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Fashion, Enterprise and Society MA

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Fashion / Textiles / Clothing (Craft) Enterprises

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Prepare for a career as a successful innovator in the fashion business with this varied and engaging course. You’ll develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of strategic business design, fashion enterprise and social impact.

Delivered collaboratively between School of Design and the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies in Leeds University Business School, the course will equip you with the skills to view the fashion industry from social and cultural as well as commercial perspectives.

Along with concepts such as consumer behaviour, supply chain structures, branding and marketing, you’ll also study the principles of business and entrepreneurship and how they relate to social enterprise. You’ll also address the challenges of sustainability.

You’ll mix design, business and market-centred innovation to gain a broad base of skills to thrive in a complex, fast-paced and rapidly evolving industry.

Learning and teaching

This diverse degree gives you a wide range of skills, and the variety of teaching methods used reflects this. We use workshops, seminars, presentations, lectures, practical sessions, tutorials, online learning, seminars and group learning sessions. Independent study is also vital to this degree, allowing you to develop your own designs and build your skill set.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Assessment

We use a range of assessment techniques, including presentations, exams, essays, group and individual project work and portfolios of research and practical work.

Career opportunities

This course is designed to give you a broad knowledge base and a wide range of skills to help you become a forward-thinking, market-conscious innovator in the fashion industry.

You’ll have a lot to contribute to the thriving global fashion industry – as well as other sectors – in a range of social, commercial, marketing, management and enterprise careers. Past students have obtained positions with Harper’s Bazaar (China), Nike (China), Propoganda Agency Ltd (UK), TJX Europe and the Kuoni Group among others, or they have created their own business.

You’ll also be well-prepared to continue studying at postgraduate researcher level and several of our graduates have gone on to complete PhD research at both Leeds and other institutions.

Modules

This module aims to provide a sound understanding of the fashion industry structureand the fashion marketplace through theoretical tools, such as the marketing mix andPEST analysis. The product element of the mix will be instrumental in delivering knowledge of product design and development and the production processes and supply chain structures and strategies currently used by the industry. The price element will highlight the implications that design, production and quality have on price in relation to different market sectors. The promotion element will be linked to marketing communications strategies and theories which will ultimately link to branding principles. Place will extend supply chain strategies into the retail sector along with the elements of the extended marketing mix. The role of the consumer will be understood through consumer behaviour theories including target marketing and market segmentation.
Critical Entrepreneurship Studies (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

14,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

27,500

Entry requirements

You’ll need a bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or equivalent qualification specialising in one the following subjects: fashion design, marketing, management, business or textiles. You’ll also be required to respond to the questions in the supporting statement section of the online application form.

Department profile

Our exciting and challenging Masters courses will develop your knowledge and skills to an advanced level in a specialist area of design. You'll be joining a diverse postgraduate community with students from a range of subject backgrounds. You'll benefit from our high-quality facilities with world-class technologies. You'll be taught by staff who are leaders in their field of research and have substantial experience in industry....more

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