shows a range of their skills and demonstrates why they would be a good fit for the course.
We may also consider a combination of portfolio and academic qualifications and take into consideration progress made during studies and/or relevant work experience.
Please note: direct entry into year 3 is not available for this course.
Fees and Scholarships
Annual fee for Home Postgraduate students: £9,250
Annual fee for International Postgraduate students: £16,500
International students making full payment of the above fee by 1 August in the year of entry receive a 5% discount.
International student progressing from Further Education to Higher Education: The cost of the foundation diploma course will be reimbursed over the three years of an undergraduate course. The discount applies for the three years of the undergraduate course and will not be applied to any repeat years.
In addition to any government loans you may be eligible for, Ravensbourne University London has a limited amount of bursaries and scholarships for undergraduate students.
This financial support has been designed to assist in the costs of travel, meals and/or course equipment. Due to restricted funding, and a large number of eligible students, our financial support is limited and is subject to change.
We strongly advise all prospective students to consider all the costs of study including accommodation, travel, equipment, and sustenance whilst undertaking their course and to have alternative means of funding such as part-time work and/or savings.