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Overview

Join the Fashion Textiles (with Foundation Year) (Hons) programme at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and explore and develop concepts using technologies including digital print, digital embroidery and smart textiles. Discover the disciplines of fashion design and traditional craftsmanship by making garments, accessories and other fashion products.

Translate your ideas from 2D to 3D by building your pattern cutting skills throughout the course.

Specialise in fashion design, textile design or fashion futures, allowing you to develop your strengths and identify a career path that suits your ambitions.

Professional practice is key to this course and you'll carry out work engagement every year from year one onwards to develop your professional skills.

Learn from visiting industry experts in workshops. Work closely with industry partners to deliver live briefs, so you can apply your learning and gain real-world experience.

Showcase and sell your design work at Premier Vision in Paris, the world's largest fashion textile trade show.

Where can it take me?

Many of our graduates go on to successful careers with high profile companies like Mathew Williamson, All Saints, Cos and Victoria Beckham.

Choose from roles such as fashion designer, textile designer, studio manager, product developer, pattern cutter and fashion buyer.

Some graduates choose to set up their own business or go into postgraduate study and research.

Careers / Further study

Our graduates work across all areas of the fashion industry, taking on roles such as design managers, product developers, pattern cutters and stylists.

Alternatively, you may choose a career in manufacturing, consultancy or decide to set up your own business.

Many graduates go on to do postgraduate degrees each year.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Fashion Textiles
  • Exploring Practice in Fashion Textiles
  • Professional Practice and Work Experience in Fashion Textiles 
  • Critical Perspectives
  • Developing Practice in Fashion Textiles 
  • International Exchange

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

Pathway Courses

Some international students may need additional education in order to qualify for a degree. In conjunction with its partner organisation, Kaplan International Pathways, the University of West England, Bristol offers a number of entry route options for students, including undergraduate and postgraduate pathway courses.

A pathway course offers complete preparation for university-level study, and is taken at the UWE Bristol’s International College. Upon successful completion of their course at the required level, students planning to progress are guaranteed a place on their chosen degree.

  • Tariff points: 48
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of one A-Level.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required.
  • Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; no specific subjects required.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The funding that you are eligible for depends on your fee status, the type of programme you are studying and when you start your UWE Bristol studies. 

Please note: To be considered for a scholarship, you must hold an offer to study at the University and fulfil certain eligibility. The scholarship availability, amount and eligibility will depend on the country and/or region that you come from.

For the best chance of being considered for a scholarship, we recommend that you apply early for the course that you are interested in studying.

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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