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MA Fashion Design, Management and Innovation

The global fashion retail industry is worth 1.3 trillion dollars, not including footwear or jewellery. It is continuously in a state of flux, growth, change, and faces a number of challenges now and in the future.

Our MA Fashion Design, Management and Innovation aims to equip you with the creative and critical faculties along with the practical skills needed to address these challenges and issues. How? By offering you the chance to develop your thinking and practice at the point where fashion, ethical design production and cultural phenomena meet.

You will be exposed to the ideas of theory, the craft and skill involved in the design and manufacture process. This course also explores the different possible meanings of luxury and the specialised approaches to small scale manufacturing while keeping an eye on sustainability and materiality.

Running within Ravensbourne University London’s new Institute for Creativity and Technology in the heart of London’s new Design District this programme aims to embed you into a dynamic, physical and conceptual matrix of practice.

We can also offer you access to our strong ties with industry, an incubation programme for start-ups, and a unique industry-based mentorship programme.


Full time – 1 year

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Ravensbourne University London

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Entry requirements


First or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent non-UK qualifications) in a relevant subject, or an equivalent professional qualification in a related subject area.
If you are applying directly from an undergraduate degree course without experience or professional practice you must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of your chosen subject area.


In order to be eligible for a course, you will need to be a competent speaker and writer of English. This also applies if you are from the European Union, or if you're from a country outside the EU. You need to provide us with an IELTS or equivalent English language qualification demonstrating a minimum of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub test) or CEFR Level B2 in each component.
If you are applying as a Tier 4 student, please read the English Language requirements  or contact postgrad@rave.ac.uk for more detailed information. 

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Applications are welcomed from those who may not possess formal entry qualifications, mature students, those with work experience or with qualifications other than those listed above.

Such applicants should demonstrate sufficient aptitude and potential to complete the course successfully. Applicants will be assessed at interview in accordance with Ravensbourne’s Accreditation of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure.

Selection criteria

We welcome suitably qualified applicants who are able to demonstrate a good level of skills in areas associated with fashion.

To get a holistic view of your ability and aptitude to succeed on the course we will also consider your enthusiasm and interest in the subject area, how you manage the creative process, and your study and professional skills. A PDF portfolio of visual work is required.

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