The BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree in Interior Design consists of the final 3 modules of the BA (Hons) Interior Design Degree. It is the perfect progression route for students who have completed a Foundation Degree (FdA) in Interior Design, either with NDA or from a different university or college.

Direct Entry students are always welcome. After one further year of study FdA graduates can top-up their degree to a full Bachelor’s Degree with Honours. They can continue to study flexibly online, alongside their career or family and even choose their own start date.

You can enrol at anytime – choose your own start date! No Terms or Semesters – study when convenient for you

One of the following is required to study this degree:

  • NDA Foundation Degree (FdA) in any subject
  • Foundation Degree (FdA) or equivalent in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, 3D & Spatial Design, or other relevant design subject studied at another institution
  • Equivalent international qualification in a relevant design subject
  • We welcome applications from mature students with a CV showing extensive interior design experience plus one example from your portfolio of a design project you have completed to include visuals/plans/sample boards/drawings etc.

If you are unsure about entry requirements, please contact us at


Approximately 12 months – flexible (maximum of 3 years).

You will not have to take an exam! Your tutor will assess your assignments as you submit them throughout the course and your portfolio is moderated by a De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) External Examiner.

Each Module is self-contained, and has its own assessment, it has distinctive educational objectives and clearly defined content.


BA (Hons) Interior Design Top-Up awarded by our academic partner, De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)*.


Your degree certificate will be issued by the University and is identical to those of students who study on-campus.

All successful NDA degree students can join us for a wonderful graduation ceremony as part of the De Montfort University Leicester (DMU). This is always a wonderful day and it is the perfect way to celebrate with friends and family, whilst also offering you a chance to reflect on all that you have achieved.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)
BA (Hons) Interior Design Top-Up awarded by our academic partner, De Montfort University Leicester (DMU).

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