Postgraduate study

Interior Architectural Design

Awards: MA, MFA

Funding available

Programme website: Interior Architectural Design

Covering the study and design of interior space in relation to a wide range of public and private environments, this programme will guide you through innovative design projects that will enable you to explore the design potential of existing buildings and find new uses for old or redundant spaces.

You’ll be encouraged to focus on the aspects of interior design that you find interesting or personally relevant, and take charge of the direction of your coursework.

Visits from industry practitioners, along with our strong links with commercial design consultancies and architectural practices, are invaluable in providing opportunities for expert advice and critical appraisal.

All programmes integrate practical studio work with theoretical and written studies, including professional practice elements to prepare you for employment in the industry, and a lecture/seminar series to examine the wider context of your studies. The aim is to encourage and support postgraduate students who wish to explore interior design as a means of expressing ideas and opinions.

For assessment, students produce a body of practical and written work on an agreed, self-initiated topic. This may include set projects within the programme curriculum.

We have an enviable track record of success as our graduates set up their own businesses or gain architectural design work here in the UK or overseas.

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. Any appropriate professional experience will also be considered.

International qualifications

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections)
  • CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)

If you completed a CAE or CPE before January 2015 please contact the Admissions Office for the accepted grades.

Find out more about our language requirements:

For detailed information on fee status, policies and payment see:

  • Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions
  • Phone: +44 (0)131 650 4086
  • Email: hsspg@ed.ac.uk
  • Programme Director, Willie Brown
  • Phone: +44 (0)131 651 5729
  • Email: w.brown@ed.ac.uk
  • Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions
  • College of Humanities and Social Science Postgraduate Office, The University of Edinburgh
  • David Hume Tower, George Square
  • Central Campus
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 9JX

In addition to the supporting documents requested on the online application form, you should also submit a portfolio of sketches, concept diagrams and sketch models showing the development of your ideas. No more than 25 images are required.

Find out more about the general application process for postgraduate programmes:

Further information

  • Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions
  • Phone: +44 (0)131 650 4086
  • Email: hsspg@ed.ac.uk
  • Programme Director, Willie Brown
  • Phone: +44 (0)131 651 5729
  • Email: w.brown@ed.ac.uk
  • Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions
  • College of Humanities and Social Science Postgraduate Office, The University of Edinburgh
  • David Hume Tower, George Square
  • Central Campus
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 9JX