Masters | Postgraduate Course - Fashion and Lifestyle Brand Studies MA, PG Dip, PG Cert Course Details within University of Central Lancashire

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Fashion and Lifestyle Brand Studies MA, PG Dip, PG Cert

Study Details

MA/PGDip/PGCert Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two years.

The Postgraduate course in Fashion and Lifestyle Brand Studies is predominantly theoretical, analytical and research based, allowing individuals from related disciplines who do not necessarily have appropriate practical skills, to study at postgraduate level within the fashion environment. 

Individual projects will address a range of student led interests, supported by theoretical underpinning. Case Studies will inform the background issues emerging in the industry, whilst also exemplifying key directions for future markets. Trend forecasting and application, brand management, consumer demographics and industry analysis all underpin and facilitate the development of campaign planning and management.    

Module details

Semester 1

DE 4101 (20 credits)
Design Research 1

  • Literature & Contextual Review (Written assignment)

DE 4107 (40 credits)
Design Practice 1

  • Learning Agreement (Written document)
  • Reflective Journal (Blog/ Research document) 
  • Body of Work (Portfolio)

Semester 2
DE 4201 (20 credits)

  • Design Research 2
  • Position of Practice (Written assignment)

DE 4108 (40 credits)
Design Practice 2

  • Learning Agreement (Written document)
  • Body of Work (Portfolio)

Semester 3
FS 4401 (60 credits)
Design Practice 3

  • Body of Work (Portfolio/ Internal Conference Paper / Journal Article / Project)

Entry Requirements

Applicants are normally required to have completed an undergraduate programme or first degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Fashion and Brand Promotion, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, Fashion Merchandising, Photography, Design), normally at first or upper second classification (or the equivalent of a UK GPA of 60 per cent).

All applicants need to prepare a comprehensive study plan proposal which should evidence interest, dedication or experience within the subject of lifestyle and fashion.

Exceptionally an Applicant who does not meet the above academic criteria but who has considerable appropriate work experience will be considered. Anyone wishing to apply without the above criteria will be welcome to make an enquiry through the MA co-ordinator.

The application form must be accompanied by:

  • Evidence of your creative ability
  • A comprehensive study plan proposal
  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent for applicants whose first language is not English.

Student Destinations

The opportunity for a structured work experience will be provided for every student who requests it. This is a major commitment by the University to help our graduates to reach their potential and thrive in their careers after graduation.
A course module that will help you plan your career is available as a free choice module (called an elective), which you can study as part of your degree programme.