Each candidate will be assessed on their own merit:
- 2.1 degree at Undergraduate Level, or equivalent.
- 3 years work experience, to include employment, self-employment, internships, work placements in fashion related sector
- IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in any one skill to ensure language proficiency
English language requirements
All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability when you enrol.
The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in any one skill.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and it can be taken in more than over 140 countries.
For more details regarding English language requirements, please visit the UAL Language Requirements page. Please read the information carefully and look at the relevant documents.
Student selection criteria
(1) People who want to study for an MBA curriculum, with a specific focus on the fashion sector. This could include people who have been working in fashion or those who are particularly gravitating towards the fashion industry from different industries and want to take full advantage of a fashion context at MBA level;
(2) High achievers who have the potential to be future fashion industry leaders able to inspire, manage, direct and lead;
(3) Global citizens able to interact effectively within an international student cohort: the cohort will have a mix of International, European and Home students;
(4) Professional experience: Minimum 3 years work experience required in the wider fashion sector (to include relevant employment, self-employment, internships, work placements)
People with intermediate to senior managerial / consultancy experience who want to accelerate their career and undertake more senior roles within organisations operating in the fashion, lifestyle and related industries. This includes:
- Self-funded candidates who invest in their personal and professional development;
- Candidates sponsored by employers who have been identified for career progression as part of staff development initiatives;
Entrepreneurs who have created their own business and want to explore strategies and tools to manage this more effectively, expand it and grow it;
(5) Academic qualifications: students should possess an undergraduate qualification (Upper Second Class, First Class Degree or equivalent). Students with qualifications not specifically relevant to business and management but with significant work experience will also be considered given the generalist / career development nature of the course;
(6) English Language Requirements: evidence of language proficiency for those students for whom English is not a first language: the level required for this course will be IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in any one skill. This is in line with other PG courses at LCF.
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:
Some key points to consider:
- Make sure that personal statement is your own work and is about you
- 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)
Write a 500 word essay (include references/bibliography but these are outside of word count) on the following topic: 'See now, Buy now' a fundamental shift in fashion business models or a marketing tactic? Discuss.