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Interior Design, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Interior Design Programme values speculation, analysis, rigour and provocation with regards to the thinking and making of all aspects of the design of the interior. The Programme challenges students to formulate their own rigorous, critically independent responses to these fundamental concerns.


This is often undertaken via the reworking of existing structures, the creation of temporal installations and the formation of permanent interventions, all involving the construction and communication of particular spatial identities using space, objects and materials. 

The Programme offers:

  • a unique RCA context of interdisciplinary, studio- and workshop-oriented, speculative advanced study 
  •  opportunities for live projects in conjunction with specific industry-partners 
  • each student is assigned a practice mentor – a professional, practising interior designer – whom they meet four times a year 
  •  a staff of leading academics, practising designers, architects and theorists, all of whom are internationally renowned and innovators in their fields

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Proximities
  • Inhabitation
  • Identities
  • Across RCA
  • Work in Progress
  • Provocation & Communication
  • Magazine
  • Short Project
  • Thesis Project
  • Critical & Historical Studies Dissertation (Chs)
For more information, please visit programme website.

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 24 months
                  • Credits
                    240 alternative credits
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  You need the following IELTS score:

                  • Minimum required score:


                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                  General Requirements

                  • The assessment will consider: creativity, imagination and innovation evident in the work; ability to articulate the intentions of the work; intellectual engagement in relevant areas; appropriate technical skills; overall interview performance, including oral use of English.
                  • Candidates will usually have a good undergraduate degree or other appropriate experience and proficient written and spoken English. Professional experience, either before during or after a first degree, may be a benefit. Applications are welcomed from candidates from other related creative backgrounds, such as architecture, furniture design, product design, graphic design and sculpture.
                  • Portofolio 
                  • Interview (if invited)

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    28400 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 28400 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  • EU/EEA

                    9500 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                  Living costs for London

                  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
                    Living Costs

                  The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                  UK and EU students receive a subsidy from the British Government and pay a reduced fee. To qualify for the home or EU rate of tuition fees you will need to meet certain strict conditions related to your nationality, visa status and residency. 

                  To find out more about how fee status is assessed, visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).

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