MA in Luxury Brand Management @ Richmond University

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  • Tuition Fee

    (UK/EU, INT, US)

  • Duration

    1 Year (Full-time)
    2 Years (Part time)

    January and September start dates

  • Location

    Kensington Campus

Programme Overview

The MA in Luxury Brand Management offered in partnership with Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design is a one year full-time or two year part-time intensive programme taught at our Kensington campus. The master is designed in a way that students develop the management, marketing and entrepreneurial skills to explore an exciting career in luxury goods, services and fashion brand management.

Drawing from real time insights of industry experts, in collaboration with Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design, Richmond’s MA Luxury Brand Management focuses on emerging trends in luxury brands, marketing strategy and management case studies, delivered in an interactive classroom environment. It provides inspirational lectures from notable alumni and luxury brand industry professionals as well as a chance to visit luxury brand headquarters and fashion houses in London.

As students progress through the course they will undertake advanced modules that include luxury product design and branding, alongside identifying future trends that may influence the luxury marketplace.

This programme focuses on practical assignments such as writing industry reports, business plans, case studies, as well as offering internship opportunities with various luxury brands. The programme aims to support students to enhance commercial skills and entrepreneurial talent while developing their business acumen, analytical thinking and leadership skills.

Top 5 reasons to study this programme:

  • Attend inspirational guest lectures at Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design
  • Acquire practical and applicable business skills
  • Join a community that includes successful alumni like Gaia Trussardi
  • Find internships with large luxury brands with our support
  • Contribute to the student-run Richmond Fashion Society’s magazine, videos and shows

Our MA Luxury Brand Management students have the exciting opportunity to join the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design annual trip to New York, the fashion capital of the world and receive an invitation to go to the London Fashion Week.

Industry Guest Speakers

Lise is one of the cofounders and the CMO of the Art and Tech startup Feral Horses, recognised by the Financial Times, Google and leading European policy makers as one of 100 digital pioneers in Europe. She also gives guest lectures at Regent’s University, Christie’s Education, and Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design for undergraduate and postgraduate students specialised in entrepreneurship, luxury brand management, and the art market. At the moment her main interests include new art collecting trends, blockchain applications to the art market and the ways millennials interact and want to interact with art.

MA Luxury Brand Management Faculty

Modules Breakdown

Fall Semester (12 Credits)

Global History of Luxury

Strategic Luxury Brand Management

Consumer Culture Theory and Insight

Spring Semester (12 Credits)

Advertising, PR & Sponsorship

Emerging Market Trends

Plus one of the following:

Luxury Product and Service Design

Management Negotiation

Digital and Social Media Management

Entrepreneurship and Project Planning

Summer Semester (12 credits)

Internship with Market Strategy Report


Extended Market Strategy Report

* subject to availability

  • Key areas of study

    MA in Luxury Brand Management provides students with key strategic marketing and management skills, with specific focus on delivering knowledge in luxury brand management, branding, positioning, audience and market segmentation, new product launches and the acquisition of marketing channels.

    An opportunity to apply theory into practice through your selected dissertation or research project and get the full support of your personal tutor as well undertaking internships.

    The partnership with Condé Nast College provides students with additional study material, accessible through their network of affiliate publications such as Vogue, Condé Nast Traveller, Tatler, Brides, Vanity Fair, and GQ.

    • After you graduate

      Career Paths

      Luxury brands management, retail and fashion management, hospitality and F&B

      Further Education

      MBA, PhD, Parsons School of Design – New York, Central St Martins -UAL, London Business School, LSE, etc…

    • Career Support

      We offer career support and advice through our Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment.

    Entry requirements

    A first degree in any discipline with a minimum classification of 2.2 (Lower Second Class Honours) or its international equivalent

    English Language Requirements (Non Native English Speakers)

    Please refer to our Postgraduate How to Apply page for details on English Language requirements.

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    Useful links

    For further info contact the Programme Director:

    Nastaran Norouzi Richards-Carpenter

    Nastaran Norouzi Richards-Carpenter

    MA in Luxury Brand Management Programme Leader

    What our students say

    The Luxury Brand Management programme is the best thing I could have done to better my future – the partnership with Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design really opens up doors. We are taught valuable lessons and can take the knowledge with us into the luxury industry or on to other career paths!

    The lecturers are extremely knowledgeable, along with being motivating and inspiring. This programme is not just academic in nature – it offers hands-on experience of working in the luxury industry. I found an internship with a great agency, Eco-Age that helps companies with their marketing and sustainable strategies. And the partnership with Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design opens up doors – you get opportunities to connect with industry leaders.

    I picked this University due to its accreditation and reputation and this programme because I plan to combine my undergraduate degree (multimedia journalism) with fashion marketing.

    It has been an amazing experience so far , I’m fascinated by the way this course is being taught and how it’s elaborated with the field trips and workshops.

    Postgraduate Prospectus

    Where to find us

    Kensington Campus

    1 St. Alban’s Grove
    W8 5PN

    Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7368 8500