Taught course

Fashion Design

University of Salford · Salford School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

Entry requirements

Relevant undergraduate degree, normally at 2:1 or above, and supporting portfolio of practice.

Applicants with an undergraduate degree of 2:2 will be considered where a high quality portfolio of practice is presented.

See University of Salford website for details about personal statement and portfolio requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you ambitious to become a fashion designer who is confident in adapting to a fast-paced industry?

Are you ready to master creative technical skills and innovative design thinking in a state of the art, professional studio setting based in Salford, Manchester? Our MA Fashion Design is an intensive, specialist programme that will give you the tools to explore and refine your identity as a fashion design practitioner and entrepreneur.

Our close industry links from across the globe will provide you with a clear insight into a variety of possible career paths and professional opportunities, alongside working closely with a team of academics and demonstrators ready to support and push you towards your goals. Studying within the dedicated Arts and Media building you will have access to both subject-specific and non-traditional equipment and machinery that will help to elevate your ideas.

All of our project briefs begin by encouraging extensive research and innovative design thinking, leading to original and complex solutions built on fundamental industry principles including social, political, environmental and technical influences. With a focus on contemporary professional practice within the industry and more specifically the business of fashion, you will develop an understanding of approaches to entrepreneurship and business ownership. Sessions with international guest speakers and practitioners will ensure students are prepared for a new era of fashion business.

As part of this master’s degree in fashion design you will produce your own fashion collection and will have the opportunity, if selected, to showcase it at a major fashion event, in previous years we have shown at both New York and London Fashion Week. You will graduate with an industry-ready, professional portfolio and will have the entrepreneurial skills to start your own fashion label if that’s the right route for you.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

University of Salford
+44(0)161 295 4545