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14250 GBP/year
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About

This Fashion Buying with Design (Hons) BA programme from De Montfort University covers the roles and responsibilities of a fashion buyer and designer, while developing a strong business sense within this fast-paced, competitive industry.

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Overview

Fashion buying requires both strong commercial understanding as well as theoretical knowledge. This  Fashion Buying with Design (Hons) BA programme from De Montfort University will prepare you for a diverse range of roles within the global fashion industry by developing in-depth design and buying expertise, and by gaining knowledge of the product lifecycle and critical path, current trends, selection, costing and promotion.

Learn about garment design, pattern cutting, prototyping, construction, and computer-aided design (CAD), while investigating materials, embellishments and technical approaches.

We place a strong emphasis on nurturing your professional practice through personal development planning which encourages you to reflect on your progress and achievements and identify areas you wish to develop and improve, as well as guided research and critical reasoning and offer you the option to specialise in design in years two and three.

Graduate careers

  • Our graduates go on to a variety of areas within fashion buying - recent employers include Pretty Little Thing, Next, Marks & Spencer, Piarossini, Boden, F&F at Tesco and O'Neill.
  • Charlotte Purnell graduated with a first-class honours degree and now works as a Junior Garment Technician in the snow department with leading lifestyle brand O’Neill, in Amsterdam.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Buying 
  • Textile Materials 
  • Fashion Communication
  • Design Cultures
  • Style and Colour
  • Design Cultures

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6

Other requirements

General requirements

A good portfolio and normally:

  • Art and Design Foundation or
  • 112 points from at least 2 A-levels, including grade 4 in Art and Design or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DMM in an Art and Design related subject or
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points including Art and Design

Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.

  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit in Art and Design and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade 4 or above

It is normally required that students have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course.

  • We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above
  • International application form
  • A copy of your qualifications
  • A copy of your English language certificate
  • A personal statement of at least 500 words explaining why you want to study your chosen course at DMU
  • A copy of your passport
  • One reference

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU: £9,250 with the EU undergraduate transitional scholarship (T&Cs apply)

Living costs for Leicester

751 - 1426 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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