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BSc (Hons) Fashion Management

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College
London College of Fashion
UCAS code
WN30
Start date
September 2023
Course length
3 years / 4 years (with placement year in industry)

This fashion management course equips students with the skills required for a highly successful career in management in the global fashion industry.

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).

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Course overview

Introduction 


The highly reputable BSc (Hons) Fashion Management course, aims to prepare you for a successful career in the complex and competitive global fashion industry. 
This course will challenge you by equipping you with knowledge and skills in product planning, brand management, sustainability, supply chain, business analysis and financial accounting, retail and marketing. It will encourage you to become leaders and innovators in the business of fashion. This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). 
You will have an opportunity to personalise your learning by following one of two subject paths in Year 2. This will enable you to focus on your preferred specialism developing high levels of knowledge supporting your future career path.

The course includes thought-provoking discussions into the macro environment, promoting creative thinking and strategic planning. Graduates of this course are highly employable, and have gained roles within the industry with leading companies including luxury brands, high street leaders and online businesses.


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. 
•    You will develop a solid grounding in both theoretical and practical approaches to fashion business, buying, merchandising, supply chain and marketing as well as financial and leadership management skills. 
•    You will gain an appreciation of the significance of responding effectively to the constant changes and challenges in global supply and demand.  
•    You will develop entrepreneurial skills and focus on innovative business models.
•    Throughout the course, you will be guided to apply the underlying theoretical principles of fashion management to the fashion industry. 
•    You will develop communication skills through report writing, blogs and presentations. 
•    The course provides an approach to learning that encourages you to work independently and creatively whilst enabling you to develop confidence in becoming a reflective independent learner, strategic thinker and decision maker. 
 

Work experience and opportunities 

You will have the opportunity to enter external competitions, such as the PRME Essay competition.  

After successful completion of stage 2, you can undertake a Diploma in Professional Studies: Industry, with a Work Placement or Diploma in  Professional Studies: Enterprise. This provides increased industry awareness as well as crucial experience and valuable contacts within the industry. Recent placements have included ASOS, Levis, Ted Baker, 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. 
 

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 (40 credits)

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

     •    Responsible Management (20 credits)
     •    Marketing Path: Fashion Futures (20 credits) and Brand Management (20 credits)
     •    Product Path: Sustainable Design Management (20 credits) and Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
     •    Consumer Insights & Analytics (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 and Leadership; (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;
•    personal tutorials to support your development over the course
•    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, group and individual projects, presentations and pitches, lectures, seminars and tutorials. All courses emphasise active participation and experiential learning, in combination with the development of research methods, data analysis 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, academic support, language development and library teams. You will be given opportunities to learn with your peers. Many projects at LCF simulate professional development, commercial and industrial practice. Optional external study visits are available.

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. During stages 2 and 3 there is scope for you to interpret and develop learning in individual directions working to your strengths and interests with a choice of paths in first half of stage 2. 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.
 

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.

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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 3 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.

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.

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.

Toyin Laketu is the Product and Supply Chain Management Lecturer at the Fashion Business School, working across undergraduate and post graduate programmes.  Toyin has a Masters in International Business and has been teaching across business and fashion disciplines since 2019.  She has completed her PG Cert in creative education and holds a Fellowship of Higher Education Academy.

Toyin has over 14 years’ experience of working with UK leading fashion, retail, and creative businesses, focusing on business development, marketing, and international strategy.

She has worked to promote the UK creative industries and fashion across Europe, Asia, Middle East, and the US and has delivered new business success and partnerships for brands, such as Cath Kidston, Marks and Spencer, Christopher Raeburn, Alex Monroe, Debenhams and many more.

Toyin has worked in partnership with organisations such as British Fashion Council and UK Fashion and Textiles Association and many others, working on Government initiatives to increase UK businesses export activity in new markets.

Dr Cigdem Gogus is an experienced academic, marketing practitioner and researcher, with a background in sales, business development and entrepreneurship. She has an MBA in e-business (City University Business School, London) and a PhD in Consumer Behaviour - Marketing (Henley Business School). Her expertise lies in consumer behaviour, e-commerce, digital marketing, and start-up’s. Cigdem has taught across a wide range of marketing topics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has overseen countless Master’s dissertations. She has in-depth knowledge of marketing theory, research methods as well as broader theoretical knowledge of social sciences and business management. Her work experience includes; market research, merchandising, sales and business development, starting and running a successful e-commerce business. Cigdem regularly attends academic and business conferences run by: The Association for Consumer Research, Market Research Society, Association for Qualitative Research and ESOMAR.

Fran Sheldon, Lecturer in Fashion Management (Sustainability). Fran holds a BA in Design for Performance: Costume, and an MA(Dist) in Fashion Promotion & Imaging. Teaching qualifications include a PGCert in Creative Education, and professional recognition as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Fran has taught globally at leading fashion schools in the subjects of retail data analytics, fashion technology, and sustainable development for fashion and retail. Fran has provided research and analysis for successful Fashion Revolution campaigns (‘Who Made my Clothes?’ and ‘Fashion Transparency Index’), including compiling their Influencer learning pack for their ‘#HAULTERNATIVE’ campaign. Fran is Chair of the Education Committee for Fashion Roundtable, and contributing writer to their Informer publication. Prior to working in Higher Education Fran was Head of Education at EDITED (Retail Data Analytics) and designed and launched the online education platform and accreditation for fashion retail professionals to encourage accurate retailing, and data lead decision making. Whilst at EDITED Fran worked closely with companies like John Lewis, Fitflop, and Farfetch, and continues to speak and write about big data in fashion at retail industry events like Magic, Top Drawer and Pure, and for publications like Fashion United and WWD. Fran is the UK Research Lead for the ‘Give (back) credit to the heritage communities project’ proposed by the Give Back Credit social activist network. The project seeks to address the pervasiveness of cultural appropriation in the global fashion industry, by protecting endangered knowledge, local supply networks, and heritage crafts vital to our sustainable fashion future.

Sonia Vega-Pérez, Lecturer in Product Management. Sonia’s academic background is in Marketing and Communications and Fashion and Luxury Business Management, having studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, as well as University of Oxford and UAL. ​For the last 10 years, Sonia has worked in multiple industries and markets for brands of the likes of ASOS, Google and Farfetch. She has extensive experience in Brand and Business Strategy, and a strong expertise in Ecommerce and Digital Marketing. Sonia is Fellow of the RSA. Since 2020 Sonia studies for a PhD at UAL on Consumer Culture within Fashion and Aesthetics, researching on trends and cultural movements.

Serena Gossain teaches on luxury brand management, branding and marketing at FBS, on the BSc and MSc programmes in Fashion Management as well as guest lecturing at other leading arts universities.  Luxury brand management is a specialist subject area that Serena has been engaged with for over 8 years. Serena has an MA in Visual Communication from Central Saint Martins, a PGCHE and is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Serena is an accomplished creative professional with over 25 years of experience in branding, design and advertising. Her industry background working within advertising and design agencies, provides a strategic appreciation of the power of brand communication, positioning and marketing.  Serena has created successful campaigns and branding concepts for clients in the UK and USA.  Serena also works as a freelance art director/branding consultant and is based in West London.

Fees and funding

Home fee

£9,250 per year

This fee is correct for 2023/24 entry and is subject to change for 2024/25 entry.

Tuition fees may increase in future years for new and continuing students.

Home fees are currently charged to UK nationals and UK residents who meet the rules. However, the rules are complex. Find out more about our tuition fees and determining your fee status.

International fee

£25,970 per year

This fee is correct for 2023/24 entry and is subject to change for 2024/25 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 will generally be charged international fees. The rules are complex so read more about tuition fees and determining your fee status.

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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

Apply now

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

You should apply through UCAS and you will need the following information:

University code:          U65

UCAS Code:                 WN30

Deferring your place

This course accepts requests from offer holders to defer their place for one academic year. Deferral requests are granted on a first-come, first-served basis until all deferral places are filled, or a deadline has been reached, whichever is sooner. Read our Admissions Policy for details, including how to request a deferral and by when.

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 18:00 PM (GMT) on  25 January 2023 for equal consideration. However this course will consider applications after that date, subject to places being available.

You can only apply to the same course once per year. Any duplicate applications will be withdrawn. Applications for this course can only be accepted for this year of entry.

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.

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

There are 2 ways international students can apply to an undergraduate course:

You must apply through UCAS, where you will need the following information:

  • University code – U65
  • UCAS course code – WN30

Read our immigration and visa information to find out if you need a visa to study at UAL.

You can only apply to the same course once per year. Any duplicate applications will be withdrawn. Applications for this course can only be accepted for this year of entry. Applications for deferred entry cannot be accepted. Read the UAL international application advice for further information on how to apply.

Deferring your place

This course accepts requests from offer holders to defer their place for one academic year. Deferral requests are granted on a first-come, first-served basis until all deferral places are filled, or a deadline has been reached, whichever is sooner. Read our Admissions Policy for details, including how to request a deferral and by when.

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 18:00 PM (GMT) on  25 January 2023 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 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.

Careers

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.