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Textile Design

University of the Arts London (UAL)

15 months
23610 GBP/year
11550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Textile Design degree at University of the Arts London (UAL) is underpinned by sustainable and responsible approaches to design.


The content and structure of the course supports you to explore, contextualise and deeply embed creative approaches to sustainable design into your research and practice. You will place yourself at the heart of debates around environmental and societal issues and the changing roles and responsibilities of the designer in relation to these.

The Textile Design degree at University of the Arts London (UAL) offers you an opportunity to explore a broad range of textile design contexts and possibilities in relation to your future ambition. You will look at how you can make a positive impact and help to shape the future of the industry through research and textile design practice.

You will explore key strands of textiles such as:
  • Circular design systems and product lifecycles
  • Environmental processes and impacts of sourcing
  • Production and use of materials
  • Technical and scientific innovations
  • Patterns of consumption and behavioural change
  • New approaches to user-centred design
  • Social impacts and ethical labour
  • Community engagement and environmental issues
  • Designer as activist

Careers and alumni

MA Textile Design graduates have gone on to careers as textiles practitioners and designer-makers either working with, or establishing their own, major and independent fashion labels.

Graduates have gone on to designing prints for Ralph Lauren in New York, working on sustainable craft design projects in India as well as in-house designer for Heritage Cashmere.

Other course alumni have gone on to freelance design work, interior product design or other industry related careers, while some go on to undertake further research.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Exploring and understanding research-led practice
  •  Contextualising research-led practice
  •  Realisation of research-led practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadline has passed. However, this course will remain open until places have been filled. We recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are: 

  • BA (Hons) degree or equivalent academic qualifications
  • Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration
  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio of work 

Entry to this course will also be determined by the quality of your application, looking primarily at your portfolio of work and personal statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23610 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23610 GBP per year during 15 months.
  • National

    11550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 GBP per year during 15 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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