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


Sept 2019 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$4,670 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Dr To Kin-man, Chester
PhD

 

Dr WS Liu
PhD

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 on-line application to indicate their interest in the specialism and also the mode of study.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The prime purpose of the programme is to provide students with opportunities to pursue advanced-level postgraduate education in Fashion and Textiles and related knowledge areas. The programme facilitates students in extending their professional and personal development through a real-life problem based learning approach. The underlying premise is to nurture professionals to reach an advanced understanding and mastery of their chosen specialist areas of study, as a vital step towards realising their career and personal goals in Fashion and Textiles.

 

Characteristics

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.

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 Overseas Seminars and/or 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$20,000-25,000.
 

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

  • Overseas Seminars (New York)
  • Overseas Seminars (Paris)
  • Overseas Seminars (Pearl River and Yangzhijang River Delta Regions)

 

Elective Subjects

  • Advanced Textile Processing Technology
  • Apparel Performance Evaluation*
  • Clothing & Textile Materials & Processes
  • Fashion Merchandising Planning & Control*
  • Fashion Retailing
  • Fashion Technology
  • Information Technology for Textiles & Clothing Industries
  • International Business in Fashion Industry
  • Omni-Channel Retailing & Marketing
  • Quality Assurance in Textiles & Clothing*
  • Research Methodology

* Not applicable to Fashion Merchandising specialism

 

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

Entrance Requirements

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

 

Applicants who hold Bachelor's degree 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 an interview.
  • Depending on their pace of study, students should be able to complete the Fashion Merchandising and Global Fashion Management specialisms in 1 and 1.5 years, respectively.
  • Individual applications will be considered on their own merit. Applicants may be required to attend an interview or test 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 working 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 good 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 partner 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


Date Time Venue Remark
12 Jan 2019 (Sat) 2:00PM - 3:30PM

4D Theatre, Room ST602, PolyU

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