Ethics in Fashion (Communication, Consumerism and Sustainability)

Heriot-Watt University


Scottish Borders Campus


The new MSc Ethics in Fashion is a research led, taught programme, focussed on analysing and understanding the industry, whilst mapping the changes in practice, monitoring the voices and diversity of stakeholders in the supply-chain. The programme offers a chance for ethically aware graduates and established professionals to refresh and extend their knowledge and skill set.

Students working with their supervisor select and pursue courses to acquire knowledge and understanding in an area of fashion and textiles that supports their individual dissertation. The areas available across the School reflect the breadth of expertise relevant to fashion and textiles.

Semester 1: Ethics in the supply-chain; Creative and critical thinking: Research principles; Management studies; plus either Design context or International compliance and ethics.

Semester 2: Communicating ethics; Reflective practice; Industrial collaboration; Consumer motivations.

Semester 3; Masters in Science dissertation.

You can exit at the end of 9 months with PgDip Ethics in Fashion (Communication, Consumerism and Sustainability).

Entry Requirements

You should hold a good (first or second class) Honours degree or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognised British or Overseas University. In addition, work or project experience in a related company role will be taken into consideration as part of the application process.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


School of Textiles and Design


Textiles and Design

SCQF Level