Staffordshire University

Fashion (with a placement year) Staffordshire University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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If you have a real passion for fashion, this degree will give you the creative, technical, academic and professional skills needed to take the fashion world by storm.

Fashion is an ever-changing industry that needs professionals who can respond to its challenges. On this course, you’ll gain the skills to analyse existing ideas and express yourself through unique, creative fashion designs that delight, shock and inspire.

On graduating, you’ll already be ahead of the competition. Whether you intend to continue onto further study or straight into employment, be assured you will have all the skills and knowledge that you’ll need to take the next step.

To enhance your CV, You also have the option of choosing a one-year placement in industry (Sandwich).

Key features

  • 100% Coursework (No exams)

  • Small group sizes, ensuring you get enough contact hours with staff

  • Your own designated studio space alongside well-equipped workshops

  • Flexibility to negotiate modules to reflect your specialisms

  • Collaborative working with areas such as photography, film and journalism

  • Expand your technical skills to include digital fabric printing, laser cutting, wood, metal, ceramics, plaster and plastics

  • Access to the unique Betty Smithers Design Collection

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:

BA (Hons) Fashion

Work placements
You will attend a work placement between the second and final years of the course, our placement staff will work with you to identify a suitable location for your work placement. Please also note that you are responsible for any costs incurred in travelling to and from your work placement, and for any accommodation costs.

Course details


Year 1 (CORE) Fashion in Context (30), (CORE) Visualisation (30), (CORE) Technical Processes of Fashion (15), (CORE) Fashion Hot Topics (30), (CORE) History and Theory of Fashion (15). Year 2 (CORE) Fashion Industry Ready (30), (CORE) Fashion Business (15), (CORE) Pattern Cutting (15), (CORE) Fashion Negotiated Study (45), (CORE) Life After Staffs (15). Sandwich Year (12 Months on an Industry Placement) Year 3 (CORE) Professional Fashion Practice (15), (CORE) Research, Analysis & Communication Assignment (15), (CORE) Underpinning your Fashion FMP (15), (CORE) Realising your Fashion FMP (45), (CORE) Portfolio & Promotion (30).

Assessment method

100% Course work

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W23A
Institution code S72
Campus name Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points We use UCAS points in our offer making and welcome a wide range of qualifications.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,100 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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Staffordshire University
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Stoke on Trent

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