MA Fashion Design Management

University of the Arts London

Program Description

MA Fashion Design Management

University of the Arts London

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

Content and Structure

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & 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

Course fees may be paid in instalments

International Fee

£15,950 (Full Time)

UAL International alumni receive a £1,000 discount (Full Time only) Course fees may be paid in instalments

Please note that the Flexible mode of study is not available for international students.


College: London College of Fashion

Last updated March 3, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 - 5 years
Part time
Full time
17,230 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 5 years
Price 17,230 GBP
International Fee: £17,230 per year; Home/EU Fee: £8,250 per year (Full time); £920 per 20 credit unit (Flexible); £2,760 per 60 credit unit (Flexible)