• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Fashion MA from Middlesex University will help you develop a focused enquiry leading to a major project using some of the best traditional and state-of-the-art facilities in the UK, encouraged and supported by world-class academic and technical staff.


Why study MA Fashion at Middlesex University?

This course offers a highly practical approach for ambitious students who want to challenge the fashion communication industry at the highest level. Drawing on the expertise of a diverse range of fashion communication and design practitioners and academics, guest lecturers and technical advisers, you will enhance your knowledge and skills through a series of projects using practice-led research and supportive written work.

Our London based £80 million Grove building offers access to state-of-the-art facilities and specialist workshops. Here you can explore digital and analogue technologies through a combination of workshop inquiry and in-depth research supported by some of the UK’s leading practitioners and technical experts.

You will graduate with a portfolio providing you with a platform to advance your fashion career in new and challenging directions whether it’s setting up a new enterprise, working for a global brand or disrupting the status quo.

Course highlights

  • A strategic curriculum designed specifically to address the needs of a rapidly evolving industry.
  • Access to some of London’s best facilities, including state of the art photography and film studios, editing suites, extensive reprographic equipment, laser cutting, 3D printing, as well as traditional fashion workshops, screenprinting, knitting, weaving, digital embroidery and digital printing
  • Alumni such as Martine Rose, Christopher Raeburn, Ashley Isham, Malene Oddershede Bach, and Ashish
  • Guest lectures and masterclasses from leading industry professionals and thinkers.
  • The opportunity to enrol as a Student Learning Advisor, allowing you to earn money whilst gaining valuable work experience

Career opportunities

This course will prepare you for a diverse range of fashion careers in the design, communications, marketing, promotion, jewellery, accessories, textiles and journalism industries worldwide. We encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in our students, giving them the confidence to set up independent fashion labels in the future.

Our graduates have gone on to work for prestigious companies such as:

  • Louis Vuitton
  • Celine
  • Tom Ford
  • Givenchy
  • Lanvin
  • Marni
  • Kenzo
  • Vivienne Westwood
  • Burberry
  • Alexander McQueen
  • Roland Mouret

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing Practice
  • Critical Debates
  • Body and Space
  • Advanced Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We recommend applying as early as possible for your chosen postgraduate course to ensure you are granted a place.

    September (EU/INT induction)

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • To be accepted to study on the MA Fashion, you would normally be a graduate from a Fashion based degree with a grade of 2:1 or higher
  • We will consider mature applicants with good, relevant knowledge and skills that wish to return to education
  • For the Fashion Business strand, relevant business experience in the field of fashion or equivalent rather than a design portfolio will be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13900 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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

UK/EU Students

  • Part-time per taught credit: £53

International Students

  • Part-time per taught credit: £93

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


We don't want you to be discouraged from university study due to financial reasons so we offer scholarships, awards and bursaries. They aren't like a loan because you don't need to pay them back.

We award them for different reasons based on your personal circumstances, such as academic achievement. You can use the money to reduce your tuition fees or to assist with expenses.

You could be entitled for a loan from Student Finance of up to £10,906 for taught and research master's courses. This is a non means-tested loan to help cover your fees, other course costs and living costs.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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