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Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a 2:2 or above UK bachelor's Honours degree in interior design or a 3D related subject. If you have other professional qualifications and industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis. Evidence of design work in a digital portfolio of work is also required. If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The Interior Design MA is a creative, practice/research based course with an inspiring curriculum that broadens and deepens design process skills and knowledge. It is relevant to working designers and newly qualified aspirational designers. It will provide you with an opportunity to develop, research and practice design skills to an advanced level and to apply these skills to the formulation, detailed investigation and development of a personally selected design project. Particular emphasis is placed on the integration of research within the creative design process and the effective rationalisation of the relevant functional, legislative, idealistic and aesthetic parameters.

Recent graduates, working designers and professionals from a range of subject areas, all keen to extend their knowledge and skills, make up the multidisciplinary international community of the postgraduate suite of programmes within the School of Design. This makes for a lively environment to work and study within, and you will benefit from the advantages of both collaborative and individual developmental experiences.

Graduates from this course will have demonstrated the ability to produce, articulate, defend and communicate design solutions at an advanced level. After graduation, you will be equipped to function at a professional level, or alternatively, continue on the academic pathway to PhD level study.

The School of Design's close-knit community of postgraduate students and staff creates a supportive learning environment for design students from around the world. Academic staff teaching on the course have a wide variety of expertise and knowledge in many different areas, including interior design, design management, innovation management, creativity management, enterprise, technology transfer, multimedia design, web design, new product development, design history, retail design, museum/exhibition design and retail design.

We also have excellent CAD and workshop facilities, all of which are supported by specialist technicians. The workshops house many computer controlled machines including computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling machines, a CNC lathe, two laser cutters, a vinyl cutter and three rapid prototyping (RP) machines with a 3D paper printer and CNC water jet cutter.

You will graduate with a wide range of design skills creating career opportunities in retail, public spaces, leisure environments, contract interiors and workplaces, working for employers such as Conran Design, Pinewood Studios, Kelly Hoppen, Tesco, Design ThinkTank, Blue Print, Haley Sharpe, and Foster and Partners. Opportunities are also available in further research study at PhD level.

Information for international students

Some international students may be eligible for a scholarship and/or an early payment discount of up to £500. For more information, visit

Fees and funding

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We currently offer the Vice-Chancellor's 2020 Scholarship for Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information, please visit

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

De Montfort University
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