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About International Fashion Management at Nottingham Trent University

This exciting and innovative course will equip you with the strategic, creative and commercial skills required by the global fashion industry. It will develop and strengthen your core skills and knowledge in specialist areas, including new concepts and strategies for international fashion management.

Our MA International Fashion Management sits in a suite with the following courses:

You learn alongside students from these other MA courses, and have the option to transfer MA titles if your specialism changes.

Key features

  • Study on a full-time or part-time basis.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of how the different areas of the fashion industry work together, and choose your specialist focus.
  • Select from a range of possible outputs to reflect career aspirations or to support a business start-up.
  • Go on study trips to international fashion capitals.
  • Benefit from industry speakers such as international brand managers and fashion specialists.
  • Work individually and as a team in a challenging, creative and multicultural environment within the School of Art & Design.
  • Prepare for further postgraduate study such as MPhil or PhD.
  • Gain a globally recognised academic qualification in conjunction with personal and professional development for employability and entrepreneurship.

How you're taught

Teaching and learning experiences will include:

  • lectures;
  • seminars;
  • workshops;
  • individual and group tutorials;
  • peer group activities;
  • presentations;
  • directed and self-directed learning;
  • access to NTU's online workspace;
  • team working;
  • personal development planning; and
  • work-based learning.


Assessment is 100% by coursework and involves:

  • presentations (individual and team);
  • Project Proposal; and
  • individual project.

Careers and employability

This course will prepare you for senior management roles across the fashion industry, in areas such as:

  • fashion management;
  • product development;
  • brand management;
  • luxury brand management;
  • marketing;
  • buying;
  • merchandising;
  • manufacturing;
  • retail;
  • consultancy;
  • sourcing;
  • logistics;
  • branding;
  • ethics and sustainability;
  • communications and PR;
  • styling; and
  • fashion journalism.

The skills and knowledge you'll learn through this course will be transferable to roles within other industries.

The option to study an Advanced Art and Design Research module will give you the ideal preparation for further postgraduate study, including PhD courses, if you wish to teach or become a researcher.

Professional practice

You'll have the opportunity to undertake self-negotiated placements or internships, learn entrepreneurship skills through business development courses (such as The Hive's HeadStart programme), and attend events held by industry experts and organisations.

We'll help you to develop your skills in self-promotion, team working, presenting and communication. You'll also have the opportunity to undertake case studies which will help your understanding of how businesses work.

You'll be invited to attend and be involved in conferences and symposia. Recently this has included the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) Polimoda Conference in Florence to deliver papers and performances relating to fashion theory and practice.

Study visits to exhibitions have recently included:

  • Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty (Victoria & Albert Museum, London);
  • Madame Gres (Mode Museum, Antwerp);
  • Happy Birthday Dear Academie! (Mode Museum, Antwerp); and
  • Dries Van Noten's Inspirations (Mode Museum, Antwerp).

Our annual trip to Antwerp and Paris has also included entry to the international trade show Première Visionwhich includes Indigo and Yarntex. Students have also attended an optional visit to Copenhagen Fashion Week.

You will have the opportunity to have your work selected for a Fashion Management, Marketing and Communication exhibition, held at the end of the course.

YouFirst – working with our Employability Team

Our friendly, experienced careers consultants will work closely with you at every stage of your career planning, providing personal support and advice you won't find in a book or on the internet. You can benefit from this at any time during your studies and up to three years after completing your course.

Get inspired

Take a look at a recent zine produced by our graduating Masters students to get a flavour of the innovation and creativity that goes on within the School of Art & Design.


You will be taught in buildings across NTU's City site, and have access to IT resources to support your studies.

Study options for this course

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

Other requirements:

If you hold international qualifications, take a look at the alternative qualifications we accept for this course.

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. You can check our language requirements and list of accepted English language tests. Your British Council office can tell you where you can take an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test locally. Applicants who have taken a higher degree at a UK university don't usually have to meet this requirement.

Pre-masters courses

Are you an international student whose qualifications don't meet the entry requirements? You can do a pre-masters course at Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). The college is on our City Campus and NTIC students can use all of the University's facilities.

Next steps

Please also take a look at our International students page and our application guide for international students, which are full of advice and information about the University.

If you need any more help or information, please contact our International team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200. Alternatively, you can get in touch with our staff at the International Development Office, who are always happy to help. Or speak to one of our official NTU representatives for your country.

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