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About the course

Do you have a passion for high-end fashion and lifestyle products? Want to work with the world’s most luxurious brands? Whether you’re interested in fashion, beauty, travel, sport, cars or yachts; Solent’s postgraduate luxury brand management programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to launch an exciting career.

The course will provide you with an advanced understanding of business management, strategic marketing and creative direction. You’ll work on real project briefs which have been sourced via the course team's close industry links. Projects will give you a range of practical and theory-based skills, all of which are tailored to meet your individual career ambitions.

You’ll graduate with a strong portfolio of real client work, acquired through the course’s industry-focused modules, assessments and briefs.

The teaching team's industry links can provide you with a range of contacts at CEO and marketing director level. This presents an excellent opportunity for industry engagement while you are still on the course, and will help you to graduate with a professional network of in-house and agency contacts.

This course has access to Solent's specialist facilities.
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After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent.
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You can study this course part-time.
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Learn from a teaching team with established links to industry. Benefit from access to guest speakers and exciting client briefs.

What does this course lead to?

Graduates from this course will be well-placed to pursue senior positions within the luxury brand sector. Suitable areas include brand management, marketing, PR, communications and business management.

Who is this course for?

This course will appeal to those with a desire to work at a senior level for the world’s most luxurious brands. It’s ideal for candidates who have gained a marketing-related degree, or who have professional experience in this field.

Facts and figures

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Fees and costs

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year are:
UK, EU and Channel Island full-time fees: £7,370
International full-time fees: £13,260
UK, EU and Channel Island part-time fees: £3,685 per year
International part-time fees: Students from outside the EU are usually unable to obtain a visa for part-time study. Please visit our visas and immigration page for more information.

Students in receipt of a postgraduate loan from the Student Loan Company are typically able to pay their tuition fees via instalments.

For further information, please see our tuition fees page.

Other costs

While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. These additional costs are listed below. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact

The 2020/21 other costs are not yet available. For guidance, previous other costs have been:

Optional costs:

Students may whish to attended one or more of the luxury exhibitions that take place in the UK each year:

  • Luxury Travel Fair
  • Luxury Property Show
  • World Luxury Expo

Bursaries and scholarships

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Graduation costs

For graduates in 2020, there is no charge to attend graduation, but you will be required to pay for the rental of your academic gown (approximately £45 per graduate, depending on your award). You may also wish to purchase official photography packages, which range in price from £15 to £200+. Graduation is not compulsory, so if you prefer to have your award sent to you, there is no cost. Extra guest tickets will go on sale after results publication and will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. The cost per ticket was £15 in 2019, but this fee is subject to change for future years. Please note, we do not guarantee there will be any extra tickets available to purchase.
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Key entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:2 or higher in a relevant discipline.

  • Students with industry experience or other professional qualifications will be considered in lieu of an appropriate undergraduate degree
  • If you are applying from outside the UK, find information about entry requirements, visas and agents for your country here.
  • For further information about UK, EU and international qualifications, please refer to our course entry requirement statement.

English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL IBT 92 with minimum of 22 in writing and a minimum of 19 in reading, listening and speaking
  • or equivalent.

Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.

The University also offers a Pre-Sessional English Language Course for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.


Solent alumni save up to 50% on their tuition fees

Study location

East Park Terrace

Got a question about this course?

Contact our Ask Solent team: 023 8201 5066

How to apply

Applications for postgraduate courses can be made at any time prior to the start of the course. However, we strongly recommend you apply at your earliest convenience.

Please ensure you upload the following mandatory documents with your application.

  • Two academic references
  • Certified transcripts of qualifications, including English language proficiency if non-UK student
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of current visa (if applicable)
  • A personal statement
  • Employer sponsor form where appropriate



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Alumni discount

Solent alumni could be eligible for up to a 50% reduction of tuition fees if returning to study a postgraduate course. The discount applied will be dependent on your undergraduate degree classification as follows:

Solent Alumni with a:

  • First (1.1) will be offered a 50% discount to study at PG level
  • 2.1 or 2.2 will be offered a 20% discount to study at PG level

The discount applied will be based on the most recently completed course.

If you are currently a student at Solent University and are continuing on without a break in your studies, your discount will be automatically applied on your return.

If are not following directly on from a course at Solent University, but have studied with us in previous years, you will need to register for the alumni discount.

Click here to register or to find out more

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What you'll study

Modules include:

  • Luxury Business Management
  • Luxury Marketing and Branding
  • Luxury Launch
  • Professional Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Master’s Project (Practice Project, Consultancy Project or Dissertation)


Web-based learning

Solent's virtual learning environment provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.

The Student Hub

The Student Hub is a central space where you can access all of the information and support you need during your time at University.

Professional and experienced staff can help resolve any query, and if they cannot answer the question themselves they will find the person who can.

Career support

Meet the course team

Lisa Curtiss academic profile Lisa Curtiss Course Leader View profile
Donna Bevan academic profile Donna Bevan Senior Lecturer View profile
Steve Robinson academic profile Steve Robinson Senior Lecturer View profile

The university cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.


A stimulating learning environment and access to state-of-the-art resources will help you to make the most of your time here at Solent. These include a 24-hour library, computer resource centres, bookable study spaces and comprehensive sport/exercise facilities. You’ll also have access to our academic support and career development services.

Students on this course benefit from a range of subject-specific facilities throughout their studies. This includes Mac computers, professional creative software, digital printing studios and high-end photography equipment.

Tailor the curriculum to suit your own personal career ambitions. Gain the academic knowledge and practical skills you'll need to succeed in the luxury sector.

Your future

This course will prepare you for a range of careers, including:

  • Business management
  • Brand management
  • Marketing
  • PR
  • Luxury industry entrepreneurship

Industry links

Staff have strong links with industry. This gives students access to live briefs, consultancy projects and a programme of relevant guest speakers. 


The course project is flexible to allow for a work placement opportunity. Students are expected to source this opportunity themselves, but will be supported by the course team wherever possible.

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