12 months
23000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop essential career skills and industry knowledge at this Fashion Marketing and Branding MA course at the University of Southampton. You’ll gain in-depth understanding of the modern fashion world and learn from our academics’ research excellence and knowledge of the sector. You’ll be based in an art school, so you can put your skills into practice through collaborative projects.

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This Fashion Marketing and Branding MA course at the University of Southampton is ideal if you’re a business, management or marketing graduate who wants to specialise in fashion. It’s also a great opportunity if you’ve studied a creative subject and want to build your business skills. If you’re already working in the industry it could help you gain new specialisms to advance your career. 

On this MA you’ll develop knowledge of issues and trends in the modern fashion world such as: 

  • globalisation 
  • technological advances 
  • fast fashion 
  • sustainability

Our professional links and proximity to London mean you’ll benefit from industry exposure right from the start , with guest lecturers from famous brands and study visits to London fashion events. 

Optional modules allow you to personalise your course to suit your interests or career ambitions. An individual project and report will give you the chance to demonstrate your research skills and industry insights. 

We place a strong emphasis on employability, with lectures and workshops aimed at helping you move into your chosen job role. After completing this course you’ll be in the perfect position to enter the global fashion marketing and branding industry, or follow your research interests at PhD level. 

Our graduates have gone on to careers with major high-street brands, in journalism, and in international advertising.

Career Opportunities

With this degree you’ll be in an excellent position to enter the global fashion marketing and branding industry. Potential roles include: 

  • brand manager 
  • marketing communications manager 
  • journalist 
  • forecaster 
  • analyst 
  • marketing consultant 
  • entrepreneur 
  • merchandiser 

Graduates have gone on to a variety of careers, including merchandising at Next, fashion journalism, and working for an international advertising agency in Shanghai. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fashion Marketing and Branding 
  • Final Project (Fashion Marketing and Branding)
  • Professional and Academic Skills 
  • Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Digital Cultures
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Experimental Publishing
  • Exploring the Visual Language of Display
  • Global Marketing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • UK: Make sure we receive the application at least 4 weeks before the start
  • International: Make sure we receive your application at least 6 weeks before the start


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You'll need a 2:2 degree in a relevant subject, such as fashion, marketing, PR or communications.

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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