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School of Architecture and Built Environment

Interior Architecture and Property Development

BSc (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 years

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code KK1G
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Architecture and Built Environment

Why choose this course?


This unique course aims to provide you with a balanced approach to the theory and practical skills needed to successfully apply interior architectural design principles for property development within the broad context of urban design.

You will gain an understanding of the skills that are essential to architectural design development, visual representation and will be encouraged to develop various hand drawing methods; as well as computer simulation techniques to develop your design projects.

Interior Architecture and Property Development

The course explores systems of regulation through which urban and rural developments operate, from the viewpoint of investors, developers and ultimately the occupiers of buildings.

During the course, you will explore current design and development principles surrounding the change of use of a building and how this can directly and indirectly impact on the surrounding urban area. Topics would include design feasibility, conservation, preservation, ‘Secure by Design’ and ‘Home Zones’ design and development principles as well as the construction technology and building regulations required for many types of buildings, interiors and urban developments.

Watch our video below featuring staff and students from the Architecture Department here at the University of Wolverhampton.


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Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is a dynamic, forward-thinking and inclusive global membership qualifying body for Architectural Technology. 

It represents those practising and studying within the discipline and profession. It is a membership organisation representing 10,000 members within the discipline who wish to be professionally recognised.

CIAT Accreditation implies that the programme has been assessed in terms of content, structure, resources and has met the Institute's requirements. The benefit of studying on a CIAT Accredited Programme is that it will support individuals wishing to become Chartered Architectural Technologists, MCIAT. 


Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Opportunities exist for employment in areas such as freelance property development, interior design, real estate, housing associations, architectural and property development practices and building contractors.

You could also find openings with the National Trust and English Heritage, in conservation or local councils, with the Churches Conservation Trust, or as a renovation advisor or interior stylist.
Graduates from this course have found employment with companies including Milton Keynes County Council and Hyder Consulting while others are now successfully managing their own design companies.

Interior Architecture and Property Development

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This exciting course has been developed as a result of the department’s research into the current industry climate and the design skills required by the architectural and property development industry. The course is taught by staff with industrial experience using a combination of methods that match professional practice including studio and drawing office sessions and using modern Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Visualisation Software to develop your design work.

The course has been designed with input from industry professionals to appeal to those who have an interest in the interior architectural design and development of both commercial and residential properties.
Urban design and regeneration is high on the national and global agenda and in response to environmental change, the tightening of planning controls and wider sustainability issues, the course reviews the need for buildings to complement, and be sympathetic to, the local and global environment. You will be expected to explore such formal considerations, which need to be balanced with the needs and expectations of the user regarding aesthetics and functionality.

We are currently developing the Springfield Campus which will be Europe’s largest construction centre of excellence.  Join us as the exciting development takes shape and from 2019/20 students in the School of Architecture and the Built environment will be taught from the new campus.

Find out more about Springfield Campus.



On successful completion of the course, you will:

  • Become fully conversant with the main aspects of the discipline, namely Design Procedures, Design Technology, Procurement and Contracts and Professional Practice.
  • Develop a range of key skills required in professional practice and thereby gain practical experience of developing design briefs, specifications and developing creative design solutions which ideally satisfy both the user and regulatory requirements.
  • Be experienced in the use of a range of presentation media including the use of computer based design and visualisation tools.
  • Have improved understanding of enterprise and organisational issues within the Interior Architecture and Property Development specialism including project management, time / cost factors and ethical and legal responsibilities.
  • Develop increased self-awareness through regular design reviews, self-critiques and exposure to the competitive nature of Interior Architecture and Property Development through engagement with Design Competitions.
  • Have refined entrepreneurial and employability skills thus offering the potential for employment and business opportunities at the end of your studies.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Voluntary trips
Trip to House of Commons and other estate buildings Student pays (train tickets circa £75)

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2020 Entry

  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at

English language requirements also apply

Other Requirements

All applicants will be required to attend an interview, where a portfolio of your work will be reviewed and you will have the opportunity to visit our excellent facilities. More information on what we expect from a portfolio can be found at

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

“Interior Architecture and Property Development instilled an in-depth knowledge of architecture, construction and the overall design process. The course work offered me an exciting challenge to find original solutions in realistic circumstances, which has more than prepared me for life in the industry.”

Gavin Lambert – BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture and Property Development Graduate.

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) for the purpose of exemptions from parts of the professional qualification when progressing to Chartered status.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund ( for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


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