Fashion Journalism BA (Hons)

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Overview

Course options

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Degree

UCAS code: P505 112 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 6 years
    • pro-rata full time fee
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism, international applicant, full time

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

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: P501 64 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism, international applicant, full time

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

What makes this course different

  • Practical experience

    Operate as a fashion journalist in the most fashionable area of London.

  • Career prospects

    Your byline will appear across a range of publications in print, podcast, video, online and on social media, enabling you to build a substantial professional profile before graduating.

  • Unique opportunities

    Editorial work placement in your final year.

Course modules

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

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Your future career

This course will open up a world of career opportunities for you. Our programme will give you the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel in this industry. We understand the diverse and exciting career paths that fashion journalism and media offer.

Our goal is to prepare you for a wide range of possibilities within fashion journalism. We provide you with unparalleled hands-on experiences right from the start. This is made possible through our well-known fashion department, extensive industry connections, and a vast network of professionals.

Whether your ambitions lie in fashion reporting, editorial work or fashion marketing, our programme will give you the expertise, industry insights, and connections necessary to transform your passion into a successful career. Your fashion journey starts here.

Industry links

We have connections with the following organisations: Channel 4, BBC, The Times and The Telegraph.

Graduate employers

Graduates from our course have gone onto various roles within the following organisations: BBC The Guardian, ITV, YOU Magazine, and NewsUK.

Job roles

Typical roles which our graduates have gone onto include: Fashion Journalist/Reporter, Fashion Editor, Stylist, Social Media Manager and Fashion PR Specialist.

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

Rema Khatun
As a university committed to your career growth, we've curated dedicated Career Zones across all of our campuses with practical services tailored to your success. From internships, personalised coaching, and employability workshops to volunteering, mentoring, placements, and enterprise opportunities, we offer a diverse range of support."
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Career Zone

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and 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.

Our Mental Wealth programme

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

You'll be taught by a range of staff, many of whom are practitioners in the area they teach. Some of the assessments focus on practical skills and are presented as 'live or simulated briefs'.

This ensures that practice-led teaching is relevant to industry and practice. Our staff are well placed to take advantage of a range of professional networks and industry contacts. Each module is designed with practical components and a reflective component, with the intention that students develop an ability to comment on and justify their creative process.

    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, and specialist facilities, such as edit suites, 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.

    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 a 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.

    Workload

    Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module. 

    The approximate workload hours for this course are: 

    • Scheduled teaching - 318 hours
    • Guided independent study - 882 hours

    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 9.00am and 6.00pm. 

    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

    To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 5 - 10 students a year. Lecture sizes are normally 20 plus students.

    In the classroom, you will be taught in groups of 18-20 students. However, this can vary by academic year.

How you'll be assessed

Coursework will include practical outcomes, e.g. written assignments, podcasts or research-based assignments, individual or group-based films, presentations.

You'll always receive, in-person, 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

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What our students and staff say

Simon Miles
The most inspiring times with our students are when you feel you are playing a part in opening up the life of the mind, when so much wants to close it down. That is when the magic happens."

Simon Miles

Senior lecturer, journalism

Fashion
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