Taught course

Graduate Diploma Fashion Management

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:

  • First degree (2:2 or above) or FDA with a merit/distinction profile in any discipline, or equivalent qualifications / awards.

APEL (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 we cannot guarantee an offer in each case.

Months of entry


Course content

A one-year conversion course for students who have a 2:2 or higher first degree; we welcome students who may have a previous degree outside the area of fashion management. The course emphasises the importance of sustainability and ethics within the fashion industry when responding to consumer behaviour and demand.

Business and management theories are explored and combined with practical applications. The course is taught by a range of specialist academics with knowledge and experience relevant to the disciplines of the course. Throughout the course your personal and professional development is informed through the UAL Creative Attributes Framework (CAF), this culminates in the creation your Professional Portfolio produced as part of your Final Major Project. This framework emphasises the transformative education that we are committed to provide, to develop your creative employability and enterprise attributes, supporting your ambitions in the competitive fashion environment.

The course is divided into two blocks of 15 weeks. The first block of the course will take you through an understanding of the fashion consumer and their relationship to fashion business, together with the internal and external facing operations of these businesses.

The course culminates in the second block with your Final Major Project, which requires you to produce a body of work through independent study that demonstrates research through advanced critical and analytical skills together with an innovative approach to problem solving in your specific field of ambition and practice. It will be expected that the students make industry and academic connections using the resources available at LCF and UAL throughout the course. This final project enables students to prepare for the next stage of their career, whether that be an MA in a related field a personal entrepreneurial project or moving into industry.

This course is based in the heart of Oxford Street, John Princes Street (JPS), which is our most central site and close to many of London’s main attractions, points of interest and of course, shops. We are however, planning to move to a new single campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2023. This is part of a new development for London, prioritising culture, education and innovation, known as East Bank. 

London College of Fashion, UAL, leads the world in fashion business, media and design education. We’ve been nurturing creative talent for over a century, offering courses in all things fashion. With our philosophy of open and inclusive education, we encourage students to examine the past and question the present. To develop inventive, assertive ideas that challenge social and political agendas. And we give them the skills, opportunities – and above all, the freedom – to put those ideas into practice.

Information for international students

IELTS level 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Please check our main English Language Requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

You can also find out more about the Postgraduate Masters Loan (Home students only) and other types of funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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