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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Architecture - your questions answered

In the below video, Programme Leader, Graham Markwell, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about Architecture at the University of Derby. You can also watch exclusive subject content by signing up to Derby on Demand.

Graham Markwell, Programme Leader in Architecture.

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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.”

Get a feel for what it's like to study Architectural Technologies and Interior Architecture 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. 

Virtual tour of the Architectural Technologies Studios at Markeaton Street
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Derby on Demand

Derby on Demand brings you the very best of Open Days on your terms. You can access exclusive online content wherever you are, whenever you want, and see all Derby has to offer.

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Live Subject Chats

Join us on Saturday 6 February for a day of Live Subject Chats. Ask our teaching team questions about the courses we offer, speak to Admissions advisors about applying and chat to current students about their experience.

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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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