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This Fashion Marketing and Retail Design (Hons) at University of South Wales is based in the heart of Cardiff, a city now known as one of the UK's top shopping destinations, with both big brand, high street retailers in St David's shopping centre, as well as boutique, independent shops in the famous Cardiff arcades.

You’ll be encouraged to think independently, experiment, try new ideas and achieve your aspirations. This approach offers the skills you need for a career in fashion retail and marketing, as well as the creative and technical ability to produce original materials for promotion across different media.

You can engage with industry through live briefs and work placements, giving you valuable industry experience. Previous partnerships have included Motel Rocks, John Lewis and Topshop. You could also take part in national and international trips to cities known for their cutting-edge approach to fashion and retail (additional costs apply). Past visits have included London, New York, Copenhagen and Los Angeles.


Fashion Marketing and Retail Design students work with major brands on live projects, alongside students from other creative disciplines, which gives real industry experience. Industry placement are also offered, with work experience built in to the second year of the course and the option to undertake a four-year sandwich degree that includes a year of work experience in industry. Students have previously undetaken placements with brands such as Harvey Nichols, Next and Topshop. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Fashion Marketing and Promotion
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Colour and Trend Forecasting
  • Fashion in Context
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Fashion Retail Branding

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Typical A-Level Offer
BCC - CDD to include a relevant art and design subject (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
  • Typical Welsh BACC Offer
Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level with a relevant art and design subject (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
  • Typical BTEC Offer
BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Pass in a relevant subject (this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points).
  • Typical IB Offer
Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 29 overall including 5 or above in English at standard level

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cardiff

  • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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