Postgraduate Student Experience

London College of Fashion provides a unique experience to postgraduate students, specialist courses often taught by practitioners, access to industry events, specialist careers advice, collaborative opportunities and a university-wide postgraduate community and support network.

With a unique focus on research, innovation, enterprise and collaboration, find out what postgraduate life is like at LCF.

What our students say

A Masters level, compared to the BA, is more about going deep in those areas that we would like to improve as professionals. When you do a BA you get the knowledge about your field. In a Masters you apply all that knowledge to research projects and it is about pushing yourself to think innovatively, and as a result produce innovative projects. 

Alejandra Simonetta, MA Footwear, 2015

Postgraduate community and networks

  • The Collaborative Unit on Postgraduate courses

    The Collaborative Unit is a unique new way of working that offers LCF's Postgraduate students an opportunity to gain industry relevant experience through cross disciplinary live projects. Students from across the Fashion Business School, School of Design and Technology and School of Media and Communication are encouraged to work collaboratively on innovative and enterprising projects that replicate the needs and demands of the industry. By encouraging collaboration students develop the necessary networking, team working and negotiation skills required to succeed in the fashion industry.

  • LCF research student hub

    Welcoming both practice-based and theory-based researchers, the hub provides a space for exchanging ideas, sharing concerns and fostering a sense of community amongst postgraduate fashion researchers across UAL.

  • UAL postgraduate Community

    LCF Postgraduate students can make use of the UAL-wide postgraduate community. This will enable postgraduate students to gain access to events and opportunities from all disciplines to nurture collaboration, networking and knowledge sharing which will in turn provide an informed, connected and confident 'Super Generation' of arts professionals.

Postgraduate events

As a postgraduate student you gain access to cross-disciplinary talks, exhibitions, performances, screenings, festivals and workshops, as well as pop-up postgraduate common rooms in cultural institutions across London.

Postgraduate careers

Postgraduate students can use the LCF Careers service to help them move into industry.

The aim is to equip students with the tools, information and knowledge which will allow them to leave LCF knowing how to progress their chosen career path.

I spoke with Postgraduate Industry and Employability Coordinator Frances Odell about my career plans. She was great in helping me to edit my CV, giving advice and helping me to see that my non-fashion background was not a disadvantage, but the opposite- something that made me different. 

Giedre Baliutaviciute, MA Fashion Retail Management 2015, who came to LCF after working in the automotive industry.

The Postgraduate Festival

The Postgraduate Festival is a week-long series of events for postgraduate students at LCF, featuring leading industry figures from across all sectors and offering students employability skills and an opportunity to learn how to build sustainable businesses. The events allow you to gain industry insight and to connect with leading industry figures at this crucial stage in your career. The event takes place at John Prince’s Street in the heart of the retail district in central London.

The next Postgraduate Festival will take place 7 – 11 March 2016. Keep an eye on our events listings to find out about the different sessions.

Alumni discount

If you have already studied at undergraduate level or on a PG Dip or PG Cert course at any of UAL's colleges, you are can receive a £1000 tuition fee discount towards a master's degree here at LCF (£500 per year for courses lasting more than one year).

The discount is available to UK/EU/International students.