University of Salford
Interior Architecture with a Foundation Year BSc (Hons)
University of Salford

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 15 graduates of Interior Architecture with a Foundation Year BSc (Hons) at University of Salford for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Design Studies.

Overall student satisfaction
77 /100
15 total respondents
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 £20500 £18500 £22500
25-75 percentile range £18000 - £22000 £14500 - £23500 £16500 - £27500

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

Bring buildings to life for better human experiences. This distinct BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture with Foundation Year degree is a gateway to a career balancing art and science to design the spaces where we work, rest, learn and play.

The densification of our cities is driving demand for flexible, mixed-use spaces. By combining design skills with technical architectural and engineering competences, intelligent interior architecture can bring vacant buildings back into use and support sustainable futures. With exciting careers emerging in this field, now is an ideal time to gain the skills and knowledge to lead these opportunities.

Learn to design a better built environment

Led by international experts, you will explore interior architecture at our Peel Park campus, minutes from buzzing central Manchester. You will study architectural theory and practice alongside other architecture students, delivered in our collaborative studio environment.

The Foundation Year pathway provides you with a solid grounding in key subjects in built environment practice, so you are ready to meet the prerequisites for studying a full degree course. Learning focuses on effective communication and study skills combined with built environment specific teaching. On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to our full BSc Interior Architecture degree.

Our three-year BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture degree course blends architectural and built environment disciplines to help you explore the making and modification of buildings. During your studies, you will look at the total design of a space, including ergonomics, structures, materials and connected systems. With a focus on sustainability, you will learn about BIM and virtual design methods that are changing the way the built environment is created.

The course curriculum includes opportunities and activities for you to develop a design portfolio, and build design skills in hand drawing, model-making and digital design, focusing on shaping your technical and professional skills.

Get closer to industry

Reflecting real-world practice, multidisciplinary projects and innovative problem-solving activities alongside other built environment students will be at the heart of your studies. Through our strong connections with local architectural practices and engineering firms, you will experience external critiques and guest lectures. With a focus on your future, you can also share your ideas at our annual architecture show and build your network at our exclusive built environment careers fair.

Our new home for architecture

In Autumn 2022, we opened our new £65 million hub for science, engineering and the environment - and our new home for architecture. Sustainability-designed and 100% electric powered, the building offers unrivalled teaching, learning and research facilities and provides exciting new spaces for industry collaboration.


  • Acquire the skills and knowledge so you're ready to study for the full BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture degree
  • Build transferable and professional skills, including team working, critical analysis, problem solving and project management
  • Develop a critical understanding of how space is occupied and understood, at both individual and group levels
  • Explore how existing and heritage buildings can be brought back in to use through intelligent design
  • Consider a building’s total design, exploring themes and issues such as ergonomics, materials, heating, lighting and ventilation
  • Collaborate with other architecture students to shape better spaces to live, work, rest and play in the future

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 Architecture with a Foundation Year BSc (Hons) at University of Salford

23% Managers, directors and senior officials
21% Legal professionals
11% Finance Professionals
7% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
6% Artistic, literary and media occupations
6% Information Technology Professionals
6% Teaching Professionals
3% Administrative occupations
3% Elementary occupations
3% Business and public service associate professionals

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 4.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Interior Architecture with a Foundation Year, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


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 Salford in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Salford in related subject specific rankings.

Architecture, Building & Planning

    • #22 
    • #29 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #31 
    • #39 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

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About University of Salford

The University of Salford is a publicly funded university in a town of the same name, in Greater Manchester, England. The university’s primary campus, Peel Park, is just half an hour’s walk from Manchester city centre. Additionally, this campus is also home to the Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

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