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Fashion and Textiles Design, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The Fashion and Textiles Design programme at Heriot-Watt University aims to develop practice-based learning, informed by an in-depth study of design. It tends to attract students from an art and design background, looking to challenge established practice and offer new insights. Through well-resourced workshops, the course also promotes new approaches and processes.

You’ll be able to study an area of fashion and textiles that interests you. You’ll also be encouraged to work on inter-disciplinary projects, reflecting the School's strategy of creative collaborations between subject areas to foster design innovation. And, you’ll be supported by staff with knowledge that covers everything from design and manufactures through to technology and creativity.

Objectives

  • Challenge traditional and contemporary uses of fashion and textiles, as well as creating the opportunity to promote new approaches and processes in fashion and textiles
  • Provide students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to meet the diverse demands of the fashion and textile industries
  • Encourage, in inter-disciplinary projects, creative collaborations between subject areas to foster innovation
  • Develop an interdisciplinary understanding of key issues relating to the design, management, and innovation in fashion and textiles
  • Develop competent and confident professionals for the global fashion and textiles industries with an in-depth understanding of the creative process and its management in international and local contexts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Fashion and Textiles Practice and Expertise 
  • Design Context
  • Design project
  • Design Technology and Innovation
  • Research Methodologies
  • Raw Materials Testing and Exploration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class
Recommended score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Lower Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You should hold a good (first or second class) Honours degree or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognised British or Overseas University. 
  • In addition, work or project experience in a related company role will be taken into consideration as part of the application process.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14960 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14960 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7168 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7168 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part time fees:

Scotland / Non-UK EU: £3,584

England / Northern Ireland / Wales: £3,584

Overseas: £7,480

Funding

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