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 Fashion Business 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.

Entry requirements

Opportunities for All

We are committed to making university education an achievable option for a wider range of people and seek to recruit students from diverse socio-economic, cultural and educational backgrounds. We are committed to supporting all our students in achieving their potential both during and after their courses.

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

Course entry requirements

Applicants are expected to achieve, or already have, the course entry requirements detailed below.

  • An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline such as Psychology, Fashion, Art, Textiles or Business. However, applicants with a degree in another subject may be considered, depending on the strength of the application.
  • OR
  • Equivalent qualifications
  • OR
  • Relevant professional experience.

Please note that a portfolio is not required for this course.

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
University of the Arts London

Last updated February 1, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
12 months
Full time
17,920 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 12 months
Price 17,920 GBP
Int. £17,920; Home: £8,500