Entry requirements (Home)
Application to study a Masters level qualification within Fashion will normally be considered in the light of your ability to meet the following criteria:
- 2:1 or above degree in an arts or fashion industry-related subject
- a reference
- a portfolio of work to be presented at interview (interview dates can be found below)
The above should demonstrate that you have a sufficient level of knowledge to embark upon the programme (including the required linguistic competence) and to complete the programme within the time limits. You should provide evidence, at the interview stage, of your learning capabilities and commitment to a postgraduate programme of study.
Applications from non-standard applicants are welcomed. In exceptional circumstances applications by mature fashion practitioners without sufficient qualifications will be considered.
International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications and must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, via an IELTS test with a score of 6.5 (Minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.
Interview Dates 2018/19:
We generally hold interviews on the last Wednesday of each month. This is subject to change but proposed dates for 2018/19 cycle interview days are currently:
25 April 2018, 30 May 2018, 27 June 2018, 25 July, 29 August
Interview days usually commence at 10am and finish by 1pm at the latest so please prepare to be here until this time. You will have the opportunity to discuss the programme in detail with the staff and have the opportunity to be shown around the building and facilities.
It is our aim to ensure you leave us with sufficient knowledge to make an informed decision. Tutors will evaluate your suitability for the course through the work presented and by discussing your interests, the influences on your work, and your ambitions for postgraduate study.
Entry requirements (International)
LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.
For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.
Months of entry
Designed to support your professional development within the fashion industry, you will gain a thorough understanding of industry design, technology and commercial practice in an environment designed to support your creativity.
- Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
- Develops innovative fashion practice through guidance with businesses and entrepreneurs involved with the industry
- Interdisciplinary, flexible and modular programme of study
- Extensive opportunities for networking and collaboration within the fashion and related industries
- Additional funding available via Susan Cotton Travel Award and the Michael Pugh Thomas and Julia Carter Preston Legacy postgraduate study awards
Designed to support your professional development, the MA Fashion Innovation and Realisation degree at Liverpool John Moores University will encourage you to push the creative boundaries within fashion design and communication.
You will be encouraged to think differently, innovate and realise appropriate design solutions within a studio culture designed to support your creativity.
MA Fashion Innovation and Realisation offers a blend of theory and practice and will enable you to focus on your own specialist area of design, in disciplines such as fashion communication, editorial, branding, trend prediction, fashion photography, fashion design, garment production, textiles and fabrication development.
Developed specifically for those with a design background or relevant qualification, this modular programme will allow you to develop your knowledge of fashion practical skills and theory, and explore your individual style whilst being challenged to innovate through a series of taught components including studio and collaborative practice before completing a major project around your chosen specialism. You will also have opportunities to undertake field trips to further enhance your learning experience. You will be part of the School of Art and Design’s thriving interdisciplinary creative community, which brings together students from varied subject areas to promote collaboration, share ideas and expertise.
Information for international students
International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.
Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.
Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.
Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.
Fees and funding
Please see the course page for more information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 0151 231 5090