-Learn from a teaching team with fashion industry experience -Set yourself up to flourish in your degree and beyond with our Foundation Year -Guest lectures from industry leading brands such as ASOS, WGSN and Patagonia -Opportunities for placements and internships -Study abroad in the USA and France If you can see yourself running catwalk shows at London Fashion Week, creating compelling campaigns for international brands or sourcing the latest trends for an online fashion retailer, then our three-year degree course could be the perfect fit for you. Fashion Business and Marketing at Winchester focuses on the commercial face of the fashion-industry, embracing digital media and the latest marketing technologies. Our programme has links with a range of industry specialists who deliver guest lectures in areas such as fashion buying and trend forecasting, writing for fashion and how to create a successful online campaign. There are opportunities for international study in the USA and France (in the 2nd year of study), students are supported to find work placements at London Fashion Week, and there are opportunities for field trips. A Foundation Year is the perfect way to boost your academic skills, build your confidence and develop your wider subject knowledge so you can succeed at Winchester. This course offers an extra year of study at the start (Year 0) which leads onto a full degree programme (Years 1, 2 and 3). A Foundation Year is ideal if you are returning to education after a break; haven’t quite achieved the entry qualifications required; are wanting more support during the transition to studying at university; or are unsure about which subject you wish to pursue. In Year 0, you will study a set of modules from across the Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies which are designed to develop your academic and practical skills. This broader focus in your first year introduces you to studying at university level and provides you with a better understanding of Fashion Marketing and related subjects. You will experience a variety of teaching methods including lectures, discussion-based seminars and independent study. You will also receive support to boost your academic skills to prepare you for the rest of your time at Winchester. Find out more and hear from our Foundation Year students at winchester.ac.uk/foundation Year 1 introduces you to the key theories, concepts and perspectives underpinning the subject area, as well as outlining the scope of the fashion industry. Topics include: Introduction to Academic and Professional Studies, E-Publishing, Understanding Markets, Fashion in Focus, Managing Finance, Introduction to Media, and Marketing Principles. Year 2 builds on this to provide further insight and opportunity to apply your learning in a range of areas such as Fashion Buying, Creativity Design and Innovation, Consumer Behaviour, Fashion Merchandising, Brand Identity and Design, Integrated Marketing Communications and Applied Marketing Research. By Year 3, you are ready to study in a more independent manner and to actively consider your work options before graduation. You align your final major project to your preferred career path via a range of optional taught modules, a research project, dissertation or part-time work placement. You can continue to hone your advanced skills in the following topics, which support your final major project: Fashion Media and Identity, Sustainability and Responsibility in Fashion, Strategic Brand Management, Strategic Innovation Management, Creating a Social Media Campaign and Digital Marketing. Our well prepared and skilled graduates go on to enjoy a wide range of careers within the fashion industry in marketing, media, brand management, writing and publishing, styling, advertising, public relations, trend forecasting, consumer research, buying, merchandising and visual merchandising. Graduates have gone on to work at Burberry, Harrods, WGSN, New Look and ASOS.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.
Applicants are usually required to hold a minimum of 1 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 1 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|