Taught course

MA Fashion Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Institution
University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion
Qualifications
MA

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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

September

Course content

MA Fashion Entrepreneurship and Innovation equips fashion creatives and entrepreneurs with the essential skills and toolkit to launch and scale new businesses effectively and offers unrivalled networks across all sectors of the fashion industry.

MA Fashion Entrepreneurship & Innovation is aimed at graduates with a distinct vision of innovation in fashion who want to construct their own entrepreneurial venture or intrapreneurial project within a larger fashion organisation. In a highly competitive, global fashion marketplace, entrepreneurs generate new business models and seek to disrupt and challenge the market status quo by creating value through state-of-the-art products and services in the fashion industry. Micro, small and medium sized enterprises are the catalysts for economic growth and employment. These enterprises require effective teamwork and entrepreneurial leaders who are resilient, skilled at handling uncertainty, measuring progress and building viable businesses through continuous innovation.

The course focuses on applied entrepreneurship and actionable theory in a real-world context. The ‘learning by doing’ ethos of the course is underpinned by teamwork and an innovative, self-determined approach to learning. The ‘team entrepreneur’ (student) sets personal and team objectives, builds strategic networks and creates viable fashion ventures. Inspired by the international success of Team Akademy, Finland, this course uses team coaching techniques to support team entrepreneurs in building the skills, mindset and practical experiences needed to define and achieve their own and their team goals in entrepreneurship. The Master’s Project provides the opportunity for you to develop an extensive research project in entrepreneurial practice that may lead to the launch or scaling of a viable fashion business or company project, and demonstrates the academic rigour appropriate to Master’s level work in entrepreneurship and innovation.

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 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Please check our main English Language Requirements .

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,550
International students
£23,610

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
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Fashion Enquiries
Email
fashion.contact@arts.ac.uk