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Postgraduate

MA Strategic Fashion Marketing

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Fashion Means Business 19 by Fashion Innovation Agency at Spitalfields Market
College
London College of Fashion
Start date
September 2022
Course length
12 months

This specialist fashion marketing and management course has a global reputation in launching successful fashion management and marketing careers

Applications closed

We are no longer accepting applications for 2022/23 entry to this course. Applications for 2023/24 entry will open in Autumn 2022.

Online / low-residency course

You can also study a version of this as an online/low-residency course.

Why choose this course at London College of Fashion

  • Career options: graduates enter careers within marketing, PR, communications, brand management, digital marketing management and international business development.
  • International links: the course has a strong international business and marketing focus due to industry collaboration projects a well as cooperation with renowned international schools in the field.
  • Industry links: students will benefit from a regular industry speaker programme to inform new thinking and expertise in this sector.

Open Days

The next Open Day for this course is taking place on Tuesday 15 November. Book now.

Location

This  course is based at High Holborn. Find out about the local area, including Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Clerkenwell, in our local area guides on the Student Life pages.

LCF’s move

London College of Fashion is planning to move to a new single campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2023. This is part of a new development for London, prioritising culture, education and innovation, known as East Bank. Some students studying this course from September 2021 may start their studies in High Holborn and transfer to LCF’s new site in East London to complete them. Please see LCF’s move to the Olympic Park for more information about the College’s relocation.

LCF x Microsoft: The Future of Fashion

Future of Ethics, Tech and Sustainability in the World of Fashion

In partnership with USC Alumni London, Dr. Nina Van Volkinburg (LCF) speaks with Negin Baradari (Fashion Lawyer), Nina Brener- Hellmund (Cult Mia) and Daniella Loftus (This Outfit Does Not Exist) on the future of fashion.

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Latest news from this course

LCF facilities

  • Library, John Princes Street
    Library, John Princes Street Photography by: Ideal Insight
    LCF archives and library

    Take a tour of LCF's world renowned fashion library, ideal for research and study.

  • Business facilities at JPS and High Holborn

    Business facilities at High Holborn

    Take a tour of lecture theatres and tutorial rooms across our central London sites.

  • Mare Street Canteen

    LCF's social spaces

    Explore our social spaces, for collaborative study and breaks, across our six sites in London.

Course overview

MA Strategic Fashion Marketing is a programme specifically developed for fashion with a global reputation for success in launching fashion industry careers. It is a well-established and renowned course in the sector with a record of recruiting high calibre international and home/EU students leading to a very good track record of student’s employability. 

Graduates traditionally enter careers within marketing, PR, communications, brand management, digital marketing management and international business development as well as pursuing to higher level research degrees. The course attracts over 20 nationalities who wish to develop a dynamic career in strategic marketing and management in a fast moving vibrant industry. 

The MA Strategic Fashion Marketing provides a learning environment in which business graduates can develop both creative and strategic skills in fashion marketing and management. 

Students develop knowledge and skills in areas such as marketing strategy, business development, brand strategy, consumer insights, digital as well as marketing communications. We also offer an in-depth into innovative and industry specific fields such as luxury, international strategy, sustainability and innovation and technology.

The course will challenge you to rethink the status quo of the industry and develop innovative and holistic approaches to problem solving, preparing you to successfully navigate this dynamic industry.

The university also offers a regular industry speaker programme to inform new thinking and expertise in the sector, providing students with multiple changes to networks and develop their professional skills.

What to expect

The course team uses a range of different pedagogic practices that develop deeper understanding of specific business problems and challenges related to the course specialisms:

  • Lectures, seminars and workshops in a blended format 
  • Case studies, problem solving and role play
  • Peer to peer learning
  • Feed-forward (formative assessment) sessions 
  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Online forum discussions and other forms of digital communication tools through Moodle
  • Peer and tutor led discussions
  • Collaborative group projects and team activities using blogs and cloud technologies to capture the team working activities
  • Tutorials and feedback sessions 
  • Interactive workshops
  • Industry and alumni speaker sessions 
  • Competitions
  • Self-directed study
  • Field work
  • Reflective statements and self-evaluation
  • Guided research 
  • Experiential learning (learning by doing)

Work experience and opportunities 

Students will have multiple opportunities to connect with industry throughout their studies. This course contains several live projects which work with industry clients, as well as having great links with renowned international schools. Students will be able to benefit from a regular industry speaker programme to support their development.  

Mode of study 

MA Strategic Fashion Marketing is in Full Time mode which runs for 45 weeks over 12 months.

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Course units

Mode of Attendance

Students start the course in October and normally have taught sessions over two days per week. The emphasis at post graduate level is on independent study and in addition to taught sessions students are expected to engage in extensive self-directed research and experimentation and to utilise the library and open access facilities.

Credit Framework

The credit framework conforms to the University of the Arts London framework in which the unit of credit is 20 credits (equivalent to 200 hours of student study time). All credits on the Masters programme are at postgraduate level 7.

Organisation of the Curriculum 

The Course is divided into three 15 week blocks (full-time), which are each 60 credits. Students who successfully complete 60 credits are eligible for the award of a PG Cert, while students who successfully complete 120 credits are eligible for the award of PGDip. The third and final stage is the Masters Project; this is a 60 credit unit and students who successfully complete this stage are eligible for the award of a Masters. The final award grading is based upon the Masters Project only.

Learning and teaching methods

The following teaching and learning methods are employed to support the integrated achievement of the course outcomes: 

  • Lectures, seminars and workshops in a blended format
  • Case studies, problem solving and role play
  • Peer to peer learning
  • Feed-forward (formative assessment) sessions 
  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Online forum discussions and other forms of digital communication tools through Moodle
  • Peer and tutor led discussions
  • Collaborative group projects and team activities using blogs and cloud technologies to capture the team working activities
  • Tutorials and feedback sessions 
  • Interactive workshops
  • Industry and alumni speaker sessions 
  • Competitions

Assessment methods

  • Written reports, critical essays, case study analysis and solutions
  • Visual essays, digital presentation and supporting visual material
  • Group presentations
  • Literature reviews and evaluations
  • Planning, conducting and managing projects

Dr Nina Van Volkinburg: Dr Nina Van Volkinburg is the course leader for MA Strategic Fashion Marketing. She is passionate about circular economy and fashion’s transformation towards sustainable strategies through emerging technologies. She is an ethnographer by training with her research focusing on value co-creation and service ecosystems and has written multiple published case studies. Additionally, Nina has consulted for various organisations focused on sustainable practice including The Sustainable Angle and Fashion4Development (amongst others). She regularly comments on the wider fashion industry for platforms including BBC World News, as well as fashion-focused press including Elle, Showstudio, Achtung, and Wardrobe Crisis. Her work within fashion sustainability has been featured in Vogue, Textilwirtschaft, Tank Magazine, and The Telegraph. Moreover, Nina is the co-founder of the world’s first B2C fashion upcycling platform, RETURE, which grew a global community of fashion designers to revive and transform customers’ garments from old to new. Within 1 year of launching, the company welcomed over 60 designers to the platform, collaborated with sustainable organisations including Fashion Revolution, and were invited to take part in in-person pop-ups including Selfridges & Co. and Westfield.  She holds a BA and PhD in Marketing from the University of Exeter, as well as a MA in Strategic Fashion Marketing from London College of Fashion.

Dr Shahpar Abdollahi holds a Ph.D. in Management Science from King’s College London. Her Doctoral research focused on innovation and the role of networks in the success of new product development. She holds a M.Sc. in International Business from the University of Groningen, with a specialisation in International Marketing. Before joining LCF, Shahpar held research, lecturing and supervisory positions at King’s College London, Cranfield Business School, University of Essex, London College of Fashion (LCF) and Instituto Marangoni. Given her professional background, Shahpar is particularly interested in Luxury Branding, Fashion Marketing and Fashion Management.

Dr Bethan Alexander is the course leader for MA Fashion Retail Management. Bethan is a passionate spokesperson, senior lecturer and researcher with an expert lens on fashion business strategy, omnichannel retailing, retail futures and fashion brand management. Having spent 18 years working internationally in senior management roles with fashion brands including Converse, Elle, Kangol and establishing her own consultancy business, Brand Baker, Bethan brings the same verve to her academic role. Within Higher Education, Bethan has held senior lecturing positions at London College of Fashion, University of East London and has guest lectured at more than 15 global HE institutions. Bethan is a published author, international conference presenter and active researcher. Her research spans Multi-Sensory Fashion Retailing, Customer Brand Experiences Online and Offline and Innovative Retail Formats. Bethan holds a first-class Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Product Management, a Master of Science degree with distinction in Fashion Marketing & Distribution and a PG Certificate in Teaching & Learning for Higher Education. Bethan is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She successfully achieved a UAL Teaching Scholars Award in 2018 and was recognised in 2015, 2016 and 2018 by students for a Teaching Excellence Award. Read Bethan Alexander's full profile here.

Dr Francesca Bonetti: Dr Francesca Bonetti is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Marketing at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, London, UK, and a Visiting Lecturer at universities across Europe, the USA and Asia. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at USC Marshall School of Business, conducting a research project on technological innovation in the fashion and creative industries across the USA West Coasts (Los Angeles area), UK (London area) and Europe. 
Her research interests focus on business technological innovation across cultures in the fashion and creative industries, and the digital transformation of retailing. Her PhD (University of Manchester, UK, 2020) explored the adoption of consumer-facing technologies in fashion retail settings from a managerial perspective. Her interests also include luxury fashion retailing in China and the consumption of fashion goods by Asian consumers. Her work is published in academic journals such as the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services and the International Journal of Technology Marketing, among others, and in a number of books. She has international industry experience in marketing communications and retail and business development in the fashion and apparel sector. She currently consult for fashion brands, retailers and startup companies on distribution strategies, communications strategies and the use of consumer-facing technology.

Ruth Jacob is a Lecturer in Fashion Marketing, Digital & International Marketing Strategy.  Her experience of teaching extends over 15 years and has covered work in Higher Education Institutions such as: the University of East London, London South Bank University and the University of Law, as well as teaching in FE institutions, including the Fashion Retail Academy and also in earlier years of education.  Alongside her work as an educator, Ruth is also a practitioner, having founded her BIGGER BOY menswear line in 2013.  Her industry experience involves working with UAL design alumni, with fashion editorials, communications, marketing and PR agencies and with brands such as: Celine, Givenchy, Valentino, Craig Green, David Koma, & Other Stories, Arket and LOVE Magazine; and with media organisations such as: Sky News, ITV, City AM and the Geneva-based UN Conference for Trade & Development.  She is also present in the area of research having produced work for the Fashion Marketing in Emerging Markets publication and also appearing as a panelist for LCF’s Fashion Business Research Centre and for fashion industry organisations in Rwanda.  Ruth holds qualifications in BA (Hons) in Journalism with Economics, MA Broadcast Journalism, MA Fashion, PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and is a Senior Fellow of the HEA.

Dr. Cigdem Gogus is an experienced academic, marketing practitioner and researcher, with a background in sales, business development and entrepreneurship. She has an MBA in e-business (City University Business School, London) and a PhD in ConsumerBehaviour - Marketing (Henley Business School). Her expertise lies in consumer behaviour, e-commerce, digital marketing, and start-up’s. Cigdem has taught across a wide range of marketing topics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has overseen countless Master’s dissertations. She has in-depth knowledge of marketing theory, research methods as well as broader theoretical knowledge of social sciences and business management. Her work experience includes; market research, merchandising, sales and business development, starting and running a successful e-commerce business. Cigdem regularly attends academic and business conferences run by: The Association for Consumer Research, Market Research Society,Association for Qualitative Research and ESOMAR.

Dr Shuyu Lin’s expertise lies in value creation and appropriation in the fashion ecosystem. Her research aims to extend the application of network-based strategic management and social capital theories to the discipline of aesthetic innovation. Exploring both structural and relational mechanism in open innovation has been at the centre of her research interest. Following a BA in Journalism, Shuyu pursued her career in the fashion industry as a PR consultant and fashion editor. She then received the degree of MSc in Management with Marketing and PhD in Management from the University of Bath.

Dr Paul Marsden: Paul is a consultant consumer psychologist. He helps brands understand what consumers want, using psychological techniques to surface consumers’ unspoken needs and hidden motivations. Paul is chartered by the British Psychological Society and has two decades experience working with the global communications group WPP and the innovation consultancy Brand Genetics. Notable clients include LVMH, TK Maxx, Fitbit, Edmiston, Google, and Porsche. He has authored several marketing books, including Connected Marketing, and The Social Commerce Handbook. Following his PhD, Paul co-founded System1 Group PLC, a tech company that uses Artificial Intelligence to mine psychological insight from online content. Paul appears on TV and radio discussing consumer trends and consumer psychology, and recently appeared as himself in the 2021 movie ‘I am Gen Z’ about teens and tech. Paul has a particular interest in virtual influencers, digital fashion, and the ethics of AI in marketing. Paul blogs at digitalwellbeing.org, sharing tips on how to have a healthier tech-life balance.

Julie Dennison is a senior lecturer and academic, having extensive experience of teaching and curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate level since joining UAL in 2007. Julie currently holds the role of Senior Lecturer in Fashion Business Research Methods, focusing on developing specialist research methodologies with students to enable them to complete diverse advanced level research outputs at postgraduate level. Prior to her teaching career, Julie worked for over a decade in product design and development as a Senior Fashion Buyer, specialising in CMT operations for major UK High Street brands such as River Island and Arcadia. Her published research focuses on consumer behaviour in digital environments. She holds a BA (Hons) in Textiles and Fashion, a Masters in Strategic Fashion Marketing, a PG Cert in Academic Practice and is a Fellow of the HEA.

Edward Stammers is the Programme Director for the Fashion Business Programme and and Creative Director for the Fashion Business School.  Edward has an MA in Fashion Merchandise Management and a PG Cert in Education. He is a fellow of the British Display Society and has worked in the visual merchandising industry for twenty-five years, managing global visual merchandising and marketing campaigns as design and project manager for Rootstein Display Mannequins. His research interests centre on the function and perception of the mannequin form and the challenges to the mannequin that are developing from the increased use of digital technology within the fashion retail environment.

How to apply

Information for disabled applicants

UAL is committed to achieving inclusion and equality for disabled students. This includes students who have:
     
  • Dyslexia or another Specific Learning Difference
  • A sensory impairment
  • A physical impairment
  • A long-term health or mental health condition
  • Autism
  • Another long-term condition which has an impact on your day-to-day life
Our Disability Service arranges adjustments and support for disabled applicants and students. Read our Disability and dyslexia: applying for a course and joining UAL information.

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows: 

  • An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline 
  • 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 every 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.

Selection criteria

The course seeks to recruit students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and welcomes applications from mature students. 

The course team seeks to recruit students who can demonstrate: 

  • the potential to develop their practical and critical abilities through academic study; 
  • critical knowledge of a subject area; 
  • a capacity for intellectual enquiry and reflective thought; 
  • an openness to new ideas and a willingness to participate actively in their own intellectual development; 
  • initiative with a developed and mature attitude to independent study. 

Making your application

Applications closed

We are no longer accepting applications for 2022/23 entry to this course. Applications for 2023/24 entry will open in Autumn 2022.

This section includes all the information you need on how to apply, how your application is considered and what happens next.

UK/EU students can apply to a postgraduate course at LCF by completing a direct application.

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

Your application form must be supported by the following 4 documents:

Curriculum Vitae

A full CV to include your full education and employment history.

Masters Project proposal

You should outline a proposal for a research topic you would be interested in completing as your Masters Project. Your proposal should include the following:

  • A title
  • Rationale (reason for interest in topic)
  • A brief outline of methodology
  • References / bibliography

Your proposal should be a maximum of 500 words +/-10% (excluding references/bibliography).

Personal statement

You should communicate your motivation for studying this course in no more than 500 words.  You should use the following questions as a guide:

  • Why do you want to study for this MA?
  • What are your main areas of research interest and how do they fit with the structure of this course?

Video task

We'd like you to submit a 2-3 minute video to help us learn more about you.

  • Please speak clearly in English and face the camera.
  • Your video task is submitted via PebblePad.
  • Read our guidance for more information about how to submit your video task and the file types we accept.

As part of your video task, please respond to the following direction:

  • We would like you to tell us about why you have applied to the MA Strategic Fashion Marketing, what your main interests are within this field and how you feel you will use what you learn in your future career.

Portfolio

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 may be submitted by providing a URL at the end of your Personal Statement.

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.

Applications for this course can only be accepted for this year of entry. Applications for deferred entry cannot be accepted.

Application deadline

12 January 2022 or 13 April 2022

The equal consideration deadline has now passed. However, this course will remain open to applications until places have been filled. We recommend you submit your application as early as possible to allow the Admissions team to quickly resolve any queries.

If this course requires a portfolio, we will request this separately after initial processing of your application is complete. Once we request your portfolio, you will have 7 days to submit it.

When you'll hear from us

This course receives a high volume of applications. We need to make sure that we give all applications equal consideration, so the course team will review them in two rounds. This means that offers won’t be sent to successful applicants until after the relevant application deadline date. Outcomes for Round 1 will be released by 31 March 2022 and outcomes for Round 2 will be released by 30 June 2022.

Remember to check the outcome of your application in the UAL Portal. If you apply in Round 1 and don’t hear back from us, we will consider your application within Round 2.

Find out more about what happens after you apply.

Applications closed

We are no longer accepting applications for 2022/23 entry to this course. Applications for 2023/24 entry will open in Autumn 2022.

This section includes all the information you need on how to apply, how your application is considered and what happens next.

There are 2 ways international students can apply to a postgraduate course:

Read our immigration and visa information to find out if you need a visa to study at UAL.

You can only apply to the same course once per year. Any duplicate applications will be withdrawn.  Read the UAL international application advice for further information on how to apply.

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

Your application form must be supported by the following 4 documents:

Curriculum Vitae

A full CV to include your full education and employment history.

Masters Project proposal

You should outline a proposal for a research topic you would be interested in completing as your Masters Project. Your proposal should include the following:

  • A title
  • Rationale (reason for interest in topic)
  • A brief outline of methodology
  • References / bibliography

Your proposal should be a maximum of 500 words +/-10% (excluding references/bibliography).

Personal statement

You should communicate your motivation for studying this course in no more than 500 words.  You should use the following questions as a guide:

  • Why do you want to study for this MA?
  • What are your main areas of research interest and how do they fit with the structure of this course?

Video task

We'd like you to submit a 2-3 minute video to help us learn more about you.

  • Please speak clearly in English and face the camera.
  • Your video task is submitted via PebblePad.
  • Read our guidance for more information about how to submit your video task and the file types we accept.

As part of your video task, please respond to the following direction:

  • We would like you to tell us about why you have applied to the MA Strategic Fashion Marketing, what your main interests are within this field and how you feel you will use what you learn in your future career.

Portfolio

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 may be submitted by providing a URL at the end of your Personal Statement.

What happens next

Immigration History Check

After you have applied, you will need to complete an Immigration History Check to identify whether you are eligible to study at UAL. Do be aware, if you do not complete the Immigration History Check we will not be able to proceed with your application.

Initial application check

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.

Applications for this course can only be accepted for this year of entry. Applications for deferred entry cannot be accepted.

Application deadline

12 January 2022 or 13 April 2022

The equal consideration deadline has now passed. However, this course will remain open to applications until places have been filled. We recommend you submit your application as early as possible to allow the Admissions team to quickly resolve any queries.

If this course requires a portfolio, we will request this separately after initial processing of your application is complete. Once we request your portfolio, you will have 7 days to submit it.

When you'll hear from us

This course receives a high volume of applications. We need to make sure that we give all applications equal consideration, so the course team will review them in two rounds. This means that offers won’t be sent to successful applicants until after the relevant application deadline date. Outcomes for Round 1 will be released by 31 March 2022 and outcomes for Round 2 will be released by 30 June 2022.

Remember to check the outcome of your application in the UAL Portal. If you apply in Round 1 and don’t hear back from us, we will consider your application within Round 2.

Find out more about what happens after you apply.

After you apply

After you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive a confirmation email providing you with your login details for the UAL Portal. We’ll use this Portal to contact you to request any additional information, including inviting you to upload documents or book an interview, so please check it regularly.

Once we’ve reviewed and assessed your application, we’ll contact you via UCAS Track or the UAL Portal to let you know whether your application has been successful.

Fees and funding

Home fee

£11,550

This fee is correct for 2022/23 entry and is subject to change for 2023/24 entry. Tuition fees may increase in future years for new and continuing students on courses lasting more than one year. For this course, you can pay tuition fees in instalments.

Home fees are currently charged to UK nationals and UK residents who meet the rules. However, the rules are complex. Find out more about our tuition fees and determining your fee status.

International fee

£23,610

This fee is correct for 2022/23 entry and is subject to change for 2023/24 entry. Tuition fees may increase in future years for new and continuing students on courses lasting more than one year. For this course, you can pay tuition fees in instalments.

Students from countries outside of the UK will generally be charged international fees. The rules are complex so read more about tuition fees and determining your fee status.

Scholarship search

Careers and alumni

All our postgraduate courses offer career development, so that you become a creative thinker, making effective contributions to your relevant sector of the fashion industry.

LCF offers students the opportunity to develop Personal and Professional Development (PPD) skills while studying through:

  • Access to to speaker programmes and events featuring alumni and industry.
  • Access to careers activities, such as CV clinics and one-to-one advice sessions.
  • Access to a graduate careers service
  • Access to a live jobsboard for all years.
  • Advice on setting up your own brand or company.

Career paths

Masters graduates have an acknowledged advantage in the employment market, obtaining work in a wide range of vocational and academic fields related to fashion, including working as a Marketing Executive, Brand Manager, Marketing Communications Manager.

The MA also provides an excellent preparation for higher level research degrees (MPhil or PhD), with an increasing number of graduates undertaking research in fashion related subjects, in practice or theory or entering into education as lecturers.