Taught course

MA Fashion Design Technology (Menswear)

University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion

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;

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 (minimum of three years)
  • 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

The course helps students to develop the ability to master complex and speculative areas of knowledge through advanced research skills relative to fashion. Students will expand their intellectual and creative skills through the synthesis of theoretical and practical approaches to design, and the synergy between craft and technology. Students will also engage with the complexities of the current fashion market; with consideration of the environmental and human impact of the industry.

MA Fashion Design Technology (Menswear) offers the scope to develop a broad range of innovative design methods through studio practice involving specific levels of manufacture appropriate to fabrication. The course is designed for graduates with a fashion/textile background and also welcomes womenswear graduates who wish to diversify their practice by applying transferable skills to menswear in an expanding industry/market context.

The course offers a particular insight into traditional men’s tailoring and construction but also offers insights into how to balance this with contemporary concepts and technologies.

Students will develop their work, both conceptually and technically, through investigative research and can access specialist facilities for hand crafted and digitized manufacturing processes within the College's five sites. In addition to the in-house facilities students will have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers and industry partners to further their knowledge beyond design in areas such as sourcing, manufacture, project management, media and marketing.

Students are supported in developing collaborations with industry specialists and international fabric suppliers, a process that builds important contacts for the future. Students have the potential to incorporate collaborations with textile and production professionals throughout the course.

LCF’s Move
From September 2023, this course will be taught on our new single campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 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 6.0 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

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

Course contact details

London College of Fashion