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The Fashion (Hons) at Heriot-Watt Dubai confidently prepares students for a career within the fashion industry. As well as learning the fundamentals of fashion design, students are taught about key elements of the fashion business, to enable their success in the fashion industry, and acquire creative, critical and communication skills.
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Extensive links and collaborations with our industrial partners help students to gain a ‘live’ learning experience.

Applicants should have a keen desire and aptitude in art and design areas. Students are taught about the primary needs of the client, the focal point of the design and its appeal to customers/consumers, along with marketing skills and trends analysis to support the product.

Ordinary degree students wishing to progress to the Honours 4h year will need to continue their studies in the UK.

Why study Fashion (Hons) at Heriot-Watt University's Dubai Campus?
  • Strong links and support from a variety of industrial partners both in Dubai and within our global network.
  • Practical based programme with a strong emphasis on academic standards and ‘live’ collaborations.
  • Unique British fashion education where students are involved in the global design process and techniques.


Upon graduation, students pursue a range of careers and roles within the fashion industry and its related areas of design, including:

  • fashion design
  • production and assembly
  • pattern drafting
  • product development
  • trend and colour analysis
  • quality and technical assurance
  • sourcing
  • pattern grading
  • fashion illustrator.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical and Contextual Studies
  • Design Thinking & Proces
  • Visual & Digital Development
  • Fashion Cultures
  • Garment Construction
  • Textiles

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Tuition Fee

  • International

    15529 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15529 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    15529 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15529 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • AED 63000 per year
  • Studio fees of 682.50 AED per academic year apply for all years of study.

Living costs for Dubai

  • 5300 - 9200 AED/month
    Living Costs

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


  • A special International Student Scholarship of up to 50% of the tuition fee will be offered to a maximum of 50 students.
  • This scholarship will be open to all applicants for any of the foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • These scholarships will be awarded based on a range of criteria including merit, sports, service to community/industry etc.
  • Students who are awarded the International Student Scholarship are expected to voluntarily contribute to the University’s marketing efforts in their respective countries.

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