The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows:
- An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline. Applicants with a degree in another subject may be considered, depending on the strength of the application;
- OR Equivalent qualifications;
APEL (Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning)
Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:
- Related academic or work experience (minimum of three years)
- The quality of the personal statement
- A strong academic or other professional reference
- OR a combination of these factors
Each application will be considered on its own merit but we cannot guarantee an offer in each case.
English Language Requirements
IELTS level 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Please check our main English Language Requirements .
Extra information required for applications to this course
When you are submitting your application form, you will also need to provide the following pieces of documentation in support of your application:
You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) in support of your application. This should include your full education and employment history.
The personal statement is your opportunity to tell us about yourself and your suitability for the course that you intend to study.
Some key points to consider:
- Make sure that personal statement is your own work and is about you.
- Explain why you want to study the course you are applying to.
- Try to link your skills and experience required to the course.
- Demonstrate your interest and enthusiasm for the course and link these with your personality.
- Make sure it is organised and literate (grammar, spelling, punctuation check).
Your study proposal should:
- state briefly the background for the proposal;
- determine the precise area of study;
- set out clearly and concisely your aims and objectives for the period of study.
Your study proposal should have the following structure:
Introduce the idea for your work. Briefly outline recent developments prior to application. Describe the anticipated programme of study in detail, demonstrating your knowledge of the historical and contemporary context of your area of study.
Focus on specific areas or issues that underpin and frame the proposal.
Programme of study
Outline the sequence of practical and theoretical steps that you intend to follow. This will be vital to your programme of study in the development of your Masters Project Plan that you will work on from Term one onwards.
Describe the methods and methodologies that you will follow and their significance for your research, i.e. how you will research this topic. Any supporting material should appear in appendices at the end of the proposal.
Give details of libraries, exhibitions, museums, galleries and special archives that you have visited as part of your research towards the proposal, or that you intend to use in your research.
Keep a full record of all original and documentary material consulted. List appropriate material using the Harvard Referencing System.
The course seeks to recruit students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and welcomes applications from mature students.
The course seeks to recruit students who can demonstrate:
- a clear academic interest in the study of fashion through a multidisciplinary approach;
- evidence of cultural awareness and engagement with social and historical debate;
- relevant experience of fashion;
- a capacity for intellectual enquiry and reflective thought;
- a developed and mature attitude to independent study and intellectual growth.
How we assess your application
Your application form is reviewed when you apply to the University. If you have achieved or expect to achieve the standard entry requirements we will invite you to submit a portfolio. The portfolio is assessed by the course team who will select applicants to attend an interview. Interviews may be conducted in person, via telephone or via Skype. Please note that not all applicants are invited to attend interview. When you have attended your interview we will advise you of your outcome through your UAL portal.