Textiles Design with Business Studies at University of Brighton - UCAS

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Course summary

Our established textiles degree mixes creativity with commercial insight. It has a strong track record of successful graduates who are working across the breadth of the textiles industry, including in fashion, art and interiors You can explore printed, woven or knitted textiles and specialise in the area that most suits you. We encourage students to experiment with materials, reconsidering what textile design and production means in a world where issues of sustainability and ethical manufacture are high on the agenda. Expert lecturers and technicians will help you develop your skills in drawing and in concept and design development, using both traditional craft and digital techniques. A practical approach to business studies is integrated into every aspect of the course. Your third year is an optional industry placement. This year provides you with invaluable contacts and often graduate job opportunities. Throughout the degree you’ll have inspiring talks from industry professionals and work on live projects for brands.


Year 1 introduces you to the three disciplines of knit, print and weave for fashion. You will then specialise in one area to fully explore and develop your skills in media and materials, textile design, construction and fabric realisation for fashion. In Year 2 design projects look at different fashion textiles market sectors. You will also build a body of design work and fabric samples to add to your portfolio. After your second year you can choose to spend a year in industry. During your final year you will produce a professional portfolio of design work, a dissertation and business plan.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5. in each element, or equivalent English Language qualification.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13842* Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13842* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that the £13,842 international fee is for classroom based courses and provisional for 2023. For lab based courses a higher fee of £14,892 applies. EU students will be charged international fees unless they have settled status awarded by the UK Government's Settlement Scheme. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,370 for home students and £2,120 for international students. All fees should be checked against the information listed on the course page on our website: www.brighton.ac.uk/courses as specific details will be included there. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.
Textiles Design with Business Studies at University of Brighton - UCAS