Amanda Goss - Programme Leader
Amanda Goss is a Lecturer in Fashion Management, on all fashion specific modules. She has extensive industry experience from trend analysis, fashion design, product development sourcing and brand management. She is still actively involved in the fashion industry, offering fashion consultancy services as well as being part of a circular fashion enterprise. Her research is focused on sustainability, the future in the fashion industry.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MSc Fashion Management
This Master's programme is suitable for those wishing to pursue a management career in the globalised fashion industry. Exploring a variety of disciplines in purchasing, forecasting, analysis, and marketing, with sustainability embedded throughout. It enables students to develop the skills needed to pursue their own brand or business idea, or enter into the highly competitive fashion industry.
Covering three disciplinary areas of management, marketing, and fashion, this course aims to produce graduates who are able to analyse consumer and society trends to develop effective purchasing, retail, and promotional strategies. Students have the opportunity to undertake live assessments and gain hands-on experience through the student-as-producer approach.
The programme is taught by a team of international academics and benefits from guest speakers who are professionals in fashion and other business areas.
The course also works in close collaboration with the Fashion BA programme, which provides a unique hands-on experience for students.
Applications are welcome from a broad range of degree disciplines, including design, business, arts, and social sciences.
How You Study
The programme brings together the three disciplinary areas of management, marketing, and fashion, with the aim of equipping students for careers in fashion management. MSc Fashion Management combines generic business and management modules with specialist modules in fashion including fashion buying and merchandising.
The business and management modules enable students to develop their understanding of how to work in teams and how to obtain, interpret, and use financial information for managing budgets. Meanwhile, the marketing modules in consumer behaviour, fashion communication, and digital marketing provide the knowledge and skills needed to build brands and run promotional campaigns.
Students also undertake modules that map out the different sectors of the fashion industry with a focus on buying and merchandising. The taught element of the programme consists of eight compulsory modules and one optional module.
The compulsory modules are:
- Circular Economy - The future in the Fashion Industry
- Consumer Behaviour
- Critical Path Management in the Fashion Industry
- Fashion sourcing and merchandising
- Marketing Communications
- Research Methods and Design
- The Fashion Industry
The following is an illustrative list of optional modules. Optional modules will run as long as at least ten students select them. Students can only choose one optional module. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of modules to some students. As the options reflect staff research interests, they may change over time.
- Brand Management
- Community, Organisation, Sustainability, and Development
- Digital Marketing
- Event Design and Implementation
- Global Procurement and Supply Strategy
- International Entrepreneurship
After the taught element of the programme, students are expected to complete a final dissertation, designed to encourage innovation and diverse pathways to the final assessed product. In this respect, the dissertation is an extended project that can accommodate a range of independent work.
Each module typically consists of two or three weekly teaching hours over a teaching term of 12 weeks. Four modules are usually studied per semester, equating to eight to 12 hours per week. Part-time students will generally study two modules per term, equating to four to six hours of contact time per week. Hours of study may vary from term to term for both full and part-time students and can be spread throughout the week.
Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour spent in class, students are expected to spend two to three hours in independent study. For more detailed information please contact the Programme Leader.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
The programme is assessed through a combination of traditional coursework and creative assignments such as portfolios and mood boards. Presentations and experiential assessments are used to help develop practical skills and enhance employability prospects.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly usually within 15 working days of the submission date.
Fees and Funding
For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, UK students can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.
Programme-Specific Additional Costs
For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on the course. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and your meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation, and meal costs.
With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and in this case will be responsible for the cost.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
Honours degree or equivalent.
If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.
Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.
If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/ . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.
Lincoln International Business School has an experienced team of staff, which is made up of academically and professionally qualified lecturers with relevant industrial experience and finance experts with wide research interests.
The Business School hosts a series of visiting speakers each year. As part of the School, students will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as Deloitte, Santander, HSBC, Innocent, The Institute of Internal Auditors and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).
Students will also have the chance to build their skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering, or becoming a Student Ambassador.
Fashion Management Online Showcase
As part of MSc Fashion Management final assessment, students are tasked with putting together a live fashion show using designs from third year BA (Hons) Fashion students.
However, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw the live show cancelled, the students opted instead to continue to promote the students' work with an online showcase using social media.
Watch a summary of the digital promotion produced by MSc Fashion Management students.
Broaden Your Horizons
Lincoln International Business School students can expand their horizons, visit our partner universities, and see international business in action by joining funded international trips to exciting overseas destinations. Places are awarded competitively to eligible students each academic year.
Find out more about our funded field trip places for students.
Career and Personal Development
From fashion buyer to trend analyst, a career in fashion management can be stimulating and rewarding. Employability is embedded in all fashion-specific modules so that students are equipped with the skills needed to develop their own brands and business ideas or secure a role in the highly competitive fashion industry. Graduates have gone on to work in roles including brand management, managing director, brand ownership, sustainable consultant, and brand consultancy.
The University Careers and Employability Team offers qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.
Working in Partnership
Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.
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