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Grace Mcgee, MA Fashion Business & Management, UCA Epsom

Fashion Business & Management MA/MSc

Fashion Business & Management MA/MSc

Course overview

If you are seeking a high-level career in management in the fashion industry, then our dynamic MA/MSc Fashion Business & Management course at UCA Epsom is an ideal way to get there.

This globally-focused and innovative course brings creative thinking and innovation to the forefront of fashion management and is based at our Business School for the Creative Industries. Here, you will build a portfolio of skills and knowledge that will give you a strong grounding in both fashion business practices, and the application of innovative thinking in a commercial context.

This course builds on the success of UCA's undergraduate business courses and provides a learning environment in which you can develop both creative and strategic skills in fashion business, management and marketing.

You will be supported to reach a deeper understanding of how the fashion industry operates, and engage with global fashion brands as you plan and produce a major project that is unique to you.

As well as conducting important individual research, you will be taught the core principles of fashion business and management through a range of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, and will undertake both formative and summative assessment, keeping reflective personal blogs and journals to chart your progress.

Our Postgraduate programmes share a dedicated MA base room and ample workshop spaces. The course also offers both a nurturing learning environment and a strong business-facing culture – enriched by our close connections with the fashion industry – equipping you with the skills to work at a high level in fashion business and management when you graduate.

Length of study 1 year full-time
Campus Epsom
Entry requirements Honours degree and/or relevant work experience
Course entry options Sept 2021, Feb 2022, Sept 2022
Course details

Course details

Across the year, you will undertake a series of core units, with elective units in the final term as you specialise your areas of interest.

Your core units are as follows:

  • Pre-course: Understanding Business
  • Pre-course: Understanding Finances
  • Pre-course: Understanding Creative Work
  • Pre-course: Understanding Design Thinking
  • Creative Industries: Global Industry & Futures
  • Creative Industries: Leadership
  • Postgraduate Bootcamp 1: Creativity
  • Fashion: Theories & Histories
  • Creative People & Organisations
  • Global Fashion Industry & Business
  • Marketing Design & Communications
  • Bootcamp 2: Forecasting & Predictive Analytics
  • Managerial Accounting & Finance
  • Fashion Branding (MA students only)
  • Digital Marketing Analytics (MSc students only)
  • Fashion Buying & Merchandising
  • Human-centred Innovation & Design
  • Bootcamp 3: Competitive Intelligence & Research
  • Masters Project

Elective Units for all students are as follows:

  • Trends & Forecasting (A)
  • Business Analytics (A)
  • Investment in the Fashion Industry (B)
  • Behavioural Studies & Consumption (B)

MA students can also choose from these additional Elective Units:

  • Retail Experience Design (A)
  • Augmented & Synthetic Experiences (A)
  • Creative Business Start-up (B)
  • Strategy: Development & Implementation (B)

Tuition fees
The course fees per year for 2021 entry are:

  • UK students full-time - £10,400
  • UK students part-time - £5,200

  • EU students full-time - £10,400 (see fee discount information)

  • International students full-time - £17,500 (standard fee)
  • International students full-time - £16,800 (full early payment fee)

Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry.

Further information
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:

These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.

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

Course specifications

 

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change in line with our Student Terms and Conditions for example, as required by external professional bodies or to improve the quality of the course.

Facilities

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.The bookable photographic studios have darkrooms and digital processing equipment, and the print studios have extensive screen printing facilities.

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Business School, UCA Epsom

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Business School studios, UCA Epsom

Course connections

Course Connections

Graduates will be able to work at a high level within:

  • Fashion brand management
  • Operations management
  • Fashion business entrepreneurs.

You may also like to consider continuing your studies at MPhil or PhD level with us at UCA

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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

and/or

  • 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.

To view the equivalent entry requirements for your country please select it in the list below.

Don't meet the international entry requirements or English language requirements?

You may be able to enter the course through the following entry courses:

Pre-sessional English courses in the UK or China

UCA International Foundation courses

The UCA International College

This course doesn’t require a portfolio. If you receive an offer, you’ll be invited to attend an Offer Holder Webinar where you can meet the course team and learn more about the course.

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UK applications

International & EU applications

Due to visa requirements, this course is not available to students that require a Tier 4 (General) visa.
If you have another category of visa please contact us: internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk to find out if you are eligible to study.

If you're interested in joining Year 3 of this course, please contact our Admissions Team on +44 (0) 1252 892 960 or admissions@uca.ac.uk

When to apply:

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.


For more information visit our how to apply pages

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