Fashion Management Degree BA (Hons)

Degree in Fashion Management

1. Overview

Our Fashion Management degree incorporates management theories associated with the global fashion industry alongside the business contexts of fashion design, marketing and merchandising.

If you have a passion for fashion and a brain for business, this is the course for you. You will actively participate in fashion industry activities, such as organising, marketing and managing an exhibition or fashion show. You will be offered the opportunity to attend events such as The Clothes Show Live or London Fashion Weekend, providing you with a real insight into the increasingly important events side of the fashion industry.

In year 2 you will be involved in creating a BA Fashion Management magazine, including writing articles and managing, styling and co-ordinating fashion photography spreads. In year 3 our students lead the production of the annual charity fashion show, which is a fantastic chance to increase your practical awareness of fashion catwalk events.

We strongly believe that such practical experience and engagement with industry professionals will enhance your employability.

2. What you will study

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course disclaimer for more information. 

3. Entry requirements

SQA Higher: BBBB

GCE A Level: BCC

ILC Higher: B2B2B2B2

IB Diploma: 28

Alternative Qualifications: Overseas qualifications and access programmes will be considered on an individual basis. Applications welcomed from students with alternative qualifications and relevant work experience.

Degree Link Programme: A relevant HND from one of our partner FE colleges may be considered for year 3 entry.

NB: All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

English language requirements for those whose first language is not English.

4. Placements and accreditations


The industrial placement in year 3 gives you the opportunity to gain practical experience in a relevant area within the fashion industry. This is an invaluable opportunity to gain further knowledge and establish links with potential employers. The course team has strong links with fashion buyers, merchandisers and managers within the industry, and has identified a range of employers willing to take students on placement.

Study Abroad

In years 2 and 3, there may be opportunities to study with partner institutions in Europe as part of the Erasmus Programme. 

5. Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:


6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2015/2016

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year
  • £910 for a full year placement

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year
  • £2,500 for a full year placement

International Students

  • £11,000 per academic year
  • £1,000 for a full year placement

For Academic Year 2014/2015

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year
  • £910 for a full year placement

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year
  • £2,500 for a full year placement

International Students

  • £10,500 per academic year
  • £1,000 for a full year placement

For Academic Year 2013/2014

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,900 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students


  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students


  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,500 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,250 per academic year

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

For further information see Student Finance pages


7. How to apply

All applicants must apply online at

Once you register and create your username and password you are guided through the process of applying. After submission, log in to your UCAS Track account and you can see the progress of your application, view and respond to your offers.

8. Prospects

Potential careers include fashion marketing, merchandising, fashion buying, retail management, product sourcing, fashion journalism, brand management, product development, product planning, events management and public relations. You will also be equipped to set up your own fashion business based on the skills you acquire from the programme.

“I like how parts of the coursework relates to real experience in fashion such as magazine production and Photoshop.”

Gillian Leslie Fashion Management Degree BA (Hons)

“I like how versatile the course is and I love the modules that are very practical such as Fashion Communication.”

Katy Williams Fashion Management Degree BA (Hons)

“Coming from a different country, I like how friendly and helpful everyone is. I also enjoy the variety of course activities and the practical approach to the modules.”

Aimilia Leontara Fashion Management Degree BA (Hons)

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Start date

September 2015

Course length

4 years

Mode of Attendance


More information:
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  1. World of Colour Fashion Show

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    Watch a video about the fashion show held by BA Fashion Management Students for charity MND Scotland in May 2013.

  2. The Fashion Place

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  3. Fashion Place on Instagram

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    Monthly Fashion Management Newsletter

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