Undergraduate programmes

Interior Design

BA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation

Learn to design creative spaces that improve people's lives.

Full Time
  • NameInterior Design
  • QualificationBA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation
  • LevelUndergraduate, Foundation
  • UCAS CodeW250
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration4 years
  • Tuition feesFoundation: £11,300 | Degree level: £17,500 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateSeptember 2019
  • Future start dateSeptember 2020
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationRegent's University London
  • *For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

The BA (Hons) Interior Design with Integrated Foundation is designed for those who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to the BA (Hons) Interior Design. It includes one year of studies at the foundation level and then a further three years at BA level.

Successful completion of the foundation year guarantees progression to your selected degree programme.

The BA level Interior Design programme at Regent's allows you to gain a deep understanding of built spaces and to design for people and their needs. You'll learn to exercise your creativity and design spaces that improve the lives of the people who use them.

The programme covers a range of public and private spaces, considering them from a variety of angles, including:

  • Historical
  • Social
  • Ethical
  • Environmental
  • Architectural

The programme will introduce you to interior design principles, practices, styles and professional standards. You will explore the importance of location and context, and learn how to create spaces that meet the requirements of its users.

You will then learn how to apply these to a brief, choosing the best materials, tools and techniques. This includes the skills you need to effectively communicate with employers and clients.

The programme is industry-focussed. This means that you will be taught by expert practitioners and spend time working on real-world briefs and live competitions. You'll visit the studios of practicing designers and have the chance to attend industry-insight lectures.

You'll also be taught the drawing and making skills you'll need to succeed in industry. You'll use our dedicated studio space, which includes:

  • 3D printer
  • Laser cutter
  • Wood working equipment

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This is a full time four year programme, comprising of one year of foundation studies followed by three years of study at degree level.

Foundation Year Modules 

Term 1

  • Research - learn core research skills
  • Ideas - develop creative, fresh ideas in art and design
  • Make - gain the technical skills to bring your ideas into reality

Term 2

In the second term, you will choose to take three out of the five modules listed below, designed to introduce specialist areas of study:

  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Interior Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Design in Industry

See foundation year module descriptions

BA (Hons) Interior Design

Year 1

Core Modules

  • Design: Spatial Investigation
  • Interior Histories 1: Close Looking
  • Communication Skills 1: Representing Space, Structure & Form
  • Global Perspectives
  • Design: Inhabitation
  • Interior Histories 2: Experiencing Interiors
  • Communication Skills 2: Digital Skills

In addition you will need to choose two elective modules from the list below.

Elective Modules

  • Digital Photography
  • Fashion Drawing
  • Genre Short Film
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Regent's Connect (language elective)

Year 2

Core Modules

  • Design: ReHab ReUse
  • Interior Theories 1: Design Philosophies
  • Communication Skills 3: Rendering and 3D Modelling
  • Design: Events & Exhibition

In addition you will need to choose two elective modules from the list below.

Elective Modules

  • Communication Skills 4: Digital Skills for Storytelling
  • Professional Practice 1
  • Bodies, Spaces and Objects: Action Research
  • Regent's Connect (language elective)

Year 3

Core Modules

  • Design: Site, Research & Initial Investigations
  • Dissertation: Research and Development
  • Professional Practice 2
  • Design: Major Project
  • Technology & Sustainability
  • Final Dissertation

See module descriptions 

Teaching and Assessment

You will learn through a combination of:

  • Lectures on the history and theory of interior design
  • Hands-on design work in the studio
  • Communications sessions on skills like drawing and auto CAD

Contact hours and expected workload

You will have 15 hours contact time per week that includes studio work, lectures and seminars.

Teaching staff

The programme is taught by a highly-qualified team of industry experts.

Methods of assessment

There are no exams on this programme. Your assessment will be through project work, which will include:

  • Individual tutorials
  • Group critiques
  • Seminar presentations
  • Group discussions

The Major Design Project allows you to demonstrate what you've learnt throughout the programme. You will select a site and develop a strategy for its redevelopment and reuse. This will include producing drawings and models for the final year show.

Disability support

We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions.

Our dedicated Disability Officer is here to support you. We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability Officer as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.

We are based in central London and have strong links with industry. Throughout the programme you will have plenty of opportunities to network with a range of industry professionals. You will get to showcase your work at external events and, in your final year, participate in our show to gain vital industry exposure.

After graduation, you will be equipped to work in a range of interior design disciplines including architecture, retail, exhibition, hospitality, residential and workplace design. You may choose to work within an agency or open your own practice.

Using our strong links with industry and showcasing our students’ work at external events, we have helped recent graduates to gain positions at a number of highly-regarded design agencies.

The Regent’s University London BA (Hons) Interior Design programme aims to prepare its students for a creative and professional career across various areas of interior design, both in full-time employment and freelance scenarios. These commonly fall into a number of categories and associated fields as diverse as:

  • Exhibition Design
  • Installation design
  • 3D Design
  • Product Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Set Design
  • Lighting design
  • Game Design
  • Branding
  • Interior Architecture
  • Designer (within Architecture & Planning practices)
  • Design Consultant

Some students also opt to go onto postgraduate education, or move into associated research or project management fields.

Academic requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.

Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding at least 5 GCSEs at grades A-C / 9-4 or international equivalent including Mathematics. Regent’s receives applications from over 170 countries and assesses all international qualifications, for example, we would make an offer of minimum 2.5 GPA for the American High School Diploma.

English requirements

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 5.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C / 4 (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact admit@regents.ac.uk. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

How to apply

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application. These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to admit@regents.ac.uk.

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One academic letter of recommendation
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations.
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Credit Transfer

  • If you’ve already studied part of a degree course elsewhere, you may be able apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and join the programme at an advanced entry point. If you’d like to request entry part-way through a programme, make sure you state this clearly in your statement of purpose and provide us with the transcripts and module descriptions for the relevant study.

Step 2 Receive a response to your application

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview or audition. Interviews/auditions can take the form of a one-to-one interview, group interview or portfolio review which may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 3 Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.

Please note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term, the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Foundation year tuition fee (September 2019 - May 2020)


Annual programme degree level fee (September 2019 - May 2020)


Non-refundable advance deposits

Home/EU students: £1,000

Non-EU students deposit: £4,000

Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000

What do fees include?

Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. Fees are presented for the first level of study which equates to two terms.

What other costs should I budget for?

You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses (such as Summer programmes) that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme. You will also need to budget for materials that you will use for model making during the programme.

The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 per year, depending on your programme of study.

When are fees paid?

Fees are payable in the following instalments:

  • An initial non-refundable advance deposit paid when you accept your offer of a place
  • The advance deposit is allocated against the first term’s fees
  • Tuition fees (including fees for subsequent terms) are due two weeks in advance of classes commencing

Calculating annual fee increases

  • The University sets tuition fees on an annual basis in line with the University's financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July
  • The fees quoted here are for one academic year of study
  • Fees for the foundation level year are lower than fees for the subsequent BA programme. As you progress to the full BA programme after the foundation year, your fees will increase (see above for the September 2019 entry fee to give a guide price)
  • Fees for subsequent years of study are subject to fee inflation
  • The University aims to keep annual fee increases in line with the University’s cost inflation. The expectation is that this will be no greater than UK consumer price inflation (CPI) plus 3%. There are occasionally variations to this dictated by the costs of running specific programmes or facilities required for our programmes
  • As a registered charity, all fee increases are subject to approval of the Trustee Board thus ensuring that affordability for our students remains a primary concern in any decisions regarding fee increases

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding* for students studying at Regent's University London.

Full details

Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2018/19

Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

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