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What will I learn?

Programme Aims

The prime purpose of the programme is to provide students with opportunities to pursue advanced-level postgraduate education in Fashion and Textiles knowledge. 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 business.

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.

Curriculum

Programme Structure

Fashion Merchandising specialism

Students must complete 4 Core 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 Core 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

Core 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)*

* Not applicable to Fashion Merchandising specialism

Recent 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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$156,000.00 (15,78,149) per year
HK $5,200 per credit
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an institution that is recognized by PolyU. In addition, you must meet the entrance requirements that are specified by individual programmes. PolyU may accept equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

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.

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test;
OR
An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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