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 subject to validation and suspended for 2023 entry.

Course entry options

Select from the options below to find out more about the different study options available for this course:

What you'll study

What you'll

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

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

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.

Fees & financial support

Fees &
financial support

Tuition fees - 2024/25 entry

UK students:

  • MSc course - £10,500

EU students:

International students:

  • Integrated International Pre-Masters course (30 weeks) - £17,500
  • Integrated International Pre-Masters course (15 weeks) - £8,750
  • MSc course - £18,000

Further information
The fees listed here are correct for the stated academic year only. For more detailed information about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to please see our fees and finance pages.

Financial support

There are lots of ways you can access additional financial support to help you fund your studies - both from UCA and from external sources.

Discover what support you might qualify for please see our financial support information

UCA scholarships and fee discounts

At UCA we have a number of scholarships and fee discounts available to assist you with the cost of your studies.

You'll find everything you need to know for your level of study on our scholarships page.

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.


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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Career opportunities


Our highly specified and unique course combines fashion business with machine learning, statistical data analysis and forecasting. Our students who complete this course will be excellently placed for a wide range of careers where strategic decision making is enhanced using quantitative data sampling methods. Our previous graduates now find themselves in a multitude of flourishing career pathways in companies such as:

  • Zara
  • Puma
  • John Lewis
  • Tommy Hilfinger
  • Marni

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

Entry & portfolio requirements

Entry & portfolio

MSc course

  • A good honours degree or equivalent qualification in 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.

Portfolio requirements

This course does not require a portfolio.

MSc course

The entry requirements for this course will depend on the country your qualifications are from, please check the equivalent qualifications for your country:

Any additional entry requirements listed in the UK requirements section, e.g., subject requirements, work experience or professional qualifications, also apply to international applicants applying with equivalent qualifications.

Portfolio requirements

This course does not require a portfolio.

MSc course with Integrated International Pre-Masters course

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

Any additional entry requirements listed in the UK requirements section, e.g., subject requirements, work experience or professional qualifications, also apply to international applicants applying with equivalent qualifications.

Portfolio requirements

This course does not require a portfolio.

English language requirements

To study at UCA, you'll need to have a certain level of English language skill. And so, to make sure you meet the requirements of your course, we ask for evidence of your English language ability, please chcek the level of English language required:

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

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

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