University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

This course has been developed to address the need of the fashion industry for psychologically literate graduates who possess relevant skills in research, analysis, information synthesis, communication, IT and data handling, who can solve problems and work effectively in teams or independently. The course has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). BPS accreditation is a high'quality benchmarking process that prospective students and employers understand and value. It offers graduates the opportunity to apply for Graduate membership of the Society. With further study, Graduates of this course could apply to become Chartered Psychologists. Accreditation is evidence that the course meets BPS requirements in covering and assessing learning on core areas of psychology through promoting psychology as a science. By applying the scientific study of human behaviour in the context of fashion, students on the course develop the ability to make a real difference in the world of fashion and business. Graduates are able to investigate, analyse, interpret and predict human behaviour in a broad range of contexts relevant to fashion and business. The course enables students to develop and more importantly, understand, the skills and attributes demanded by employers in many different roles within and beyond the fashion industries.

Course Modules

Modules include: Research methods in psychology; cognition and creativity; personality and individual differences; quantitative research methods and data analysis; collaborative unit: Psychology; social cognition and lifespan development; Master’s project: Psychology.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,500 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £17,920 Overseas Fees
1 year
MSc £920 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a related discipline such as psychology, fashion, art, textiles or business. However, applicants with a degree in another subject may be considered, depending on the strength of the application; or equivalent qualifications. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in any 1 skill.