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MSc Strategic Fashion Management

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College
London College of Fashion
UCAS code
WN31
Start date
September 2023
Course length
4 years / 5 years (with placement year in industry)

A course for those seeking a high-flying career in supply chain, merchandising, financial and people management in the constantly changing and challenging global fashion industry.

Why choose this course at London College of Fashion

  • Integrated Masters award: the course combines undergraduate and postgraduate study and leads to a taught Masters award.
  • Graduate destinations: fashion companies including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Christian Dior Couture, H&M, Zara, Farfetch; digital giants including Google and Amazon; as well as PhD programmes
  • Chartered Management Institute Accreditation: graduating students may receive a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership in addition to their degree, recognising the high level of their professional skills.
  • Additional opportunities: students will have the chance to obtain work experience as part of their studies, as well as having the opportunity to obtain an Adobe Certified Associate InDesign qualification as well as exemptions from CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting.

Open days

The next in-person event for this course is taking place on Saturday 22 October.

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Course overview

Introduction 

MSc Strategic Fashion Management provides you with a systematic study of a range of applied sciences and industry operations in a global context. The course is designed to equip you with the skills to effectively respond to the needs of the complex and highly competitive global fashion industry and the constantly changing business context in which they operate. Fashion businesses must develop strategic responses to continual global economic change, sustainability agendas and technological developments in order to retain their competitive advantage. All these challenges need competent graduates who can contribute to the success of their businesses. 

MSc Strategic Fashion Management brings a current and innovative dimension to both undergraduate and postgraduate provision. The course is run by the Fashion Management team drawing on the input of subject expertise from tutors across the Fashion Business School, and is accredited by the Charted Management Institute (CMI).

If you are interested in a three-year programme, we offer the BSc Fashion Management course. Click here for more details. 

What to expect 

The curriculum emphasises financial literacy, data analysis and the application of statistical models to solve problems and make informed decisions. 
You will develop a solid grounding in both theoretical and practical approaches to business strategies, supply chain, merchandising, financial and organisational management.
You will learn to respond effectively to the constant changes and challenges in global supply and demand.  
You will have the chance to study a second language at an introductory level for business purposes as well as having the opportunity to gain credit-bearing work experience. 
The course culminates in a Master’s project, which requires the production of a body of work through independent study that demonstrates a high level of research, advanced critical and analytical skills, an innovative approach to problem-solving and an ability to work in collaboration with the fashion industry.  

Work experience and opportunities 

There are many opportunities to work with and meet industry experts throughout the course by networking with our regular industry speakers and participating in industry-led curriculum projects. You will have the opportunity to gain credit-bearing work experience in Year 2 of the course. You may also wish to take advantage of the optional placement year between Year 2 and Year 3 of the course. Successful completion of the placement year will lead to an additional qualification, the Diploma in Professional Studies. It enhances your employability by offering valuable experience and contacts within the industry. 

Mode of study 

MSc Strategic Fashion Management runs for 120 weeks in full time mode. It is divided into 4 stages over 4 academic years. Each stage lasts 30 weeks. 

Course units

The units you will study in Year 1, Stage 1, Level 4 are as follows:

  • Introduction to Fashion Management (20 credits)
  • Management and Economics (20 credits)
  • Marketing Management (20 credits)
  • Accounting and Finance (20 credits)
  • Product Management (40 credits)

The units you will study in Year 2, Stage 2, Level 5 are as follows:

  • Researching Consumer Behaviour (20 credits)
  • Leadership and Organisation (20 credits)
  • Language for Business (20 credits)
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
  • Industry Experience Project (40 credits)

Year 3, Stage 2
 

The Diploma in Professional Studies carries 120 credits, and constitutes an independent award. Credits achieved on the Diploma are not part of the final degree award.

The Diploma year is a single unit, undertaken as a form of full-time study, with placement activity at its core. For those who take up the option of studying the Diploma, the experience is designed to be an integrated and assessed part of a student’s journey through the course. It allows students the opportunity to experience the atmosphere, pace and discipline of working in the industry, through total involvement in the day-to-day activities of a company. It will build on the knowledge gathered through course work to practically demonstrate the roles and functions, and operations typical of the fashion industry and the student’s chosen specialism.

The units you will study in Year 3, Stage 3, Levels 6 and 7 are as follows:

  • E-commerce and Consumer Analytics (20 credits)
  • Strategic Brand Management (40 credits)
  • Corporate Finance and Risk Management (20 credits)
  • Advanced Operations Management (40 credits)

The units you will study in Year 4, Stage 4, Level 7 are as follows:

  • Advanced Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Strategy, Innovation and Disruption (40 credits)
  • MSc: Final Major Project (60 credits)

A 20-credit unit is approximately equivalent to 200 hours of learning time, which includes a mixture of taught time, independent study and assessment.

All students are entitled to a tutorial package that consists of:

  • one induction tutorial (group);
  • tutorials with unit leaders and course leaders as available during open office hours;
  • tutorials with a designated personal tutor throughout the course;
  • an appropriate level of confidentiality.

Learning and teaching methods

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

Certain approaches to learning are common to all courses in the Undergraduate framework; these include workshops, group and individual projects, presentations, lectures, seminars and tutorials. All courses emphasise active participation and experiential learning, in combination with the development of research, analytical and critical skills.

Projects play a fundamental role in the promotion of your learning and
achievement of course objectives. You are supported during projects by tutors, academic support, language development and your subject librarian. You will be given opportunities to learn with your peers. Many projects at LCF develop professional and commercial skills and simulate industry practice. Optional external study visits are available.

Open access facilities are available to all students and provide opportunities to work independently to consolidate skills and extend learning.

Stage 1 learning opportunities are fairly prescribed, but as you progress through Stages 2, 3 and 4 there is increasing scope for you to engage in self-directed work, and interpret and develop learning in individual directions in your strengths and interests. Guided by a designated tutor, you will select and execute a final major project appropriate to your individual interests and aspirations.

Chartered Management Institute

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Graduating students may receive a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership in addition to their degree.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world’s leading, and largest, professional body in this field. MSc Strategic Fashion Management is accredited by CIMA, providing students with the opportunity to graduate with a dual award: their degree and the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA). Achieving the certificate enhances graduate employability and provides a direct entry route to a CIMA professional qualification.

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Staff

Dr Liang Lu is a Senior Lecturer in Economics and e-Commerce at the Fashion Business School, LCF. She is the Course Leader of the Integrated MSc. Strategic Fashion Management. She is also a Research Member at the Centre for Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia (UEA), where she previously held a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship. Before her post-doc, Liang obtained a fully funded Ph.D. in Economics at UEA (2017), an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick (2013) and a BSc in Business Economics from UEA (2011). Liang researches and publishes on Industrial Organisation, Competition and Consumer Policy and Behavioural and Experimental Economics, with applications to e-commerce, fashion and regulated sectors such as energy and water. Read Liang's full profile here and here.

Dr Emmanuel Sirimal Silva is the Head of Research Coordination: Fashion Business School and Principal Lecturer in Quantitative Methods. He is the recipient of a BSc (Hons) Economics and Actuarial Science (2011) and MSc. Risk Management (2012) from the University of Southampton, PG Cert Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication (2019) from UAL, and PhD Statistics (2016) from Bournemouth University (BU) in the UK. Emmanuel is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Since joining the Fashion Business School as a Lecturer in 2015,  Emmanuel went on to serve as the Course Leader MSc Strategic Fashion Management prior to his current appointment. Emmanuel is responsible for the evolution and enhanced integration of quantitative methods within the curriculum and supervises the quantitative research components of all MSc final major projects. In recognition of his contribution to teaching and learning, Emmanuel was awarded a 2017 UAL Teaching Award. His research interest is in time series analysis and forecasting with singular spectrum analysis. Emmanuel has presented his research at several international conferences and has a portfolio of 50 published journal articles (with several AJG ranked 2*, 3* and 4* publications) with over 900 citations. He is also a co-author of the book "Fusing Big Data, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency".  Read Emmanuel's full profile here.

Dr Affan Hameed joined the Fashion Business School at UAL in 2018 as a Lecturer in Quantitative Methods. He obtained his BBA (distinction) with major in Finance at the Lahore School of Economics (2010), having studied under a four-year scholarship on merit. Thereafter, Affan completed his masters in Finance (distinction) at the Queen’s University Belfast (2011). In 2018 Affan was awarded a PhD. in Finance by the ICMA Center, Henley Business School at the University of Reading. He has interned in several roles such as operational analyst, investment analyst and accounts assistant at large financial institutions (JS Investments, Bank Alfalah, and Holiday Inn) and was also employed in the public sector as a statistical officer in Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS). Affan’s research interest lies in corporate governance and corporate finance. After his masters, Affan conducted hands-on lab sessions in Financial Econometrics at Queen’s University Belfast. During his PhD., Affan gained three years of teaching experience in the following modules: Corporate Governance, Financial Engineering, Securities, Options and Derivatives, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Affan also worked in various financial institutions including the Mergers & Acquisition Department at Mercer, London during his PhD. Currently, Affan teaches the areas of Quantitative Methods, Research Methods, Corporate Finance and Risk Management, and Principles of Business.

Dr Max Tookey is a Lecturer in Management (Quantitative Methods) and is the Second Year Tutor at the Fashion Business School. Max’s academic background is in Psychology and Social Science, having studied at the Universities of Bath, Oxford, Cardiff and the University of East Anglia. After working for a period of time an Occupational Psychologist, Max embarked on an career in academia, having held positions at University College Cork (Ireland), the University of Bath, the University of East Anglia (UEA), the University of the West of England (UWE), the University of Greenwich and the University of Brighton. He has extensive experience of teaching Research Methods, Organisational Behaviour and Social Psychology, and has supervised numerous projects up to doctoral level. He is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has received various teaching awards, in addition to achieving a recognised qualification in counselling. In 2013 Max completed his PhD at UEA on Psychological Contracts in Academia, and has published in various peer-reviewed journals in the areas of career-related behaviour and ethical behaviour in the workplace. He is interested in developing research on the applicability of these areas to the creative industries and would like to supervise further doctoral projects.

Ayshen Ali is Senior Lecturer Fashion Management and acting course leader for BSc Fashion Management. She is an early graduate of the London College of Fashion BA (Hons) Fashion Management course. After which, she went on to work in buying, within companies such as Burberry, Harrods and ASOS. She worked on Selecting ranges for the customers and dealing with many luxury brands such as Ralph Lauren, Missoni, D&G, Paul Smith and Moschino. She has been teaching Fashion Management since 2013, and has taught at UCA and Instituto Marangoni. She completed her PGCE in 2013 and completed her MA Creative Arts Education in 2018 with Distinction, her thesis focused on graduate employability. Ayshen is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy. She has a keen interest in student engagement, developing innovative and industry relevant course content, as well as embedding employability skills into curriculum and has published research regarding this.

Adrian Gauci is Lecturer in Fashion Management with teaching experience specialising in Fashion Marketing, Leadership, HRM and Strategy at leading universities in New York and London. Adrian published articles in the Journal of International Business and Law and was CEO of the American Marketing Association chapter at Hofstra University in New York. Adrian also attended several academic conferences in the US and UK. He is also certified in public speaking by Toastmasters International. He led consultancies at Merrill Lynch Centre and other enterprise software corporations in New York. Adrian run his own consultancy based in London and New York.  Adrian read a dual MBA with distinction in Management and International Business at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business in New York on full international academic scholarship. Adrian was also awarded a Master in Integrated Marketing Communications from San Diego State University and University of Malta. He was ranked on the Dean's list on both courses. Adrian was recently awarded a teaching excellence award from LCF for his MBA teachings and a Teaching Fellow Award from the LSE Management Department. Adrian led business development teams in New York and London and also works in industry consultancy projects. His hobby is portraits photography using analogue and having a drama degree is also acted in several motion pictures for international cinema release.

Ronit Zilkha is a British fashion designer. She studied fashion design in London, after which she launched her eponymous collection. Her unique designs, including inspired eveningwear and daywear, have been worn by members of the Royal family, celebrities, stars and fashion editors the world over, showcasing at London Fashion Week for 15 consecutive years. The Ronit Zilkha label achieved international recognition and success, as well as the eighteen independent Ronit Zilkha stores, and concessions in Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and House of Fraser. With 27 years’ experience in the fashion industry Ronit is a Lecturer at the London College of Fashion in the MA Fashion Design Management, Grad Dip Fashion Management, BSc Fashion Management & MSc Strategic Fashion Management and BA Fashion Marketing courses, leading masterclasses, lectures and workshops whilst contributing to curriculum development.

Jenny Wilson is a lecturer in Retail Strategy, Innovation and Operations at the Fashion Business School. She first joined the teaching team at LCF in 2014 and spent 4 years working on campus, working predominantly with BSc Year 3 Fashion Management. Her initial background spans from retail management to consulting for recruitment firms specializing in premium and luxury retail projects. Her experience within talent management and operations has taken her as far afield as South Africa and as locally as her home city of Edinburgh. Since then, Jenny has been working as both a consultant and lecturer across the UK, Europe, and the Middle East. Her teaching has spanned several universities including those in the UK, Spain, China, and the UAE, predominantly at final year undergraduate and MSc/MBA level. Last September, Jenny rejoined the Fashion Business School permanently and continues to work from Dubai, teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts. When not teaching, she continues to work in a freelance capacity in both luxury retail recruitment and is a content creator in CMI material for PwC's Training Academy in the Middle East. She holds a MSc (Distinction) in International Fashion Marketing, an MBA (merit) in Global Business and a PGC in Academic Practice. Her research interests lie in Omnichannel retailing and the effects of increased digitilisation on organisational behaviour. She studies her PhD part-time and aims to publish her first research paper in 2022.

Kelly Darcy is s a Lecturer in Management: Retail Strategy, Innovation and Operations alongside beingan Associate Lecturer in the areas of Fashion Business, Psychology & Sustainability, Marketing, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the London College of Fashion and London Southbank University. Alongside her work, she also coaches entrepreneurs on a one-to-one basis. Kelly is part of an MBA in Sustainability Leadership where she campaigns for policy change and also brings sustainable practices into her own life and consumer behaviours. She also runs wellbeing workshops in fashion & body positivity and in 2020 started to run courses in starting a sustainable fashion business.She has worked as a fashion business consultant in the fashion industry for 10 years and across her client portfolio, Kelly also researches, coaches and is an experienced facilitator. Kelly is also an Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Kelly studied at LCF with a BA in Fashion Business and an MSc in Applied Psychology in Fashion, she hopes to make it a hat-trick with a PhD in Consumer Culture, which she aims to start over the coming years.

Karen Manville is a lecturer on the Fashion Management course at the Fashion Business School who's industry experience includes working with companies including Nails Inc, Harrods, L'Occitane and training with brands including Aveda, Decleor, Demalogica, Elemis and Guinot. She has been teaching at the UAL since 2005 during which she gained an MA in Education (2013).  Karen is currently in her final year of her PhD focusing on the benefits of canine assisted interaction on the mental health of HE students. She has presented her research at a number of conferences in the UK including Worcesters University: Seeds of Knowledge and British Psychology Society: Division of Health Psychology, and alongside her dog Elvis (more commonly known as Fathead) she had provided canine therapy for a number of years as part of her research for her PhD at Middlesex University.

Toyin Laketu is the Product and Supply Chain Management Lecturer at the Fashion Business School, working across undergraduate and post graduate programmes.  Toyin has a Masters in International Business and has been teaching across business and fashion disciplines since 2019.  She has completed her PG Cert in creative education and holds a Fellowship of Higher Education Academy.

Toyin has over 14 years’ experience of working with UK leading fashion, retail, and creative businesses, focusing on business development, marketing, and international strategy.

She has worked to promote the UK creative industries and fashion across Europe, Asia, Middle East, and the US and has delivered new business success and partnerships for brands, such as Cath Kidston, Marks and Spencer, Christopher Raeburn, Alex Monroe, Debenhams and many more.

Toyin has worked in partnership with organisations such as British Fashion Council and UK Fashion and Textiles Association and many others, working on Government initiatives to increase UK businesses export activity in new markets.

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 Consumer Behaviour - 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.

Fran Sheldon, Lecturer in Fashion Management (Sustainability). Fran holds a BA in Design for Performance: Costume, and an MA(Dist) in Fashion Promotion & Imaging. Teaching qualifications include a PGCert in Creative Education, and professional recognition as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Fran has taught globally at leading fashion schools in the subjects of retail data analytics, fashion technology, and sustainable development for fashion and retail. Fran has provided research and analysis for successful Fashion Revolution campaigns (‘Who Made my Clothes?’ and ‘Fashion Transparency Index’), including compiling their Influencer learning pack for their ‘#HAULTERNATIVE’ campaign. Fran is Chair of the Education Committee for Fashion Roundtable, and contributing writer to their Informer publication. Prior to working in Higher Education Fran was Head of Education at EDITED (Retail Data Analytics) and designed and launched the online education platform and accreditation for fashion retail professionals to encourage accurate retailing, and data lead decision making. Whilst at EDITED Fran worked closely with companies like John Lewis, Fitflop, and Farfetch, and continues to speak and write about big data in fashion at retail industry events like Magic, Top Drawer and Pure, and for publications like Fashion United and WWD. Fran is the UK Research Lead for the ‘Give (back) credit to the heritage communities project’ proposed by the Give Back Credit social activist network. The project seeks to address the pervasiveness of cultural appropriation in the global fashion industry, by protecting endangered knowledge, local supply networks, and heritage crafts vital to our sustainable fashion future.

Sonia Vega-Pérez, Lecturer in Product Management. Sonia’s academic background is in Marketing and Communications and Fashion and Luxury Business Management, having studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, as well as University of Oxford and UAL. ​For the last 10 years, Sonia has worked in multiple industries and markets for brands of the likes of ASOS, Google and Farfetch. She has extensive experience in Brand and Business Strategy, and a strong expertise in Ecommerce and Digital Marketing. Sonia is Fellow of the RSA. Since 2020 Sonia studies for a PhD at UAL on Consumer Culture within Fashion and Aesthetics, researching on trends and cultural movements.

Serena Gossain teaches on luxury brand management, branding and marketing at FBS, on the BSc and MSc programmes in Fashion Management as well as guest lecturing at other leading arts universities.  Luxury brand management is a specialist subject area that Serena has been engaged with for over 8 years. Serena has an MA in Visual Communication from Central Saint Martins, a PGCHE and is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Serena is an accomplished creative professional with over 25 years of experience in branding, design and advertising. Her industry background working within advertising and design agencies, provides a strategic appreciation of the power of brand communication, positioning and marketing.  Serena has created successful campaigns and branding concepts for clients in the UK and USA.  Serena also works as a freelance art director/branding consultant and is based in West London.

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.

Fees and funding

Home fee

£9,250 per year

This fee is correct for 2023/24 entry and is subject to change for 2024/25 entry.

Tuition fees may increase in future years for new and continuing students.

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

£25,970 per year

This fee is correct for 2023/24 entry and is subject to change for 2024/25 entry.

Tuition fees for international students may increase by up to 5% in each future year of your course.

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.

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Entry requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are:

 

One or a combination of the following accepted full level 3 qualifications.
 

·       A Level Passes in at least 3 subjects to total a minimum 120 UCAS tariff points. Preferred subjects include, Maths, Business Studies, Economics, Science, Humanities and Modern Foreign Languages;

·       IB Diploma 25 points;

·       Distinction, Distinction, Merit in BTEC Extended Diploma;

·       or equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications;

· and Passes in at least SIX GCSEs at grade B (6) or above including English, Maths and a Science reflecting the course rationale and Business and Management Benchmarks statement (QAA, 2019).

   

 

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

· 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 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Please check our main English Language Requirements.

Selection criteria

The course team seeks to recruit students who can demonstrate: A strong interest in the different roles of management within the fashion industry;

· An analytical problem solving approach;

· A proactive attitude;

· Self-motivation and an independent approach;

· An ability to multi-task;

· Strong numeracy skills.

 

Applicants will be expected to evidence reasons in the application for:

· Why you want to come on the course and what you will bring to the course;

· An understanding of the different management roles within the fashion industry;

· An awareness of current affairs;

· An awareness of fashion and the role it plays in the culture of a society;

· The ability to work in a team;

· A motivation to succeed on the course;

· A motivation for working in management in the fashion industry.

Apply now

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

You should apply though UCAS – Universities and Colleges Admissions Service – and you will need the following information:

University code:          U65

UCAS Code:                 WN31

Transfers

If you are currently studying somewhere else on a course in an equivalent subject area and would like to transfer to this course, you can transfer to:

  • Year 2 - if you’ve completed 120 credits in Year 1.
  • Year 3 - if you’ve completely 240 credits in Years 1 and 2.

Apply via UCAS and choose Year 2 or 3 for your POE (Point of Entry)

Please check our Student Transfer Policy for more important information and be ready to provide us with your current course handbook and Year 1/Year 2 unit transcripts.

Please be ready to provide an official document (translated into English) from your current university, explaining the learning outcomes of the units you have completed.

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.

Application deadline

We recommend you apply by 18:00 PM (GMT) on  25 January 2023 for equal consideration. However this course will consider applications after that date, subject to places being available.

You can only apply to the same course once per year. Any duplicate applications will be withdrawn. Applications for this course can only be accepted for this year of entry.

What happens next

All application forms, personal statements and references are read and considered by the course team against the selection criteria listed in the Entry Requirements and Selection Criteria sections.

How we notify you of the outcome of your application

If you applied through UCAS the result of your application will be communicated to you via UCAS through UCAS Track. You will only receive further communication directly from the College if your application has been successful. This will be in the form of a full offer pack including details of accommodation, fees, and other important information.

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 an undergraduate course:

You must apply through UCAS, where you will need the following information:

  • University code – U65
  • UCAS course code – WN31

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. Applications for this course can only be accepted for this year of entry. Applications for deferred entry cannot be accepted. Read the UAL international application advice for further information on how to apply.

Transfers

If you are currently studying somewhere else on a course in an equivalent subject area and would like to transfer to this course, you can transfer to:

  • Year 2 - if you’ve completed 120 credits in Year 1.
  • Year 3 - if you’ve completely 240 credits in Years 1 and 2.

Apply via UCAS and choose Year 2 or 3 for your POE (Point of Entry)

Please check our Student Transfer Policy for more important information and be ready to provide us with your current course handbook and Year 1/Year 2 unit transcripts.

If you are an International applicant and studying outside the UK, please complete your Direct application and then contact us via your UAL Portal to ask to be considered for Year 2/Year 3.

Please be ready to provide an official document (translated into English) from your current university, explaining the learning outcomes of the units you have completed.

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.

Application deadline

We recommend you apply by 18:00 PM (GMT) on  25 January 2023 for equal consideration. However this course will consider applications after that date, subject to places being available.

What happens next

Immigration History Check

Whether you are applying online via UCAS or through a UAL representative 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 references 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 then decide if they are able to make an offer based on the work you have demonstrated. It may be, however, that the tutor wishes to speak with you further about your application and so you will be invited to attend an online interview. Please note that not all applicants will be invited to attend interview.

If you are made an offer, you will have the opportunity to engage with course teams at a number of planned engagement activities, where you will be able to ask any questions you may have and also speak to current students studying on the course.

How we notify you of the outcome of your application

If you applied through UCAS the result of your application will be communicated to you via UCAS through UCAS Track. If you have applied directly or through an agent, we will notify you through the UAL portal. You will only receive further communication directly from the College if your application has been successful. This will be in the form of a full offer pack including details of accommodation, fees, and other important information.

If the academic team wish to consider your application further, you will be invited to attend an interview either in person or via telephone where an international academic will ask you questions to establish your suitability for the course.

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.

Potential changes to course structure

Please note: the information outlined is an indicative structure of the course. Whilst we will aim to deliver the course as described on this page, there may be situations where it is desirable or necessary for the University to make changes in course provision, for example because of regulatory requirements or operational efficiencies, before or after enrolment. If this occurs, we will communicate all major changes to all applicants and students who have either applied or enrolled on the course. Please note that due to staff research agreements or availability, not all of the optional modules listed may be available every year. In addition, the provision of course options which depend upon the availability of specialist teaching, or on a placement at another institution, cannot be guaranteed. Please check this element of the course with the course team before making a decision to apply.

Webpage updates

We will update this webpage from time to time with new information as it becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact a member of the course team.

Careers

All of our undergraduate 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:
  • An on-course work experience or placement year. Please note, this is not available on every course; please see the Course Details section for information about work placement opportunities.
  • 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

Graduates work in Supply Chain, Merchandising, Financial Management and People Management. They have secured positions with several companies, including Zara, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Coach, Christian Dior Couture, Net-A-Porter, Farfetch, H&M, Arcadia, The Business of Fashion, Ted Baker, and Matchesfashion (to name a few).

Graduates have also secured employment outside the fashion industry with companies like BearingPoint, Amazon, and Nielsen, and have also enrolled in PhD study programmes.

Alumni