Knitwear (Design, Heritage and Production) (MA)

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 5360

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14520

All study options

About Knitwear (Design, Heritage and Production) at Heriot-Watt University

Our Knitwear degree is aimed at students from a fashion, textiles or fashion technology background. It offers to extend and focus individual design skills. Approaching knitwear design from a creative, theoretical and technical viewpoint - whilst focusing on commercial relevance and product innovation.

It's part of our School of Textiles & Design, which has long supplied leaders in knitwear and knitted textile design. It's also near to Hawick, one of the most important manufacturing centres for luxury knitwear in the world - supplying to major brands such as Chanel, Prada and Louis Vuitton.

The MA Knitwear degree is taught at our Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels. To find out more about this subject, visit the School pages.

Course length

The full-time Knitwear course starts in mid September and lasts one year. The course can also be taken part-time over two years.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 5360International course feesGBP 14520
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 5360International course feesGBP 14520

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Full-timePart-timePer course
Scotland / Non-UK EU£5,360£2,680£670
England / Northern Ireland / Wales£5,360£2,680£670
Overseas£14,520£7,260£1,815

* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.

** Fee per course

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We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

View our full range of postgraduate taught scholarships.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 in textile design, fashion design or equivalent workplace experience.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we'll need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Pre-sessional English courses are available for applicants at the Edinburgh Campus to improve on English language usage and study skills. Please note that completion of pre-sessional courses are not a guarantee of admittance. Please contact us for more information.

  • 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with no more than one skill at 4.5);
  • 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills);
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)
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