This course has multiple start dates:
17 / 09 / 2012
14 / 01 / 2013
1 year full time – September start
16 months full time - January start *
* Visa conditions apply
10 (this number may be subject to change)
Available at the following campuses:
Candidates must be able to satisfy the general admissions requirements of the University of Huddersfield and the specific requirements of the course in the following ways.
The normal entry requirements are:
• A good Honours degree in an appropriate subject or equivalent.
• Alternative qualifications and/or significant experience may be accepted, subject to approval.
International students with qualifications in 'creative' 'or 'practice' subjects should submit a portfolio of work with their application.
All suitably qualified applicants are normally interviewed or considered for admittance under alternative arrangements.
Students will be accepted from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Tel: 01484 473858
The course offers continuing or recent graduates from either creative or fashion business degree programmes an opportunity to either enhance their skills and employment prospects, or move into the fashion sector in roles such as buying, retail management or branding. The course is offered to professionals from within the creative sector with several years experience. You will normally have a first degree in a fashion or textiles orientated creative/business discipline and have been involved in business and managerial roles or are seeking to move into these areas.
Our course embraces a cross-disciplinary ethos. You will be encouraged to engage collaboratively with peers, colleagues and outside agencies, where appropriate. A sophisticated and comprehensive understanding of the subject will be developed in addition to the ability to demonstrate, through practice, innovative international fashion management strategies.
The course is one of a suite of Masters programmes in the School of Art, Design & Architecture which share a common structure. You will work along side students from related disciplines as well as undertaking subject specific modules particular to your own International Fashion Management MA specialism.
This is an Introductory 4 week intensive module taken at the beginning of the course. It equips you with research skills and techniques and introduces the learning and assessment strategies used throughout the course.
• Critical Contexts - Creativity in Context
These two modules provide the theoretical underpinning for your studies, Business and Cultural theory as well as research methodologies vital to your subject research. There are individual and team projects similar to the Induction experience. The course philosophy is based on the principle of cross fertilization of creative disciplines and the value of learning from other specialisms, the team projects are organised in to ‘clusters’ of related disciplines for example:
3D Digital Designers working with Spatial Designers or Digital Media Designers,
Fashion Designers working with Costume and Textile Designers, Digital Media Artists working with Fine Artists, Fashion Managers with Design, Marketing and Communication students. Graphic Designers with Fashion Promotion or Photographers etc.
• Exploration in Practice - Exploration through Practice
Are the major subject specialist modules where you develop your key subject knowledge and expertise. You will be supervised by specialist tutors particular to your own interests often 1:1 or in small groups. You will work with your tutors to link the 2 modules to develop your skills and personal interests which will culminate in the final project.
• Master's Final Project/Thesis
This is a project you negotiate with your specialist tutor(s), you will have been encouraged to think about and plan this project through the proposal development stages embedded within the course. Your final project can be purely aligned to your own personal interests if you wish. Most students however, relate it closely to their career ambitions and often work with potential employers or undertake ‘live’ briefs, using it as an opportunity to showcase their specialist skills, knowledge and approach.
There are many exciting opportunities for innovators within the creative industries in areas such as head office management, store management, production management buying, merchandising, range selecting, product development retail management, merchandising management and visual merchandising. The education sector or further doctoral study are also options.
Teaching strategies include lectures, tutorials and workshops. Modules are assessed via a combination of written reports, presentations, and the production and critique of fashion management, culminating in an exposition of work in the form of theoretical and/or practice based work.
Here at the University of Huddersfield, we continue to work hard to ensure that we set a fee for postgraduate students that is fair and offers you value for money. The tuition fees for postgraduate taught courses will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance, please see Fees and finance.
You can sign up to iHud here to make sure you receive our 2013 fee information as soon as it is published.
If you are interested in postgraduate research degrees, you can find information about research degree fees and finance here.
Research degrees are also available in this area. Contact us for details. Interim Awards A Master's course is 180 Master's level credits, which would normally take one calendar year full-time study. Interim awards are available at Postgraduate Certificate level or Postgraduate Diploma level should you decide to exit the course early. Please contact us for details of the credits required for these interim awards.
We hope you are interested in what you have seen and want to apply to join us.
Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.