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Retail Design (Hons)

London Metropolitan University

36 months
14500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Retail Design (Hons) degree from London Metropolitan University will give you the skills you need to take advantage of the huge number of career opportunities in retail design. The degree encompasses aspects of interior design, branding, visual merchandising, visual communication, window dressing and service design.

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Key facts

Retail design occupies the space where interiors and visual communications merge. This course embodies the practice of both disciplines. 

You'll explore how retail practices work in both global and local economies, learning how international brands are made meaningful within a wide range of contexts whilst still allowing for community prosperity and regeneration. 

Retail design has an important role in a world that is working towards better sustainable practice. You'll learn about how sustainability presents both challenges and opportunities in creative retail design.

The future of the high street is a key consideration in retail design. The projects you'll work on will involve looking for new ways to engage customers and define the impact and experience of retail spaces and third place environments such as coffee shops and restaurants that offer office space. 

The Retail Design (Hons) degree from London Metropolitan University  will take you through a range of retail environments, working with live clients and retail practitioners in scenarios ranging from high streets and shopping malls to airports and festivals. You'll also explore topics such as packaging, after-sales opportunities and audience participation.

Where this course can take you

Graduates from this course could work as interior designers, interior architects or retail and exhibition designers. Many of our Interior Design BA graduates now work for some of the most successful practices in London representing leading high street brands and international companies. Other design graduates have gone on to work in TV and film set design, animation, lighting design and journalism.

As part of your course, you’ll also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement at a leading London design practice, helping you develop the skills and contacts you'll need to succeed in your future career. We work with over 150 design companies including Gensler, Turnerbates, Fitch, Forster and Lumsden.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical & Contextual Studies 
  • Design Details
  • Human Scale
  • Interior Technologies and Production

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum grade of BBC in three A levels in relevant subjects (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
  • a portfolio review
  • English Language GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

Suitable applicants living in the UK will be invited to a portfolio interview or may submit an e-portfolio. Applicants living outside the UK will be required to submit a portfolio of work via email.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.


  • UK: £2,310 per 30 credits
  • Int: £3,625 per 30 credits

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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