Taught course

MA Fashion Journalism

University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements for MA Fashion Journalism 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 is considered on its own merit.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Fashion Journalism is a well-established course that has been designed for graduates/ professionals who wish to explore the changing face of fashion journalism, whether that be from an academic, consumer or entrepreneurial perspective. The course offers a proactive approach to the rapidly changing global landscape that challenges the role of the fashion media and examines how, as a practitioner, you can successfully disseminate an editorial message within it.

Students are encouraged to challenge the current fashion system and develop disruptive editorial strategies that could potentially have both social and politically active outcomes. Focusing on both the written word and the curated fashion image, the course teaches expertise in both commercial content creation and traditional journalism as well as publishing; in short, how to be a commentator, editor and entrepreneur, both digitally and in print.

Students engage with the subject matter on a number of different levels, from theoretical discourse, to vocational publishing and digital projects, developing a skill base that fosters a broad variety of expertise. Course content encompasses an in-depth knowledge of the fashion industry globally (in both western and non-western contexts), to practical editorial and technical skills that enable students to assemble and create multi-platform products that incorporate both traditional journalistic skills and more experimental methodologies.

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 7.0 or above, with at least 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