Kingston University London - Sustainable Fashion: Business and Practices MA

Kingston University London

Sustainable Fashion: Business and Practices MA

Sustainable Fashion sets out to challenge current thinking in fashion by embedding holistic sustainable design and business solutions throughout. The coursework requires critical thinking and problem-solving and is designed to create systemic change to help combat fashion's unsustainable footprint.

Projects develop and deepen your understanding of sustainability as it relates to the fashion, textile, and related industries. The course allows participants to develop solutions and plot a new future for themselves and the fashion industry by developing new systems that challenge existing practices.

Students will choose their areas of focus, ensuring their outputs have real-world applications contributing to society, culture, and ecology.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • Kingston University is consistently rated among the best institutions in the UK for fashion and related disciplines.
  • Kingston School of Art includes world leaders on the topic of sustainable fashion, who bring a depth and breadth of understanding to the topic.
  • The program's approach to pedagogy challenges the current system of fashion, plotting an alternative and more sustainable future for fashion businesses and related activities, based on critical thinking and creative problem-solving.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:1 or above honours degree in a fashion or business-related undergraduate course including, but not limited to, fashion design, fashion buying, international business, retail, communication, product design or marketing.
  • A 300-word personal statement will be required as part of the submission criteria, that highlights your motivation for the application.

  • IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. 

Career Prospects

The Sustainable Fashion Business and Practices curriculum helps to prepare students for a multitude of sustainably-focused undertakings and employment opportunities. These range from brand development, products, systems, models, and services, communication vehicles, not limited to medium, and expressed both physically as well as digitally, through websites, blogs, apps, magazines, e-zines, exhibitions, installations, and more. This course will address the gap between intent and the in-depth knowledge required for diverse applications.

Course Details

Students will study the human and environmental impacts of the mainstream fashion system throughout the entirety of the value chain. The programme will offer sustainable methodologies for the development of fashion businesses, services and practices. It will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to effect positive change through creative problem solving, and equip them with the management, business and creative decision-making skills to develop their own career path.

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.


Core modules for Teaching Block 1
The System of Fashion 1: Fashions impact
Sustainable and Ethical Practices

Core modules for Teaching Block 2
Design for Social Impact
The System of Fashion 2: Design, Business, and Operational Responses

Core modules for Teaching Block 3
Capstone Project

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