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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Lincoln (Main Site)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This Master's programme is suitable for those wishing to pursue a management career in the globalised fashion industry. Exploring a variety of disciplines in purchasing, forecasting, analysis, and marketing, with sustainability embedded throughout. It enables students to develop the skills needed to pursue their own brand or business idea, or enter into the highly competitive fashion industry.

Covering three disciplinary areas of management, marketing, and fashion, this course aims to produce graduates who are able to analyse consumer and society trends to develop effective purchasing, retail, and promotional strategies. Students have the opportunity to undertake live assessments and gain hands-on experience through the student-as-producer approach.

The programme is taught by a team of international academics and benefits from guest speakers who are professionals in fashion and other business areas.

The course also works in close collaboration with the Fashion BA programme, which provides a unique hands-on experience for students.

Applications are welcome from a broad range of degree disciplines, including design, business, arts, and social sciences.

How You Are Assessed

The programme is assessed through a combination of traditional coursework and creative assignments such as portfolios and mood boards. Presentations and experiential assessments are used to help develop practical skills and enhance employability prospects.

Career and Personal Development

For a fashion buyer to trend analyst, a career in fashion management can be stimulating and rewarding. Employability is embedded in all fashion-specific modules so that students are equipped with the skills needed to develop their own brands and business ideas or secure a role in the highly competitive fashion industry. Graduates have gone on to work in roles including brand management, managing director, brand ownership, sustainable consultant, and brand consultancy.

The University Careers and Employability Team offers qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,200per year

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

University information

University of Lincoln

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  • Campus address

    University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7TS, England

Located in the heart of England, the University of Lincoln provides a welcoming and supportive environment for students from around the world.
The university’s global graduate community includes more than 100,000 former students across 135 countries.
A free airport pick-up service is available for students flying into London Heathrow on specific dates.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 87 11

    27th out of 95 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    130 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 200
    126 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%



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