Taught course

Strategic Innovation Management Fashion and Textiles

Heriot-Watt University · School of Textiles and Design

Entry requirements

You should hold a good (first or second class) Honours degree or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognised British or Overseas University. In addition, work or project experience in a related company role will be taken into consideration as part of the application process.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme content challenges traditional and contemporary uses of fashion and textiles, as well as creating the opportunity, through well-resourced workshops, to promote new approaches and processes in fashion and textiles. Students concentrate on an appropriate area of study to acquire knowledge and expertise in an area of fashion and textiles that is conducive to their individual project intentions. Staff knowledge and expertise span the full spectrum from design to manufacture, context to management, technology to creativity and practice to theory.

The design of the programme also encourages inter-disciplinary projects reflecting the School's strategy of creative collaborations between subject areas to foster design innovation.

Students are assessed through a combination of practical and written course work, examinations and the Masters project.

Information for international students

The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Ruth Paterson
+44 (0)1896 892156
+44 (0)1896 758965