MA Pattern and Garment Technology

University of the Arts London

Program Description

MA Pattern and Garment Technology

University of the Arts London

Develop yourself as an innovative pattern cutter or garment technologist able to provide companies with creative technical solutions through focused research that will advance the commercial fashion industry.

Content and Structure

Please note that for this MA course applicants will apply to one of the two pathways:


MA Pattern and Garment Technology: Creative Pattern Cutting


MA Pattern and Garment Technology: Garment Technology

This new course, MA Pattern and Garment Technology, offers a unique experience in fashion education at postgraduate level. The course develops innovative pattern and garment technologists who will be able to provide creative technical solutions to current and future problems within the fashion industry. You will acquire strong 2D and 3D technical skills and will become aware of the challenges currently facing this sector of the industry. The opportunity to work collaboratively with a company in order to research into and develop new processes and techniques that advance current practice will be a feature of the course.

You will experiment with a range of digital and manufacturing technologies and techniques, materials and components in order to achieve your goals. Individual research, experimentation and analysis will be supported by a programme of workshops, lectures, team-working activities and industrial visits that will allow you to develop a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to your own research or advanced knowledge.

As well as developing conventional and creative pattern cutting techniques, you will become conversant with digital pattern technology and you will explore digital pattern development through using 3D sampling software. You will also be encouraged to set up work placements which give you the opportunity to further your skills and knowledge and make valuable contacts within the industry. Your Masters Project will give you the opportunity to research and develop an initiative that breaks new ground in the field of pattern and garment technology. This project will be supported by extensive documented research, experimentation and analysis before the final outcome is achieved.

For this course we are looking for students who have gained a good degree from a fashion design course and have particular interest and skills in creative technical processes. Other routes to the course will be for pattern and garment technologists already working in the industry who want to expand their skills, or creative fashion designers seeking to develop their technical skills to advance their practice.

Course structure

Please note that the fifteen week blocks go across the term dates listed under Facts.

Full Time 15 months, 4 terms, level 7, 180 credits

Flexible up to 5 years, level 7, 180 credits

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Masters graduates have an acknowledged advantage in the employment market, obtaining work in a wide range of vocational and academic fields related to fashion. Previous graduates of the PG Cert and PG Dip programmes have gone into the industry at companies including Roland Mouret, Topshop Unique, ACNE, Matthew Williamson and Vivienne Westwood.

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
15 months
Full time
17,230 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 15 months
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)