Cardiff Metropolitan University
Fashion Design PgDip
Cardiff Metropolitan University

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Key Course Facts


Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23859 £19123 £20996
25-75 percentile range £19362 - £27716 £13372 - £24754 £14943 - £27676

Course Description

The MA Fashion Design course promotes innovative design thinking and cultivates an ethos of experimentation befitting postgraduate study in a school of Art and Design. It aims to generate unique responses to market trends and technological demands, nurturing an understanding of contemporary design within global contexts.

Within Cardiff School of Art and Design you will be encouraged to explore imaginative fusions between materials and technology to develop your individual creative identity. Throughout this process, you will be embedding your designs within a conceptual framework that embraces social, cultural and ethical perspectives.

Creative collaborations with postgraduate students from a range of disciplines within CSAD are nurtured, working towards a design collection that incorporates garment and accessories, brand styling, promotion and curatorial practices.

The emphasis will be on an evolving research trajectory in the preparation of a professional portfolio that can attract careers with international brands, generate successful design labels and also prepare for further postgraduate research.

Grading & Study Time

The learning outcomes are assessed within the modules through a variety of methods including essays, presentations and project work etc, as seen in individual module descriptors. Assessment takes place at strategic points in the academic year to enable and support your continued development. Group critiques and tutorials offer continuous feedback opportunities. Peer and self-assessment is used extensively.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 5.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Fashion Design, PgDip, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

You will normally have achieved a first class or second class upper division first degree (1st or 2.1 degree classification) in an appropriate subject, and/or equivalent professional standing or experience in a design, design crafts, or creative Industries discipline (based upon assessed Accredited Prior Learning or assessed Accredited Prior Experiential Learning), or a discipline associated with their programme of study, which could include business studies, and business management. In addition, those students for whom English is not their first language are required to have IELTS.


Tuition Fees Fashion Design PgDip

Ireland £1225
England UK £1225
Northern Ireland £1225
Scotland £1225
Wales £1225

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
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
Insurance £51
Other £95
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.

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About Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University, also known as CardiffMet, was established in 1976 in the small city of Cardiff, Wales. This university holds more than 1,000 student residence rooms, and it takes pride in that the accommodation here is more than just a place to sleep. Those living on-site have access to frequent and free social events taking place nearby, ensuring that those learning here have just as many opportunities to make connections as they do to succeed academically.

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Where is this programme taught

Cardiff Met - Llandaff
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