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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Centre Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This master's course is for those who want to take control of their design direction, pursue their passion relentlessly and unleash their creativity upon the world of fashion. In return for your dedication we will equip you with all of the skills, knowledge and exposure needed to launch you into a dynamic career in the fashion industry.

Design courses at Northumbria are ranked within the UK top 10, and we are renowned for our pioneering and innovative course frameworks which meet the demands of industry and produce graduates who are ready to step straight into employment.

You will have coveted access to unrivalled industry links forged and maintained over six decades, and the opportunities are endless for committed and enthusiastic students. Our global links include fashion companies such as H&M, Tommy Hilfiger and Barbour to name just a few.

You will be taught by an inspirational accolade of academics who have enjoyed immense success as designers for some of the world’s biggest brands. You will create your own personal journey, exploring design issues and developing the advanced practical skills which will allow you to work effectively as a major influencer in design.

This full time master's in fashion design has been created in consultation with our collaborative partners, specifically designed to supply the industry with graduates who have the skills and knowledge that employer’s want. You will even have the option of taking modules which respond to the fast-evolving world of ethical and environmentally friendly design with our modules in sustainable fashion.

As well as producing world-class designers, this programme is the perfect preparation for a wide range of careers within the fashion and wider creative industries. Career paths include roles such as; designers, directors, stylists, buyers, account managers, visual merchandisers, editors, industry commentators, fashion management or trend forecasters.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with organisations from across the fashion and creative industries through your project work, allowing you to build your professional skills, your portfolio, and your network of contacts.

You will have access to premium, industry facilities which will prepare you for work in industry from the get go.Facilities include a photography studio, machine room, print room and studio space, you can have a closer look in the facilities tab.

We currently have alumnus working across the world for countless global labels and count Scott Henshall , the youngest designer to show at London Fashion Week and Creative Director of luxury British fashion house, Mulberry among our Alumni.

If you would like to graduate with a specific specialism in fashion design, then take a look at our fashion design womenswear, menswear, performancewear and sustainable & ethical fashion options.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

  • University League Table

    52nd

  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in law, design, engineering, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 130 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 86

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    155 69%

    17th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    22nd

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