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Master's Degree (MA) Interior Design

The NDA Online Master's Degree (MA) in Interior Design is the final stage in the development of a professional interior designer. It provides interior designers with the professional skills and expertise required to work at a senior or management level within a Design or Architectural practice. Graduates will also have the entrepreneurial skills and knowledge they will need to open their own interior design practice.

The National Design Academy's Master's Interior Design course is the UK's only, truly flexible online Master's Degree where you can study flexibly alongside your career and family. You can even choose your own start date!


This Master's Degree in Interior Design is awarded by our Academic Partners Staffordshire University. Your degree certificate will be issued by the University and is the same as certificates issued to students who study on-campus. It does not refer to Online Study.

All NDA graduates are invited join us for a glamorous graduation ceremony by the Lakes at Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire, UK. This is part of the Staffordshire University Awards Celebration, held every July.

Who should do this course?

  • If you have successfully graduated with a BA (Hons) in any subject with NDA, you will be offered a place on the Master's Degree (MA) in Interior Design, and awarded a generous scholarship.
  • Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design or equivalent qualification, studied at a UK or international university are also welcome for direct entry onto the Master's Degree.
  • If you are an experienced interior designer working at a senior level without a Bachelor's Degree and would like the recognition of a Master's degree qualification, you may gain direct entry through a suitable CV and a professional portfolio.

How will I study?

This Master’s degree is studied part-time, flexibly online through our specially created Virtual Learning Studio (VLS) via the internet using your computer. Here you can access numerous links to wonderful interior design schemes and interior designers of note. You can also join the lively discussions on the NDA Student Forum, make new friends from around the world and you can contact your personal tutor direct as often as you wish. The majority of NDA students complete their Master’s Degree in approximately one year but this is flexible according to your study plan.

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Not only will you graduate with a Master's Degree you will have gained the specialist knowledge and understanding of how a Professional Design Practice is run. You be qualified to work at Management level and will have the entrepreneurial skills to open your own Interior Design Practice. Alternatively, you can become a highly qualified freelance interior designer working with specialist practices or you can channel your post-graduate knowledge into a career in teaching.

Fees & Scholarships

Because the National Design Academy is a Non-Profit Organisation we are able to offer the LOWEST tuition fees and generous Progression Scholarships to all continuing NDA students.

Students who pay their own fees receive a discount for payment in full, or they can make monthly payments to spread the cost.

What Will I Study?

If you still have questions feel free to call us for further information on 01159 1234 12, or click on Live Chat. Alternatively, why not book a place on one of our Interior Design Course Open Days at our studios in Nottingham UK, come along and talk to the Tutors, view students' work and take a tour of the Academy?

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