Taught course

Graduate Diploma Fashion Management

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

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a first degree (2:1 or above) or FDA with a merit/distinction profile in any discipline, or equivalent qualifications / awards. Please refer to the International Qualifications Guide [PDF - 913KB] A demonstration of the understanding of the skills required for fashion management and marketing will be assessed on the application statement/proposal and at interview. You must be able to demonstrate creativity and an understanding of the benefits of organisational and management skills in the workplace. A mature study commitment has to be demonstrated in the application and at interview as entering the fashion management industry is highly competitive. It is anticipated that the majority of applicants will come from overseas and this is indicated in target numbers. English language requirements: All classes are conducted in English. The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.

Months of entry


Course content

PLEASE NOTE: This course will run at Level 6, which is equivalent to the final year of a BA Honours degree, and is a preparatory course for students who want to study at postgraduate level, but currently need further knowledge and skills before being eligible for postgraduate study.

A one-year conversion course for students who have a 2.1 or higher first degree in an area unrelated to fashion management, this course will enable students who come from different paths of study to progress onto fashion management postgraduate courses or enter employment.

The international student body on the Graduate Diploma Fashion Management, reflects the internationalisation of the fashion industry. Students are encouraged to draw on their own experience to develop a global understanding of the relevant dynamics affecting the fashion industry.

Drawing on the field of International Business, Marketing, Operations Management and Creative Management, this inter-disciplinary course will cover a wide range of topics, including the establishment of the fashion industry, its internationalisation drivers, product development and product life cycles, fashion forecasting, fashion marketing and marketing communications with a specific focus on social media, consumer behaviour and fashion branding.

This provides students with a rich and stimulating learning experience from which to progress, culminating in a final project that is self-negotiated and relevant to their future aspirations. Many students progress onto MA study while others move into employment, defining and establishing their roles within the sector including positions in PR, marketing, management and product development.

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
8 months

Course contact details

LCF Enquiries Team
020 7514 7973/7582/7344