Taught course

MA Fashion Textiles Technologies

University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion

Entry requirements

Entry to this course is envisaged to be competitive: applicants are expected to achieve, or already have, the course entry requirements detailed below.

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
  • 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.

English Language Requirements

IELTS level 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

All classes are taught in English. If English isn’t your first language, you will need to show evidence of your English language ability when you enrol. For further guidance, please check our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This experimental and interdisciplinary textiles course will focus on the creation of innovative textiles surfaces, constructions and structures for fashion. Through deep understanding, thorough testing and exploration of traditional craft processes alongside investigation into new material and technological fabric construction innovations, you’ll produce outcomes that demonstrate the future of fashion textiles. The aim is that you will utilise design process to make use of technologies to develop textiles in a variety of creative ways.

What to expect

  • Digital and craft technology: Technical textiles education is well-established at LCF, with courses being run since the college’s inception over 100 years ago. This new course will build upon this legacy and upon the success of our well-established BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles course with its three specialist areas of knit, print and embroidery, all of which benefit from the most extensive range of digital and craft industrial technology in the UK.
  • A holistic, analytical approach: On this course, you’ll be encouraged to imagine the future of your craft and your role as designers by exploring its past and present. In addition to rigorous research and analysis into technical areas, you’ll consider the cultural, social and environmental impact of fashion textiles at a global level.
  • A sustainable focus: New research led, practice-based design methods devised to enhance sustainable and circular practice in the fashion and textile industry will be supported by LCF’s Digital Anthropology Lab, Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) and the Active Materials and Systems research group (AMSR) and the establishment of the new lab.
  • Collaborative working: Collaboration with industry partners, LCF researchers and/or fellow students is embedded into the course, and will be central to your learning experience.

Industry experience and opportunities

The course benefits from a strong collaborative focus with opportunities with related industries and cross discipline design courses within the School of Design and Technology. Live briefs will form an integral part of this master’s course enhancing students’ professional skills and employability potential. Students are also encouraged to engage in extra-curricular national and international competitions and opportunities.

Guest speakers from LCF’s research team and associated communities of practice and from industry will support the course including alumni from the BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles course at LCF, many of whom have established their own successful businesses or are in placed within key textile companies.

Exploring the entrepreneurial resources available in the university such as Enterprise Challenge can also support students to frame ideas towards a business proposition. Enterprise is further supported via integration with the LCF’s Graduate Futures team.

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.

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
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

London College of Fashion