Taught course

Fashion and Textiles

University of Derby · College of Arts, Humanities and Education

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Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject. After you have submitted an application we will ask you to provide is with a digital portfolio and written statement describing your practice and ambitions. You may arrange a meeting with the programme leader to discuss your portfolio in person

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Derbyshire has a strong heritage in the fashion and textiles industries, with world-renowned companies such as Paul Smith, John Smedley and Aristoc on our doorstep. This inspirational backdrop will underpin your studies on this postgraduate course, which is one of only a few programmes in England with the option of combined study across fashion and textiles.

You will study at our Markeaton Street site which has both traditional and industrial equipment - we're the only UK university to own two Jacquard looms. Realise your creative ambitions using advanced new technology in our fashion and textiles studios and other specialised workshops. You'll also benefit from our excellent links with industry in the fashion and textiles sectors.

You will be surrounded by like-minded creative individuals from our Art and Design subjects and have opportunities to gain appropriate industrial experience working on high level, multidisciplinary projects.

The course will build on your skills, and will develop your potential to position yourself within the professional spectrum of design for fashion, textiles or related product areas such as knitwear, performance sportswear, or smart textiles for apparel and other uses.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you'll also need an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1332 590 500