The course

Delivery
Full-time, Part-time, Per course
Course type
Taught
Location
Scottish Borders
Entry date
September

This postgraduate fashion degree explores concepts and contemporary topics in design, fashion and textiles.

Contact

Overview

The course will give you an in-depth understanding of business processes and functions within the industry’s creative foundations. It attracts people from business and textile backgrounds – offering the chance to carry out structured research investigation.

The course aims to challenge traditional and contemporary uses of fashion and textiles, whilst promoting new approaches and processes in the industry. It also lets you concentrate on an area of study that’s particularly suited to you. What’s more, this fashion degree is supported by staff with knowledge that covers everything from design and manufacture to technology and creativity.

The MSC Fashion and Textiles Management course is taught at our Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels.To find out more about this subject visit the School pages.

Course length

The full-time Fashion Management masters starts in mid September and lasts one year. The course can also be taken part-time over two years.

Objectives

  • Challenge traditional and contemporary uses of fashion and textiles, as well as creating the opportunity to promote new approaches and processes in fashion and textiles
  • Provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies to meet the diverse demands of the fashion and textile industries
  • Encourage, in inter-disciplinary projects, creative collaborations between subject areas to foster innovation
  • Develop an inter-disciplinary understanding of key issues relating to the design, management and innovation in fashion and textiles
  • Develop competent and confident professionals for the global fashion and textiles industries with an in-depth understanding of the creative process and its management in international and local contexts.

Course content

Detailed course guide

Students negotiate with their supervisor to concentrate on an appropriate area of study to acquire knowledge and expertise in an area of fashion and textiles that supports their individual project intended outcome. The areas available across the School reflect the breadth of expertise relevant to fashion and textiles.

Semester 1

  • Fashion Management
  • Design Context
  • Design Project
  • Design Technology and Innovation

Semester 2

  • Brand Management
  • Research Methodologies
  • Business Enterprise

And

  • Raw Materials Testing and Exploration

or

  • Consumer Motivations

Semester 3

  • Research project

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of practical and written course work, examinations and the Masters project. Emphasis is placed on rigorous academic standards as well as acquiring and developing a range of transferable industry skills and individual creative development. Assessment exercises can therefore include making effective visual and oral presentations, writing reports and as well as team and group work.