LJMU’s Fashion Innovation MA provides a thorough understanding of industry design, technology and commercial practice within the fashion industry.

  • Expand your knowledge of fashion design or communication, and contribute to the wider field of fashion through research-based critical work.
  • Develop innovative fashion practice through guidance from academics, businesses and industry entrepreneurs
  • Work within an interdisciplinary, flexible and modular programme of study
  • Benefit from extensive networking and collaboration opportunities in fashion and related industries
  • Take advantage of the generous Michael Pugh Thomas and Julia Carter Preston Legacy £1000 scholarships offered to postgraduate applicants

Fashion Innovation and Realisation has the ability to liberate, transform and invoke power and, through shape and form, challenge traditional concepts of beauty, role and world perceptions.

Study Details:

MA: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Core Modules

Collaborative Practice 30 credits
Major Project (Fashion Innovation and Realisation) 60 credits
Research and Practice 2 (Fashion Innovation and Realisation) 30 credits
Research and Practice 1 30 credits

Optional Modules

Studio Practice (Fashion Innovation and Realisation) 30 credits
Studio Practice (Fashion Innovation & Realisation) 30 credits

Student Destinations

LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2017) of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.

Studying for a postgraduate research degree enhances your employability in a number of ways. It also enables you to focus on specific areas of interest and expand your subject knowledge ready for employment within a range of related sectors within the fashion industry, including freelance and self-employment. Alternatively, there is the option for further study at PhD level, or you could take up a teaching role.


Home (full-time, per year): £7,750 Home (per credit): £43.05 International (full-time, per year): £15,600

Entry Requirements

You will need:

  • a minimum 2:1 in an arts or fashion industry-related subject
  • a reference
  • a sample digital portfolio of work to be submitted at the point of application
  • to attend an interview
  • a portfolio of work to be presented at interview

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