MA Luxury Brand Management takes a strategic view of the dynamic characteristics and opportunities within the global luxury goods and services industry, providing you with the skills, knowledge and connections to lead and succeed in the competitive world of luxury brands.
The luxury industry has evolved rapidly over the last decade, with brands expanding and consolidating into mature and fast-developing markets.
Successful professionals in this field demonstrate the ability to operate in a highly complex global market. An innovative and creative approach with a strong cultural perspective is critical.
We combine academic study with the practicalities of management, with a particular focus on delivering exceptional experiences for consumers and gaining global competitive advantage.
Regent’s is the perfect place to study luxury. Our campus in royal Regent’s Park is set in 11 acres of private gardens, where many of the most famous luxury brands will be on your doorstep.
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London is one of the world capitals for the luxury industry. Studying in the heart of the city is the ideal way to develop the advanced skills that are essential in managing top brands in an increasingly competitive environment, whilst exploring new cultural perspectives and developing the habits of innovation.
Regent’s has the most international student body in the UK. We specialise in nurturing the intercultural intelligence you need to succeed, and our mission is to develop tomorrow’s global leaders.
As you would expect from Regent’s, the programme is taught in small classes by highly qualified academics and experienced industry professionals. We cover luxury branding and management across the full value chain.
Read about the views of another of our MA Luxury Brand Management students, Valerie, as she discusses contemporary luxury and how the programme is preparing her for a career in the industry here.
There are two entry points a year in January and September. If you begin your studies in September, it will take approximately 12 months to complete the programme. If you start in January, it will take approximately 16 months.
This is a full-time programme, covering three terms. The programme is composed of modules, each of which carries a specific credit value. You will take eight core modules, plus two further modules of your choice.
You will be able to apply the knowledge and skills you develop on the programme through a final project which is either an academic dissertation or a live consultancy project for a client luxury brand. In both cases you will be able to develop a network of industry contacts that will be invaluable in your future career.
Terms 1 and 2
In addition, you will choose two of the following:
You will be assessed through coursework assignments, including presentations, essays, simulation exercises, research-based projects and written or oral examinations.
You will learn through taught classes, hands-on projects and contact with industry experts.
The programme is kept current by the research, business practice and networks of academic staff, who incorporate the latest industry thinking into teaching and learning.
You will benefit from regular guest speakers, who typically come from luxury brands and related businesses such as wealth management and real estate.
Course content is also informed by the annual Financial Times and International Herald Tribune summits on luxury.
Your final project will either be an academic dissertation or a live consultancy project for a client luxury brand.
Students with disabilities
Some of our courses encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.
This programme has been designed to equip you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to pursue management roles in international luxury brand management, marketing, communications and retailing.
MA Luxury Brand Management alumni are working in a range of roles in advertising, PR, brand management, and marketing, in prestigious companies throughout the industry. Many have also started their own companies. Some of the companies our alumni are working at include:
As a student on this programme you will have access to a wealth of CMI resources during your study, including Continued Professional Development (CPD) and access to dedicated job postings.
A minimum of a lower-second class (2:2) UK honours undergraduate degree or its international equivalent from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre will be accepted. If you are unsure as to the comparability of your qualification, please contact us.
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:
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For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:
Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.
Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration
On-campus diagnostic test
If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test.
This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: email@example.com
Programme start dates
How to apply
For advice and guidance on study-related visas and immigration, please view our visas and immigration webpage.
Applying to study at Regent's is a quick and easy 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:
Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:
Please note: most candidates will be assessed for admission on the basis of their submitted application materials. However, RUL reserves the right to invite candidates for interview and to reject those who decline to attend.
Step 2 Making an offer
We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.
If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, we will make you a conditional offer.
You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.
Step 3 Accepting the offer
If you wish to accept the offer you must:
Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.
Please see here for information on how to pay.
Step 4 Full acceptance and visa
On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).
Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. 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.
Fees September 2017
Full tuition fee: £20,500
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)
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.
Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships
Regent's Postgraduate Progressions Scholarships reward the loyalty of undergraduate students who progress to entrol on a postgraduate degree with us. It's our way of saying thank you. Scholarships are worth up to 15% of tuition fees.
Postgraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17
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.
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.
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.