Business School, UCA Epsom

Fashion Forecasting & Data Analysis MA/MSc

Fashion Forecasting & Data Analysis MSc

Epsom 1 year full-time

Course overview

UCA's new MSc degree in Fashion Forecasting and Data Analysis, at the Business School for the Creative Industries, will give you the expertise, tools and techniques to become an expert in fashion futures.

From governments to industry leaders, the ability to navigate and leverage change is a vital skill. This is no truer than in the fashion industry, an industry synonymous with rapid transformation. The skills and techniques you'll acquire in this course translate into a variety of fashion career fields including research and development, design and product management, marketing and communication, and strategy and leadership. You'll graduate with a versatile and valuable suite of fundamental knowledge and contemporary techniques.

On this course, you'll take a creative, exploratory, and open approach tethered by four pillars of concept development: Research, Analysis, Application and Communication. You will be grounded in the key subject theories and methodologies and utilise this foundational knowledge to investigate and develop emerging real-world insights. The units of study will provide breadth through general fashion business expertise for the learner to apply in their specialist field, complimented by subject-specific units to offer depth and immersion.

Please note, this course is new for 2023 entry and subject to validation.

A one-year course of advanced study for furthering your research skills and specialising within your discipline.

A year-long preparatory course of study to ready you for your Master’s, developing your specialist skills, research acumen and confidence in working autonomously.

A year-long preparatory course of study to ready you for your Master’s in the UK, developing your English speaking and writing together with your specialist skills, research acumen and confidence in working autonomously.

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Course details

Course details

The content of the course may be subject to change. Curriculum content is provided as a guide.

Get ready for your chosen postgraduate course with this preparatory year of specialist study. With a mix of online and face-to-face learning, UCA’s Integrated Pre-Masters is designed to give you insight into the study skills required to complete a Master’s, within the context of your creative subject. You’ll build skills in autonomous learning, forming your own targets and goals, honing your research skills, time management and professional practice.

For our students coming from a non-UK educational background, UCA has launched an Integrated International Pre-Masters year.

On this course you’ll prepare for postgraduate study with a mix of online and face-to-face learning that will give you the study skills required to complete a Master’s, and you’ll also improve your English for academic study.

Your units will be as follows:

  • Creative Industries: Global Industry & Futures
  • Creative Industries: Leadership
  • Postgraduate Bootcamp 1: Creativity & Orientation
  • Fashion Theories & Histories
  • Big Data & Data Mining
  • Global Fashion Industries & Business
  • Marketing, Design & Communications
  • Postgraduate Bootcamp 2: Forecasting & Predictive Analytics
  • Managerial Accounting & Finance
  • Data Marketing Analytics
  • Fashion Forecasting & Prediction
  • Human-centered Innovation & Design
  • Postgraduate Bootcamp 3: Competitive Intelligence & Research
  • Business Analytics (elective A)
  • Trends & Forecasting (elective A)
  • Investment in the Creative Industries (elective B)
  • Behavioural Studies & Consumption (elective B)
  • Master's Project

Tuition fees - 2023 entry

UK students:

  • Integrated Pre-Masters course - £10,500
  • MSc course - £10,500

EU students:

  • Integrated International Pre-Masters course - £10,500 (see fee discount information)
  • MSc course - £10,500 (see fee discount information)

International students:

  • Integrated International Pre-Masters course (30 weeks) - £17,500
  • Integrated International Pre-Masters course (15 weeks) - £8,750
  • MSc course - £17,500

Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees there may be other costs for your course. The things that you are likely to need to budget for to get the most out of a creative arts education will include books, printing costs, occasional or optional study trips and/or project materials. These costs will vary according to the nature of your project work and the individual choices that you make.

Further information
For more detailed information about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to please see our fees and finance pages.

The fees listed here 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.


The business courses at UCA Epsom share a building 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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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

MSc course

  • 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. 

MSc course with Integrated Pre-Masters course

A recognised bachelor degree or 3 year diploma with a strong portfolio in a relevant subject.

Check the equivalent qualifications for your country and the English language requirements:

  • Non-UK equivalent qualifications
  • English language requirements
  • MSc course with Integrated International Pre-Masters course
    A recognised bachelor degree or 3 year diploma with a strong portfolio in a relevant subject.

    Don't meet the international entry requirements or English language requirements?
    You may be able to enter the course through the following entry pathways:

    MSc course
    MSc course with Integrated Pre-Masters course
    MSc course with Integrated International Pre-Masters course

    These courses don’t require a portfolio.

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