MA Interior Architecture and Design

Available at both our Dubai and UK Campus


This Masters explores the symbiotic relationship between 'interior design' and 'interior architecture' in comprehending, crafting, and implementing interior spaces.

There is currently a divide between what we regard as ‘Interior Design’, and what we regard as ‘Interior Architecture’. However there is an on-going convergence of both fields. MA Interior Architecture and Design fuses together the most influential elements of both; the creative process and critical enquiry of designers, with the science, knowledge, and pragmatism of architecture.

Heriot-Watt University is well known as a leader in STEM education and research and we strive to combine the roles of both science and creativity to inform interior architecture and design.


Hear about the programme from our Director of Learning and Teaching and some current students.

By studying MA Interior Architecture and Design, you will be able to take advantage of the combination of design and science delivered in the programme. We utilise both in creative development, and are well placed to do so. The facilities and resources we have range across both campuses allowing you access to different working environments and equipment. We are local and global delivering courses both in the Scottish Borders and Dubai campus, with opportunities for a global collaboration and perspective.

The MA Interior Architecture and Design programme is industry relevant. All teaching and learning is usually delivered through collaborative working, which simulates the industry environment. The university has connections with a number of professional partners that often provide live projects and forms part of Interior Educators and the British Institute for Interior Design.

Our graduates go on to work in roles such as: interior architect, interior designer, architectural assistant, design researchers, design and strategy consultant, material and product designers and exhibition designers, others.

Head on over to Postgraduate Programmes for information on how to apply, and for full course details visit Interior Architecture and Design Diploma/MA.

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