Master of Arts in Fashion and Textiles
服裝及紡織文學碩士學位


Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 14102

Duration & Credit Requirement


Stream Code

FFM for Fashion Merchandising (Full-time)
FGF for Global Fashion Management (Full-time)
PFM for Fashion Merchandising (Part-time)
PGF for Global Fashion Management (Part-time)

Mode of Study
Mixed Mode
Normal Duration

1 year (Full-time) 
2 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation

30

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$3,600 per credit for local students
HK$4,000 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Dr To Kin-man, Chester

Remarks
  • This programme has two specialisms:
    • Fashion Merchandising (服裝營銷策劃); and
    • Global Fashion Management (全球化服裝管理).
  • Applicants are requested to choose the appropriate stream code in their on-line application to indicate their interest in the specialism and also the mode of study.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The textile and fashion business has long been an area of international significance. Practitioners, typically in buying offices or trading houses, face increasingly complex challenges in terms of technological advancement, globalising management and the intractable diversity of worldwide market requirements. These challenges are associated with various well-partitioned educational disciplines, from global product design and merchandising, and the management of supply and quality, to marketing and branding. Through this MA programme, graduates can integrate these forms of disciplinary knowledge and advance their own expertise, analytical skills and visions to a more sophisticated postgraduate level. Graduates are knowledgeable in innovative practices for today's textile and fashion business, and can effectively manage globally dispersed interacting business tasks.

 

Characteristics

This is a mixed-mode programme with a requirement of 30 credits. There are two specialisms for selection: Fashion Merchandising and Global Fashion Management. Prospective students should have undergraduate majors in textiles and fashion (clothing), and textile-related management disciplines. Priority will be given to those candidates with substantial work experience in fashion and textile business.

Recognition & Prospects

No information is available at present.

Curriculum

Programme Structure

Fashion Merchandising specialism

Students must complete 4 Common Subjects, 3 Specialised Subjects and 3 Elective Subjects for graduation.  Each subject in the programme carries three credits.

 

Global Fashion Management specialism

Students must complete 4 Common Subjects, 3 Intensive Seminars and Site Visits and 3 Elective Subjects for graduation. Each subject in the programme carries three credits. They also have to bear the travelling cost for the intensive seminars and site visits. The cost of each overseas trip is around HK$15,000-20,000.

 

Core Areas of Study

Common Subjects

  • Current Technologies in the Fashion Industry
  • Fashion Global Marketing & Brand Management
  • International Fashion & Textile Design
  • Sourcing & Logistics

 

Specialised Subjects

Fashion Merchandising specialism

  • Apparel Performance Evaluation
  • Fashion Merchandising Planning & Control
  • Quality Assurance in Textiles & Clothing

 

Global Fashion Management specialism

  • Intensive Seminar and Site Visits (New York)
  • Intensive Seminar and Site Visits (Paris)
  • Intensive Seminar and Site Visits (Hong Kong)

 

Elective Subjects

  • Advanced Textile Processing Technology
  • Clothing & Textile Materials & Processes
  • Current Issues in Fashion Business
  • Fashion Retailing
  • Fashion Technology
  • Information Technology for Textiles & Clothing Industries
  • International Business in Fashion Industry
  • Omni-Channel Retailing & Marketing
  • Research Methodology

 

Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at 
www.polyu.edu.hk/itc/en/programmes/taught-2.html.

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in textiles or fashion (clothing) studies, or an equivalent qualification.

 

Applicants who hold Bachelor's degrees in other fields of study and have adequate and relevant work experience in the fashion or textile industry may be considered for admission.

 

For the Global Fashion Management specialism, applicants are expected to have a minimum of three years of relevant work experience.

 

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.
 

 

Other Information

  • Prospective students will be invited to attend interviews.
  • The minimum duration for Fashion Merchandising specialism is 1 year while that for Global Fashion Management is 1.5 years

Individual applications are considered on their own merit. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.

Enquiries

For further information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr To Kin-man, Chester (email: chester.to@polyu.edu.hk); 
or Dr WS Liu (email: wing-sun.liu@polyu.edu.hk); 
or Miss Sicily Ho (email: sicily.ho@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


I made a good choice to attend the taught MA Fashion and Textiles (Fashion Merchandising) programme, which has provided me with a solid understanding of the fashion industry. This opportunity seems to be a wonderful fit with my personal interests and a good foundation for my career goals.

 

The subjects in this field of study have equipped me with a technical background and practical skills, and a strong interest in the fashion business. The courses that we can select range from quantitative analysis to project management, which help us to understand the real life situation when we start work in the industry.

 

We have accomplished more than 20 projects within the two semesters, and all of them turned out to be worth doing. In the learning process, we recognised how important it was to be responsible for multiple duties and to share a team-building spirit. Through communicating with group members and professors, I gained useful information not only about the project itself, but also about their valuable opinions of their experiences in the business world.

 

In short, this programme offers a higher platform to learn about the business and management aspects of fashion, and I believe it can allow graduates to stay competitive in both international and local marketplaces.


Chen Mo



The MA in Fashion and Textiles (Global Fashion Management) provides me with a truly international learning experience covering the core subjects required in fashion management today.

 

From day one, we were involved in real-time projects working with other fashion professionals from the partnering academic institutions, FIT in New York and IFM in Paris, and gaining unparalleled exposure to a diverse and truly global team of fashion professionals. The overseas intense study programmes included top-level lectures from renowned fashion industry leaders and academics sharing information and advice on the current issues and global challenges in Fashion Management. The programme gave me an opportunity to build on my own professional experiences and specialism, and to explore the end-to-end global management functions and changes within the fashion industry, while continually improving my own management, team building, research and learning skills.


Veronica De Homersley



Additional Documents Required


Employer's Recommendation

Supporting letter from employer (optional)

Personal Statement

Compulsory

Programme Leaflet

Download

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

Please also provide the following documents:

  1. Copy of English examination results such as IELTS or TOEFL (for applicants graduated from universities where the medium of instruction is not English).
  2. Postal address in Chinese (for applicants from the Chinese mainland).

Info Seminar


No information is available at present.