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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 6.78k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 17.7k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    This new Masters programme enables you to explore fashion from social, cultural and commercial dimensions in order to understand how diverse perspectives influence fashion theory and practice.

    The unique structure, with modules taken in The School of Design and Leeds Enterprise Centre, allows you to develop research, analytical and entrepreneurial skills and become adept at flexible and future focused market thinking. The programme of study reflects the expertise from both Schools and equips graduates with the strategic mindset necessary to challenge and contribute to a thriving global creative business sector. The course embraces both theory and practice to inform future fashion philosophy.

    Why Leeds?
    As a postgraduate student in the School of Design, you will find yourself in an architecturally beautiful and dynamic environment. Located at the heart of the University campus, the School is internationally recognised for its teaching and research activities, which span technical textile technology and textile design, colour technology, fashion design, graphic design, multi-media and animation, design management, sculpture and planning.

    The School of Design has excellent library resources; specialist research laboratories for technical textiles and nonwovens, high performance testing, and colour and textile chemistry; and specialist design studios to support the various research specialisms offered.

    The course runs over three semesters; semester 1 September January, semester 2 January May and semester 3 May September. Semesters 1 and 2 comprise of core and optional modules taught through formal lectures, seminars, tutorials, directed reading and creative workshops. The period from the end of the second semester, to the end of the academic year is scheduled for the completion of the dissertation or a contextual project.

    Level 1 - 180 Credits
    Compulsory Modules

    * Fashion Marketing (15 credits)
    * Fashion Futures (15 credits)
    * Enterprise and Society (15 credits)
    * Enterprise Awareness and New Venture Creation (30 credits)
    * Cultural Research Methods (30 credits)

    Optional Modules

    Choose 15 credits from:

    * Fashion Communication and Photography (15 credits)
    * Fashion Industry Analysis (15 credits)
    * Textile Product Design, Innovation and Development (15 credits)

    Choose 60 credits from:

    * Professional and Contextual Studies (60 credits)
    * Dissertation (60 credits)


    UK requirements for international applications

    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.


    program_requirements

    An Upper Second Honours Degree or better in Design or a related subject. Non-Standard entry will be considered in exceptional circumstances.International students whose first language is not English must also satisfy the University of Leeds requirement for English Language; either IELTS (6.5 overall with not less than 6.0 in all components), TOEFL iBT (92 overall with at least 21 in listening and reading, 23 in speaking, and 22 in writing) or PTE (64 overall and at least 60 in all components). English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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