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Fashion Management

University of Southampton

12 months
23000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Fashion Management MA course offered by the University of Southampton will give you a rare understanding of fashion theory and evolution. You'll learn to manage global relationships between fashion and political, social, ethical, and business contexts.


Course Details

This Fashion Management MA course offered by the University of Southampton is ideal if you’re from a creative, design, business or management background and want to specialise in fashion at management level.

You'll learn how society constructs meaning from fashion and what drives fashion consumption. Through studying aspects of sociology and anthropology as well as fashion, business, art and design. 

We focus on sustainability and ethics throughout this UK master’s in fashion management. You’ll take part in debates on these topics and learn from an annual fashion sustainability forum. Academics who have worked with the United Nations will provide global insight. 

Industry links and input will enhance your learning and career prospects through guest lectures, and internship opportunities. You’ll develop and practice industry specific skills such as: 

  • live project briefs and business plans 
  • digital tools in fashion 
  • trend forecasting 
  • retail reports and price positioning maps 
  • marketing and brand communications 
  • recognising commercial opportunity 

The ability to match your learning to your career goals will give you a competitive advantage as a graduate.

International students will also be able to access free English Language sessions, as part of the University’s mission to enhance academic student support.

Career Opportunities

This master’s will prepare you to join the fashion industry at management level, or to start your own entrepreneurial venture.  

You could go into a career as a:

  • fashion buyer or merchandiser 
  • fashion sourcing or brand manager 
  • supply chain, retail, or public relations manager  
  • marketing consultant 
  • fashion product developer  

Graduates have gone on to work for companies such as: 

  • Burberry 
  • Arcadia Group 
  • Longchamp 
  • Seiko 
  • BestSeller Group 
  • Wuyoung 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fashion Management 
  • Fashion Theory and Context
  • Professional and Academic Skills
  • Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Digital Cultures
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Experimental Publishing
  • Exploring the Visual Language of Display

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:2 degree or equivalent qualification in one of the following subject areas: 

  • advertising 
  • administration 
  • art, events, or fashion hospitality 
  • supply chain management 
  • logistics 
  • tourism management 
  • marketing  
  • public relations (PR) 
  • cultural studies 
  • sociology  
  • psychology 
  • art or fashion design 
  • graphic art 
  • fashion and textile design  
  • textile engineering

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £23,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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