We encourage students to question, provoke and expand current thinking, addressing key contemporary issues in the field such as equality, diversity, inclusion and sustainability.
We will encourage and support you in investigating your own innovative design solutions that address the future of interior, architectural and spatial design.
The Architectural and Spatial Design programme from The University of Edinburgh is composed of students from various countries and backgrounds, allowing all to benefit from multiple viewpoints on the subject.
We use Edinburgh as a focus for our projects, and define interiors in the context of the city. Each year we base the design projects within a particular site, often belonging to a key institution.
You will explore the design potential of this by proposing new uses for old or redundant spaces relating to the site. You will be required to engage with the given building through a variety of research and analysis methods, to support your iterative design process and theoretical development.
Working on design projects of varying scale and complexity, you will develop your interior practice within a professional context supported by engagement with relevant industry codes; but at the same time, innovative and abstract design solutions are encouraged. These projects will look at the subject through varying lenses from an urban to a material and detail scale.
You will be expected to have a robust working knowledge of digital and manual drawing skills in both 2 and 3-dimensions to support the creation and presentation of your work.
We have a strong track record of graduates working in interior design and architectural practices both here in the UK and overseas, or setting up their own businesses on completion of the programme.
Graduates of the Interior, Architectural and Spatial Design programme from The University of Edinburgh have also gone on to undertake further academic study at masters or PhD level in various institutions around the world.
In semester 1 the two 20 credit core courses are:
- Adapting Interior
- Reading Interiors
Both are taught by IASD staff and focus on the chosen site.
The remaining 20 credit course is an elective choice you will have a series of options to choose from. It is delivered by colleagues in Design and Screen Cultures.
In semester 2 the two 20 credit core courses are:
- Connecting Interiors (taught by IASD staff and focusing on the chosen site)
- Disseminating Design Practice (delivered by colleagues in Design and Screen Cultures)
Your final course in this semester is an elective choice, and you are encouraged to undertake a course that will develop your design thinking beyond interiors, and to gain valuable experience in a related field. You may take suitable electives courses from anywhere within the University, options vary each year and are dependent on level, availability and timetable suitability.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application.
DisciplinesArchitecture Design Interior Design View 53 other Masters in Interior Design in United Kingdom
A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as interior design, interior architecture, architecture, landscape architecture, product design or 3D design.
You must submit a portfolio as part of your application. Your portfolio should include:
completed interior, architectural, spatial or landscape projects undertaken individually or as part of a group (please note that you should state your involvement in the group projects)
evidence of hand drawing, sketching, model making, orthographic drawing and rendered visuals
engagement with materials and detailing
work demonstrating a range of research methods and lines of enquiry
development work, demonstrating the iterative design process, as well as finished projects.
As part of your portfolio, you are encouraged to include a personal video, no more than 2 minutes long, talking about your best piece of work.
International26300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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