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 Any duplicate applications will be withdrawn.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
A Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) in support of your application. This should include your full education and employment history.
The personal statement is your opportunity to tell us about yourself and your suitability for the course that you intend to study.
Some key points to consider:
Your study proposal should be no more than 500 words (excluding research sources, bibliography and appendices). It should have the following structure:
Introduce your work. Briefly outline recent developments prior to application. Describe the anticipated programme of study in detail, demonstrating your knowledge of the historical and contemporary context of your area of study. Focus on specific areas or issues that underpin and frame your proposal.
Programme of study
Outline the sequence of practical, theoretical and visual research that you intend to follow. This will be vital to your programme of study in the development stage in which the Study Proposal will progress and take shape. For example, what type of research would you need to obtain? Any supporting material should appear in the Appendices at the end of the proposal.
Evaluate your work to date. Draw any conclusions you are able to make. Identify what you feel are your strengths and areas for development, and how you intend to manage this.
Give details of libraries, museums, galleries, agencies, and special archives that you have visited as part of your research towards this proposal.
Keep a full record of all original and documentary material consulted. List appropriate reading material using the Harvard Referencing System.
Insert any additional material that you consider relevant but not part of the core of the study proposal. This could include notebooks, drawings, and additional research material.
Please submit a digital portfolio with a maximum of 30 images that you consider would help support your application;
- Your visual portfolio must demonstrate your involvement and creative digital skills in fashion, moving image, ideas generation, an understanding of mise-en-scene, narrative and visual communication.
- This work must be a true reflection of your creative skills and abilities to date.
- You may include fully realised work as well as work in progress.
- If you participated in a particular role for selected works but were not leading the project, please state your role and responsibilities in the creation of the work.
Submit your portfolio via the university’s digital portfolio tool, PebblePad; Further details will be sent to you after you have submitted your application. Please label and present any visual work with care, including dates and captions.
- 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.
- 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 identify a film project from your portfolio and talk about your specific role within the production team. Explain how this experience has inspired you to apply to a master's course at LCF?
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.
Depending on the quality of your application, you may be asked to submit a number of images of your work. For this course your portfolio could include: drawings; photographs of realised designs; speculative design; sketch work; process; and photographs. Label and present any visual work with care, including dates and captions.
If the course team wish to consider your application further, you will be invited 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.