Fashion MA

This course is in clearing with spaces available


Course options

Select year


  • MA Fashion, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 10800 Fees per year: Year 1 (180 credits) - £10,800. Year 2 (120 credits) - £7,200. If you study the MA, you pay the Year 1 fees only.
  • MA Fashion, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 15420 Fees per year: Year 1 MFA (180 credits) - £15,420. Year 2 MFA (120 credits) - £10,280. If you study the MA, you pay the Year 1 fees only.


  • MA Fashion, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 2 years
    • Pound 10800 Fees per year: Year 1 (180 credits) - £10,800. Year 2 (120 credits) - £7,200. If you study the MA, you pay the Year 1 fees only.
  • MA Fashion, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 2 years
    • Pound 15420 Fees per year: Year 1 MFA (180 credits) - £15,420. Year 2 MFA (120 credits) - £10,280. If you study the MA, you pay the Year 1 fees only.

Course modules

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Identify Concepts and Technologies

Define: Concepts and Technologies

Define: Live Industry Project

Professional Life: Advanced Fashion Portfolio (Mental Wealth) FT7020

Consolidate: Concept and Technologies

Fashion Consultancy Project/Internship

Creative Practice

MFA Professional Platform

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Your future career

We're proud that our students go on to make their names as designers, design coordinators, pattern cutters, fashion technologists, product developers and retail managers.

As one of our graduates Lucy Johnson, who now owns the streetwear label Brahboys, says of the course, "It was a fun and emotional experience that I'd recommend to anyone thinking of a career in fashion."

At Graduate Fashion Week 2016, one of our students, Antonia Nae, won the prestigious Lipsy Red Carpet Award for her sweeping black dress.

The quality of our students' work is held in such high regard that a group of our undergraduates were commissioned to create the costumes for a pivotal scene in the hit movie, Absolutely Fabulous.

The UEL Fashion and Textiles area has strong links with the industry that have been developed over the past 30 years and have worked with companies such as:

  • Erdem, 

  • Polo Ralph Lauren, 

  • Jenny Packham, 

  • The Collection, 

  • Asos, 

  • Marks and Spencer, 

  • Timothy Everest. 

UEL fashion students are in high demand in the industry for placement candidates as well as graduate employees due to their high level of skills and professionalism.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Backstage at Graduate Fashion Week
With a diverse student body that comes to UEL from all over the world, students will be able to grow their network on campus whilst experiencing what London has to offer.
Students will have the opportunity to work with clients and industry professionals as part of their MA/ MFA Fashion degree at UEL, allowing students to sharpen their skills in design and business, developing outcomes towards further research and innovative enterprises."
Beatrice Newman

Head of Department, Fashion

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

The entire programme will be designed around mixed delivery of seminars, workshops, residencies, industry briefs and collaborative interdisciplinary projects and visits to collections, galleries, practitioners, museums and community groups which will ensure the field of study is both global and local. 

Knowledge is developed through:

  • Practically based design projects developing key skills (research, design, recording information, exhibiting and presenting work)
  • Lectures, seminars and practical demonstrations
  • Live client project work and visiting professionals

Thinking skills are developed through

  • Reading and Research, both primary and secondary, quantitative and qualitative
  • Essays, reports and action plans
  • Formulations of judgements with presentations and exhibitions
  • Self-directed study 

Practical skills are developed through

  • Working with academic, visiting and support staff
  • New technologies, CAD digital media, digital fabric printing, photography and digital imagery
  • Competitions, national and international

Skills for life and work (general skills) are developed through

  • Presentations, individually and in groups
  • Industrial placement, working with professionals as part of a team 
  • Working in teams and group situations in project and assignment work
  • Organisational skills and time management

How you'll learn

The fashion subject area is made up of industry-knowledgeable staff, entrepreneurs and business owners, so you can be sure you will be learning in real time. We believe it is important that your education is consistent with the times and reflects the industry you will progress into.

When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study.

This will typically involve skills development through 3D studio and workshop development, online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing practical and written coursework assignments and presentations.

Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, and specialist facilities, such as edit suites, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

Our academic support team provides help in a range of areas – including learning and disability support.

When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of the academic course team who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.

Each year you will spend around 200 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

The approximate percentages for this course are:

  • Year 1: scheduled teaching - approx. 300 hours; guided independent study - 1,500 hours
  • Year 2: scheduled teaching - 200 hours; guided independent study - 1,000 hours

Your individualised timetable is normally available within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm.

For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. 

To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts ten students a year.

We have our own baseroom for group work and collaborations.

How you will be assessed

Practical coursework will include: garment construction, technical sewing files, reports and presentations. Theoretical coursework includes essays, research files, sample and development portfolios, practical design development, group and seminar presentations.

The approximate percentages for this course are:

  • 50% coursework
  • 50% practical

You will have the opportunity to gain feedback from your lecturers, peers and our industry partners. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 20 working days.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD