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Manchester Metropolitan University: Fashion Design Technology

Institution Manchester Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department Clothing Design and Technology
Study type Taught


The fashion landscape is evolving more rapidly than ever before and the need for sustainable and innovative fashion garments, ranges, and business models has never been more urgent. Conscious approaches to both the design and realisation of a fashion product is therefore critical.

The MA Fashion Design Technology programme is aimed at students who are ready to challenge traditional fashion industry systems and want to become the catalyst for positive change in their specialism. Technology and human-centric design are at the heart of the programme. The use of technology drives the creation of new, original products and allows for experimentation beyond material resources.

Students will have the opportunity to systematically question existing ideals in response to social, ethical, cultural and political issues. They will use innovative development methods to generate alternative, creative and experimental design outputs for both self-directed briefs and industry-led ‘live’ projects.

Whilst studying on this programme, students will have access to an extensive suite of cutting edge, industry-standard machinery and specialist software, highly qualified and experienced staff, and a network of global professional partners.

Graduates will be equipped to design and manufacture innovative fashion prototypes, products and ranges for specific target markets that impact positively on society and the future of the industry they are joining.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS - Facilities - Students benefit from expansive, cutting-edge and industry-standard equipment, workshops and software alongside support from our knowledgeable technical staff.

  • Fashion Community - An international and culturally diverse city, Manchester hosts global brands in addition to a flourishing independent fashion economy and creative industries.

  • Expertise - Our staff are researchers and industry specialists, covering the breadth of the fashion world from design, supply chain and production to marketing, merchandising and management.

  • The Future of Fashion - Students will be equipped with the essential knowledge and key skills needed to help evolve the fashion industry to become more environmentally sustainable, socially progressive and ethically conscious.

  • Industry Links - We are connected with over 400 industrial partners, including renowned brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Burberry and Calvin Klein, ensuring our programmes are shaped to meet the needs of an ever-changing sector through live projects, external visits and networking opportunities.


Manchester Metropolitan University


Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a diverse community of international students from over 100 countries.

Located in the centre of Manchester, Manchester Met’s campus is conveniently located close to the city’s many world-renowned music, sports and cultural venues, as well as the second-largest Chinatown in Britain.

The University is undergoing a £400m investment programme to enhance its teaching and research facilities, buildings and public spaces. This includes the opening of their Institute of Sport and School of Digital Arts (SODA).  

Manchester Metropolitan conducts research in fields that are actively shaping the world, both now and in …

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