Interior and Spatial Design - BA (Hons) Top up

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University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
September 2021
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Course Details

This one year course will allow you to further enhance your technical knowledge and creative thinking in order to produce design solutions that challenge future-ready contemporary design practice across a range of commercial settings. More in-depth exploration and research of past and present retail and leisure spaces will allow you to experiment with creative thinking in order to produce speculative design scenarios that are fit for purpose and relevant to the interior design industry.

Further development of your own personal design style will continue to be the focus in the top up year in order to push boundaries and take creative risks whilst considering the wider ramifications of your design choices. In turn, this will allow for personal investigation and growth which will ultimately be explored in the Honours Project that will go on public show at the end of year exhibition.

Digital technology will continue to underpin design concepts in order to create contemporary spaces that engage with the emerging digital society we now occupy. This will be further explored in the top up year with more emphasis on the emerging trends that are driving the design industry.

Please call our Course Enquiry Team on 0151 353 6938 for more information.

For full entry criteria, please see the Programme Specification.
One year, full time or two years, part time.
All students who successfully complete this degree may have the opportunity to progress onto a Master’s level qualification at the University of Central Lancashire or another higher education provider, or may wish to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, graduates may wish to progress directly into employment.

On successful completion of this qualification, potential career paths may include:

  • Interior Design
  • Retail Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Museum Design
  • Spatial Design
  • Hospitality Interior Design
  • Leisure Interior Designer

To be added soon or not applicable.

To find out more information about this course, or to speak to a tutor, please make an enquiry:

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How much will this course cost me?

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It’s never too late to learn

We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 years or above). Even if you don't have the entry requirements, you may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience, so we would consider your application on an individual basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. We offer a number of financial support options to help you go further by staying local. You don’t need to pay for your tuition fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England.

They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn. You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to help support your living costs. For more information, visit

Yes. We have a dedicated team of staff on hand to help guide you through the admissions process, from selecting the right course, to completing your UCAS application and applying for financial support.

If you have any questions, or need help at any stage, call the Retention and Progression Team on 0151 353 4444, or email

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