Taught course

MFA Fashion

University of East London · School of Arts and Digital Industries - ADI

Entry requirements

  • Minimum 2:1 in an art design or media subject area.
  • Portfolio submission with application.
  • Non-UK/USA qualifications will be mapped for equivalency against the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC). For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.75 out of 4.0.

Professional experience is welcome but not essential.

The portfolio is a very important part of the application process. It should reflect broad examples of your work.

If you cannot submit a portfolio please contact us otherwise your application may be withdrawn if we do not receive a portfolio.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA/MFA Fashion hinges on the concept of the designer as a pioneer, identifying and developing new terrains beyond the frontier of the industry as we know it today.

Integral to its philosophy is that it is a space for creative minds to consider what the future of fashion looks like, shaping their learning and knowledge to become leaders and innovators for the industry.

Depending on the degree type chosen, students will develop their learning over 6 to 8 modules, that aims to facilitate students to critically reflect on their initial research projects, to define their practice both conceptually and technically and produce a body of work that reflects the professional process and progress. This will evidence independent, original work and research within the subject area.

Students will have the opportunity to experience professional engagement in a context relevant to their individual practice or chosen career path through the completion of live industry projects and undertake a master-level work placement (minimum 10-week maximum 12-week) in an industry that is pertinent to their career objectives.

Past students have gone on to launch their own businesses or work freelance in a number of areas within the fashion sector such as creative direction, fabric and material resource, design consultant and more.

You can apply for this course as an MFA or MA. The MFA takes one extra year and you can apply by choosing the MFA option when you click 'apply'.

Information for international students

Overall Academic IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course.

Fees and funding

UK students
10,320£ per year
International students
14,700£ per year


Full Time- 10,320£ per year


Full Time- 14,700£ per year

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MFA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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