University for the Creative Arts

Degree level: Undergraduate

Fashion Business & Management (with Professional Practice Year)

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Course summary

Want to be a major player in the fashion industry? Join our BA/BSc Fashion Business & Management degree and learn all you need to take your place at the forefront. Taught in our Business School for the Creative Industries at UCA Epsom, this course focuses on developing your business sense and your planning skills so that you can thrive commercially. Whether it's fashion buying, merchandising, forecasting, management strategy, PR and marketing, branding or international business, you'll graduate with the knowledge and confidence to succeed. In the first year of your course, you'll be introduced to the fundamental principles of the fashion industry, creative business and management, as well as brand management and promotion, buying and merchandising. In your second year, you'll focus on finding your own specialist approach to work and be encouraged to start working more independently as you learn more about professional practices, visual merchandising and fashion forecasting. In your final year, you will achieve a greater level of independence, focusing on self-managed research, study and practice. You’ll then apply everything you’ve learned as you produce a unique, creative and industry-linked final major project. You’ll also complete a year-long Professional Practice Year within the fashion industry, which will provide you with an opportunity to apply what you have learned and further develop your skills and experience. Our graduates are highly employable, with a wide range of skills that are sought-after in the fashion business. Former students have progressed into careers working for household names such as Topshop, Burberry and Harrods. Related courses

  • BA/BSc (Hons) Business & Management (with Professional Practice Year)
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Branding & Communication (with Professional Practice Year)
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Image & Styling (with Professional Practice Year)

Course details

Modules

Year 1 focuses on developing your understanding of how the fashion industry works and the place of business within it. Alongside this you will explore the core business practices that are foundational to effective management of fashion businesses. If you opt to complete a professional practice year, this will take place in year three. You will undertake a placement within the creative industries to further develop your skills and CV. While on your Professional Practice Year, you will be required to pay a reduced tuition fee for that year. This fee will be determined using government funding regulations. Based on current regulations, we expect this to be a maximum of 20% of the tuition fee rate that you are charged for your second year of study. You will also incur additional travel and accommodation costs during this year. The University will provide you with further advice and guidance about this as you approach your Professional Practice Year.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N102
Institution code:
C93
Campus name:
Epsom
Campus code:
E

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For further information on how to apply to UCA: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/applying-to-uca/

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://uca.ac.uk/study/accepted-qualifications/

Additional entry requirements

Other

An audition/portfolio review is not required for this course.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5

We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).

For more information on English Language Requirements, please visit our website:

https://www.uca.ac.uk/International-study/language-requirements-support/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
92%
Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £16950* Year 1
International £16950* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £16950* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Undergraduate Tuition Fees for September 2023 are still to be confirmed. Once finalised, details will appear here and on https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/fees-finance/undergraduate/
Fashion Business & Management (with Professional Practice Year) at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS