This MA will encourage you to explore innovative and experimental ideas and techniques in a stimulating and challenging learning atmosphere. Our interdisciplinary curriculum gives you the chance to work alongside other programmes and disciplines, while developing a professional portfolio. We offer one of the broadest choices of textile and fashion studies in the UK. Research seminars, symposiums and exhibition opportunities are central, and you will also benefit from close interaction with research students.
We have close links with industry and can help you arrange placements, in the UK and internationally. There are also opportunities to visit international centres of art and culture, and to take advantage of our proximity to Londons art scene. You will have the time and the inspirational atmosphere to develop creative skills and confidence, and the practical contacts to realise your ambitions in the field of design.
The following pathways are available:
Management pathways: Advertising Design Management, Design Management, Fashion and Textile Marketing, Fashion Management, Luxury Brand Management
Studio pathways: Communication Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design
European pathways: Product Design Management, Architectural Design Management, Interior Design Management
Common School core module: Research skills
Programme core module from: A range offered at programme and pathway levels
Core choice module from: A range designed to complement specialist pathways and enhance employability
* Advertising Design Management
* Design Management
* Fashion and Textile Marketing
* Fashion Management
* Luxury Brand Management
* Communication Design
* Fashion Design
* Textile Design
* Product Design Management
* Architectural Design Management
* Interior Design Management
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Limited number of postgraduate and special pathway scholarships; UK/EU candidates can apply for an AHRC studentship in Communication Design.