Masters degrees in Fashion offer advanced training in the design and use of textiles and other materials to create items of apparel, as well as economic practices in the Fashion industry.
Courses range from taught MA and MSc degrees to professional MBA courses. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Design Technology. Relevant work experience may be necessary in some cases.
Depending on your interests, you may specialise in a range of apparel and design techniques, from knitwear and children’s clothing, to menswear, womenswear and sportswear. High fashion and consumerist brands may be examined in relation to sustainable design practices and technological innovations, as well as social politics and cultural influences.
Retail and business management are also a large component of most courses, covering topics such as brand management, marketing and communications, consumer behaviour, sales management and multi-channel retail.
Careers in Fashion could explore the design of clothing for public services personnel, such as protective bulletproof or heatproof apparel. You could also work with charities to design and distribute low-cost clothing to third world countries, or develop economic practices in the clothing industry.