School of Fashion and Textiles

Sept 2024 Entry

Mixed Mode

1 year (Full-time)
2 years (Part-time)
1.5 years (PgD)


30 for MA, 
21 for PgD


This programme is offered in full-time mode (stream code: FFS) and part-time mode (stream code: PFS). Applicants are requested to specify the appropriate stream code in their online application. 

Application Deadline
Local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The primary 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, textile and creative organisations using the latest technology and management tools for sustainable growth with respect to economic, environmental and social aspects. Our graduates are expected to demonstrate professional competence, strategic thinking and lifelong learning capability.


Programme Characteristics

The MA in Sustainable Fashion and Innovation is a unique programme that integrates theories and practices of sustainability for fashion, textile 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 programme aims to develop leaders with sustainability-oriented mindsets who can make a real impact on the world.


Programme Structure

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 students)


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

Credit Required for Graduation

30 for MA, 
21 for PgD

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Prof. Chris LO
BCom, PhD

Deputy Programme Leader


Subject Area
Sustainable Fashion and Innovation
Entrance Requirements
  • 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).


For further information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Di Fan (email:;
or Ms Hilary Kan (email:

Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

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

Additional Documents Required
Employer's Recommendation

Supporting letter from employer (optional)

Transcript / Certificate



Please also provide the following documents:

1. Copy of English examination results such as IELTS or TOEFL (for applicants graduated from universities where the medium of instructions is not English).

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