Postgraduate programmes

Fashion: Journalism

Postgraduate Diploma

Translate trends, generate content and refine your writing skills on our industry-relevant fashion journalism programme starting in September 2018.

September
Full Time
Fashion & Design
  • NameFashion: Journalism
  • QualificationPostgraduate Diploma
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration2 terms (9 months)
  • Tuition fees6,300 *
  • ScholarshipsNo *
  • Next start dateSeptember 2018
  • Study abroad
  • ValidationRegent's University London

Fashion media is experiencing explosive growth worldwide in response to the dynamic role of fashion in modern popular and consumer culture.

The ability to be a successful fashion journalist requires very specific skills relating to writing, visual appreciation and a technical understanding of fashion which touches on a broad range of influences.

This programme will explore fashion media in the broadest sense, including new digital media opportunities and the rapid growth of international media dedicated to fashion and lifestyle. 

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Length

The programme is delivered over two terms.

Modules 

Term 1

  • Contemporary Journalism: Approaches and Skills
  • Professional and Employability Skills 1
  • Fashion Cultures: History, Theory, Creativity
  • Introduction to Textiles & Product Manufacturing

Term 2

  • New Ideas in Digital Media
  • Sustainability and Ethics in Fashion
  • Final Project: Fashion Futures
  • Professional and Employability Skills 2

See module description

Assessment structure

There is a mix of individual and group assessment across the programme. The assessment methods used, include essays, reports, presentations and written reflection.

Academic Calendar

Study methods 

You will be taught by staff that have worked, or are still working as fashion journalists.

This programme consists of:

  • Lectures, seminars and tutorials
  • Guest speakers in class and at larger University events
  • External visits (e.g. to website offices or influential fashion retailers)
  • IT seminars and workshops (e.g. Excel / Adobe Suite)
  • Problem solving and negotiation workshops
  • Progress tutorials
  • Presentations
  • Group work and self-directed study
  • In-class formative assessments 
  • Summative (graded) assessments

There is a gradual move towards more self-directed and independent learning across the programme, particularly in the final team project.

Students with disabilities

Some of our programmes 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 will prepare you for a career in fashion journalism, both print and digital media. 

Typical entry level jobs open to graduates of the programme include:

  • Junior Fashion Writer
  • Copy Editor
  • Web Editor
  • Social Media Editor 
  • Fashion Assistant
  • Brand Agency Researcher
  • Trend Researcher
  • E-commerce Product Writer
  • Fashion News Re

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.

Applicants who meet the minimum academic requirements will be invited to participate in an interview with academic staff.

English requirements 

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 6.0 in each individual component

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.

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. 

Fees September 2018

Tuition fee: £6,300
Home/EU advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

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