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12 months

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Fashion Business/Forecasting Fashion Retailing

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

MA Global Fashion Retailing is a dynamic and academically rigorous course, equipping you with the knowledge, skills and capabilities demanded by fashion retailers operating in an increasingly competitive, complex and unpredictable global environment.

You will apply curiosity, inquiry, creativity and criticality through the synthesis of theoretical and practical approaches to learning. You will demonstrate the ability, knowledge and competencies to be effective and responsible leaders in the rapidly changing global fashion retail industry. Throughout the course you will develop skills in teamwork, communication, problem-solving and decision-making through independent judgment and critical self-awareness, working effectively both individually and collaboratively as a team.

With rigorous research underpinning the curriculum, you will explore and examine retail strategy and operations, internationalisation, brand management, consumer insights, responsible retailing, retail analytics, omnichannel retailing and creative retail futures, with a focus on sustainability, innovation and disruption within the retail business.

Career paths

On successful completion of the MA Fashion Retail Management, graduates actively contribute to the development of retail management, whether that be in international development, brand management, buying and merchandising, store operations, research or creative direction. They will be equipped with the critical, professional and creative skills required to flourish in a range of different sectors within the retail industry from start-up businesses to multinational fashion retailers and luxury brands.


Collaborative Challenge (20 Credits)
Advanced Retail Business (20 Credits)
Retail Strategy and Operations (20 Credits)
Research Proposal (20 Credits)
Brand Management and Consumer Insights (20 Credits)
Creative Retail Futures (20 Credits)
Masters Project (60 Credits)

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Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows: an honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline OR equivalent qualifications.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is one of the world’s leading and most prestigious arts universities, maintaining an internationally renowned list of alumni. Being located in London, it is an ideal place to study a postgraduate qualification and get connected to a thriving creative sector. With modern campus sites spread across London, UAL offers over 100 taught postgraduate degree courses at the university’s six specialist colleges and...more

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