MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals

University of the Arts London

Program Description

MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals

University of the Arts London

The first MA fashion psychology course in the world to apply psychology in fashion will help students gain a deeper understanding of a particular aspect of human behaviour in a fashion context using qualitative approaches (focus groups, interviews or case studies).

Content and Structure

The MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals is situated in the Graduate School and has been developed to address the need of the fashion industry for psychologically literate graduates who possess relevant skills in research, analysis, information synthesis, communication, IT and data handling, who can solve problems and work effectively in teams or independently. This Masters programme is the first MA in the world to apply the scientific study of psychology to fashion.

The MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals emphasises qualitative methods and analysis that lead to deep, rich data and interpretation. In addition, to complement the units studied on the MA, students are encouraged to attend the MSc units Personality and Individual Differences and Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis, but are not assessed on these. The MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals is designed to appeal to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds including psychology and other sciences, business, humanities and fashion.

By applying the scientific study of human behaviour in the context of fashion, students on the MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals develop the ability to identify current issues in the broad context of fashion that are worthy of investigation, conduct rigorous studies to address these issues, and analyse and interpret resultant findings using qualitative methodologies.

The aims of the course are to apply psychological science in the context of fashion to make a positive difference through increasing knowledge, improving performance and enhancing well-being. Therefore, graduates from this course will be able to investigate, analyse and interpret human behaviour focusing on small samples and case studies in a broad range of fashion contexts. The focus on the course will be on enabling students to develop strong research skills to enhance employability in many different roles within the fashion industries and beyond.

Course Structure

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

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 (2016/17 fees); Home/EU Fee: £8,250 per year (2016/17 fees); £920 per 20 credit unit (Flexible); £2,760 per 60 credit unit (Flexible)