Masters | Postgraduate Course - Fashion Design Management MA Course Details within University of the Arts London

Course Fees
Home/EU Fee: £8,000 (Full Time) £900 per 20 credit unit (Flexible) £2,700 per 60 credit unit (Flexible). Please note that the fees payable on the Flexible route will be those of the academic year in which the unit(s) are studied. Please note that students following the Flexible route are not eligible to apply for Scholarships and Bursaries. UAL Home/EU alumni receive a £1,000 discount. International Fee: £15,950 (Full Time). UAL International alumni receive a £1,000 discount (Full Time only)
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London College of Fashion
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(UK/EU) +44 (0)20 7514 7973 / 7582 / 7344 (Outside EU) +44 (0) 20 7514 7629 / 7656 / 7678 / 7940
Fashion Design Management MA

Study Details

London College of Fashion - MA 12 months (Full time) or up to 5 years (Flexible)

A fashion design management course with a global perspective for students wishing to enter managerial roles within the fashion and design industries.

Module details

This course responds to the fashion and retail industry demand for appropriately educated Design Management specialists who can effectively apply their professionalism to organisations, which might include fashion brands, retailers, manufacturers or consultancies.

This MA programme is primarily for design graduates, however those from business backgrounds, or with industry experience, are also encouraged to apply. The course benefits from LCF's unparalleled network of internal and external links. Students are able to undertake live projects and briefs, work with industry and research practitioners, and attend a wide range of presentations across the course, college and university.

The course supports global perspectives, and students are encouraged to apply business and theoretical models to their own experience and future career ambitions. The majority of students will enter roles in industry in both large and medium-sized companies, or entrpereneurial start-ups. Others may wish to pursue careers in further postgraduate study.

Course Structure

Full Time 12 months 3 terms level 7 180 credits
Flexible up to 5 years level 7 180 credits 

Full Time mode

Term One

Design Thinking (20 credits)
Fashion Branding (20 credits)
Research Methods (20 credits)

Term Two

Creative Futures (20 credits)
Managing Fashion Projects (20 credits)
Collaborative Unit (20 credits)

Term Three

Masters Project (60 credits)

Flexible mode

The same units are taught at the same times in the year as on the full time mode but you can complete the 20 credit units in any order and you have the option of taking longer to complete the course. You may build credits towards a Postgraduate Certificate, a Postgraduate Diploma, or a Masters. If you get offered a place on the Flexible route your Course Leader will advise you on the best possible combination of units and when best to take them.

Please note that 120 credits must be successfully completed before the Masters Project is started. 

The Masters must be completed within five years.

Travelling across London

The renowned London College of Fashion library is at our John Prince’s Street site, and you will need to travel to this site, and possibly others, during your course to use the library, which is open seven days a week in term time, and for tuition and special events.

Entry Requirements

 The course seeks to recruit students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and welcomes applications from mature students.

Entry to this course is highly competitive: applicants are expected to achieve, or already have, the course entry requirements detailed below.

Course Entry Requirements

  • An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline. Applicants with a degree in another subject may be considered, depending on the strength of the application

OR                    

  • Equivalent qualifications

OR

  • Relevant and quantitative industrial experience for a minimum of three years

Selection for interview will be made on the basis of your application, including the personal statement, the reference, the supporting written assignment and project proposal. If you are selected for interview you may be asked to bring a portfolio of previous design work and/or may be required to undertake a written aptitude test. 

What We Look For

The course seeks to recruit students who can demonstrate:

  • The potential to develop their practical and critical abilities through academic study
  • Critical knowledge of a subject area
  • A capacity for intellectual enquiry and reflective thought
  • An openness to new ideas and a willingness to participate actively in their own intellectual development
  • Initiative and a developed and mature attitude to independent study 

English language requirements

All classes are conducted in English. The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in any one skill.

For more information, read the University's English Language requirements page. 

International Applicants

The International Recruitment Office at the London College of Fashion will help to guide you through the application process and answer any specific questions that you may have regarding our courses. This may include portfolio advice, the application process and fee advice. We offer a ‘drop-in’ facility for applicants who may be in London and wish to obtain further course and admissions information. Please contact us for further information on this facility.

Programme Funding

Funding opportunities:

- Tara Nirula International Students House (ISH)
- Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships
- The Fashion Matters MA Awards
- Better Lives Proctor & Gamble Awards
- UAL alumni discount

Student Destinations

Graduates from this course have an acknowledged advantage in the employment market, obtaining work in a range of fashion industry fields. The MA also provides an excellent preparation for higher level research degrees (MPhil or PhD), with an increasing number of graduates undertaking research in fashion related subjects, in practice or theory or entering into education as lecturers.

LCF Careers

LCF Careers provides a comprehensive career management service supporting our students to become informed and self-reliant individuals able to plan and manage their own careers.