International Programmes 2023/2024

Master of Arts in Sustainability in Fashion and Creative Industries MA in Sustainability in Fashion and Creative Industries

Hochschule Fresenius - University of Applied Sciences • Berlin

Master of Arts
Teaching language
  • English

Courses are held in English.

Programme duration
3 semesters
Winter semester
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
4,770 EUR
Additional information on tuition fees

4,770 EUR tuition fee per semester for EU students

5,190 EUR tuition fee per semester for non-EU students

595 EUR one-time registration fee

Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme


Developing sustainable design and management strategies in the creative industries - the Master's programme Sustainability in Fashion and Creative Industries trains experts to help shape the comprehensive socioeconomic change towards sustainability.

This future-oriented Master's programme is aimed at creative individuals who, as designers or managers in the corporate world, are successful and at the same time ethically responsible.

The Master's programme covers the major subjects "Sustainable Design Strategies", "Sustainable Production", and "Sustainable Business". Students explore sustainable design developments and trends, innovative materials, production technologies, and marketing tools in order to align value-added chains ecologically and socially according to the closed-loop economy principle. Participants focus on function of ecosystems, the origin of resources, the latest upcycling opportunities, and fair working conditions. They learn about concepts of sustainable production and consumption and become experts in environmental and social management.

Workshops, excursions, and practical projects promote international interaction and an understanding of the industry.

Course organisation
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A Diploma supplement will be issued
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
4,770 EUR
Additional information on tuition fees

4,770 EUR tuition fee per semester for EU students

5,190 EUR tuition fee per semester for non-EU students

595 EUR one-time registration fee

Semester contribution

Approx. 16 EUR

Funding opportunities within the university
Academic admission requirements

A completed first university degree with 210 credit points acquired under ECTS in Fashion, Design and Management (BA) or similar industry-related qualification
Applicants with a first university degree with a proof of only 180 credits (or less) are able to gain missing competencies and credits in qualifying modules.

Language requirements

Evidence of English-language skills of level B2 of the European Framework of Reference or equivalent knowledge

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Possibility of finding part-time employment

In general, EU citizens are not subject to any limitations of employment in Germany and are legally treated as German citizens.
Non-EU nationals are subject to employment regulations according to the individual country and should consult their local German embassy for detailed information.


Accommodation is available on the private market. Rent for a single room in a shared flat is approx. 400-500 EUR.

Support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Specialist counselling

Hochschule Fresenius - University of Applied Sciences

The AMD Akademie Mode & Design offers internationally certified training programmes in fashion, design, media, communication, and management. Promoting and supporting creative as well as business-oriented youth remains an essential strategic focus of the AMD Akademie Mode & Design for over 29 years of its dedicated educational activities. We educate flexible and open-minded specialists with expertise and know-how as well as the capability for an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to the international creative industries.

AMD stands for innovation, interdisciplinary approach, quality in teaching and research, practical relevance, and individual career development. The Academy has four campuses in significant German creative locations: Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Munich, and Berlin.

The Department for Higher Education at the Academy has been merged with the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences and has become the Department of Design, an educational unit for the AMD School of Fashion and AMD School of Design.

University location

Berlin: The thriving German capital is not only the centre of political influence. It is also a hub and hot spot for culture and media, and it is one of the top international IT cities. Berlin is renowned for its exceptional variety of attractions, its flourishing cultural scene, and its energetic yet relaxed pace. With a population of around 3.5 million, it is Germany's largest city. Berliners are known for their liberal, cosmopolitan, and unconventional attitudes. There is no other city that bridges past and future quite like Berlin. A vast number of sights recount the city's history, while it is also home to all the major government agencies and buildings, including the historic Reichstag, which houses the "Bundestag", Germany's parliament. This contrast between historic monuments and contemporary architecture, between traditional and modern, is just one of the many aspects that make this city so unique. Berlin is also a magnet for artistic, creative, and unconventional individuals. In Berlin, there is also room to slow down and enjoy the finer things of life. It is the greenest European capital, with spacious parks, forests, and lakes. The rhythm of the city combines pulsating urban energy with grace. In the summer, Berliners live outdoors - in the beach bars, cafés, and open-air cinemas and theatres, where they can make the most of the sun and the longer evenings.

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