Taught course


University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins · School of Fashion and Textiles

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Entry requirements

An applicant will only be considered for admission who has already achieved an educational level equivalent to a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in Fashion Design, Knitwear or Printed Textiles with a strong fashion bias.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Fashion has an international profile second to none. It has extensive industry links, and graduates practise professionally at the forefront of international fashion.

MA Fashion is fast paced to replicate working practices in the industry. 

This postgraduate course is about leading not following. It is about possibilities, goals and ideals, wider imagination, versatility, rigour and motivation.

The course is offered in four pathways that are interrelated and structured around the core subject of fashion and are taught by our excellent team of technical staff and practising designers. With an ethos of guided experimentation, you will explore your individual style while being challenged to innovate to the highest standards.

With an emphasis on research, and fashion awareness the course aims to produce professional and original designers ready to pursue careers, which will shape the future of the fashion industry. MA Fashion believes that truly relevant, innovative design is not purely a creative activity involving designers in the artistic process – it also recognises the ability to analyse markets and respond to the changes within industry and society.

MA Fashion emphasises presentation and communication skills: you will not only create relevant and innovative work but also be good communicators capable of convincing colleagues that your ideas are based on a mature understanding of market context. 

You will get involved in the debates generated by our Professional Speakers Talks, in project-base learning, and critiques that help you develop your analytical and communication skills. These activities, together with the staff team's wide-ranging professional practice, bring excitement and breadth to the course.

Information for international students

The English language requirement for entry for this course is IELTS Academic 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the 4 skills (on one single test).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    1 year and 2 terms full time (45 weeks)

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7514 7023