Postgraduate programmes

International Fashion Marketing

MA

Lead and succeed in the vibrant and fast-changing fashion industry. Study the global consumer and technological innovations.

Year
Full Time
Scholarship
  • NameInternational Fashion Marketing
  • QualificationMA
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration12 - 16 months
  • Tuition fees£17,300 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateJanuary 2018
  • Future start dateSeptember 2018
  • Study abroad
  • ValidationRegent's University London

The MA International Fashion Marketing provides future fashion marketing managers and directors with the practical and intellectual skills to lead and succeed in the vibrant and fast-changing fashion industry.

Our MA programme has been developed in consultation with industry experts and designed to ensure that our graduates are best placed to capitalise on new opportunities presented by the most sustained period of creative disruption in fashion since the industrial revolution.

Technological innovation is challenging long-established fashion systems and changing the ways in which the industry markets itself globally. 

Dynamic and fast-paced by nature, the industry is set to continue this period of disruption for the foreseeable future.

You will learn about the global fashion consumer and how sustainable fashion is changing marketing strategies. 

Our programme will place you at the heart of the fashion-business revolution, located in central London, the heartland of fashion. 

In addition, you will benefit from a study trip to Milan, included in the fees. 

Programme brochure

Length

On the MA International Fashion Marketing you undertake three terms of study, each of which comprises 60 credits, with 180 credits in total. 

Modules 

Our module structure is organised according to the principle that a Regent’s education is intensive and intimate.

You will take modules concurrently each term, with a study trip to a European fashion capital during the year. While taking mandatory core modules, you will also be able to choose optional modules such as Trend Analysis, Fashion Buying & Distribution, a language or Luxury Goods. The optional modules enable you to pursue your interests so that you can graduate from the programme with an individual profile, ready to pursue you aspirations within international fashion marketing. 

The programme comprises both core and optional modules:

Core modules:

  • Marketing Strategy
  • Research Methods
  • The Global Fashion Consumer
  • Fashion Branding
  • Fashion Marketing Communications Strategies
  • Fashion Trends, Buying and Distribution

Module options (Term 1):

  • Language option
  • Fashion PR and the Fashion Show
  • Luxury Goods

Module options (Term 2):

  • Language option
  • Fashion Retail Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship and Luxury

Capstone module (Term 3):

  • Individual Consultancy Project or Dissertation

 

See module descriptions

Assessment structure

The programme draws on a wide range of assessment types to reflect the nature of the industry and to give you every opportunity to successfully demonstrate achievement on the programme, depending upon your learning style.

This includes essays, research activities, reports, presentations, reflective reports, panel critiques, interviews, group work, material outcomes and live projects. Alternative assessments are provided where possible for students with a registered disability.

You will also engage in self-assessment and peer assessment.

Academic Calendar

Study methods 

The MA International Fashion Marketing is industry-orientated. Experiential learning is therefore fundamental to many of the learning and teaching methodologies used on the programme, and many of the assessments that you will complete. Preparation for your career is also integral to the design of the programme.

Lectures and seminars are the most common method of delivery. Whilst these operate on the assumption that you have little prior knowledge of the subject, there is an expectation that you will supplement the knowledge and skills acquired during contact time with your own additional independent learning. The programme is intensive and challenging, echoing the nature of the fashion industry. 

You will be expected to attend lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations by guest speakers, all of which will provide you with a solid foundation for learning. At Regent’s we believe that learning technology should be a supplement rather than a substitute for live teaching and personal learning exchanges. To supplement your studies, material will be made available on your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Blackboard. We have a dedicated, award-winning Learning Technology Team who support our VLE.

In line with the industry focus of the programme, you will also have the opportunity to engage in practical learning activities such as fashion shoots, fashion show production, fashion styling and photography, and visits to industry events such as conferences, fashion weeks, exhibitions and other well-established industry happenings.

Among the other methods of learning on the programme are:

Induction

At the beginning of the programme, you will participate in an induction which will provide you with an overview of the programme and expectations for the year ahead. At the start of each module, you will be given a timetable and a reading list. Each module tutor will provide individual and group support for you during your module.

Guest speakers

Guest speakers are regularly involved in the programme to provide expert academic and practitioner input on your modules. 

Masterclasses

Masterclasses enable you to learn from high-profile fashion and marketing practitioners in small groups, thereby giving you the opportunity to hone your fashion marketing knowledge and skills with professionals who work at a very senior level, while benefitting from the development of important networking skills. 

 

Students with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed via stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground floor rooms, or rooms with lift access you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

For over 20 years, Fashion & Design at Regent’s has successfully launched graduates into international careers in fashion. While many of our graduates start their own businesses and creative ventures, some of the brands that our alumni have worked for include:

  • All Saints
  • Burberry
  • Christina Siriano
  • Coach
  • Fashion Scout
  • Fujiwara
  • Gap
  • GQ Magazine
  • Hackett
  • H&M
  • Jaeger
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Matthew Williamson
  • Puma
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Roland Mouret
  • Saks
  • Selfridges
  • The White Company
  • Top Man
  • Vivienne Westwood
  • Zandra Rhodes Enterprises

Academic requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes. Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding a minimum lower second class (2:2) UK Honours undergraduate degree from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications from recognised institutions will be accepted.

We also welcome applications from candidates who do not meet the essential entry criteria outlined above. In order to be accepted for exceptional entry, you must:

  • Hold a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • Provide a 1000-word personal statement outlining your reasons for applying, and how your previous experience is of relevance to the programme you are applying for
  • Be prepared to attend an interview with the Postgraduate Admissions Panel

English Language requirements 

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in all 4 component parts
  • Pearson’s Test for English (PTE): Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80 (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact admit@regents.ac.uk. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

How to apply

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application. These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to admit@regents.ac.uk.

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all university studies (i.e. undergraduate degree)
  • One letter of academic recommendation
  • A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience, if applicable.
  • A 500-700 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme. This should demonstrate an understanding of a current issue relevant to the subject, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations.
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview. Interviews can take the form of a one-to-one interview or group interview. These are generally conducted on campus but may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 2 Receive a response to your application

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email.

Step 3 Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.

Please note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July.

Fees January 2018

Annual tuition fee: £17,300
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Fees September 2018

Annual tuition fee: £18,000
Home/EU advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Annual fees for students commencing studies in spring will span financial years. Spring and autumn fees will be invoiced at the rate applicable for that term.

scholarships

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Fulbright Commission All-Disciplines (Open) Postgraduate Award

Awards to US citizens for the first year of Master's or PhD study in any subject, or to conduct a period of independent research, covers the first year's tuition and a living stipend.

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Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships

Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships reward the loyalty of undergraduate students who progress to enrol on a postgraduate degree with us. It's our way of saying thank you. Scholarships are worth up to 15% of tuition fees. 

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Postgraduate loans - Student Finance England 2018-19

Student Finance England (SFE) is now offering funding for UK and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker (under the age of 60 on the date of first class of the first Master’s degree).

Students, who already hold one Master’s degree (or an equivalent or higher-level qualification) will not be eligible.

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India Postgraduate Taught Masters scholarships

Regent’s University London has a long-standing tradition of welcoming talented students from all over India. Our students from this region have always had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and have graduated from Regent’s fully equipped to join a large multinational, start their own company or join the family business.  Regent’s is therefore pleased to offer five postgraduate scholarships specifically for students of Indian nationality, each worth £3,000.

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Bloomsbury Fashion Scholarship

Students on the MA International Fashion Marketing are eligible for a scholarship worth £4,000. The scholarship is offered in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing Plc and also includes an internship and mentoring from Bloomsbury, plus access to a wealth of digital archive resources.

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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