The BA (Hons) Final Year Top-Up in Retail Design is the perfect design course for students who have already completed a two year Foundation Degree in Interior Design or Retail Design with NDA or with a different university, college or design school. With just one further year’s study you can top-up to a full BA (Hons) Degree.

In this final year Top-Up Degree you will gain advanced design knowledge with a specialist focus on the exciting world of retail space. You will also have the option to study the specialist area of Exhibition Design and undertake projects in areas that are of particular interest to you.

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

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