International Jewellery Management

MA - UCA Epsom - 2019

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Our MA International Jewellery Management course is an exciting and innovative degree within our suite of Luxury postgraduate programmes from UCA’s Business School for the Creative Industries. This course is perfect for those who have a passion for jewellery design and are looking to develop business skills in readiness for a career in managing global jewellery brands. 

Working closely and collaboratively with fellow postgraduate students and creative practitioners at our School of Business in Epsom, you will develop your professional and managerial skills in marketing, entrepreneurship, supply chain management and business strategies in the realm of contemporary jewellery.

Every course within our Business School portfolio is taught with a global perspective, giving graduates the skillset required to pursue a creative business career anywhere in the world. Our teaching programmes are all project based, combining knowledge from both business and the creative industries in order to produce well-rounded, highly employable graduates with a highly-regarded qualification.

MA International Jewellery Management is an innovative and exciting new degree for those looking to pursue a career in the jewellery business. You will be taught global business strategies and management techniques specific to this market and will be expected to apply your own entrepreneurial and innovative approaches to jewellery management.

On the course you will be supported with varied briefs and taught through seminars, tutorials and workshops and critiques from professional and experienced academics at our Business School for the Creative Industries. You will also have the unique opportunity to collaborate with postgraduate students on our MA Luxury Brand Management course.

As you progress through your degree you will undertake and explore more refined service design methods for the international jewellery market alongside identifying future trends within the international jewellery sector.

There will be a strong emphasis on your own independent research and at the end of the course you will have developed a final creative industries project. The format is flexible to emulate industry so can be through the development of your proposal through a written report or a design proposition project which accompanies a written report. This work will fully support your career progression and/or further research in this field.

Length of study:

One year full-time


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Entry requirements:

Honours degree, normally 2.1 or above, and/or relevant work experience

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Course details

  • Term 1

    The Business Lecture Series
    This unit allows you to explore contemporary business practices central to today's global creative industry. It will allow you to build a portfolio of knowledge pertinent to your chosen area of business. You will be introduced to a series of successful business professionals who will not only inspire you creatively but also educate you on the realities of industry practice. 

    Global Supply Chain Management
    The unit will cover various supply chain processes including procurement, logistics and supply chain analytics pertinent to the International jewellery business. This end-to-end approach will allow you to understand the necessary planning involved from conception of creative idea through to delivery to consumer, all of which is essential to the success of any enterprise.

    Promotion for Jewellery
    This unit teaches you how to explore the strategies behind meeting the Jewellery consumer needs as well as user interface. It will expose you to a range of methods that will support ideas generation, lateral thinking and linking ideas to solve your jewellery business related problems. You’ll gain extensive knowledge of key brand management and leadership strategies within the jewellery sector.

  • Term 2

    Future Trends
    This unit is designed to promote and develop creative thinking and problem solving. It will allow you to explore the role and purpose of future trend forecasting as a basis to investigate emerging ideas and their impact on a company’s direction. You will be expected to explore your industry and attempt to decode what makes your brands desirable whilst investigating the key components at the heart of successful global brands within your area of discipline.

    International Business Strategy
    Throughout this unit you will be expected to critically examine the strategic management process as it applies to internationally oriented organisations in order to remain and sustain competitiveness within the ever changing and demanding international as well as industrial environments. You will gain better appreciation of the key concepts, tools, and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis.

  • Term 3

    Ideas Development and Project Management
    This unit will focus on advanced levels of research and analysis and you will be required to define and develop individual brand proposals pertinent to your area of discipline. Your research will be directed and guided by a project proposal in which you will negotiate and review your practice with your tutors. This is the development stage of the proposal, where you begin to develop your concepts and build your strategic plans.

    Final Creative Industries Project
    Building on your Project management knowledge from previous units, you will be expected to demonstrate the ability to integrate and apply academic and practical knowledge at a strategic level, often valued by business consultancy organisations and employers. This is a negotiated project, which can evolve from your previous experience working as a business practitioner in the creative industries, or can be delivered as a business start- up project or a consultancy project.

  • Fees

    Uncover all the costs involved, as well as the grants, loans and other financial support you may be entitled to.

  • Fee discounts & scholarships

    To support all of our current students and our recent UK and EU alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.

Business School

The first of its kind in the UK, our new Business School for the Creative Industries builds on our long tradition of collaborating with employers to cultivate leadership, entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.


The MA courses at UCA Epsom share a baseroom with networked computer facilities and you also have access to our extensive range of campus facilities, including: print studios with extensive screen printing facilities, photography studios, 3D workshops, media store for borrowing film and photography equipment. There is also a modern library with a wealth of books, journals, special collections and online resources.

How to apply - 2019 entry

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You can apply throughout the year but we recommend you try and apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas, if required.

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Entry requirements

UK entry requirements

  • An honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline


  • Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project and can demonstrate their potential to satisfactorily complete the course.

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Your portfolio

No formal portfolio is required for this course. We'll require you to attend an Applicant Day which will include an interview. This will also give you the opportunity to visit us, meet the course team and see the facilities. If you wish to bring work for discussion at your interview, you're welcome to do so.

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