12 months
14100 GBP/year
8100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Fashion and Textiles MA at De Montfort University is a research-inspired, practice-based and design-led adventure for experienced fashion, intimate apparel, footwear, accessories and textile creatives. 

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Reasons to study the  Fashion and Textiles MA at De Montfort University :

  • Learn from an expert teaching team who are active in their own field, and maintain links within the industry and current designers, ensuring they teach real-world relevant skills
  • Learn in a highly stimulating practice-based environment that challenges you to develop and explore your chosen specialism and potential career path at Masters level
  • Enhance your academic research skills and understanding in order to ignite your creativity and authoritatively position your creative directions
  • Opportunity to contextualise your own work and collaboratively work with international practitioners within the discipline of fashion and textiles
  • Access to top-class facilities within a dedicated centre with access to a range of workshops and a host of specialist equipment
  • The new Vijay Patel building has been designed to provide the space and facilities where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design courses
  • Guest lectures from fashion industry experts complement the course

At the heart of this course is a focus on building creative, technical and intellectual knowledge, alongside critical and contextual understanding of wider issues.

There is a close-knit community of postgraduate students and staff which creates a supportive learning environment for students from around the world. We will provide a stimulating environment for highly motivated, dedicated and innovative graduates from fashion and textile design disciplines to take their development to the next level of creative innovation.

Graduate careers

Graduates from the School have gone on to work in roles ranging from design, product development, buying, and garment technology to working freelance or starting up their own business. They have also gone on to work for national and multinational companies such as Agent Provocateur, Courtaulds, Abercrombie and Fitch, Tommy Hilfiger, Superdry, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, French Connection, Jigsaw, Next, H&M, Kurt Geiger, L.K. Bennett, Clarks, New Balance, Tesco, Joules, and Primark.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods
  • Design Innovation
  • Design Communication
  • Fashion Promotion and Marketing
  • Design Research and Development
  • Promotion and Portfolio
  • Critical Perspectives in Ethical and Sustainable Fashion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK bachelor’s honours design degree in a fashion, textiles, footwear, or a contour related subject relevant to your chosen subject specialism.

  • If you have other professional qualifications and industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.
  • Applicants with relevant qualifications should submit a portfolio of work. Overseas applicants will be invited to send samples of their work..

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU - £4,050 (part-time) per year


At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

  • Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship page.
  • Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Apply for the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship, worth up to £6,000.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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