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MA Fashion Enterprise and Society

Programme code:MA-FAS/E&SUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Pammi Sinha Contact address:p.k.sinha@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

An Upper Second Honours Degree or better in Design or a related subject. Non-Standard entry will be considered in exceptional circumstances. International students whose first language is not English must also satisfy the University of Leeds requirement for English Language; either IELTS (6.5 overall with not less than 6.0 in all components), TOEFL iBT (94 overall with at least 21 in listening, 23 in reading and speaking, and 24 in writing) or PTE (64 overall and at least 60 in all components).

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Design

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Design

Programme specification:

The concept behind the course represents a new direction in the combination of strategic design, fashion enterprise and social impact. Entrepreneurial design thinking, as part of a corporate or individual environment, serves as a catalyst for economic growth, and this course will provide an opportunity for graduates or those working in the fashion industry, to further their studies and become successful fashion business innovators. The unique structure of study will allow you to develop research, analytical and entrepreneurial skills and become adept at flexible and future focused market thinking.

Core modules studied in the School of Design are: Fashion marketing; Fashion futures; Cultural research methods; Professional and contextual studies or a dissertation.

These will be studied alongside two modules delivered by the Leeds Enterprise Centre, Leeds University Business School: Enterprise and society; Enterprise awareness and new venture creation.
Optional modules include: Fashion communication and photography; Fashion industry analysis; Textile product design, innovation and development.

These taught modules reflect the expertise from both Schools and provide students with a progressive learning experience and perspective on this dynamic discipline. They will develop the potential to challenge and contribute to a thriving global creative business sector. The course embraces both theory and practice to inform future fashion philosophy.


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Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules

DESN5300MFashion Marketing15 creditsSemester 2
DESN5301MFashion Futures15 creditsSemester 1
DESN5314MCultural Research Methods15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5527MEnterprise and Society15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5532MEnterprise Awareness15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5538MNew Venture Creation15 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following options

DESN5160MBrand Design and Management15 creditsSemester 2
DESN5303MFashion Communication and Photography15 creditsSemester 2
DESN5305MFashion Industry Analysis15 creditsSemester 2
DESN5312MSustainability and Fashion15 creditsSemester 2
DESN5313MFashion Product Development15 creditsSemester 2
TEXT5304MTextile Product Design, Innovation and Development15 creditsSemester 2

The optional modules listed are indicative of those available. The School reserves the right to withdraw and introduce new optional modules in line with the annual review and development of teaching within the School. It may also be necessary on occasion to withdraw modules due to staff absence or very low enrolment numbers.

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules

DESN5316MFashion Realisation and Contextual Studies60 credits1 Feb to 30 Sep
DESN5317MDissertation: Fashion Enterprise and Society60 credits1 Feb to 31 Aug


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Last updated: 29/03/2018

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