Culture, Style and Fashion

Nottingham Trent University

12 months
14500 GBP/year
8000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This unique research-based Culture, Style and Fashion course from Nottingham Trent University is for people who are fascinated by trends and meanings in visual and material culture, and who want to become expert in understanding how surface appearance and changing fashions in diverse fields relate to cultural ideas and values. 

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You’ll learn through the study of core histories and theories, and develop advanced knowledge of academic approaches to key concepts such as glamour, cool, nostalgia, and authenticity.You’ll communicate your ideas about culture to a range of audiences in professional and innovative ways. Assessments take the form of academic conference papers, short audio / visual presentations, or documentaries and journalistic articles. This will prepare you for careers in cultural research, or as a commentator.

Key features

  • Study on a full-time or part-time basis, with flexible teaching and learning
  • Negotiate your projects to support your personal and professional aspirations
  • Learn through an innovative curriculum, studying across fields and genres, focusing on key themes within visual and material culture
  • Gain an understanding of the political, social, environmental and ethical implications of style culture
  • Learn to communicate your ideas about culture in a professional way, through media such as academic conference papers, documentaries, and journalistic articles
  • Attend workshops for creative thinking, writing for different audiences and media, and relevant software like Adobe InDesign, Premiere Pro and Shorthand
  • Develop your practical skills in the basics of mobile journalism and communications
  • Opportunity to take part in live briefs and collaborations, allowing you to network and gain experience
  • Benefit from guest speakers who will share their specialist knowledge, challenge perspectives, and give insight into current cultural developments
  • Attend study trips to local and international archives, galleries and trend-forecasting agencies
  • Be taught by experienced lecturers who are experts in their field and committed to excellence and innovation in teaching and learning
  • Prepare for further study, such as a PhD

Careers and employability

This Culture, Style and Fashion course from Nottingham Trent University will help you to develop a range of postgraduate attributes including:

  • independence and self-direction
  • literacy
  • team-working
  • communication in a range of media
  • the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

Graduates from this course will be equipped with expert and current knowledge and skills relevant to a range of potential careers and further study. These include:

  • cultural journalism across a range of subjects and media
  • authoring cultural books and commentary for a wider audience
  • research and consultancy where understanding of trends and issues affecting consumers is needed
  • curation or communication roles in cultural institutions such as museums and galleries
  • teaching at further education or higher education level
  • progression to PhD study with the goal of teaching and / or research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culture, Style and Fashion
  • Style Matters: Histories and Theories in Style Culture
  • Surface and Depth: themes and methodologies
  • Negotiated Independent Research Project

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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.
Upper Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
83 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.1 honours degree in a related subject.
  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and / or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


  • UK/EU: £4,000
  • International: £7,250


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