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MSc Strategic Fashion Management

College
LCF
Start date
September 2020
Course length
4 years / 5 years (with placement year in industry)
UCAS code
WN31

MSc Strategic Fashion Management combines undergraduate and postgraduate studies, giving many opportunities for students to develop transferable skills which are highly demanded within the fashion industry. Graduates are well placed for careers in management within the competitive global fashion industry as well as other industries.

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.
  • Where graduates have gone on to work: graduates have worked within the fashion industry with companies including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Coach, Christian Dior Couture, Victoria Beckham, Ted Baker, Zara, Adidas, and MATCHESFASHION.
  • 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.

Location

The 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.

London College of Fashion is planning to move to a new single campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2022. This is part of a new development for London prioritising culture, education and innovation, known as East Bank. Students studying this course will begin their studies at High Holborn and are likely to be transferred to LCF’s new site in East London, to complete their studies there, from September 2022. Please see ‘4Fashion: LCF’s move to the Olympic Park’ for more information about the College’s relocation.

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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.

CIMA

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.

Introducing the MSc Strategic Fashion Management

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.

Retail Futures presented in association with Shaftesbury PLC: Fashion Business School Summit 17

Round Table Discussion, presented in association with Shaftesbury PLC, with some of the industry’s most forward-thinking retail experts who will predict the future of retail.

Drapers Merchandising Roundtable

Drapers invited merchandising specialists from the likes of John Lewis, Gant and Dune to debate the future of merchandising in the multichannel world at a roundtable

Fashion Business Summit 20176

The event includes, talks, workshops and student work.

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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

Fashion business facilities

Take a tour of our fashion business facilities at John Prince's Street and High Holborn.

Mare Street Canteen

LCF's social spaces

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

Course overview

Introduction 

MSc Strategic Fashion Management provides a systematic study of a range of applied sciences and industry operations in a global context. The course is designed to respond to the needs of the complex and highly competitive global fashion industry. Fashion businesses of all sizes, from luxury to value operators need graduates who can respond effectively to the constantly changing business context; who can rise to challenges and exploit opportunities. 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. 

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. 

  • Students will develop a solid grounding in both theoretical and practical approaches to supply chain, merchandising, financial and people management. Students will learn to respond effectively to the constant changes and challenges in global supply and demand.  

  • Students 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 Masters 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.  

  • The course makes full use of relationships with international organisations and Universities.  

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. Students may wish to take advantage of the optional placement year between year two and year three of the course. This placement could be in the UK or overseas and may include a combination of international study and work experience. Successful completion of this year will give you an additional qualification, the Diploma in Professional Studies, as well as enhancing the employability of students by offering valuable experience and contacts within the industry. 

Mode of study 

MSc Strategic Fashion Management runs for 90 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 (20 credits)
  • Better Lives (20 credits)

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

  • Business Analytics (20 credits)
  • People Management (20 credits)
  • Language & Culture for Business (20 credits)
  • Digital Skills for Fashion Business (20 credits)
  • Industry Experience Project (40 credits)

Year 3, Stage 2

Optional Diploma in Professional Studies 120 credits at Level 5 (year in industry or overseas work placement)

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

  • Researching Consumer Behaviour (20 credits)
  • Luxury Brand Management (40 credits)
  • Corporate Finance & 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 & 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;
  • 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:

  • Lectures and Seminars 

  • Practical Workshops 

  • Briefings, tutorials and feedback sessions 

  • Collaborative project work 

  • Presentations 

  • Online learning 

  • Academic skills workshops 

  • Library and induction sessions 

Assessment methods

The following assessment methods are employed to support the integrated aims of the course outcomes:

  • Business Reports 

  • Essays 

  • Reflective reports 

  • Portfolio Work 

  • Presentations 

  • Exams 

  • Live Negotiations 

  • Dissertation or Practice-based project as final major project 

Staff

Dr Emmanuel Sirimal Silva is course leader for the Integrated MSc in Strategic Fashion Management and senior lecturer in Quantitative Methods. He holds 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 from UAL, and PhD Statistics (2016) from Bournemouth University (BU) in UK. Emmanuel is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Since joining the Fashion Business School in 2015, Emmanuel has been 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 45 published journal articles (with several ABS ranked 2*, 3* and 4* publications) with over 570 citations. Read Emmanuel's full profile here.

Liz Gee is associate dean for the fashion management courses at the Fashion Business School . Liz has been teaching financial management and corporate strategy at the London College of Fashion since 2006. Liz is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and as a chartered manager, is a member of the Chartered Management Institute. Liz has fashion industry financial experience as treasurer of Debenhams plc and as a corporate banker with Barclays plc. A fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Liz completed her MA in Academic Practice at UAL in 2014 with a thesis on the pedagogy of enterprise and employability and recently received a UAL award for Teaching Excellence. Liz’s subject-related research interests lie in new funding paradigms for fashion businesses and she is currently writing several chapters of a textbook of Strategic Fashion Management. Read Liz Gee's full profile here.

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.

Francesca Bonetti is a lecturer in Fashion Marketing at undergraduate and postgraduate level at London College of Fashion, and a PhD researcher in marketing, consumer-facing technology and retailing with a focus on the fashion industry at The University of Manchester, Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences, School of Materials. She has teaching and research expertise in strategic fashion marketing, fashion marketing communications, digital fashion marketing, tech innovations and international marketing. Francesca has international industry experience in marketing communications and business development in the fashion and apparel sector, through which she developed an extensive knowledge of the international media landscape and internationalisation strategies. Currently consulting for fashion brands and retailers on retailing and wholesaling, communications strategies and the use of consumer-facing technology across retail channels. She was awarded her master’s degree in Marketing with distinction from the University of St Andrews in 2012.

Hannah Middleton is lecturer in Fashion Product Development and Buying. Hannah has worked as a fashion buyer for several well-known high street retailers, such as House of Fraser, Jigsaw, Dorothy Perkins, TK Maxx, JD Sports, Phase Eight. Hannah bought fashion brands but most of her years as a buyer have been spent working with designers and manufacturers, buying own label brands. Hannah also consults for small to medium sized fashion businesses. Her research investigates the buying role and the changing relationship between buyer and merchandiser. Hannah holds a PGCert in Academic Practice (MMU) and BA Hons Modern Languages & International Marketing (UNN).

Zoe Hinton is ecturer in Fashion Product Development and Buying. Zoe has extensive retail and head office buying and merchandising roles in high street fashion retailers including the Arcadia Group, House of Fraser and New Look. She has worked on multi-product brands across all retailers resulting in record sales, including mainstream womenswear, young fashion, petite, tall and maternity brands. Zoe launched new brands Petite & Tall for New Look in 2013. Zoe has been a lecturer for the past 4 years, for LCF Short Courses, LCF Fashion Business School and Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design. She is currently exploring the concept of digital learning alongside her continuing interests in fashion buying and product development. Zoe holds a BA (Hons) Fashion Design (De Montfort University, 2001) and a PGCert Academic Practice (UAL, 2016).

Johnny Martin FCA is Entrepreneur in Residence at London College of Fashion. He is professionally, The Numbers Coach – an experienced director who now passionately explains business numbers and jargon to help young businesses find their business model. He is a British Library Business & IP Centre partner and runs regular workshops, as well as being a mentor for the Royal College of Art Innovation Unit.

Kirsty Nevitt is lecturer in retail management/operations/strategy. Kirsty has worked in the fashion industry for over ten years as buyer and then a business development and innovation expert working for Harrods, Lyle & Scott and Gloverall in Europe, the USA and the Far East. Kirsty has extensive experience in fashion retailing from store management and retail operations to buying, merchandising and new business innovations. She is a graduate of Glasgow Caledonian University with a BA in Business and an MSc in Fashion Marketing. Her research interests lie in the future of fashion, with particular interest in how new technologies in both retail and product are engaging, converting and retaining consumers.

James Clark is a senior lecturer in buying and merchandising for a number of courses at London College of Fashion. He is the author of Fashion Merchandising: Principles and Practice (Palgrave). James Clark has lectured in buying and merchandising since 2007 and prior to that worked in numerous roles within UK fashion retail businesses such as Debenhams, Viyella and House of Fraser, with his last substantive position being that of head of merchandising. He has consulted with a number of brands including Gant and House of Fraser. Since joining UAL, James has taught on the BSc (Hons) Fashion Management, MSc Strategic Fashion Management and BA (Hons) Buying and Merchandising courses. As part of his academic work he has supported undergraduate students throughout their studies and is an established final year dissertation tutor. In addition to these activities, James has worked on behalf of the university in several countries including China, Korea, India, Russia, Dubai and Panama. He has also published his first academic book, Fashion Merchandising: Principles and Practice, to support his teaching and research interests. Read James Clark'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.

Sally Bain is Placement Year Leader: Diploma in Professional Studies (DiPS). She is widely networked in the fashion industry and an active member of The Chambers retail network group.  She has a wealth of industry experience with a career spanning Journalism (including Editor of Drapers), Retail Analysis (Head of Research and Publications at Verdict / Senior Analyst at Mintel), Retail / Communications consultancy (including with The Chambers group) and Lecturing on Marketing and Retail Futures at a variety of UK universities. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, University of the Arts, and in 2012 was presented with the UAL Award for Teaching Excellence.

Dr. Cherie Chen is the Subject Leader Finance.

Dr Stine Hedegaard is a lecturer in Fashion Management and advisor on Sustainable Consumption and Sustainability Strategy Challenges. She has a background in consumer insights and for the past 10 years she has focused on the intersection of consumer insights and sustainability. She has substantial experience in the fashion industry, working for brands such as COS and H&M, and from her role as development director at Danish Fashion Institute. She holds a PhD in Organization and Management (Copenhagen Business School), an MSc in Social Psychology (London School of Economics and Political Science) an MSc in Psychology (University of Copenhagen) and a BSc in Psychology (University of Copenhagen).

Olga Mitterfelner is an internationally experienced Fashion Marketing professional and lecturer specialising in Strategic and Luxury Fashion Branding, Marketing and PR. Olga holds a BA in Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing and an MA in Textile Futures from Central Saint Martins. She runs a design and brand consultancy and a blog on ethical marketing (fashionblogga). Olga has worked in the fashion industry in Europe and Asia and is fluent in five languages. She is a member of the British Sociological Association, the Association of Dress Historians and an Associate and chartered member of the International Textile Institute where she is also part of the qualifications committee.

How to apply

Opportunities for all

We are committed to making university education an achievable option for a wider range of people and to supporting all of our students in achieving their potential both during and after their courses.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. If you have a disability (e.g. mobility difficulties, sensory impairments, medical or mental health conditions or Asperger’s syndrome) we strongly encourage you to contact us on disability@arts.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 7514 6156 so that we can plan the right support for you. All enquiries are treated confidentially. To find out more, visit our Disability & Dyslexia webpages.

Entry requirements

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

  • A Level Passes at Grade C or above (preferred subjects include Business Studies, Maths, Economics, Science, Humanities and Modern Foreign Languages);
  • Distinction, Distinction, Merit at BTEC National Diploma;
  • IB Diploma 25 points equivalent to 120 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 300 old UCAS tariff points);
  • 120 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 300 old UCAS tariff points) from a combination of the above qualifications or an equivalent full Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject;
  • or equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications;
  • and at least SIX GCSE passes at Grade B or above, or grade 6 or above, including Maths, English and a Science.

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

The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill. 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;
  • An ability to multi-task.

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;
  • And a motivation for working in management in the fashion industry.

Making your application

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

Making your application

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

University code:          U65

UCAS Code:                 WN31

Campus code:             There is no Campus Code for this course.

London College of Fashion does not accept applications for deferred entry. You should therefore apply in the year you wish to study.

Entry to Year 2 or Year 3

If you have successfully completed 120 credits (year 1) or 240 credits (years 1 and 2) in the equivalent units/modules on a degree course at another institution and wish to continue your studies at London College of Fashion, you can apply to transfer to year 2 or year 3 respectively. The Admissions Tutor will consider applicants for entry to year 2 and 3 on a case by case basis, subject to places being available on the course. You must apply through UCAS and indicate POE 2 for entry to year 2 or POE 3 for entry to year 3 on your application. Click here for important information about our UAL External Student Transfer Policy.

Application deadline

We recommend you apply by 15th January for equal consideration. However this course will consider applications after that date, subject to places being available.

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 and how your application is considered, and what happens next.

Applicants who will need a Tier 4 General Student Visa should check the Visas and Immigration page which provides important information about UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) requirements.

How we assess your application

All application forms, personal statements and references are read and considered by the course team against the entry requirements and selection criteria listed above. If you have achieved or expect to achieve the standard entry requirements you will be invited to attend an interview.  Please note that not all applicants are invited to attend interview.  When you have attended your interview we will advise you of your outcome.

Making your application

There are three ways international students can apply to an undergraduate course at London College of Fashion:

If you choose to apply though UCAS – Universities and Colleges Admissions Service – you will need the following information:

University code:          U65

UCAS Code:                 WN31

You can only apply to the same course once per year whether you are applying via UCAS, UAL Representative or using the UAL online application system. Any duplicate application will be withdrawn.

For further advice on how to apply please visit the UAL International Application page.

London College of Fashion does not accept applications for deferred entry. You should therefore apply in the year you wish to study.

Entry to Year 2 or Year 3

If you have successfully completed 120 credits (year 1) or 240 credits (years 1 and 2) in the equivalent units/modules on a degree course at another institution and wish to continue your studies at London College of Fashion, you can apply to transfer to year 2 or year 3 respectively. The Admissions Tutor will consider applicants for entry to year 2 and 3 on a case by case basis, subject to places being available on the course. You must apply through UCAS and indicate POE 2 for entry to year 2 or POE 3 for entry to year 3 on your application. Click here for important information about our UAL External Student Transfer Policy.

Application deadline

We recommend you apply by 15th January 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 or direct application 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. 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 look at your portfolio and ask you questions to establish your suitability for the course.

If you are successful at the interview stage you will be offered a place. Applicants are not guaranteed to be asked to attend an interview.

Please note that if you are unable to attend interview, the College may not be able to re-schedule.

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.

Fees & Funding

Home / EU fee

£9,250

This applies for the 2020/21 academic year.

Tuition fees for undergraduate degree courses have been set at £9,250 per year for full-time study, subject to changes in the law. Tuition fees may increase in future years for new and continuing students, in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Please visit our Undergraduate tuition fees page for more information.

International fee

£22,920

This applies for the 2020/21 academic year.

Additional costs

In addition to tuition fees you are very likely to incur additional costs such as travel expenses and the cost of materials. Please read the information on our additional costs page. Please note that whilst membership of CIMA is paid by LCF at no cost to students, for this there is a fee of approximately £70 payable directly to CIMA to undertake an examination to complete the Certificate in Business Accounting. The course team provide tutorial support free of charge to support students who wish to prepare for the unit to complete the certificate.

Charges may be made for special clothing or equipment which students may need in order to participate in certain activities which form part of the course but which they retain. However, where such clothing or equipment is necessary for the student’s health or safety a charge may only be made for clothing and equipment which the student retains if the student also has the option of borrowing the clothing or equipment free of charge.

Accommodation

Find out about the accommodation options available and how much they will cost.

Scholarships and awards

There are a number of scholarships and awards available to students on this course. Use our search tool to find out more information.

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Careers and alumni

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.

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