12 months
23610 GBP/year
11550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This rigorous specialist design MA Fashion Design Management course at the University of the Arts London (UAL) helps to equip the next generation of creative managers for a dynamic career in fashion design and innovation management.


At the MA Fashion Design Management course at University of the Arts London (UAL) you will develop a range of essential practical management skills alongside a critical understanding of the global impact of fashion design. This will support your development towards a career in further research or in industry where a holistic appreciation of sustainable management is a pre-requisite. This exciting and dynamic course will help you develop a valuable knowledge base through opportunities to work on industry-relevant projects tackling design management challenges in the current global fashion industry.

The continuing growth of the creative industries in the UK, has created employment opportunities for fashion design leaders and managers. The high demand for fashion design management is reflected in the career sections of professional networking and employment sites. MA Fashion Design Management prepares future design leaders and managers for a career in the fashion industry.

Effective design management is a key strategy in developing and maintaining the success of global fashion businesses. MA Fashion Design Management will give you a critical understanding of the global impact of fashion design through the lenses of sustainable design strategies, transparent supply chain development and innovation management.

What to expect

This course takes a holistic approach to draw together business and management from a creative perspective. A diverse range of teaching and learning methods is used and you will have access to a wide range of resources within the University of the Arts including Libraries, Academic Support, and the Language Centre. You can expect:

  • Master classes & industry guest speakers
  • Practice based units & prototype development
  • Individual & group presentations
  • Group work & peer assessment
  • Lectures, seminars & workshops
  • Reflective statements & self-evaluation
  • Formative assessment feed-forward sessions
  • Summative assessment
  • Online digital learning
  • Virtual museum and gallery visits
  • Written assessment including blogs; business reports; case studies and research projects  

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

Block 1

  • Collaborative Challenge
  • Design Management Principles 
  • Sustainable Design Thinking 
  • Block 2

    • Design and Innovation Strategy
    • Leading Design Practice 
    • Research Proposal 

    Block 3

    • Masters Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 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

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Entry requirements

  • An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline. Applicants with a degree in another subject may be considered, depending on the strength of the application;
  • OR Equivalent qualifications
  • You will be required to submit a CV in support of your application. This should include your full education and employment history.
  • Study proposal for Masters Project
  • Personal Statement - You should communicate your motivation for studying this course in no more than 500 words

  • There is no requirement to submit a portfolio for this course. However, if you wish to include a portfolio or other evidence to support your application, a digital portfolio may be submitted by providing a URL at the end of your Personal Statement.

Tuition Fee

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    23610 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23610 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 GBP per year during 12 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.


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