Architectural Technologies and Interior Architecture Undergraduate Courses

Creative courses with great links to industry mean that you will build your career on solid foundations at Derby, ranked 1st in the East Midlands for graduate prospects*.

A forward-thinking city, Derby is the birthplace of innovation – so where better to study for your degree?

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We are recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and work closely with employers to ensure that our courses meet industry needs and stay at the forefront of developments in thinking and practice in this rapidly changing world. You’ll learn in well resourced, professional design studios and will get hands-on in our traditional workshop facilities.

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"I loved the breakdown of the course!"

“Completing a placement has been such a valuable experience; it’s shown me how the job role I’m aiming for works in the real world.”

Why you should study Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Derby

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The student who redesigned our University

When student Ryan Wheeler steps through the doors at Kedleston Road he feels real pride. Because he helped redesign our main entrance while on work placement with our Estates department.

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About our courses

Facilities

We have a studio space dedicated to Architecture, Architectural Technologies and Interior Design courses. These creative spaces are used for lectures/ seminars, one to one sessions, group work and presentations to employers. 

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Undergraduate Live Online Events

While we’re not able to welcome you in person to our campuses at the moment, we’re not going to let that stop us showing you all the great things about studying at Derby.

We’re currently planning our autumn Open Events to bring you the best possible online and on-campus experience.

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Clearing

If you don’t have a place at uni, have had a change of heart about your course, or maybe your gap year plans are on hold – don’t worry. Call our Clearing hotline on 01332 592020 and explore your options.

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What our Architecture, Architectural Technologies and Interior Design graduates do

Degrees recognised by industry mean that you’ll have plenty to offer employers after graduation.

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

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How our students' designs wowed Derby

Our students were asked for ideas on how to regenerate Derby city centre. Their designs have been called “great”, “superb”, “fantastic”, "imaginative" and "brilliant".

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