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Master's Degree (MA) Interior Design

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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 run their own interior design practice.

The National Design Academy's Interior Design Master's Degree is the UK's only, truly flexible online Master's Degree where you can study flexibly alongside your career and family with no set times for lectures or seminars. You can even choose your own start date!

At NDA "online flexible learning"means exactly that! Unlike other institutions, at NDA there are no terms or semesters, you can choose your own start date and study at your own pace – not the pace dictated by the institution or other students. At NDA we treat every student as an individual. Find out more about study methods.


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 an MA qualification, you can apply for direct entry with a suitable CV and a professional portfolio.

About the course

You may prefer to fit your studies around family and work - rather than the other way around. As NDA is ‘not for profit’ our fees are low. This means that you can avoid the huge debt levels faced by today's graduates as you are able to continue to work and have low tuition fees with NDA. If you have to juggle family commitments and a career, and need the flexibility of studying part-time online, then this is the course for you.

The National Design Academy is listed on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Register as a Higher Education Provider. HEFCE is the lead regulator for Higher Education in England.

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.

Post Graduate Student Loans are available for UK students.

For all students who pay their own tuition fees we offer a generous discount for payment in full. Alternatively, you can spread the cost by monthly payments at no extra charge.

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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