Sustainability in Fashion, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English (take IELTS)
The innovative programme takes a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to design positioning itself as ecologically, ethically, socially and economically sustainable. The 3 semester course symbiotically unifies research, education, practice and business to inspire students to explore new solutions with critical rigour.


Located in one of the worlds most historically rich, artistically experimental and vibrant cities, the course attracts students from all over the world, creating a truly intercultural study environment. Because of its practical and international orientation, the English taught course is unique worldwide. ESMOD has a long history of producing highly talented creative professionals, and participating in a course at ESMOD ensures that each graduate will be excellently poised to pursue a career in the international fashion industry.

The course facilitates a successful entrance into leadership positions and entrepreneurship within the international fashion industry. Taking part in workshops, colloquiums and excursions as well as a practical exchange abroad provides students with a deeper understanding of the industry.

The hands-on approach encourages students to explore aspects of sustainability in developing design strategies and methods for the future, as well as providing access to innovative materials, technologies and production techniques. The creative development of the students is stimulated by the extensive yet focused approach to innovation. Sustainability in Fashion enables students to take existing restrictions as a chance to develop new, courageous and progressive fashion concepts.

Sustainability in fashion means creating a new awareness in the fashion business, and a lasting influence in style.


The International University of Art for Fashion ESMOD Berlin became state recognized through the Senatsverwaltung fr Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur (Berlin Ministry for Science, Research, and Culture).

Programme Structure


Sustainability within the fashion industry is investigated throughout the course, in particular within the textile industry and product lifecycles.


Designed to stimulate new ways of thinking, and the creation of innovative approaches and unique strategies, the course aims to catalyze the students' capacity for influencing more sustainability in the textile industry and product lifecycles.


A wide range of textile materials and production procedures is covered, demonstrating the possibilities and limitations of ecological textile and apparel production.


Through the lens of sustainability, the international fashion market is analysed and traditional structures are questioned.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following CAE score:

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

To be eligible to enter the program candidates must have a Bachelor of Arts Degree (or equivalent) in Fashion Design or in a relevant field equalling 210 credit points. Candidates with a Bachelor degree of 180ECTS might be able to follow a special degree course plan.

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 5650 International
  • EUR 4650 EU/EEA

A registration fee of 3.000,00 Euro must be paid within two weeks after acceptance into the course.


The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) / German Academic Exchange Service is a key funding body for education and can provide living expenses, grants and/or scholarships to foreign students. There are many other funding bodies however candidates are required to do their own research. It is also recommended that you check our own countries funding opportunities for international study.

Any scholarship application is strengthened if you are already accepted into the program, so we recommend you apply in advance as much as possible. Most scholarship programs run approximately one year in advance, so it is important to be prepared.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.