A degree (or equivalent) in English, media, cultural studies, fashion studies, visual communications, public relations, design theory or visual arts, plus A level in English or relevant and qualitative experience in any of the following industries: fashion, interiors, design, architecture, art, visual communications, music, journalism good IT skills Exceptionally, applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered if the course team judges the application 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. English language requirements: All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability when you enrol. The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in any one skill. Please visit the UAL Language Requirements page. Read carefully and look at the relevant documents. Student selection criteria: What we look for: The course team seeks to recruit students who can demonstrate: An awareness of current trends in the media and an interest in fashion and lifestyle journalism; a critical and analytical approach and enthusiasm for research and writing; the potential to develop their writing skills to a professional level. Portfolio and interview advice: At interview, applicants will be expected to demonstrate an awareness of fashion and lifestyle media and be asked to sit a writing test, which will take no more than an hour. Applicants who are dyslexic, will, upon providing evidence, be entitled to an extra fifteen minutes. As this is an opportunity to test quick thinking and effective communication, questions will be disclosed at interview.
Months of entry
The Postgraduate Certificate Fashion: Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism course aims to give students a working knowledge of fashion and lifestyle media, as well as a professional practical foundation in writing skills developing vocational skills and analytical thinking.
The course is designed for graduates and those with appropriate industry experience who wish to develop their career prospects in the highly competitive fashion industry. It is also a suitable preparation for higher level postgraduate study. This dynamic course cultivates both a practical and theoretical understanding of fashion and lifestyle journalism in the UK.
With a close eye on changing trends in contemporary lifestyle media, emphasis is placed on developing an analytical understanding of the commercial marketplace as well as the rigours of practical journalism. You will develop an enhanced commercial awareness, enabling you to produce editorial material for this specialist area.
The programme is supported by a series of guest speakers from the fashion and lifestyle media industry, from publications including Elle, The Guardian, W, Net a porter, i-D, Another, Harper’s Bazaar, 10 Magazine and Telegraph Weekend magazine. The Postgraduate Certificate Fashion: Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism course is based at the university’s John Prince’s Street and High Holborn sites, in the heart of the city.
Information for international students
If you have a question, you can contact our International Recruitment Office by calling +44 (0)20 7514 7656 / 7678 / 7629.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time4 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Further details of qualification
October and February start. Full Time study mode.
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 020 7514 7344/7582/7563