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Fashion Design with Business (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Fashion Design with Business (Hons) programme from Glasgow Caledonian University  has strong links with industry. We regularly invite guest speakers into the classroom to give you an up-to-date employer and industry perspective.

You will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience through 'live' case study challenges and field trips giving you an insight into the workings of some of the most successful fashion companies. This unique programme will position you with the business and fashion skills that will allow you to enter a wide range of careers in the industry or even start your own business.

Key facts:

You'll be equipped with a deep understanding of the global fashion industry, exploring marketing and business modules that you will apply to the world of fashion. You will explore the sustainability of the fashion industry in depth, gaining insights into how to be a responsible leader in the sector. You will be building a wide range of technical and practical skills, including pattern cutting, garment construction and computer-aided fashion design software.

Much of the practical work is carried out in our Fashion Factory, our industry standard Design and Cutting Studio. We have a purpose-built Design and Cutting Studio designed to replicate an industrial environment which provides a central hub for Fashion Design with Business students. This facilitates an authentic practitioner experience from the design process through to the production of garments.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Enterprising Behaviours for the Business Professional
  •  Introduction to Textiles
  •  Introduction to Garment Construction
  •  Fashion Design Principles
  • Principles of Fashion Brand Management
  •  Fundamentals of Financial Management

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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

Year 1

  • SQA Higher: ABBBB including Art & Design and English at B plus Nat 5 Maths at C
  • A level: BCC plus GCSE Art/Textile, Maths and English at C/4
  • ILC Higher: H1, H2, H3, H3, H3 including English and Art at H2 or above plus Maths at H5 or O2
  • IB Diploma: 25 points must include Visual Arts, English and Maths
  • BTEC: Level 3 Extended Diploma in relevant subject at DMM plus GCSE Art/Textile, Maths and English at C/4

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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RUK: £9,250

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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