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Interior and Spatial Design

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Preferably including one of Art and Design/Design and Technology: (Product Design)

Access to HE Diploma

D:6,M:39

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 39 Credits at Merit & 6 Distinction including preferably one of Art, Product Design, Design, Technology at Level 3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

27 points overall with 6,5,4 in HL subjects including preferably Visual Arts or Design Technology.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3

Pre 2017: B1, B3, B3, B3 at HL including preferably Art 2017 onwards: H2, H3, H3, H3 at HL including preferably Art

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. Related subjects include - Art and Design/Art and Design Practice/Creative Media Practice/Creative Media Production/Creative Digital Media Production. Others may be considered, please enquire with our admissions team.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

Preferably including one of Art and Design/Design and Manufacture/Daydream Believers Level 6 Creative Thinking If you are eligible for an adjusted offer under our Contextual Admissions Policy, please see the ‘Minimum Qualification Requirements’ below.

T Level

P

T Level should preferably be completed in a Creative/Design subject. Please contact [email protected] to check if you meet the subject specific requirements.

UCAS Tariff

96-102

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Interior design and architecture

Learn how to create places at the human scale in our hands-on, collaborative studio environment led by specialist design practitioners.

The BDes (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design programme is taught by expert practitioners in Edinburgh's vibrant interior design, exhibition and lighting design industries, producing graduates with a profound understanding of real projects, real clients and real materials.

Underpinned by a studio culture designed to foster collaboration and peer learning, this course offers you the opportunity to undertake live projects with clients such as the National Museum of Scotland, engage with internationally recognised practices for work placements, go on international exchange with partner institutions in countries including Australia, Canada and China, and to immerse yourself in study trips to leading centres of design such as Berlin, Copenhagen and Lisbon.

This experience is backed up by a considerable track record of success, including Best Presentation at the Interior Educators National Student Design Awards, the StarPack Student Design Awards, and Gold in the Creative Conscience Awards.

Please visit our website for full course and module details.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£19,340
per year
International
£19,340
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Merchiston Campus

Department:

School of Arts and Creative Industries

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
Interior design and architecture

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

69%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,800
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
61%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Design occupations
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Other administrative occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Design studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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