skip to main content

Essential coronavirus info
Your safety is our first priority.

Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Fashion Management

Digital installation for Fashion Business School
Fashion Business School installation at Victoria House LCF 2021 | CARA BROWN & VH.Studio | London College of Fashion | 2021
College
London College of Fashion
Start date
September 2021
Course length
3 years / 4 years (with placement year in industry)
UCAS code
WN30

This course challenges students by equipping them with a solid grounding in fashion management theory and practical approaches to a wide range of areas in the fashion industry. It encourages students to become leaders and innovators in the business of fashion.

The course includes thought-provoking discussions into the macro environment, promoting creative thinking and strategic planning.

Applications closed 2021/22

We are no longer accepting applications for 2021/22 entry to this course. We don't yet know if places will become available before the autumn term. If they do, we will reopen applications. Please check this page for updates.

Visit the Courses with places available page for a full list of UAL courses that are open for application.

Why choose this course at London College of Fashion

    • The fashion industry is complex, global and highly competitive, this course promotes dynamic thinking challenging you to think strategically when implementing new business proposals.
    • Chartered Management Institute Accreditation: students are given the opportunity to graduate with an additional Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership, recognising the high level of their professional skills.
    • Expert tutors: Taught by experienced academics and industry professionals with relevant business and expert knowledge supporting critical thinking.
    • Industry links: students will be able to learn from visiting fashion experts from companies such as Matches Fashion, Rixo, Net-a-Porter, Adidas and Harvey Nichols
    • Graduate Destinations: Graduates of this course are highly employable; and have gained roles within the industry with leading companies including John Lewis, Burberry, Christian Dior, Harrods, ASOS, Urban Outfitters, Ted Baker and Prada.
    • Optional Placement: Opportunity to undertake an optional placement year in industry/ study abroad and to obtain an additional qualification (Diploma in Professional Studies).

Online Event: Fashion Business School Undergraduate Open Day

2 Oct 2021 11am-3pm

This Virtual Open Day will enable you to find out more about what it's like to be an undergraduate student at London College of Fashion. On the day, you can expect to meet our course leaders and learn more about our Fashion Business School courses from the comfort of your home.

Book your place.

Location

The course is based at High Holborn. Find out about the local area, including Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Clerkenwell, in our local area guides on the Student Life pages.

LCF’s move

London College of Fashion is planning to move to a new single campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2023. This is part of a new development for London, prioritising culture, education and innovation, known as East Bank. Some students studying this course from September 2021 may start their studies in High Holborn and transfer to LCF’s new site in East London to complete them. Please see LCF’s move to the Olympic Park for more information about the College’s relocation.

Chartered Management Institute

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students graduating with CMI membership may receive a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership in addition to their degree, and will be awarded Foundation Chartered Manager (fCMgr) status.

Student and graduate work

  • Yiyi-Chen-Graduate-Showcase-2021.jpg
    , Graduate work by Yiyi Chen | BSc (Hons) Fashion Management | London College of Fashion | 2021
  • Graduate-Showcase-BSc-Fashion-Management-2021.png
    , Graduate work by Olimpia Tatiana Kastrau | BSc (Hons) Fashion Management | London College of Fashion | 2021

LCF Fashion Means Business 2020: Let's Talk Sustainability: Biomimicry

LCF Fashion Means Business 2020: Let's Talk Sustainability: Communication

LCF Fashion Means Business 2020: Nuw: Closing the Loop in Fashion Consumption

LCF Fashion Means Business 2020: Fashion Talks: Stuart Weitzman

LCF Fashion Means Business 2020: C19 The Fashion Report

Latest news from this course

LCF faciltiies

  • An image of the LCF library at John Prince's Street
    Credit: © Ana Escobar © Ana Escobar, An image of the LCF library at John Prince's Street © University of Arts London
    Library and archives

    Take a tour of LCF's world renowned fashion library, ideal for research and study.

  • Scientists in labs wearing white robes and using different tools to create cosmetic products
    MSc Cosmetic Science students working in the labs
    FBS facilities

    Take a tour of our fashion business facilities at John Prince's Street and High Holborn.

  • Canteen, Mare Street
    Canteen, Mare Street Photography by: Ideal Insight
    Social spaces

    Explore the social spaces across LCFs six sites to study, relax or meet friends.

Course overview

Introduction 

The fashion industry is complex, global and highly competitive, and covers all levels of segmentation from value-orientated retailers to luxury brands. Careers within the industry require graduates who can respond effectively to the dynamic challenges by devising and implementing new business strategies. BSc Fashion Management equips students with knowledge in supply chain and business analysis, alongside skills in financial accounting and analysis for a successful career in the global fashion industry. The course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). 

If you are interested in an integrated masters in this subject, we offer the MSc Strategic Fashion Management programme, click here for details.  

What to expect 

  • The curriculum emphasises financial literacy, data analysis and the application of statistical models as a means to solve problems and make informed decisions. 
  • Students will develop a solid grounding in both theoretical and practical approaches to supply chain, merchandising, financial and people management, whilst appreciating the significance of responding effectively to the constant changes and challenges in global supply and demand. 
  • Throughout the course, students will be guided to apply the underlying theoretical principles of fashion management to the fashion industry. 
  • The course provides an approach to learning that encourages students to work independently and creatively whilst enabling them to develop confidence in becoming a reflective independent learner, strategic thinker and decision maker. 

Work experience and opportunities 

Students have the opportunity to enter external competitions, such as the National Dissertation Competition. You will have the opportunity to attend relevant virtual conferences such as those arranged by the ASBCI. 

Students will be given the opportunity to undertake a short work experience placement during their second year of study. This provides increased industry awareness as well as crucial experience and valuable contacts within the industry. Recent placements have included Debenhams, ASOS, Levis, Hobbs, Fenwicks, Jimmy Choo and Dr Martens, as well as placements abroad in Europe, New York, Australia, India and Hong Kong.  

Mode of study 

BSc (Hons) Fashion Management runs for 90 weeks in full time mode. It is divided into 3 stages over 3 academic years. Each stage lasts 30 weeks. 

Contact us

For queries relating to the Coronavirus outbreak, read our Coronavirus guidance for prospective students.

To register your interest and receive information and updates about studying at UAL, please complete this form.

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for or to ask a question, please contact us.

Course units

The units you will study in Year 1, Stage 1, Level 4 are as follows:

  • Introduction to Fashion Management (20 credits)
  • Management and Economics (20 credits)
  • Marketing Management (20 credits)
  • Accounting and Finance (20 credits)
  • Product Management (20 credits)
  • Better Lives (20 credits)

The units you will study in Year 2, Stage 2, Level 5 are as follows:

  • Business Analytics (20 credits)
  • People Management (20 credits)
  • Fashion Futures (20 credits)
  • Consumer Insights (20 credits)
  • Enterprise Management Project (40 credits)

The Diploma in Professional Studies carries 120 credits, and constitutes an independent award. Credits achieved on the Diploma are not part of the final degree award.

The Diploma year is a single unit, undertaken as a form of full time study, with placement activity at its core. For those who take up the option of studying the Diploma, the experience is designed to be an integrated and assessed part of a student’s journey through the course. It allows students the opportunity to experience the atmosphere, pace and discipline of working in the industry, through total involvement in the day-to-day activities of a company. It will build on the knowledge gathered through course work to practically demonstrate the roles and functions, and operations typical of the fashion industry and the student’s chosen specialism.

The units you will study in Year 3, Stage 3, Level 6 are as follows:

  • Project Proposal; 20 credits
  • Strategic Management; 40 credits
  • Fashion Management: Final Major Project; 60 credits

A 20-credit unit is approximately equivalent to 200 hours of learning time, which includes a mixture of taught time, independent study and assessment.

All students are entitled to a tutorial package that consists of:

  • one induction tutorial (group);
  • tutorials with unit leaders and course leaders as available during open office hours;
  • an appropriate level of confidentiality.

Learning and teaching methods

The following teaching and learning methods are employed to support the integrated achievement of the course outcomes:

Certain approaches to learning are common to all courses in the Undergraduate framework; these include practical workshops, group and individual projects, peer group presentations, lectures, seminars and tutorials. All courses emphasise active participation and experiential learning, in combination with the development of research, analytical and critical skills.

Projects play a fundamental role in the promotion of your learning and achievement of course objectives. You are supported during projects by tutors. You will be given opportunities to learn with your peers. Many projects at LCF simulate professional, commercial and industrial practice.

Open access facilities are available to all students and provide opportunities to work independently to consolidate skills and extend learning.

Stage 1 learning opportunities are fairly prescribed although there is one option unit allowing choice. During stages 2 and 3 there is scope for you to interpret and develop learning in individual directions working to your strengths and interests. During your final year, guided by a designated tutor, you will select a Final Major Project appropriate to your individual interests and aspirations. There will be a greater emphasis on independent learning and the use of tutorial support.

Assessment methods

The following assessment methods are employed to support the integrated achievement of the course outcomes:

A wide variety of methods are employed including essays, reports, reflections, examinations, team and individual presentations, and a final major project which can take the form of a dissertation or practice-based project (e.g. business plan).

Jenny Wilson is a lecturer in Retail Strategy, Innovation and Operations at the Fashion Business School. She first joined the teaching team at LCF in 2014 and spent 4 years working on campus, working predominantly with BSc Year 1&2 Fashion Management. Her initial background spans from retail management to consulting for recruitment firms specializing in premium and luxury retail projects. Her experience within talent management and operations has taken her as far afield as South Africa and as locally as her home city of Edinburgh. Since then, Jenny has been working as both a consultant and lecturer across the UK, Europe, and the Middle East. Her teaching has spanned several universities including those in the UK, Spain, China, and the UAE, predominantly at final year undergraduate and MSc/MBA level. Last September, Jenny rejoined the Fashion Business School permanently and continues to work from Dubai, teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts. When not teaching, she continues to work in a freelance capacity in both luxury retail recruitment and is a content creator in CMI material for PwC's Training Academy in the Middle East. She holds a MSc (Distinction) in International Fashion Marketing, an MBA (merit) in Global Business and a PGC in Academic Practice. Her research interests lie in Omnichannel retailing and the effects of increased digitilisation on organisational behaviour. She studies her PhD part-time and aims to publish her first research paper in 2022.

Kelly Darcy is s a Lecturer in Management: Retail Strategy, Innovation and Operations alongside beingan Associate Lecturer in the areas of Fashion Business, Psychology & Sustainability, Marketing, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the London College of Fashion and London Southbank University. Alongside her work, she also coaches entrepreneurs on a one-to-one basis. Kelly is part of an MBA in Sustainability Leadership where she campaigns for policy change and also brings sustainable practices into her own life and consumer behaviours. She also runs wellbeing workshops in fashion & body positivity and in 2020 started to run courses in starting a sustainable fashion business.She has worked as a fashion business consultant in the fashion industry for 10 years and across her client portfolio, Kelly also researches, coaches and is an experienced facilitator. Kelly is also an Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Kelly studied at LCF with a BA in Fashion Business and an MSc in Applied Psychology in Fashion, she hopes to make it a hat-trick with a PhD in Consumer Culture, which she aims to start over the coming years.

Karen Manville is a lecturer on the Fashion Management course at the Fashion Business School who's industry experience includes working with companies including Nails Inc, Harrods, L'Occitane and training with brands including Aveda, Decleor, Demalogica, Elemis and Guinot. She has been teaching at the UAL since 2005 during which she gained an MA in Education (2013).  Karen is currently in her final year of her PhD focusing on the benefits of canine assisted interaction on the mental health of HE students. She has presented her research at a number of conferences in the UK including Worcesters University: Seeds of Knowledge and British Psychology Society: Division of Health Psychology, and alongside her dog Elvis (more commonly known as Fathead) she had provided canine therapy for a number of years as part of her research for her PhD at Middlesex University.

Angie Lench is the Programme Director for the Leadership and Management programme. Her strengths lie in her industry experience spanning more than 20 years working in international fashion retail management as well as buying and merchandising. She has held numerous positions with successful retailers such as Selfridges and TK Maxx including senior buyer and head of merchandising. Her teaching career has been previously established at the Fashion Retail Academy. She has been instrumental in developing fashion retail-specific courses including a Foundation degree in Fashion Retail Management for over 10 years, maintaining her connection with the fashion industry. In addition she is already an established final year dissertation tutor in the Fashion Business School at LCF. Angie has a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership & Management.

Heather Delaney is a Product Management Lecturer for the Fashion Business School, working across Bsc & Msc Fashion Management programmes. Heather’s expertise lies within Fashion Buying and Product Development following 15 years in the fashion industry. Heather has worked for the retailers Ralph Lauren, Mothercare and Arcadia during this time. The bulk of Heather’s experience is within the Childrenswear industry. Heather’s research interests lie within circularity, the slow fashion movement and how the global fashion industry can adapt its policies and practices to protect the planet whilst maintaining a profitable business and the changing store environment and how this needs to be adapted to the ever-changing consumer. Heather holds a BA (Hons) Fashion Management degree from London College of Fashion.

Dr Affan Hameed joined the Fashion Business School at UAL in 2018 as a lecturer in quantitative methods. He obtained his BBA (distinction) with major in Finance at the Lahore School of Economics (2010), having studied under a four-year scholarship on merit. Thereafter, Affan completed his masters in Finance (distinction) at the Queen’s University Belfast (2011). In 2018 Affan was awarded a PhD. in Finance by the ICMA Center, Henley Business School at the University of Reading. He has interned in several roles such as operational analyst, investment analyst and accounts assistant at large financial institutions (JS Investments, Bank Alfalah, and Holiday Inn) and was also employed in the public sector as a statistical officer in Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS). Affan’s research interest lies in corporate governance and corporate finance. After his masters, Affan conducted hands-on lab sessions in Financial Econometrics at Queen’s University Belfast.  During his PhD., Affan gained three years of teaching experience in the following modules: Corporate Governance, Financial Engineering, Securities, Options and Derivatives, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Affan also worked in various financial institutions including the Mergers & Acquisition Department at Mercer, London during his PhD. Currently, Affan teaches the areas of Quantitative Methods, Research Methods, Corporate Finance and Risk Management, and Principles of Business.

Adrian Gauci is Lecturer in Fashion Management with teaching experience specialising in Fashion Marketing, Leadership, HRM and Strategy at leading universities in New York and London.  Adrian published articles in the Journal of International Business and Law and was CEO of the American Marketing Association chapter at Hofstra University in New York. Adrian also attended several academic conferences in the US and UK. He is also certified in public speaking by Toastmasters International. He led consultancies at  Merrill Lynch Centre and other enterprise software corporations in New York. Adrian run his own consultancy based in London and New York.  Adrian read a dual MBA with distinction in Management and International Business at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business in New York on full international academic scholarship. Adrian was also awarded a Master in Integrated Marketing Communications from San Diego State University and University of Malta. He was ranked on the Dean's list on both courses. Adrian was recently awarded a teaching excellence award from LCF for his MBA teachings and a Teaching Fellow Award from the LSE Management Department. Adrian led business development teams in New York and London and also works in industry consultancy projects. His hobby is portraits photography using analogue and having a drama degree is also acted in several motion pictures for international cinema release.

Ronit Zilkha studied fashion design in London, after which she launched her eponymous collection. Her unique designs, including inspired eveningwear and daywear, have been worn by members of the Royal family, celebrities, stars and fashion editors the world over, showcasing at London Fashion Week for 15 consecutive years. The Ronit Zilkha label achieved international recognition and success, as well as having eighteen independent Ronit Zilkha stores, and concessions in Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and House of Fraser. With 27 years’ experience in the fashion industry Ronit is a Year 1 Tutor & Lecturer in BSc Fashion Management/MSc Strategic Fashion Management, MA Fashion Design Management, Grad Dip Fashion Management and BA Fashion Marketing courses, leading masterclasses, lectures and workshops whilst contributing to curriculum development.

Sanjeev Davidson is an experienced international management consultant working with global lifestyle brands, fashion start-up communities, academia, media, and international organisations. He is a recognised executive mentor specialising in fashion brand management. Sanjeev has collaborated with British Council, British Fashion Council, Design Council, Chinese National Garment Association, Jakarta Fashion Week, Fashion Matters, Fashion Digital Talks and Vice Media on a range of projects related to the Future of Fashion, Sustainability, Building Better Brands, Business Acceleration, E-commerce, the Impact of Technology and Changing Consumer Demands. He completed his MA in Design Studies at Central Saint Martins in 2000. Sanjeev has also guest lectured and provided mentorship at various international universities and design schools.

Dr Lan Wang is lecturer in Economics and Finance at the Fashion Business School. Lan is a member in Centre for Business and Climate Change at University of Edinburgh Business School. She has been completed PhD in climate finance at University of Edinburgh, MSc in Carbon Finance from University of Edinburgh (2013), and MSc in Corporate Finance from ICMA Centre, University of Reading (2010). Lan had two-year financial industrial working experience at Bank of China and participated in consulting and research projects granted by World Bank and British Consulate Guangdong General in China. She also gained teaching experience in the modules of Principle of Finance and Energy Finance during her PhD. Lan research interest is in green finance, sustainable investment, climate policy, and carbon market design. She has published on Journal of Environmental Science and Pollution Research in carbon market efficiency.

Richard Mkoloma Unit Leader and Lecturer, Fashion Management / Fashion Design Professional.

An alum of the LCF design school, Richard brings 20 years as a designer and consultant providing creative and advisory services for global brands. His expertise lies in developing start-ups, niche labels and strategic brand concepts and collections that bridge the gap between fashion, lifestyle and sportswear. Commercially astute with a considered sensibility for aesthetic fusion; a culmination of his experience in sportswear, tailoring, denim, premium fashion and music.

Richard has lived and worked in the UK, Germany, USA & The Netherlands with extensive experience creating, researching and developing collections across Asia and Europe. Notable clients and projects include Nonchalant, South African fashion week platform African Fashion International, Adidas Originals, Mo Saique footwear, Puma & Hussein Chalayan, Sean John [blue] and Michiko Koshino. He also enjoys working on personally rewarding creative & skills building initiatives for young people and has collaborated with charities and education organisations.

Richard is a visiting lecturer at the INSEEC business university and he recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication at UAL. His practice seeks to cohesively deepen the connections between creativity and management processes.

How to apply

Opportunities for all

We are committed to making university education an achievable option for a wider range of people and to supporting all of our students in achieving their potential both during and after their courses.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. If you have a disability (e.g. mobility difficulties, sensory impairments, medical or mental health conditions or Asperger’s syndrome) we strongly encourage you to contact us on disability@arts.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 7514 6156 so that we can plan the right support for you. All enquiries are treated confidentially. To find out more, visit our Disability & Dyslexia webpages.

Entry requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are:

One or a combination of the following accepted full level 3 qualifications.

  • A Level Passes in at least 3 subjects to total a minimum 112 UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 280 old UCAS tariff points). Preferred subjects include, Maths, Business Studies, Economics, Science, Humanities and Modern Foreign Languages;
  • IB Diploma 25 points;
  • Distinction, Merit, Merit in BTEC Extended Diploma;
  • or equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications;
  • and Passes in at least SIX GCSEs at grade B (6) or above including English, Maths and a Science reflecting the course rationale and Business and Management Benchmarks statement (QAA, 2015).

APEL (Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning)

Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:

  • Related academic or work experience
  • The quality of the personal statement
  • A strong academic or other professional reference
  • OR a combination of these factors

Each application will be considered on its own merit but we cannot guarantee an offer in each case.

English Language Requirements

IELTS level 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Please check our main English Language Requirements.

Selection criteria

The course team seeks to recruit students who can demonstrate:

  • A strong interest in the different roles of management within the fashion industry 
  • An analytical problem solving approach 
  • A proactive attitude
  • Self-motivation and an independent approach
  • An ability to multi-task 
  • Strong numeracy skills

This might, for example, be demonstrated by: related academic or work experience; the quality of the personal statement, a strong academic or other professional reference; or a combination of these factors.

Applicants will be expected to evidence reasons in the application for:

  • why you want to come on the course and what you will bring to the course
  • an understanding of the different management roles within the fashion industry
  • an awareness of current affairs
  • an awareness of fashion and the role it plays in the culture of a society
  • the ability to work in a team
  • a motivation to succeed on the course
  • a motivation for working in management in the fashion industry

Opportunities for all

We are committed to making university education an achievable option for a wider range of people and seek to recruit students from diverse socio-economic, cultural and educational backgrounds. We are committed to supporting all our students in achieving their potential both during and after their courses.

Making your application

Applications closed 2021/22

We are no longer accepting applications for 2021/22 entry to this course. We don't yet know if places will become available before the autumn term. If they do, we will reopen applications. Please check this page for updates.

Applications for 2022/23 entry will open in Autumn 2021.

This section includes all the information you need on how to apply and how your application is considered, and what happens next.

You should apply through UCAS – Universities and Colleges Admissions Service – and you will need the following information:

University code:          U65

UCAS Code:                 WN30

Deferring your place

This course is no longer accepting deferral requests from offer holders because either all our deferral places are filled, or the request deadline has passed. If you want to start later, please re-apply when applications open for that academic year.

Transfers

If you are currently studying somewhere else on a course in an equivalent subject area and would like to transfer to this course, you can transfer to:

  • Year 2 - if you’ve completed 120 credits in Year 1.
  • Year 3 - if you’ve completely 240 credits in Years 1 and 2.

Apply via UCAS and choose Year 2 or 3 for your POE (Point of Entry)

Please check our Student Transfer Policy for more important information and be ready to provide us with your current course handbook and Year 1/Year 2 unit transcripts.

Please be ready to provide an official document (translated into English) from your current university, explaining the learning outcomes of the units you have completed.

Application deadline

We recommend you apply by 29 January 2021 for equal consideration. However this course will consider applications after that date, subject to places being available.

What happens next

All application forms, personal statements and references are read and considered by the course team against the selection criteria listed in the Entry Requirements and Selection Criteria sections.

How we notify you of the outcome of your application

If you applied through UCAS the result of your application will be communicated to you via UCAS through UCAS Track. You will only receive further communication directly from the College if your application has been successful. This will be in the form of a full offer pack including details of accommodation, fees, and other important information.

Applications closed 2021/22

We are no longer accepting applications for 2021/22 entry to this course. We don't yet know if places will become available before the autumn term. If they do, we will reopen applications. Please check this page for updates.

Applications for 2022/23 entry will open in Autumn 2021.

This section includes all the information you need on how to apply and how your application is considered, and what happens next.

There are three ways international students can apply to an undergraduate course at LCF:

If you choose to apply though UCAS – Universities and Colleges Admissions Service – you will need the following information:

University code:          U65

UCAS Code:                 WN30

You can only apply to the same course once per year whether you are applying via UCAS, UAL Representative or using the UAL online application system. Any duplicate application will be withdrawn.

For further advice on how to apply please visit the UAL International Application page.

Deferring your place

This course is no longer accepting deferral requests from offer holders because either all our deferral places are filled, or the request deadline has passed. If you want to start later, please re-apply when applications open for that academic year.

Transfers

If you are currently studying somewhere else on a course in an equivalent subject area and would like to transfer to this course, you can transfer to:

  • Year 2 - if you’ve completed 120 credits in Year 1.
  • Year 3 - if you’ve completely 240 credits in Years 1 and 2.

Apply via UCAS and choose Year 2 or 3 for your POE (Point of Entry)

Please check our Student Transfer Policy for more important information and be ready to provide us with your current course handbook and Year 1/Year 2 unit transcripts.

If you are an International applicant and studying outside the UK, please complete your Direct application and then contact us via your UAL Portal to ask to be considered for Year 2/Year 3.

Please be ready to provide an official document (translated into English) from your current university, explaining the learning outcomes of the units you have completed.

Application deadline

We recommend you apply by 29 January 2021 for equal consideration. However this course will consider applications after that date, subject to places being available.

What happens next

Immigration History Check

Whether you are applying online via UCAS or through a UAL representative or direct application you will need to complete an Immigration History Check to identify whether you are eligible to study at UAL. Do be aware, if you do not complete the Immigration History Check we will not be able to proceed with your application.

Initial application check

All application forms, personal statements and references are read and considered by the course team against the selection criteria listed in the Entry Requirements and Selection Criteria sections. If the academic team wish to consider your application further, you will be invited to attend an interview - these will take place online using Teams from Microsoft – please ensure that you download this software prior to the interview date; this is available as a free download from the Microsoft website. We will send you further details at a later point about how we will connect with you for your interview. At interview an international academic will ask you questions to establish your suitability for the course.

If you are successful at the interview stage you will be offered a place. Applicants are not guaranteed to be asked to attend an interview.

Please note that if you are unable to attend interview, the College may not be able to re-schedule.

How we notify you of the outcome of your application

If you applied through UCAS the result of your application will be communicated to you via UCAS through UCAS Track. If you have applied directly or through an agent, we will notify you through the UAL portal. You will only receive further communication directly from the College if your application has been successful. This will be in the form of a full offer pack including details of accommodation, fees, and other important information.

After you apply

All application forms, personal statements and references are read and considered by the course team against the selection criteria listed in the Entry requirements and What we look for sections.

International applicants will have an interview (in person or by telephone) and the outcome will be communicated to you.

If you applied through UCAS the result of your application will be communicated to you via UCAS through ucastrack. You will only receive further communication directly from the College if your application has been successful. This will be in the form of a full offer pack, sent by email, including details of accommodation, fees, and other important information.

Interview week

Applicants on some courses may be invited to attend an Interview. Further details will be sent to you with your interview letter, confirming location and date. International applicants should contact the Admission Office by emailing lcf.international@arts.ac.uk about portfolio requirements (if applicable), interview times and dates.

Potential changes to course structure

Please note: the information outlined is an indicative structure of the course. Whilst we will aim to deliver the course as described on this page, there may be situations where it is desirable or necessary for the University to make changes in course provision, for example because of regulatory requirements or operational efficiencies, before or after enrolment. If this occurs, we will communicate all major changes to all applicants and students who have either applied or enrolled on the course. Please note that due to staff research agreements or availability, not all of the optional modules listed may be available every year. In addition, the provision of course options which depend upon the availability of specialist teaching, or on a placement at another institution, cannot be guaranteed. Please check this element of the course with the course team before making a decision to apply.

Webpage updates

We will update this webpage from time to time with new information as it becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please use the register your interest form above.

Fees and funding

Home fee

£9,250 per year

This fee is correct for 2021/22 entry and is subject to change for 2022/23 entry. Tuition fees may increase in future years for new and continuing students.

Home fees are currently charged to UK resident nationals. However, the rules are complex. Find out more about our tuition fees.

From 2021/22 entry, most EU students will be charged the International tuition fee rate, depending on your individual circumstances. If you started your course in October 2020 or earlier, you’ll continue to pay Home (UK) fees for the duration of your course. Read more advice for EU students.

International fee

£22,920 per year

This fee is correct for 2021/22 entry and is subject to change for 2022/23 entry. Tuition fees for international students may increase by up to 5% in each future year of your course.

Students from countries outside of the UK are currently charged international fees. The rules are complex so read more about our tuition fees.

From 2021/22 entry, most EU students will be charged the International tuition fee rate, depending on your individual circumstances. If you started your course in October 2020 or earlier, you’ll continue to pay Home (UK) fees for the duration of your course. Read more advice for EU students.

Scholarship search

Careers and alumni

All of our undergraduate courses are concerned with the development of your personal and professional skills. On your course you will evolve from learning basic skills in your discipline through to a position where you are an independent creative thinker capable of making an effective contribution to the relevant sector of the fashion industry. Personal and Professional Development (PPD) skills are embedded in all units on every course. Speaker programmes with contributions from alumni, members of industry and others are a part of many courses, as are work placement opportunities in industry.

Graduates who wish to continue their education at postgraduate level are encouraged to progress to suitable courses within the College, the University or elsewhere.

Career paths

Recent graduates are working in a variety of roles in areas such as Sustainability, PR, Marketing, Buying and Merchandising, as well as digital engagement. They have secured roles with companies such as Burberry, FarFetch, Harvey Nichols, Zalando, Matches Fashion, Christian Dior, Harrods and Tom Dixon. We have many students who have gone on to secure success with their own brands and labels, the most recent being Rixo, who were celebrated in Drapers ’30 under 30’ awards.