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Interior Architecture

Entry requirements


112 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of two A2's or equivalent.

112 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of two A2's or equivalent. Additional AS Levels can be used towards the overall tariff points provided they are not completed in the same subject as the A2.

A minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff Points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma to contain a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2 to total 60 credits overall for the full award.

112 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

112 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of two A2's or equivalent.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required. Equivalent qualifications Key Skills Level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Including a grade 5 in Standard Level Maths and grade 5 in Standard Level English.

112 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 Higher Level Subjects including a minimum of H5 in Maths and English

112 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of two A2's or equivalent.

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

D*D*

112 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Must be completing a minimum of 2 of these or other A Level equivalent qualification.

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

DMM

112 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own or with additional AS Levels. Must be doing an additional A2 or equivalent to top up to required points.

112 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers.

112 UCAS Tariff Points from Higher Level.

UCAS Tariff

112

From a minimum of two A2's or equivalent.

112 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Interior design and architecture

Architecture

Construction and the built environment

**Bring buildings to life for better human experiences. This distinct BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture degree is a gateway to a career balancing art and science to design the spaces where we work, rest, learn and play.**

The time is right to gain the skills and knowledge to refurbish and reinvent buildings. The densification of our cities and urban environments is driving demand for flexible structures and adaptable, mixed-use environments, but space it at a premium. By combining design skills with technical architectural and engineering competences, intelligent interior architecture can bring vacant buildings back into use and support sustainable urban futures.

Led by international experts, Salford is a QS world-ranked centre for architecture studies. Learning takes place in our Peel Park campus, minutes from buzzing central Manchester. You’ll study architectural theory and practice alongside other architecture students, delivered in a collaborative studio environment by leading international teachers and experts.

Our three-year BSc Interior Architecture course blends architectural and built environment disciplines to help you explore the making and modification of buildings. Developed to meet the standards recognised by professional design bodies, you’ll explore the total design of a space, looking at ergonomics, structures, materials and connected systems. You’ll develop a design portfolio and gain design skills in hand drawing, model-making and digital design. With a focus on sustainability, you’ll learn about BIM and virtual design methods that are changing the way the built environment is created.

By experiencing real-world commercial and community projects, you’ll gain the confidence to be ready for the next stage of your career. You’ll complete multi-disciplinary projects and innovative problem-solving activities alongside other built environment students. Through our strong connections with local architectural practices and engineering firms, you’ll receive external critiques, live briefs and guest lectures.

Features
• Develop a critical understanding of how space is occupied and understood, at both individual and group levels
• Explore how existing and heritage buildings can be brought back in to use through intelligent design
• Consider a building’s total design, exploring themes and issues such as ergonomics, materials, heating, lighting and ventilation
• Collaborate with other architecture students to shape better spaces to live, work, rest and play in the future

Modules

In your first year you will study a range of topics to develop your design skills in hand drawing, model making and digital design, alongside an introduction to the technical and theoretical aspects of architecture and design. Your second year offers further specialist modules and you will also work with other built environment students to complete a project. In your final year, you will continue to develop your design, technical and professional skills as you advance your knowledge of Interior Architecture.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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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.

69%
med
Interior design and architecture
61%
low
Architecture
69%
med
Construction and the built environment

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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

62%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
57%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

Architecture

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
64%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
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

55%
Library resources
61%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
49%
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?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Building

Teaching and learning

60%
Staff make the subject interesting
73%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
66%
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

68%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
68%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
80%
Male students
20%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
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.

£16,848
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Design occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

Architecture

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
62%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
25%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
10%
Engineering professionals

Architecture had a difficult time a few years back during the great recession, but those days are over and the degree is in demand as house building and infrastructure have increased in importance. Most working architects secure jobs in the architecture industry, more usually starting as assistants rather than full-blown architects or chartered technicians. Some, however, move into management, design or marketing roles, where they find their planning, design and project management skills are very welcome. Nearly half the architecture-related jobs last year were in London or the South-East, and this group are rather more likely than average to find their jobs through personal contacts, so polish your networking skills, or see if you can get work experience if you want to succeed as an architect.

Building

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.

£22,500
low
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
74%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

Want to take a degree that is definitely in demand? Try building! We're short of graduates in this area, so most graduates get jobs quickly. Building graduates make excellent surveyors, and that's currently one of the jobs that employers find hardest to fill, so there are great opportunities available of you want to try your hand at a surveying career. Building graduates also go into jobs in site and project management and other high skilled parts of the construction industry. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Creative arts and design

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

£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

£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.

Architecture, building and planning

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

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

£37k

£37k

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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