University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Fashion and Textiles

The MA Fashion and Textiles course is an opportunity for graduates, budding entrepreneurs or those coming from the fashion industry to become successful fashion or textile innovators and leaders in their own right. The course emphasizes change, adaptability, social awareness and environmental awareness within the future of fashion and textile industries. It involves a unique blend of live and self-directed projects, as well as business mentorship.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours degree in a related subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

The course is offered over 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time) and includes: Research: methodologies, analytical skills, visual analysis, research management and organisation. Enterprise: business strategy and planning, analytical and entrepreneurial skills, and knowledge. It's specifically and purposefully designed for creative thinkers using innovative and apposite methods of delivery, including an opportunity to work within an established or integrated fashion label within the course itself adopting the Atelier approach. Concept and Design: brand identity, flexible and future focused market thinking, range planning end user analysis and product development. Skill and Manufacture: mastering existing skills in a recognisable niche product area through specialist workshops and facilities. Professional Practice: embedded throughout the programme with high quality visiting lecturers and practitioners alongside the University's award winning careers department.

Assessment methods

Teaching methods include a mixture lectures, seminars, group critiques, live projects, workshops, individual tutorials and events. During the final stage of the course, learning becomes more independent and self-managed, making your timetable more flexible. The learning environment will be primarily studio, seminar room and workshop based but will also involve field trips and/or working within external companies.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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