Taught course

Fashion Cultures

University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion

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Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows:

  • An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline. Applicants with a degree in another subject may be considered, depending on the strength of the application
  • Or equivalent qualifications.

AP(E)L – Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning:

Exceptionally applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:

  • Related academic or work experience
  • The quality of the personal statement
  • A strong academic or other professional reference

Or a combination of these factors.

Each application will be considered on its own merit but cannot guarantee an offer in each case.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Fashion Cultures and Histories offers students an opportunity to study cultures of fashion and dress through the lens of critical fashion history and theory. Students develop high-level writing, research and analytical skills to interrogate fashion as global industry and bodily practice, preparing them to become informed critics and communicators generating innovative knowledge about fashion in its multiple contexts and shaping the ways it is understood.

Why choose this course at London College of Fashion:

  • Unique course: MA Fashion Cultures and Histories is the only theory-based Master’s specialising in fashion studies offered by a dedicated fashion college in London.
  • Focus on theory: Theory is our practice, as students develop a suite of specialised skills, competencies and knowledge’s to generate independent and original scholarship on a topic of their choice that contributes to the field of fashion studies.
  • Industry links: We generate theory to enact change in the fashion industry as students work closely with researchers and key industry partners to generate critical insights to address emerging questions facing the industry and our field of study.
  • Research links: The course is embedded within London College of Fashion’s culture of leading fashion scholarship as skilled scholars from our diverse and dynamic research community teach students on their respective research specialisms.

Information for international students

IELTS level 7.0 or above, with at least 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking (please check our main English language requirements webpage).

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,220 per year
International students
£22,920 per year

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

020 7514 7344/7582/7563