Online Master's (MA)
The online Master’s Degree (M.A.) Interior Design prepares students for a senior or management role in the design industry. The course is studied flexibly, part-time online and can be studied alongside a career or other commitments. The M. A. consists of 6 modules in total. Starting with advanced research methods, skills which are fundamental to good interior design practice, modules also include innovative technology for interiors, how to understand and stay up to date with trend forecasting, and designing interiors for different cultures. The module on professional practice management will prepare you for a management career in the industry. You will complete a Master’s design project to form part of your professional portfolio. If you are already working in the design industry you can opt to use a live project relevant to your design practice as your Master’s project.
If you have a BA (Hons) in Interior Design or a similar design qualification and would like to prepare for a senior or management role in the design industry, then this is the ideal next step. Alternatively, those without a Bachelor’s Degree but with an extensive CV and portfolio of relevant design industry experience may apply for entry onto the M.A.
Students graduating from other institutions and international students with equivalent qualifications are all welcome. There are no term times – so you can apply and start at any time. Architects with an existing interior design department or those intending to open one, can also study the M.A. to help them understand and manage the role and benefits of the interior designer within their practice.
Background – NDA Master’s Degree (MA) Student Work
Study flexibly online through our bespoke virtual learning studio (VLS)
The VLS is our exclusive, online resource which replaces the normal lectures given in Colleges and Universities. This provides links to other online resources and may contain videos, images, quizzes and lectures.
Students can rewind and re-watch until they are sure they have understood. No frantic note taking and no missing an important lecture! Study when and where it suits you!
The majority of NDA students will complete their M.A. Interior Design online in approximately 18 months – 2 years, others may take a little longer and an extension may be arranged.
Every NDA student has a Personal Tutor to guide them through their qualification. You have unlimited access to your tutor and can contact them by email, telephone, Skype or in-person as often as you wish.
Student Support Team
We also have a dedicated Student Support and Administration Team to help deal with any other queries such as payments, student loans advice and anything else you may need a helping hand with.
Our Student Helpline is available Monday–Friday from 9am–5pm.
You will not have to take an exam! Your tutor will assess your design projects as you submit them throughout the course and your portfolio is moderated by De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) who will award your degree.
UK Postgraduate Student loans are the most popular way for NDA students resident in the UK to study as they cover the entire cost of their degree. Loans are not based on income or means tested and most students in England & Wales will qualify (Scotland & NI have different arrangements).
You will study six modules for this Master of Arts (MA) Interior Design
A sample of work completed by our talented interior design Master’s students
M.A. applicants should hold one of the following:
We welcome applications from mature students with a CV showing extensive experience at a senior level in interior design, architecture or similar plus one comprehensive example from your professional portfolio of a design project you have completed to include visuals/plans/sample boards/drawings etc.
The course is taught in English, so international students will require a good standard of written English to study. IELTS average 6.5 or TOEFL score of 550 is usually required, however all students are considered on an individual basis as we are aware that many international students have already been taught in English at school, college or university.
The interior design industry is growing year on year and the demand for senior qualified interior designers and design practice managers is on the rise globally.
“While searching the courses, I found the NDA very professional, flexible and fresh. I needed to complete my MA in Interior Design while managing a career
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