- Ma Luxury Brand Management with Advanced Practice

Northumbria University London

Ma Luxury Brand Management with Advanced Practice

The programme aims to develop an innovative approach to the professional luxury brand management of luxury consumable goods (cars, cosmetics, drinks, fashion, fragrances, handbags, jewellery, luggage, yachts and watches). The programme provides you with the critical knowledge and awareness of the complex issues involved in the luxury consumable goods sector in the 21st century, working on concepts and platforms such as brand management, marketing, advertising and social media.

Through a combination of research-informed teaching and learning, you will gain an understanding of the production, distribution and consumption of luxury goods with reference to the circular economy, all seen through the dependent role of the luxury brand manager. The programme also includes ethics, corporate social responsibility, enterprise and leadership, equipping you with a range of skills that could enable you to take on both creative as well as management positions in the luxury goods industry.

The programme is delivered by faculty staff that are internationally recognised for their cutting-edge research and publications, and those with direct industry experience. The course applies academic theory to a range of luxury industry global problems, providing you with the skills and confidence to work effectively in delivering change as professionals working within the luxury goods industry. This explicit industry focus maximises employability for graduates in any aspect of the luxury goods sector.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements

  • Minimum 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognised university in any subject

If you don’t meet the academic requirements

Applicants with non-standard prior learning and or relevant work experience and training are encouraged to apply. A CV (curriculum vitae) made up of prior work experience and training would need to be submitted for consideration by our faculty alongside the standard application.

Candidates coming through the non-standard route, such as through relevant work experience or old qualifications, will be invited for an interview to discuss their application.

English language requirements

  • Students require IELTS 6.5 (or above) with no single element below 5.5 or equivalent.

Career Prospects

The programme focuses on developing practical and employer-facing competencies particularly through the ‘live project’ module plus a range of entrepreneurial management skills embedded in all modules.

The programme encourages the development of entrepreneurial behaviours such as setting clear goals that you need to enter and succeed in your future career aspirations, including becoming global luxury brand managers who are critical and independent thinkers and not afraid to ask the big and, often challenging questions.

The programme is designed to increase employability skills through the acquisition of new knowledge that has direct applicability to the workplace. There is the opportunity throughout the programme for students to apply knowledge to workplace situations via the luxury brand project where you will develop practical applications to complex and unpredictable problems.

Advanced Practice stage

The Advanced Practice version of this course offers you a valuable opportunity to secure a work placement or complete a group consultancy project, giving you an experience of the workplace environment or live business issues, and an excellent way to put your learning into practice.


nternships as part of the Advanced Practice stage may be paid or unpaid. The alternative consultancy module allows you to work in teams with a business organisation working on consultancy-based projects in real business scenarios.  Whether you choose the internship or consultancy project you will successfully develop your business skills and further enhance your employability.

Course Details

All modules on this course are core and 30 credits unless otherwise stated

Year 1

Luxury Brand Management
Luxury Brand Value
Luxury Industry Project
Design Process
Academic and Professional Development (0 credits)

Year 2

For students undertaking an internship
ADSS Advanced Practice Internship (60 credits)
Luxury Brand Management Dissertation (60 credits)
For students not undertaking an internship, you will choose one of the following:
ADSS Advanced Practice Consultancy Project (60 credits)
ADSS Advanced Practice Research Project (60 credits)
Luxury Brand Management Dissertation (60 credits)

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