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Master of Arts / Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Fashion and Innovation 可持續時裝及創新文學碩士學位/ 深造文憑

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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 14107

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

1 year (Full-time)

2 years (Part-time)

1.5 years (PgD)

Fund Type Self-financed

Credits Required for Graduation

30 (Full-time and part-time for MA in Sustainable Fashion and Innovation)

21 (PgD in Sustainable Fashion and Innovation)

Initial Registration Credits 3 for local students; 6 for non-local students

Tuition Fees HK$6,000 per credit for local and non-local students

Programme Leaders

Chief | Dr Di Fan

Deputy | Dr Hau-ling Chan

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims
The prime purpose of the programme is to develop leaders in sustainability for fashion, textiles and creative industries in Hong Kong and Mainland China, and to transform fashion, textiles and creative organisations using the latest technology and management tools for sustainable growth in economics, environmental and social aspects. Our graduates are expected to be able to demonstrate professional competence, strategic thinking and lifelong learning capability.

Programme Characteristics
The MA in Sustainable Fashion and Innovation is a unique program that integrates theories and practices of sustainability for fashion, textiles, and creative industries in Asia. Under the guidance of professors with expertise in the field, students are required to complete a 9-credit capstone project that can bring impactful sustainable innovations to their company. Additionally, students will learn about the latest developments in social and environmental compliance audits. Ultimately, this program aims to develop leaders with sustainability mindsets who can make a real impact on the world.

Core Areas of Study

Core Subjects (15 credits)

1) Leadership in Sustainable Fashion Business

2) Life Cycle Assessment of Fashion Products

3) Green Branding and Marketing of Lifestyle Products

4) Research Methodology

5) Social and Environmental Compliance Auditing for Fashion Supply Chain


Capstone Project of Sustainability (9 credits)

(#Capstone project is not required for PgD exists)


Elective Subjects (choose 2 out of 8)

1) Sustainable Fashion Design

2) Sustainable Production System in Fashion

3) Recycling via Technology and Design

4) Green Innovations for Fashion and Textiles

5) Global Fashion Strategic Management

6) Fashion Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behaviours

7) Fashion Omni-channel Retailing

8) Advanced Textiles Materials and Technologies


  • Bachelor's degree (or above) holders in any disciplines (No working experience requirement, but preferences will be given to applicants with fashion industry experience and background).
  • Mature students with over 10 years of working experience in fashion industry will be considered as special case that needs strong justifications and School Board's approval.


For applicants who are not native speakers of English, and whose Bachelor's degrees or equivalent qualifications are awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, they are required to obtain one of the following English language standard:

  • A Test of English as a foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 or above for the paper-based tests, OR a score of total 80 or above for the internet-based tests; OR
  • An overall Band score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Please also provide the following documents:

1. Copy of English examination results such as IELT S or TOEFL (for applicants graduated from universities where the medium of in structions is not English).

2. Postal address in Chinese (for applicants from the Chinese mainland).


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