Business and Management (Fashion) (Professional Placement Year) at Bath Spa University - UCAS

Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business and Management (Fashion) (Professional Placement Year)

Course summary

A flexible, employment-focused fashion business course that you can adapt to your career aspirations.

  • Work collaboratively with other business students and with industry to grasp the business of fashion.
  • Pitch to and consult with live brands to gain real-life industry experience.
  • Be the future of fashion: sustainability is threaded through all three years of this degree.
Dream of working at your dream brand or building your own empire as a fashion entrepreneur? The course is ideal for you if you're looking for a degree that will provide you with a firm foundation to build a successful career in the fashion business. A range of flexible work placement options, plus creative collaboration with businesses on live projects, will help develop your professional skill-set. Our Business and Management Fashion pathway provides a flexible, stimulating and supportive learning environment that fosters creativity, digital literacy and a strong understanding of sustainability and global business. We'll empower you to pursue your individual interests, giving you the opportunity to tailor-make your own fashion business degree by choosing the modules that best fit your career aspirations. You'll also be able to undertake additional professional accreditation through our respected industry partners. More about the Professional Placement Year A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where you undertake a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between your second and final years of undergraduate study. You can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) yourself, with support from the Careers team.


Year one - Gain a broad understanding of today’s business environment, from the context that organisations operate in, through to trends in economic thinking and the importance of managing data in business. Year two - You'll develop and expand your knowledge of global consumerism, fashion marketing strategy, and digital platforms, including e-tail and B2C. Module topics include fashion marketing and management, fashion in practice, marketing, and international business. At the end of the year, you can choose to embark on a ten-month business placement or a ten-week summer placement – applying what you’ve learned so far in the real world. Final year - You'll develop and explore your business learning, focusing on fashion marketing and visualisation. You'll also undertake an in-depth business research project in fashion, and have a chance to set up a business on your own or with fellow students. Other topics that you can explore include managing sustainability, successful freelancing, entrepreneurship, organisational strategy, leadership and management, and new trends in management.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed in a wide range of ways that will test your knowledge of the fashion business and your management skills. These could include presentations, work-related projects, group-work, computer-based simulations, podcasts, examinations, essays, videos, and business reports. We offer variety in the way we teach: sometimes we'll set you problems so you can find the answers for yourself; sometimes we'll lecture. Most modules use a mix of lectures and small group seminars. There is a good blend of online activities using our Virtual Learning Environment, Minerva. We invite business leaders in to talk about their experience and we arrange visits to local businesses. All of our teaching methods facilitate your development as a self-directed learner. You’ll also be given personal support in your studies – we're a friendly team of academics, committed to helping you achieve your goals.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum of score of 5.5 in each component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £15750 Year 1
International £15750 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Business and Management (Fashion) (Professional Placement Year) at Bath Spa University - UCAS