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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.


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.


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

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$150,000.00 (15,23,771) per year
HK $5,000 per credit
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022


Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,

Room TU502 Yip Kit Chuen Building,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To register for the degree of MPhil, a student shall hold: A Bachelor’s degree with first or second class honours of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University or a recognized university; or other academic qualifications which are deemed to be equivalent. PolyU may accept other equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis. The requirements for those who do not have a degree for which English was the language of instruction at a recognized university are: An overall score of at least 6.5 (with score for the writing component at 6.0 or above) in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); OR A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 or above for the Internet-based test (with a writing score of 23 or above) or 550 or above for the paper-based test (with a score of 4 or above in the Test of Written English). Alternatively, consideration will be given to acceptable scores in other internationally recognized public examinations, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). All English language test scores are considered valid for five years after the date of the test.

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;
An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).


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