This is a top-up version of our Fashion BA (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London.
You’ll be taught through tutorials, workshops and contextual studies by our dedicated academic team and visiting lecturers, who’ll share their decades’ worth of experience working with iconic fashion houses including Balmain, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and Pringle.
We'll invite major brands to share their knowledge with you. These invaluable networking opportunities will help you secure future internship roles and employment with industry leaders.
Throughout the year, you’ll study at The Cass – our renowned art and design centre situated in the heart of London. Here, you’ll experience a multi-disciplinary studio environment where fashion, textiles and jewellery work in close proximity. This not only recreates the dynamic environment of haute-couture fashion houses, it also exposes you to the broader industry and the inspiring influence of these related disciplines. You'll benefit from regular feedback through one-to-one and group tutorials, seminars and critiques.
There are opportunities to collaborate with fellow students as well as ongoing live projects, international industry competitions and the chance to visit and participate in industry fashion events.
As a final year student, you will have the opportunity to carry out an in-depth exploration of a topic of your choice in your dissertation. Our dissertation students all belong to a themed dissertation studio, which offers a supportive group context for planning and writing your dissertation, and specific academic tutoring about how to manage the project.
You will be assessed via a portfolio of project work and written work. There are no examinations on the course.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have one of the following:
Suitable applicants living in the UK will be invited to a portfolio interview.
Applicants living outside the UK will be required to submit a portfolio of work via email.
We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications and also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
Your portfolio should be selective but have enough work to show the range of your interests and talents. We're interested in seeing how you develop a project from beginning to end, not only finished work.
If you are coming in person to your interview we strongly suggest bringing a physical portfolio of work.
Things to bring:
If you are submitting an online application, please follow these guidelines.
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Example modules include:
"The difference between London Met and many other universities is that the focus is on post-graduation employment. There is a great focus on practical skills for the workplace and the importance of workshops and hands on experience. Art and design based modules run alongside business studies to help us up-and-coming designers understand the real working-world."
Kate Woodhead, fashion graduate
If you want a career in fashion or you’re keen to undertake a Fashion MA, this is the perfect degree for you. Designed to help widen your opportunities and skill set and advance your career in fashion, the course focuses on the professional presentation of project ideas.
Following graduation, you could enter any number of roles ranging from working for a well-known brand at a junior level to becoming a freelance designer or even setting up your own label.
Other career paths include becoming a retail buyer, stylist, technologist, fashion writer or design journalist.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.
UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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