Fashion Management MSc

Masters in Fashion Management

1. Overview

The MSc Fashion Management course covers the creative, managerial and commercial aspects of the global fashion industry and enables graduates to develop the skills and knowledge required to follow a rewarding business career within the fashion industry. For 2013/14 funded places are available for Scottish/EU Students.

In the dynamic contemporary commercial environment, fashion and promotion are intrinsically linked. This innovative MSc Fashion Management course was developed, and launched in 2011, with this in mind. It combines teaching an exciting mix of visual and creative skills modules with those that develop students' understanding of communication, retail and business in the global marketplace today.

This course is aimed at those who need to gain specialist fashion knowledge and skills alongside marketing and management techniques specific to the international fashion industry. It is ideal for students who have an undergraduate honours degree in Communication and Media, Marketing or Management as well as Fashion Design students who wish to further their business, marketing and management understanding.

2. What you will study

Stage 1

Exit award: Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Fashion Management

Stage 2

Exit award: Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Fashion Management

Stage 3

Award: Masters (MSc) Fashion Management

Please note that these modules will be reviewed before the course starts and therefore are subject to change.

3. How you will learn

Full-time Study
In full time mode, you will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions. 

Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).

4. Entry requirements

Applicants will have an Honours degree or equivalent. Your degree can be in most disciplines so long as you are passionate about fashion, keep up with current trends and have a keen desire to work in the fashion sector.

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

English Language Requirements

Please note: this course does not involve garment design and construction, and does not require a creative portfolio for entry.

5. Student Funding

Fee-Free places

A number of free-fee places for part-time and full-time studies are available for Scottish/EU applicants for 2013/14 entry.
These places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis to suitable candidates who indicate their wish to be considered for this funding on application. 

Merit Scholarship
Aberdeen Business School offers a number of merit scholarships to outstanding students. The scholarship is available to:

  • international students who will study the course by full time and distance learning and pay for the fees at the international rate; or
  • UK or EU students who will study the course by full time and the fees are set in excess of 6,000 GBP; or
  • UK or EU students who will study the course by distance learning.

To find out more information on the Merit Scholarship.

6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2014/2015

Home/EU – Scottish domiciled

  • £3,400 entire course

Home/EU – Non Scottish domiciled

  • £6,000 entire course

International Students

  • £10,500 entire course

For Academic Year 2013/2014

UK/EU Students

  • £4,000 entire course

International Students

  • £10,000 entire course

For Academic Year 2012/2013

UK/EU Students

  • £3,400 entire course

International Students

  • £9,600 entire course

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £3,400 entire course

International Students

  • £8,650 entire course

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

For further information see Student Finance pages


7. How to apply

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online.

For further information, please email

If you are an International Student and would like further information, please contact

Further details are also available from Course Leader:

Morag Hamilton
Aberdeen Business School
Robert Gordon University
Garthdee Road
Aberdeen AB10 7QE

Tel: +44 (0)1224 263027

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“The course has increased my skills in more ways than I could have imagined, including presentation skills, teamwork, report writing, market research, consumer behaviour, marketing, public relations, excel, research, management, visual merchandising, financial forecasting, time management and communication. Most of all, the course has increased my self confidence through achieving greater understanding and knowledge of the fashion business.”

Robyn Reid Fashion Management MSc

“My studies at Robert Gordon University equipped me with the knowledge required for my current role. I hope future students will also be as happy as I am with the MSc Fashion Management course. In October I travel with the Bernhard Willhelm team for a year to Los Angeles. I graduated with distinction in Fashion Management in December 2012 and since then have been working in Paris. Bernhard Willhelm is a German fashion designer who is renowned for his love of mixing absurdity with high fashion.”

Sara Teske Bernhard Willhelm

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Start date
Course length
45 weeks
Mode of Attendance
Academic school
Aberdeen Business School Communication, Marketing and Media Department
Teaching locations
More information:
Dr Morag Hamilton +44 (0)1224 263027
Postgraduate Admissions (01224) 262209

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