University of Derby
Interior Design with Foundation Year BA (Hons)
University of Derby

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 75 graduates of Interior Design with Foundation Year BA (Hons) and other courses in Design Studies at University of Derby for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Design Studies.

Overall student satisfaction
80 /100
75 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Design Studies

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Design Studies at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21000 £19500 £22500
25-75 percentile range £19500 - £23000 £15500 - £23000 £16500 - £26500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Design Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22025 £20113 £23568
25-75 percentile range £19981 - £25071 £15144 - £24676 £17604 - £29974

Course Description

You’ll gain the fundamental knowledge, critical awareness and practical skills which are essential for all Arts students. Our emphasis is on building your confidence and fostering your creative potential. Supported by a dedicated team of professional staff, you’ll learn in a stimulating studio environment where you can explore and experiment with materials, processes and ideas. The Year Zero route provides a smooth transition to degree courses in the Arts disciplines at the University. **

Accredited by The Society of British and International Interior Design for the purposes of preparing the student for a career in professional interior design. Students on a SBID accredited course receive free student membership for 3 years leading to a 1 year professional membership post-graduation.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Interior Design with Foundation Year BA (Hons) at University of Derby

20% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
15% Skilled trades occupations
11% Customer service occupations
9% Business and public service associate professionals
8% Elementary occupations
6% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Sales occupations
3% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
3% Managers, directors and senior officials

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Design Studies

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Interior Design with Foundation Year, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Interior Design with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

EU £14900 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £14900 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of University of Derby in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Derby in related subject specific rankings.

Architecture, Building & Planning

    • #30 
    • #38 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #35 
    • #44 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

See all 20 university rankings of University of Derby

About University of Derby

The University of Derby is a publicly owned university located in the city of Derby, England. The university’s main campus is in Allestree, a suburbian zone in Derby itself, and is situated directly opposite the popular Markeaton Park where many students enjoy going for a walk in their free time.

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Number of students enrolled in courses of subject “Interior Design and Architecture”: Academic year - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on February 2022
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