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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14200

All study options

About Fashion Technology at Heriot-Watt University

The course offers a strong vocational focus and multi-disciplinary approach, providing a balance of creativity and fashion product development. Students learn how commercial design and fashion technology link to create successful fashion products.
Industrial focused projects develop a broad range of essential skills preparing graduates for a wide range of roles within the dynamic fashion industry. An integrated industrial placement in the third year of study provides students with essential industry skills in a variety of roles.
The BSc Fashion Technology degree offers the perfect springboard for a career in the clothing and fashion industry. This course is taught at our Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels which offers excellent and extensive facilities for your studies. For more information on this subject area visit our School pages.



Work and study

This is what our BSc (Hons) Fashion Technology students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 85% are working
  • 15% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 55% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.


These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Design occupations
  • Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
  • Sales occupations
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Skilled trades occupations
  • Process, plant and machine operatives

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250International course feesGBP 14200

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternational
FeePaid by SAAS£9,250£14,200

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

***There is a consumable fee, charged per year of study. Current 2017/18 rates are £140 per year, for this programme.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers ABBB including English. Mathematics is required at a minimum of Standard Grade / National 5
  • A-Levels BBB including English and Mathematics at a minimum of GCSE
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points

Year 2

  • HNC A in graded unit. Suitable candidates will be considered for direct entry to Level 2, usually from articulated HNC/HND/BTEC courses. Each application is considered on its merits (dependent upon places available).

Year 3

  • HND A in graded units. Suitable candidates will be considered for direct entry to Level 3, usually from articulated HND/BTEC courses. Each application is considered on its merits (dependent upon places available).
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