Fashion Cultures and Business BA (Hons)

This course is in clearing with spaces available

This course is in Clearing with Spaces Available


Course options

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UCAS code: W238 112 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Cultures and Business, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Cultures and Business, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • pro-rata full time fee
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Cultures and Business, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14820 per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: W238 64 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Cultures and Business, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Cultures and Business, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 14820 per year

What makes this course different

  • Collaborative environment

    Students on the fashion buying programme will have the opportunity to collaborate with other fashion pathways.

  • Industry links

    Our fashion department has an exceptional link with industry and students have benefitted from working with renowned fashion brands.

  • Thriving London location

    With excellent connections and links across London, you will be near relevant research and local areas such as Westfield, the Olympic Park, Canary Wharf, the West End and London City Airport.

Course modules

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You have the opportunity to attend this course with a foundation year (FY), which means it will take you four years to complete the course full-time, and eight years to complete the course part-time.

Mental Wealth: Professional Life - Creative Research Practice

Design and Application

Design and Context

Fashion Development and Techniques

Final Realisation

Technical and Creative Processes

You will also develop an in-depth understanding of visual communication and research that lightly links in with psychology through brand and consumer analysis and demographics.

Technical Skills & Innovation

Fashion Contexts and Research

Cultural Communities

Thinking Through Fashion

Fashion Enterprise 1

Mental Wealth: Professional Life - Business of Fashion 1

You will have the opportunity to learn new creative processes and skills that could lead to a number of outputs in moving image, publications or portfolios.

Technical Applications (Skills for Buying)

Fashion Business: Globalisation, Psychopolitics and Contemporary Issues

Theory of Fashion

Mental Wealth: Professional Life - Business of Fashion 2

Storytelling and Visual Communication

Fashion Enterprise 2

Optional placement

Key to many careers and employers - you will also develop thinking skills, including ideas and concept generation for fashion, individual and collaborative responses to set fashion projects, critical thinking, and appreciation of multiple perspectives and approaches.

Final Major Project: Theoretical Identity

Applied Identities in Fashion Culture and Business

Fashion Culture and Practice

Mental Wealth: Professional Life - Business of Fashion 3

Fashion Enterprise 3

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Studying fashion cultures and business will allow you to work in various creative sectors such as media and communication. Having a key understanding of culture and diversity is in demand by employers which is likely to put those studying this type of degree in prime position after they graduate.

Industry links

  • Fashion Roundtable
  • Fashion Minority Report
  • ASOS
  • Nataak Media

Graduate employers

Graduates from this course have gone on to work for Original Magazine, a multi disciplinary arts magazine. 

Alternatively, you could start your own business. One of our lecturers, Alison Lowe has written a helpful guide to starting a small fashion business

Job roles

Jobs include diversity manager, innovation manager, art director, curator, market researcher, editor, journalist, public relations manager and much more.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Further study

You could go on to further study and do an MA International Fashion Business, MA Creative Enterprise, or MBA Fashion Entrepreneurship.

Female student stood outside at Docklands Campus with her name 'Jessica' in bold text above her.
The course has prepared me to go straight into the industry. I've got plenty of business skills as well as self-promotional skills. The lectures encouraged me to go to networking events and to get to know people in the careers and positions I would like to one day be in."

BA (Hons) Fashion, Culture and Business student

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services
  • Careers workshops and employer events
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

Your knowledge of the area is guided through reading, discussions, seminars, lectures, workshops and collaborative activities. We will develop your thinking skills through historical theory and conceptual thinking, research processes and investigation and the development of your ideas through outcomes.

    Guided independent study

    When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, specialist facilities, such as game labs, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

    Academic support

    Our academic support team provides help in a range of areas – including learning and disability support.

    The fashion subject area is made up of industry-knowledgeable staff, entrepreneurs and business owners, so you can be sure you will be learning in real time. We believe it is important that your education is consistent with the times and reflects the industry you will progress into.

    Dedicated personal tutor

    When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of the academic course team who will provide academic guidance, be support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer. 


    Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. (i.e. approx. 150 hours per term, 12.5 hours per week 4.1 hours per module).  These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

    Your timetable

    Your individualised timetable is normally available within 48 hours of enrolment.  Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9am and 6pm.  For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

    Class sizes

    The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work.

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed with a mixture of coursework, essays and presentations. Coursework includes essays, research files, visual and moving image portfolio, group and seminar presentations and a final-year project. In your third year, your assessment will be based on research coursework, written reports and a final portfolio outcome. You will have the opportunity to gain feedback from your lecturers, peers and our industry partners. You will always receive written or audio feedback, outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by the School of Arts and Creative Industries

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.


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What our students and staff say

Sharon N Hughes
I have worked in universities in several countries and I truly can’t say enough positive things about the diversity of the students, academics and staff I encounter daily at UEL."

Sharon N Hughes

Senior Lecturer of Fashion Marketing and Fashion Culture and Business

I enjoyed my time at UEL. I learned so much about the world of fashion from theories to practice during my industry experience. Our tutors were knowledgeable and approachable and had many connections which benefited our studies further. I had the opportunity to have my PR placement at Alexander McQueen and another one in New York. The tutors pushed us to work hard but it’s all worth it in the end."

Lucy Davies

BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing, graduate