Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Fashion Management

This course provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of how the fashion world works, by examining the processes, roles and objectives that define this complex industry, and by exploring how creative management is changing it. Following intensive study of business management, including an industry-based project and of the contemporary global fashion industry, students pursue research or a special project tailored to their career aspirations. The final major project is a Master's dissertation on an original topic, or a major management project such as a complex business plan. The subject is proposed by the student, agreed by student and tutor, and developed under tutorial supervision.

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have a good Honours degree (1st or 2.1) or recognised professional qualification. Applicants who do not hold a 1st degree but have substantial relevant career experience working within an appropriate area of the fashion industry or in a business related field that evidences learning equivalent to 1st degree studies will be considered for APEL on a case by case basis. All applicants also require: a personal development portfolio which demonstrates their potential to meet the requirements of the Master's programme; academic and/or professional references which must be provided in all cases to be computer literate and familiar with the use of internet technologies.

Course modules

Modules include: major research project; design management 1; design management 2; understanding fashion management; contemporary issues in the global fashion industry.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST North East

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