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Master's Degree Programme in Fashion and Clothing
Master of Culture and Arts, 60 ECTS

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Raija Hölttä
Principal Lecturer
raija . holtta @ metropolia . fi

Specific admission requirements

The ones eligible for admission include: Bachelors of Culture and Arts in Fashion and Clothing (University of Applied Sciences); Bachelors of Engineering in Textile and Clothing (UAS); Bachelors of Arts (Craft Science and Textiles), Bachelors of Arts (Art and Design), Bachelors of Culture and Arts in Crafts and Design (UAS) and in Design (UAS), and the ones with an appropriate foreign higher education degree equivalent to the above mentioned Finnish higher education degrees in terms of level, extent and content (assessed by the degree programme).
In order to be eligible, applicants must have three years of work experience in the field of fashion and clothing, accumulated as from the date of award of the final degree certificate and obtained no later than 31 July 2019 for the spring 2019 application period. Universities of applied sciences also accept work experience obtained after completion of a postsecondary or higher vocational level diploma in Finland (in any field of education) but prior to taking the higher education degree. In such cases, too, at least three years of work experience obtained in a relevant field is required.
No discretionary admission.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

The students can apply for accreditation of prior learning. See the general instructions of Metropolia: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at the address

Qualification requirements and regulations

Qualification requirements and regulations are defined in the degree regulations of Metropolia, please see

Profile of the programme

The Master’s degree in fashion and clothing educates experts and superiors, who act in the field of fashion and clothing and who have the competence to manage and administer the brands in the field as well as the interrelated product and quality management processes, working life projects and development projects.
See the general description of the programme (in Finnish):

Key learning outcomes

Masters of Culture and Arts in Fashion and Clothing:
• can instruct and administer versatile product and quality management processes as well as working life projects and development projects
• can interpret, produce, apply and integrate information at work
• can utilize information and information technology at work
• can communicate internationally
• can apply different analytical research methods and strategies in product management
• can apply strategic leadership to work and interrelated co-operative development competence based on ethical values
• can function and renew one’s work, work community, and the operational environment at work from an international perspective as well as complex and unforeseen operational environments
• can apply one’s competence to the strategic follow-up and development work
• can network and create international partnerships, can forecast and map megatrends, consumer habits of the customers, and purchasing power through customer research, customer analyses, customer follow up, and competitor analyses
• can lead and develop responsibly in the demanding expert and supervisory tasks and develop customer oriented, long lasting, responsible and financially profitable action

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

A Master of Culture and Arts in Fashion and Clothing acts as an expert in the areas of product management and quality management as a part of an international multifaceted team. He organizes, evaluates and manages the processes of product control and analytically develops them.

Access to further studies

Master of Culture and Arts in Fashion and Clothing is eligible for post-graduate studies at the University.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

The assessment criteria is defined in the degree regulations of Metropolia and course-specific requirements are described in the curriculum.

Graduation requirements

A student is eligible to graduate when he/she has completed all the required courses set for the degree as a present student (60 ECTS credits).

Mode of study

The Master’s programme consists of modules, courses and a Master’s thesis. Multiform studies include teaching and self-study with Finnish as the language of instruction. The programme has been designed to enable working alongside studies.

Level of qualification

Master's Degree (Second Cycle)

Workplacement(s) and Work-based Learning

Studying a Master’s Degree (UAS) takes place in close interaction with the labour market. Students represent different organizations and they have at least three years of previous work experience. Their Master’s Thesis is a development task looking for solutions to professional challenges at the student’s own workplace or a partner organization. A professional training period is not included in the degree.

Obligatory or Optional Mobility

Student exchange during the Master's Degree (UAS) programme is possible upon agreement.