Fashion Design, M.A. | University of Salford | Salford, United Kingdom
18 months
19395 GBP/year
9630 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Fashion Design programme of the University of Salford has been designed in response to national and international demand for a creative and industry-focused postgraduate degree. The aim of this programme is to respond to those needs and produce graduates who have a strong, conceptual and holistic understanding of fashion design.


In a Nutshell

The Fashion Design programme of the University of Salford builds on the success of the highly-rated BA (Hons) Fashion Design, which is recognised as a leading fashion education programme. It was listed by Business of Fashion in 2019 as one of the top 22 fashion design courses globally, and is ranked 11th in the UK in the Guardian League Tables (2019).

This course embraces a range of practices and aims to:

  • Enable you to develop an advanced understanding of research methods in the context of contemporary fashion practice and to understand how creative innovation is advanced through research.
  • Empower you to develop creative, critical, analytical and intellectual competencies appropriate to master’s level degree study.
  • Support you to develop, extend and apply complex strategies and approaches appropriate to professional studio practice, embedding the knowledge and skills required to establish you as a fashion design practitioner.

You will:

  • Develop a broad range of skills in scenic and set design 
  • Learn to analyse and interpret scripts and generate and evaluate visual concepts 
  • Gain the experience to produce three-dimensional scale models and props in order to test and communicate concepts.


Upon graduation students would typically apply for jobs within fashion design or mayset up their own brands/businesses or entrepreneurial ventures.

Graduates may also continue their research through a practice-based PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Research and Fashion Practice
  • Design Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are considered on a rolling basis


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
Lower Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Relevant undergraduate degree, normally at 2:1 or above, and supporting portfolio of practice.
  • Applicants with an undergraduate degree of 2:2 will be considered where a high quality portfolio of practice is presented.
  • International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5, with no element below 5.5, is proof of this.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19395 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19395 GBP per year during 18 months.
  • National

    9630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9630 GBP per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Salford

500 - 800 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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