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BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

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About Fashion at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



3 years full-time

UCAS code(s)


Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Compulsory Estimate: 1,200

Optional Estimate: 4,600

How are these costs calculated?

As students on a fashion design programme, students will purchase art materials, sketchbooks, paper, calico, fabric and other materials. Students will also pay for printing. The amount spent on these materials is a reflection of the students work (themes, style) and the decisions by the student when sleeting elements such as fabric. The estimated minimal costs are the approximate minimal spend on these materials, optional costs reflect how students can spend more on practical projects (in addition to core). There is some outlay at the beginning of the programme for pattern-cutting equipment and books. Students often also choose to purchase a laptop, often in first year although they are also able to borrow one from the library or use the Applemacs and PCs located in the university. In third year students produce a final collection rather than just garments or outfits.

Placement Costs

Optional Estimate: 4,000

How are these costs calculated?

Students have the option of a trip to Japan in their first and second year. Students also have the opportunity of collaborations with international educational institutions at Levels 4 and 5. There is also the option of placement at Level 5 where on occasion placements are unpaid, leading to the student covering their accommodation, travel and other expenses without income from the employer. As an alternative to the placement, students are able to opt for an alternative brief at Levels 4 and 5 (group work / live briefs).

Professional Costs

There are no additional professional membership fees required for full qualification.


Manchester Campus


Manchester School of Art

This award-winning course, taught in the Manchester School of Art, focuses on contemporary fashion design (womenswear and menswear) and encourages students to be innovative and creative while developing an understanding of the needs of the fashion industry. You will be taught how to develop concepts and ideas through in-depth research processes and experimentation, learning how to design and make original and innovative fashion outcomes and present fashion concepts through established and new media.

Each year you will undertake contextual and professional studies, with an option to study a language. The School of Art provides a vibrant community in which collaboration with students and staff from other creative disciplines is encouraged particularly through Unit X. The course has strong links with industry, offering opportunity for external showcasing of work and participation in competitions, and national and international industry projects.

Alumni include Aitor Throup, Matthew Miller and Agape Mdumulla (Agi & Sam) alongside graduates taking design positions in major fashion brands including Abercrombie & Fitch, Givenchy, DKNY, Top Man, Louis Vuitton, All Saints and Paul Smith.

Find out more about this course, staff and facilities and view student work at:

Your career prospects after the course

Graduates of this course have diverse careers in fashion with some working freelance or starting their own companies.

Most go on to work as designers for companies such as River Island, Gieves & Hawkes, Roland Mouret, Dolce & Gabbana, Dorothy Perkins, Top Shop, Donna Karan, Abercrombie and Fitch, Reebok and Rodier Paris.


In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation

DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

Study options for this course

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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

We will interview you as part of your application.

We will ask for a portfolio of your work as part of your application.

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required


112 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design) . A Level General Studies is not accepted.

Specific GCSE requirements

GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered

Non Tariffed Qualifications

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points

International Baccalaureate points


IELTS score required for international students

6.0 with no element below 5.5

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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