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BA (Hons)

International Fashion Business (one year top-up)


This is a unique one year top-up degree which will enhance your understanding of how the fashion industry works. It will give you an international perspective of the industry covering creative buying, fashion trends and product concept. You'll have the opportunity to discuss areas of personal interest such sustainable fashion, or setting up your own business. You’ll also gain an understanding of events, management processes and visual and verbal communication.

UCAS code: W232 BA/IFB
Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: September
Course length: One year full-time
Study location: City site

Fees and funding:

Please see our applying and fees section.

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UCAS Extra
There are still places available on this course to start in September 2016 – apply now through UCAS Extra

This one year course is designed specifically for people who have completed two years of a related degree course, or equivalent qualification such as a HND or Foundation Degree.

The course content has been created to suit people who wish to pursue a career path with either a creative or business focus.

Key features 

  • Work on live projects and competitions in collaborations with brands and organisations within the fashion and related industries.
  • Develop an international perspective through overseas visits to a major fashion capital such as a trip to Copenhagen Fashion Week.
  • Work collaboratively on promotional and live events with brands such as Next and Oasis.
  • Focus on an area of study that is of personal interest to you, and relevant to your career aspirations.
  • Developing visual merchandising, design and communication, and analytical skills through the use of industry-standard software such as Tex-Store, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Visit fashion centres and industry locations throughout the UK and Europe with visits to head offices and trade exhibitions such as Pure and Moda.

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