Fashion and Textiles with Foundation Year (BA (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 11500

All study options

About Fashion and Textiles with Foundation Year at University of West London

Course summary

At UWL we blend both elements from a fashion and textile industry to develop career ready individuals, focuses on developing innovative independent thinkers within print, knit and fashion.

This course will help you develop your own design voice, as well as to build confidence in the presentation of ideas visually and verbally. We have strong links with industry, such as high profile guest speakers. Combined with the high-level technical skills and knowledge you will acquire, you will be equipped to compete in a global economy.

Why choose this course?
You will be guided through a range of workshops and lectures that build strong design principles; developing skills in:

  • screen and digital print
  • domestic and industrial knit/sewing machine skills
  • pattern cutting
  • fashion design
  • fashion illustration
  • material awareness
  • fashion video production
  • presentation skills
  • designing for a market
  • contextual and visual research.

Woven throughout the degree are approaches to developing an understanding of the impact the fashion and textiles industry has on the planet and its inhabitance, helping you on your way to becoming a future-relevant designer.

Career and study progression
As well as supporting an exciting career within the fashion and textile industry, the course prepares you for further postgraduate studies such as a Masters degree.

Career opportunities range from independent makers to those working for international organisations, as well as couture to high street. 


Fees for home and EU students

Main fee£9,250

Fees for overseas students

Main fee£11,500Find out if you are a home or overseas student.


Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.

You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.

We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Current scholarships include:

  • Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
  • Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year. 

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

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 awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250International course feesGBP 11500

Notes about fees for this course

Fees for our 2017 courses have not yet been released.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 72 UCAS tariff points (or equivalent)
  • GCSE English and Maths (grade A*-C) or Level 2 equivalent.

You are welcome to apply even if you don't have any formal qualifications but have significant experience, expertise or skills in a related field. You must also show equivalent competencies in English and Maths.

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at University of West London to prepare for your chosen course:

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