This section includes all the information you need on how to apply and how your application is considered, and what happens next.
There are two ways international students can apply to a postgraduate course at LCF:
For further advice on how to apply please visit the UAL International Application page.
Deferring your place
This course accepts requests from offer holders to defer their place for one academic year. Deferral requests are granted on a first-come, first-served basis until all deferral places are filled, or a deadline has been reached, whichever is sooner. Read our Admissions Policy for details, including how to request a deferral and by when.
External Student Transfer Policy
If you are currently studying at another institution and if you have successfully completed 60 credits in the equivalent units/modules on your current PG course and wish to continue your studies at London College of Fashion, you can apply to transfer. The Admissions Tutor will consider applications on a case by case basis, subject to places being available. You must apply directly to the course via the course webpage as early as possible.
Please check our Student Transfer Policy for more important information and be ready to provide us with your current course handbook and transcripts.
Please be ready to provide an official document (translated into English if necessary) from your current university, explaining the learning outcomes of the units you have completed.
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.
Essay (500 words)
Write a short essay (excluding references/bibliography) on the following topic:
‘Identify and evaluate the contribution of a leading entrepreneur in the creative industries, who has inspired you.’
There is no requirement to submit a portfolio for this course. However, if you wish to include a portfolio or other evidence to support your application, a digital portfolio can be submitted.
You may include examples of:
- Fashion Apparel
- Accessory Design
- Artefacts / window displays
You may include a URL link to your portfolio within your CV.
Once you have submitted your application, you will be requested to provide the following:
1 minute video pitch including a) a personal statement and b) a study proposal
a) The personal statement is your opportunity to tell us about yourself and your suitability and motivation for the MA Fashion Entrepreneurship & Innovation course.
Some key points to consider:
- The personal statement should be about you and who or what inspires you.
- Why you want to apply for the MA Fashion Entrepreneurship & Innovation course.
- Explain how your skills and experience support your application.
- Demonstrate your interest and enthusiasm for the course and explain how your personal values will contribute to team learning and your own development.
b) Explain the inspiration for your study proposal for the Master’s Project and why you think it is important to the fashion industry. Your proposal should include the following:
- A title.
- Rationale (why is this idea or concept significant to the fashion sector and what is your personal motivation?)
- Overall aim of research.
- A brief outline of the methodology.
- Any work you have already done on the idea or concept.
This will be collected via our PebblePad portfolio tool.
What happens next
All application forms, personal statements and relevant documents are read and considered by the course team against the selection criteria listed in the Entry requirements and Selection Criteria sections. The course team will select applicants to attend an interview. If you are selected for interview, these will take place online using Teams from Microsoft – please ensure that you download this software prior to the interview date; this is available as a free download from the Microsoft website. We will send you further details at a later point about how we will connect with you for your interview.
If you are successful at the interview stage you will be offered a place. Please note that applicants are not guaranteed an interview.
Please note that if you are unable to attend, the College may not be able to re-schedule.
How we notify you of the outcome of your application
The result of your application will be communicated to you through your UAL Portal. If your application has been successful, you will receive a full offer pack including details of accommodation, fees, and other important information.