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Fashion: Fashion Visual Merchandising, Postgraduate Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 4 months


The Postgraduate Certificate Fashion: Fashion Visual Merchandising programme at University of the Arts London (UAL) builds upon strengths already developed within the college including staff expertise, specialist facilities and close industry links, to provide a suitable learning environment for this specialist study. It is designed to meet both local, regional and international needs for vocational education in aspects of the fashion and creative industries which have a high concentration of activities in London.

The course has been established to extend the postgraduate provision at the college, and has been developed in conjunction with the Fashion Visual Merchandising industry and specialist staff. The Course leader has appropriate specialist expertise and professional experience and staff continue to engage in professional practice and new developments. In addition to the course leader, teaching staff will be drawn from specialists in the appropriate fields, either from within college or as visiting lecturers from industry.


Some graduates from this course may progress onto suitable MA courses in the areas of business and management, while others enter employment in the industry, gaining entry-level (and above) positions in fashion visual merchandising.

Current undergraduates in the department have secured permanent employment at brands including Tom Ford, Louis Vuitton, DZD, John Lewis, Dolce and Gabbana, Etro, And Other Stories, H&M, All Saints, Proportion London, Gap, Top Man, Marks & Spencer, Ann Summers and Harlequin Design.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Visual Merchandising and the Brand Experience
  • Collaborative Project
  • Futures and Innovations Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications are accepted, and offers are made throughout the year. The course will be closed once spaces are filled so we advise that you apply early.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 4 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 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

Entry requirements

  • Evidence of prior learning at undergraduate level and a first degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline
  • You will be required to submit 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.
  • You will be required to submit a digital portfolio of previous and current experience within a related design industry, with a maximum of 30 images. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6645 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6645 GBP per year and a duration of 4 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3630 GBP per year and a duration of 4 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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