Postgraduate programmes

Fashion: Journalism

Postgraduate Diploma

Translate trends, generate content and refine your writing skills on our industry-relevant fashion journalism programme starting in September 2018.

September
Full Time
Fashion & Design
  • NameFashion: Journalism
  • QualificationPostgraduate Diploma
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration2 terms (9 months)
  • Tuition feesTBC *
  • ScholarshipsNo *
  • Next start dateSeptember 2018
  • Study abroad
  • ValidationRegent's University London

Fashion media is experiencing explosive growth worldwide in response to the dynamic role of fashion in modern popular and consumer culture.

The ability to be a successful fashion journalist requires very specific skills relating to writing, visual appreciation and a technical understanding of fashion which touches on a broad range of influences.

This programme will explore fashion media in the broadest sense, including new digital media opportunities and the rapid growth of international media dedicated to fashion and lifestyle. 

Length

The programme is delivered over two terms.

Modules 

Term 1

  • Contemporary Journalism: Approaches and Skills
  • Professional and Employability Skills 1
  • Fashion Cultures: History, Theory, Creativity
  • Introduction to Textiles & Product Manufacturing

Term 2

  • New Ideas in Digital Media
  • Sustainability and Ethics in Fashion
  • Final Project: Fashion Futures
  • Professional and Employability Skills 2

See module description

 

Assessment structure

There is a mix of individual and group assessment across the programme. The assessment methods used, include essays, reports, presentations and written reflection.

Academic Calendar

Study methods 

You will be taught by staff that have worked, or are still working as fashion journalists.

This programme consists of:

  • Lectures, seminars and tutorials
  • Guest speakers in class and at larger University events
  • External visits (e.g. to website offices or influential fashion retailers)
  • IT seminars and workshops (e.g. Excel / Adobe Suite)
  • Problem solving and negotiation workshops
  • Progress tutorials
  • Presentations
  • Group work and self-directed study
  • In-class formative assessments 
  • Summative (graded) assessments

There is a gradual move towards more self-directed and independent learning across the programme, particularly in the final team project.

Students with disabilities

Some of our programmes 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 will prepare you for a career in fashion journalism, both print and digital media. 

Typical entry level jobs open to graduates of the programme include:

  • Junior Fashion Writer
  • Copy Editor
  • Web Editor
  • Social Media Editor 
  • Fashion Assistant
  • Brand Agency Researcher
  • Trend Researcher
  • E-commerce Product Writer
  • Fashion News Re

Academic requirements 

We require an Honours Degree with a minimum 2:2 ideally not in a purely practice based subject (with the exception of Fashion Design or Textiles, which are directly relevant)  from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Centre will be accepted. If you are unsure if your degree subject qualifies, please contact us.

English requirements 

For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 5 or above HL or SL. English B grade 5 at HL
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.5 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 90 (internet-based test) (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) with an average score of 58 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)
  • Trinity College London Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (C1): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)

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: exrel@regents.ac.uk

 

Programme start dates 

September 2018

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

Online application for September 2018 will open soon. If you would like to make an enquiry in the meantime, please complete the form at the bottom of the webpage.

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:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One letter of reference
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen course, and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at: admit@regents.ac.uk)
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency
  • CV/resume

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and, if so, you will be invited to attend an interview.

Following this, we 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, you will be issued a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application or invitation to interview 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:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

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).

September 2018 fees to be confirmed.

 

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