Taught course

Fashion Retail

University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion · University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion

Entry requirements

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 OR Relevant and quantitative industrial experience for a minimum of three years. Selection for interview will be made on the basis of your application, including the personal statement, the reference, a digital portfolio and supporting work, and the supporting written assignment. If you are selected for interview you will be asked to bring a portfolio of additional examples of previous photographic work. Student selection criteria: The course seeks to recruit students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and welcomes applications from mature students. What we look for: The course seeks to recruit students who can demonstrate: A strong commitment and motivation towards a career in an aspect of fashion retail Awareness and relevant experience of fashion Appropriate knowledge and skills commensurate with planned entry into the course. English language requirements All classes are conducted in English. The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in any one skill. For more information, read the University's English Language requirements page. International Applicants: The International Recruitment Office at the London College of Fashion will help to guide you through the application process and answer any specific questions that you may have regarding our courses. This may include portfolio advice, the application process and fee advice. We offer a ‘drop-in’ facility for applicants who may be in London and wish to obtain further course and admissions information. Please contact us for further information on this facility. We can also arrange a tour of our facilities if we are given prior notice. To find out more about studying in London, please visit the International students section of the London College of Fashion website.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Fashion Retail Management aims to stimulate creative solutions for multi-channel fashion retailing, and to exploit the design and communication potential of the physical and virtual store. This course bridges a gap between retail disciplines, reflecting a shift in the fashion industries’ demands for a multi-skilled workforce; notably marketing management, information and communication technologies (ICT) and design. It encompasses digital and new media practices to encourage multi-channel practices, interactive communications and innovative solutions within the fashion retail environment.

You will be able to combine cutting-edge media approaches with retail formats and brand management to develop appropriate solutions for specific fashion retail environments. You will have the knowledge to critically evaluate trends in consumption, as well as broader societal, economic and regulatory changes, technological development, retail formats and their application to the fashion retail environment. You will also examine and analyse the influence of lifestyle retailing and multi-channel retailing and explore the concept of customer experience with experiential and sensory design from real to virtual situations. Your creative expertise will be utilised to design and implement creative technologies fitting with the retail brand and the convergence of the physical and virtual store.

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.

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months
part time
27 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 7514 7344/7582/7563