Fashion Management MSc

Fashion Management Degree

1. Overview

Our MSc Fashion Management degree enables graduates to develop the skills and knowledge required to follow a rewarding career within the fashion industry.

This innovative course combines 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.

Fully Funded Places available for full-time applicants starting in September 2016

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

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course disclaimer for more information. 

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

Fully Funded Places

RGU is pleased to announce the SFC offers a limited number of fully funded full-time MSc places for Scottish/EU applicants, for courses starting September 2016.

Find out more about our Fully Funded Places


Applicants to this course may be eligible for a scholarship. More information can be found on the Business, Management and Accounting Scholarships pages.

Postgraduate Funding

Applicants (Scottish domiciled and EU) to this course may be eligible for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PTFL). Full-time students can apply for a PTFL up to £3,400. Part-time students can apply for up to £1,700. The tuition fee loan is only available to part-time students who are undertaking at least 50% of a full-time course, and therefore, complete their qualification in 2 years.

Information on funding for postgraduate students can be found via Postgraduate Student Finance.

Alumni Discount

Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU, further information available on the Alumni pages.

6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2016/2017

UK/EU Students

  • £3,400 entire course

International Students

  • £11,400 entire course

For Academic Year 2015/2016

UK/EU Students

  • £3,400 entire course

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 entire course

International Students

  • £11,500 entire course

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. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages


7. How to apply

Course Enquiries

If you have any course related questions, please contact the course leader -

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

“The course has increased my skills in more ways than I could have imagined. 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.”

Sara Teske Bernhard Willhelm

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Start date


Course length

45 weeks

Mode of Attendance


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