Fashion Buying and Management with Foundation Year (BA (Hons))

University of West London 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 Buying and Management with Foundation Year at University of West London

Course summary


Do you want to kick-start your fashion career? This course is aimed at creating entrepreneurial and globally-orientated fashion industry professionals, for a range of brands; whether luxury or high street, corporate or start-up. 

At the end of this course you will have a full understanding of how the fashion industry communicates with its audience to inform, inspire, and engage to create a competitive edge.

Why choose this course?

You will develop an understanding of fashion design, branding and product development with a focus on buying and management.  You will explore gaps and opportunities for fashion start-ups, giving your degree an entrepreneurial edge.

At the end of this course you will have a full understanding of how the fashion industry communicates with its audience to inform, inspire, and engage. This gives your qualification a vocational focus in this highly competitive market. 

This is a vocationally-focused course, with many chances to enhance your career, including a work placement and collaborative opportunities.

Career and study progression

This course will help you develop the academic, practical, and commercial skills needed for a role in fashion. The course has strong links to industry, with guest speakers and site visits presenting up-to-the-minute learning opportunities.

Your degree can take you anywhere. Although this degree focuses on fashion buying and management, the skills can be transferred to many roles in the business world such as PR or advertising.

You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you've already studied, or to explore something new.

For more details please see the Career and study progression section.


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

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

We encourage students with a varied and diverse background to apply as well as subjects that range from A Levels/BTEC, including any business, design, media, fashion related subject, plus GCSE English and Maths at C grade or above.

72 UCAS points

We welcome applications from mature students, or students with relevant work experience. If you have no formal qualifications we will consider you on an individual basis.

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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