MA in Interior Design (Research)

Study Programme Details
Country: South Africa
Admission Sessions: Summer Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Elevate your expertise in design with the MA in Interior Design (Research) at the University of Johannesburg. This program is not just an educational journey; it is a platform to cultivate researchers who contribute to the forefront of knowledge at an advanced level. The Master’s degree is earned through a profound exploration, culminating in an innovative research project and the acceptance of a dissertation.

In a world where design is a language, our program stands as a beacon of exploration. Beyond traditional education, we integrate current trends and future possibilities, ensuring that our graduates are not just researchers but pioneers in defining the future of interior design. Through captivating storytelling, we aim to make the content relatable, showcasing how this academic journey shapes not only careers but also the evolution of design knowledge.


Immerse yourself in the world of advanced design research with the MA in Interior Design (Research). The program, with the code M8ID1Q, offers both part-time and full-time study options at the Auckland Park Bunting Road campus. Recognized at NQF Level 9, with 180 credits and SAQA approval (91919), it’s a one-year full-time or a two-year part-time exploration into the depths of interior design research.As you embark on this academic exploration, you’ll find yourself in an environment where theory meets innovation seamlessly.

Admission Requirements

A relevant Bachelor Honours Degree a “professional” Bachelor’s Degree, or relevant Postgraduate Diploma, with sufficient preparation to conduct research with a recommended minimum of 60% for all final-year modules. A relevant Baccalaureus Technologiae: Interior Design degree, with an average mark of at least 65% combined with a research methodology short learning component as recommended by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board.


  • Advanced Design Research Methods
  • Contemporary Theories in Interior Design
  • Design Project Implementation
  • Dissertation

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Future Career Outcomes

Our success stories are a testament to the transformative power of design research. Alumni thriving as researchers, educators, and influencers, shaping the future of design knowledge. The industry demands professionals with a blend of research acumen and design expertise, and our program aligns seamlessly with these demands. It’s not just about acquiring knowledge; it’s about defining the future of interior design research.

Visa Requirements:

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