Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Fashion Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Institution
University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion · University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion
Qualifications
MA

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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:

Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases. 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

September

Course content

MA Fashion Entrepreneurship & Innovation is aimed at graduates with a distinct vision of innovation in fashion who want to construct their own entrepreneurial venture or intrapreneurial project within a larger fashion organisation. In a highly competitive, global fashion marketplace, entrepreneurs generate new business models and seek to disrupt and challenge the market status quo by creating value through state-of-the-art products and services in the fashion industry. Micro, small and medium sized enterprises are the catalysts for economic growth and employment. These enterprises require effective teamwork and entrepreneurial leaders who are resilient, skilled at handling uncertainty, measuring progress and building viable businesses through continuous innovation.

The course focuses on applied entrepreneurship and actionable theory in a real-world context. The ‘learning by doing’ ethos of the course is underpinned by teamwork and an innovative, self-determined approach to learning. The ‘team entrepreneur’ (student) sets personal and team objectives, builds strategic networks and creates viable fashion ventures. Inspired by the international success of Team Akademy, Finland, this course uses team coaching techniques to support team entrepreneurs in building the skills, mindset and practical experiences needed to define and achieve their own and their team goals in entrepreneurship.

The Master’s Project provides the opportunity for you to develop an extensive research project in entrepreneurial practice that may lead to the launch or scaling of a viable fashion business or company project, and demonstrates the academic rigour appropriate to Master’s level work in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Information for international students

ELTS level 7.0 or above, with at least 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Please check our main English language requirements.

Fees and funding

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Phone
020 7514 7344/7582/7563