MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion

University of the Arts London

Program Description

MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion

University of the Arts London

The first and only MSc in the world that applies psychological science within the context of fashion to make a positive difference through increasing knowledge, improving performance and enhancing well-being.

The MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as a conversion course. It provides a post-graduate qualification that enables students who have a non-accredited degree (in Psychology or another subject) to complete the requirements for Graduate Basis for Chartership, the basic requirement for further study/training towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Students who are already eligible for GBC (through having previously completed a BPS accredited degree) take the MSc for the purposes of completing further study in an area of particular interest to them.

Content and structure

The MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion 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 MSc in the world (with the MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals) to apply the scientific study of psychology to fashion. The course has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as a conversion course. Applicants to this MSc who have not previously completed a BPS accredited degree will take the MSc as a Conversion programme. The purpose of this is to enable students who have a non-accredited degree (whether in psychology or another subject) to complete the requirements for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) which is the basic requirement for further study/training towards becoming Chartered Psychologist. Students who are already eligible for GBC (through previously completed a BPS accredited degree) take the MSc for the purposes of completing further study in an area of particular interest to them.

The MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion 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 MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion develop the ability to make a real difference in the world of fashion and business. Graduates from this MSc are able to investigate, analyse, interpret and predict human behaviour in a broad range of contexts relevant to fashion and business. The course enables students to develop and more importantly, understand, the skills and attributes demanded by employers in many different roles within and beyond the fashion industries.

British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation

The MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion conversion course provides a post-graduate qualification that enables students from a range of backgrounds to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS). The conversion course encompasses and integrates the core areas of psychology providing you with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a career in psychology and in other areas, such as fashion, where a scientific understanding of human behaviour is increasingly important. The purpose of a conversion course is to enable students who have a non-accredited degree (whether in psychology or another subject) to complete the requirements for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) which is the basic requirement for further study/training towards becoming Chartered Psychologist. Students who are already eligible for GBC (for example, through having previously completed a BPS accredited degree) take the MSc for the purposes of completing further study in an area of particular interest to them.

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.

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
  • This course no longer accepts Relevant Profession Experience as part of the entry requirement due to regulatory changes.

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

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 28, 2017
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This course is Campus based
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Aug. 2018
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1 year
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17,920 GBP
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