Programme content

The first year of the programme deals with representations of fashion from a historical perspective, in addition to studies of fashion as material culture. Students are introduced to theories and methods relating to fashion studies in general, as well as various specialisations. Furthermore, fashion as an industrial phenomenon is addressed in order to highlight the diverse aspects of the subject.  The first year of the master’s programme also includes an optional course.

The second year of the programme deals with methods and theory relating to the degree project. The connections between fashion and various theories of consumer culture are also part of the field of knowledge and serve to broaden the understanding of the distribution and marketing of fashion. The students will take a proficiency course with the option to specialise in a certain area, and the programme is concluded with an individual degree project that should demonstrate the students’ broad knowledge of fashion studies, as well as focus on a specific research topic allowing for further research. 

Facts about the programme

Scope: Two years of full-time study.

Prerequisites: Bachelor of Arts in humanities, social sciences, or equivalent, and English B/English 6 (Swedish upper secondary school course) or equivalent.

Labour market

The programme prepares students for doctoral studies in fashion studies and related fields. Furthermore, the programme can lead to employment in the broad field of fashion, such as fashion journalism, fashion analysis, fashion marketing, financial analysis in the fashion industry, and design with a theoretical basis.