About the British School of Fashion

Who Are We?

A Fashion and Luxury Business School


The British School of Fashion is based at Glasgow Caledonian University’s London campus and excels in delivering postgraduate fashion courses. With a strong focus on the business of fashion, we have a mission to educate, challenge and develop a new generation of fashion and luxury business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.


For decades, GCU has contributed to the business of fashion through the creation of pioneering courses. We are the first UK Institution to offer an MSc in Fashion Business Creation, and one of only a few Universities worldwide to offer a dedicated MBA in Luxury Brand Management.

Our Fashion and Luxury Business Courses


Our teaching is fully engaged with the fashion industry and we have partnerships and collaborations with a diverse range of fashion companies including Marks and Spencer, Converse, ASOS, the retailTRUST, Arcadia, Folk, All Saints, Lyst, House of Fraser, Margaret Howell, Farfetch and Topshop. Through these close links, we are able to provide master-classes from world leading businesses, as well as opportunities for valuable internships, visits and live project briefs.


Throughout these programmes, we ensure that our graduates have the skills and expertise needed to manage a fashion business in today’s global market

The British School of Fashion

Our Heritage

Our first steps in fashion date back to 1875 and to our founding colleges in Glasgow, Scotland. In that era our primary aim was to provide women with opportunities in design, textiles and retail, with a keen awareness of the economic, social and environmental needs of the time.

Our Research

Our specialised fashion knowledge is generated through a unique and critical balance of leading edge industry practice and underpinned by the latest academic research. The British School of Fashion has a thriving community of researchers who support research across fashion business and collaborate with researchers in different academic areas at GCU’s Glasgow and London campuses.

Our Students

Our students come from all over the world and often end up working across the world too. Coming from a huge variety of backgrounds, our students graduate with an international outlook and connections with students from a global background.

Postgraduate Fashion & Luxury Courses

Our fashion masters course portfolio consists of four pioneering programmes.


MBA Luxury Brand Management

A unique MBA programme, providing an outstanding platform for career development in the global luxury sector.


MSc Fashion and Lifestyle Marketing

A future-focused programme exploring the changing fashion industry and the integration of fashion and lifestyle.


MSc Luxury Brand Marketing

Our Masters in Luxury Brand Marketing provides you with the specialist skills, industry knowledge and expertise necessary for a successful career in a niche and innovative industry.


MSc Fashion Business Creation

The only course of its kind designed to provide an insight in to business creation within the fashion industry.