The MA Fashion Management & Marketing course at UCA Epsom prepares you for a fashion management career in the domestic or international fashion industry by delivering an innovative and relevant fashion business curriculum.
Working closely with fashion industry professionals, fashion organisations and industry role models and mentors, on the masters course you develop a diverse skill base that will enable you to have a wider, clearer and more relevant understanding of the business of management and marketing behind the fashion industry.
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UK/EU students £4,100 International students £11,410
This course provides inside knowledge of industry strategies and cultures on a global basis combined with a strong grounding in key business skills including: finance; risk; leadership; organisational and change management; strategy; marketing and entrepreneurship.
In addition you also develop essential knowledge on industry management specific to fashion - strategic innovation and technology, product sourcing and supply chain management issues.
You benefit from being part of the Creative Management cluster at UCA Epsom, working alongside students on the MA Arts Management and MA Design, Innovation & Brand Management courses.
You are taught through a range of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. There is a strong emphasis on independent research.
Full-time students have scheduled teaching and/or activities for up to two days a week and have access to workshops and studios for a further three days as agreed with their subject specialist tutor.
All students have access to the library resources as per published opening hours.
Throughout the course you are assessed on evidence of your knowledge, understanding through application of ideas, research and methodological structure and your technical and applied skills.
You have the opportunity to develop the skills required for a successful business management career in the domestic or international fashion industry. You gain an in-depth knowledge of industry strategies and cultures from an international and UK perspective, combined with a strong underpinning of key business skills including planning, communication, market research and creative entrepreneurism.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
If your first language is not English a certificate is required as evidence that you have an average IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent. If you are applying as an international student from a country outside the EU and require a visa to study in the UK, you will also need a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component.
You may be offered a place on a course on the condition that you improve your English language and study skills. We offer pre-sessional English language courses which can improve your IELTS score by a maximum of 1.0 and 0.5, or equivalent.
You should provide some evidence of recent academic and/or professional activity within this field. You also need to submit a personal statement with your application detailing your interest and experience in fashion, management or marketing. This course has a heavy written component and requires good essay writing skills.
No work experience is required.
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