Postgraduate programmes

Luxury Brand Management

MA

Immerse yourself in the global luxury sector, meet key industry contacts and learn the secrets of brand success.

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Scholarship
  • NameLuxury Brand Management
  • QualificationMA
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration12 - 16 months
  • Tuition fees£20,500 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start date17 January 2018
  • Future start dateSeptember 2018
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationRegent's University London

MA Luxury Brand Management takes a strategic view of the dynamic characteristics and opportunities within the global luxury goods and services industry, providing you with the skills, knowledge and connections to lead and succeed in the competitive world of luxury brands.

The luxury industry has evolved rapidly over the last decade, with brands expanding and consolidating into mature and fast-developing markets.

Successful professionals in this field demonstrate the ability to operate in a highly complex global market. An innovative and creative approach with a strong cultural perspective is critical.

We combine academic study with the practicalities of management, with a particular focus on delivering exceptional experiences for consumers and gaining global competitive advantage.

Regent’s is the perfect place to study luxury. Our campus in royal Regent’s Park is set in 11 acres of private gardens, where many of the most famous luxury brands will be on your doorstep.

Watch a review by one of our current student vloggers, June Yoo.

London is one of the world capitals for the luxury industry. Studying in the heart of the city is the ideal way to develop the advanced skills that are essential in managing top brands in an increasingly competitive environment, whilst exploring new cultural perspectives and developing the habits of innovation. 

Regent’s has the most international student body in the UK. We specialise in nurturing the intercultural intelligence you need to succeed, and our mission is to develop tomorrow’s global leaders.

As you would expect from Regent’s, the programme is taught in small classes by highly qualified academics and experienced industry professionals. We cover luxury branding and management across the full value chain.

Read about the views of another of our MA Luxury Brand Management students, Valerie, as she discusses contemporary luxury and how the programme is preparing her for a career in the industry here.

Length 

There are two entry points a year in January and September. If you begin your studies in September, it will take approximately 12 months to complete the programme. If you start in January, it will take approximately 16 months.

Additional information

This is a full-time programme, covering three terms. The programme is composed of modules, each of which carries a specific credit value. You will take eight core modules, plus two further modules of your choice.

You will be able to apply the knowledge and skills you develop on the programme through a final project which is either an academic dissertation or a live consultancy project for a client luxury brand. In both cases you will be able to develop a network of industry contacts that will be invaluable in your future career.

Modules 

Terms 1 and 2

  • Historical and Contemporary Perspectives in Luxury
  • Luxury Brands and Creativity
  • Luxury Marketing Management
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Management of a Luxury Business

In addition, you will choose two of the following:

  • Entrepreneurship and Luxury
  • Law and the Luxury Environment
  • Luxury Curation and Creation
  • Luxury Digital Marketing and Analytics
  • Luxury Goods
  • Luxury Services

Term 3

  • Dissertation or Live Business Project or New Venture Start-Up Project

See module descriptions

Assessment structure

You will be assessed through coursework assignments, including presentations, essays, simulation exercises, research-based projects and written or oral examinations.

Academic Calendar

Study methods

You will learn through taught classes, hands-on projects and contact with industry experts.

The programme is kept current by the research, business practice and networks of academic staff, who incorporate the latest industry thinking into teaching and learning.

You will benefit from regular guest speakers, who typically come from luxury brands and related businesses such as wealth management and real estate.

Course content is also informed by the annual Financial Times and International Herald Tribune summits on luxury.

Your final project will either be an academic dissertation or a live consultancy project for a client luxury brand.

Students with disabilities 

Some of our courses encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

This programme has been designed to equip you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to pursue management roles in international luxury brand management, marketing, communications and retailing.

A day in the life of MALBM students...

MA Luxury Brand Management alumni are working in a range of roles in advertising, PR, brand management, and marketing, in prestigious companies throughout the industry. Many have also started their own companies. Some of the companies our alumni are working at include:

  • Anthony & Cie
  • Ava Mirabelle
  • Baume et Mercier
  • Bell Pottinger Private
  • Condé Nast, Vogue Magazine
  • Devika Dass
  • Estée Lauder
  • Guerlain
  • Hermès
  • Krystal by MS Design
  • Lakme Lever
  • Lioness Jewellery
  • L'Oréal
  • Lifestyle Estates International Corporation
  • Maybourne Hotel Group

The MA Luxury Brand Management programme has been dual accredited by CMI. Upon successful completion of the degree programme, students will be eligible to receive a CMI Level 7 qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership (subject to CMI moderation and student registration request per set deadline). 

The Chartered Management Institute is the only chartered professional body that is dedicated to management and leadership.

Academic requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes. Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding a minimum lower second class (2:2) UK Honours undergraduate degree from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications from recognised institutions will be accepted.

We also welcome applications from candidates who do not meet the essential entry criteria outlined above. In order to be accepted for exceptional entry, you must:

  • Hold a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • Provide a 1000-word personal statement outlining your reasons for applying, and how your previous experience is of relevance to the programme you are applying for
  • Be prepared to attend an interview with the Postgraduate Admissions Panel

English Language requirements

January 2018

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • A completed Undergraduate degree studied in English from a majority English speaking country
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component

September 2018

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in all 4 component parts
  • Pearson’s Test for English (PTE): Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80 (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact admit@regents.ac.uk. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.  

How to apply

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application.These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to admit@regents.ac.uk.

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all university studies (i.e. undergraduate degree)
  • One letter of academic recommendation
  • A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience, if applicable.
  • A 500-700 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme. This should demonstrate an understanding of a current issue relevant to the subject, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations.
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview. Interviews can take the form of a one-to-one interview or group interview. These are generally conducted on campus but may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 2 Receive a response to your application

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email.

Step 3 Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.

Please note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Fees January 2018

Annual tuition fee: £20,500
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Fees September 2018

Full tuition fee: £20,500
Home/EU advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. Annual fees for students commencing studies in spring will span financial years. Spring and autumn fees will be invoiced at the rate applicable for that term.

scholarships

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Fulbright Commission All-Disciplines (Open) Postgraduate Award

Awards to US citizens for the first year of Master's or PhD study in any subject, or to conduct a period of independent research, covers the first year's tuition and a living stipend.

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Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships

Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships reward the loyalty of undergraduate students who progress to enrol on a postgraduate degree with us. It's our way of saying thank you. Scholarships are worth up to 15% of tuition fees. 

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Postgraduate loans - Student Finance England 2018-19

Student Finance England (SFE) is now offering funding for UK and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker (under the age of 60 on the date of first class of the first Master’s degree).

Students, who already hold one Master’s degree (or an equivalent or higher-level qualification) will not be eligible.

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India Postgraduate Taught Masters scholarships

Regent’s University London has a long-standing tradition of welcoming talented students from all over India. Our students from this region have always had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and have graduated from Regent’s fully equipped to join a large multinational, start their own company or join the family business.  Regent’s is therefore pleased to offer five postgraduate scholarships specifically for students of Indian nationality, each worth £3,000.

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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