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Course summary

This one-year top-up degree is for those who have completed two years of a fashion-related degree course or equivalent qualification, such as a specialist diploma, Foundation degree, or HND. Experience an international perspective on how the fashion industry works, investigating areas such as fashion buying, brand marketing and promotion, lifestyle and trend prediction. You’ll have the opportunity to investigate areas of personal interest like ethical and sustainable fashion, or entrepreneurship and setting up your own business. You’ll also gain an understanding of events, management processes, and methods of visual and verbal communication. The course content has been created to suit those who wish to pursue a career path with either a creative or business focus. Key features

  • Gain an understanding of events, management processes, and methods of visual and verbal communication.
  • Work on a combination of creative and written projects. We’ll help you identify your strengths so you can tailor your work to your career aspirations.
  • Investigate areas of personal interest, for example ethical and sustainable fashion, entrepreneurship or setting up your own business.
  • Work on live projects and competitions in collaboration with brands such as Wedgewood, Next and Whistles.
  • Go on optional international study visits such as Copenhagen Fashion Week.
  • This course attracts students from around the world, offering you a dynamic experience reflective of the working environment.
  • Benefit from the links we have with our sister course at the Hong Kong Design Institute, through teaching and learning experiences.
  • NTU are ranked 16th in the UK for Fashion and Textiles. (The Guardian University Guide 2021).
Assessment Assessment is 100% coursework, combining creative and written work. Careers and employability Graduate roles include buying, merchandising, digital marketing, design, visual merchandising and account management. You may also wish to pursue further education or self-employment. Recent graduate roles and destinations include: Arcadia Group, fashion designer Next, trainee buyer Adidas, visual merchandiser, Amsterdam Calvin Klein, brand coordinator, Hong Kong Eland Fashion, assistant buyer, Hong Kong YM INC, ecommerce coordinator, Canada. Your space to create at NTU We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at to find out more. Our students’ work – ‘We Are Creatives’ Explore our online showcase ‘We Are Creatives’ - celebrating the work of the School of Art & Design students. You will find a sneak peak of some of our students’ work and gain a real insight into what it’s like to be part of the NTU creative community at


  • Fashion Industry Trends & Innovation (20 credit points)
  • The Contemporary Global Fashion Market (40 credit points)
  • Professional Practice and Portfolio (20 credit points)
- Innovation in Fashion Business (40 credit points)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry Requirements: Year Two of a Fashion / Textiles related degree course or a HND course in Fashion / Textiles (or related discipline) or a Foundation degree in a related Fashion / Textiles discipline.

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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
International £17200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
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