Birmingham City University
Key Course Facts
Our practical postgraduate fashion design course is an ideal choice if you are passionate about developing a career in Fashion Design.
You’ll develop all the skills and knowledge needed to strengthen your personal creativity and style by taking a professional approach to fashion design.
You will plan your career and benefit from a series of topical lectures which explore major issues linked to the world of fashion design, followed by talks from leading industry practitioners. Many of our graduates go on to start up their own, or even develop existing family businesses.
What's covered in the course?
Your learning will be focused on studio and workshop practice, featuring personal programmes of study and joint lectures and seminars.
You’ll also enjoy specialist interpretations of art, craft and design supported by our highly experienced course team.
Based at our city centre Parkside campus, you will have access to a wide range of conventional and CAD facilities available including digital print, digital Jaquard and a Gerber fashion CAD suite, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with a faculty full of creative students.
Your learning environment will encourage you to become an adaptable, flexible and knowledgeable graduate, equipped to pursue a career in the fashion industry.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Business Graduate Degrees/ Master Degrees
- General Requirements
- MBA & MSc
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Fashion Design, MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Either a good Honours Degree in a relevant subject or equivalent qualifications and experience. A digital portfolio is required as part of your application. This should evidence competency in those skills relevant to the area of practice you would like to focus on for your MA study, for example fashion design and garment construction.
Tuition Fees Fashion Design MA
|England UK||£7900||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£7900||year 1|
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of Birmingham City University in top UK and global rankings.
About Birmingham City University
Founded in 1853, Birmingham City University (BCU) is located in the city of Birmingham, England. The student population of this institution is made up of students from over 80 nationalities, which allows newly arrived foreign students to quickly feel welcome and at home. State-of-the-art facilities and resources await students on all courses, including the latest Engineering technology, 3D Printing studios, and Horology Workshops, just to name a few. BCU maintains a reputation for having a selective admissions process, so all applicants are recommended to prepare for their interview thoroughly.
Student composition of Birmingham City University
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Strategic Fashion Management MSc (UG)||University of the Arts London||68%||-||5%||£9250||-||169||London||On campus Full-time|
|Fashion Styling MA||Birmingham City University||68%||-||5%||£7900||£16300||169||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Fashion Marketing and Management MA||London Metropolitan University||68%||-||5%||£1035||£1805||169||London||On campus Part-time|
|Fashion and Textiles MSc (Res)||University of Huddersfield||68%||-||5%||£4647||£16000||169||Huddersfield||On campus Full-time|
|Fashion Design MA||Birmingham City University||68%||-||5%||£7900||£16300||169||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Fashion Buying and Merchandising MA||Istituto Marangoni||68%||-||5%||£22100||£23700||169||London||On campus Full-time|
|Fashion Management MA||University of Southampton||68%||-||5%||£9250||£23000||169||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|International Fashion Marketing MSc||The University of Manchester||68%||-||5%||£12000||£26000||169||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Fashion Management MSc||University of Lincoln||68%||-||5%||£52||£90||169||Lincoln||On campus Part-time|
|Fashion Marketing and Branding MA||University of Southampton||68%||-||5%||£9250||£23000||169||Southampton||On campus Full-time|