Taught course

Fashion Design

Northumbria University · Northumbria School of Design

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant discipline. Applicants with appropriate work experience and/or a relevant professional qualification will be considered.

Applicants are required to submit an online portfolio with their application.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

With 65 years of experience teaching fashion under our belt and a stellar track record of producing the most innovative of graduates, the Fashion Design MA is an ambitious course suited to those who truly want to make headway in the fashion industry.

This master's course is for those who want to take control of their design direction, pursue their passion relentlessly and unleash their creativity upon the world of fashion. In return for your dedication we will equip you with all of the skills, knowledge and exposure needed to launch you into a dynamic career in the fashion industry.

Design courses at Northumbria are ranked within the UK top 10, and we are renowned for our pioneering and innovative course frameworks which meet the demands of industry and produce graduates who are ready to step straight into employment.

You will have coveted access to unrivalled industry links forged and maintained over six decades, and the opportunities are endless for committed and enthusiastic students. Our global links include fashion companies such as H&M, Tommy Hilfiger and Barbour to name just a few.

You will be taught by an inspirational accolade of academics who have enjoyed immense success as designers for some of the world’s biggest brands. You will create your own personal journey, exploring design issues and developing the advanced practical skills which will allow you to work effectively as a major influencer in design.

This full time master's in fashion design has been created in consultation with our collaborative partners, specifically designed to supply the industry with graduates who have the skills and knowledge that employer’s want. You will even have the option of taking modules which respond to the fast-evolving world of ethical and environmentally friendly design with our modules in sustainable fashion.

As well as producing world-class designers, this programme is the perfect preparation for a wide range of careers within the fashion and wider creative industries. Career paths include roles such as; designers, directors, stylists, buyers, account managers, visual merchandisers, editors, industry commentators, fashion management or trend forecasters.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with organisations from across the fashion and creative industries through your project work, allowing you to build your professional skills, your portfolio, and your network of contacts.

You will have access to premium, industry facilities which will prepare you for work in industry from the get-go. Facilities include a photography studio, machine room, print room and studio space, you can have a closer look in the facilities tab.

We currently have alumnus working across the world for countless global labels and count Scott Henshall , the youngest designer to show at London Fashion Week and Creative Director of luxury British fashion house, Mulberry among our Alumni.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444