Research course

Fashion Studies

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a minimum 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject (including 2:1 for the written component of a practice-based programme)
  • proof that you have undertaken research directly or indirectly related to the proposed MPhil project
Additional information
  • Alternative qualifications will be considered on merit with previous research and experience taken into consideration
  • IELTS 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
  • Pearson 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI)
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
If you have any specific queries, please contact

Months of entry

January, September, June

Course content

LJMU's exciting specialist Fashion Studies MPhil enables you to undertake advanced research in a wide range of fashion practices, fashion discourse, critical writing.
  • Develop a distinctive research-based project
  • Benefit from the internationally distinguished, interdisciplinary research expertise of staff, professors and advisers
  • Enjoy a unique collaborative environment for postgraduate students
  • Take advantage of the excellent facilities for fashion research and practice
​​The programme of study is led by Dr Lee Wright, a specialist in Design History and Theory with a focus on fashion history and theory. Her field of expertise spans material and visual culture, in particular popular culture studies.

Located at the School of Art and Design - the oldest art school in the UK outside of London - the programme is housed in the RIBA award-winning John Lennon Art and Design Building which offers access to extensive studio spaces, lecture theatres, workshop facilities, and a dedicated public exhibition space. Research in the School is organised via ART LABS, which hosts inquisitive and creative researchers from around the world: all teaching, all learning, all working together for a better future.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44(0)151 231 5090