36 months
14000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Prepare yourself for an exciting career as a specialist in fashion design with this Fashion (Hons) from Leeds Beckett University. Fashion is one of the world's biggest industries and we passionately believe it is about more than just the commercially driven production and promotion of new collections. 

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We will show you how to challenge the limitations of fashion as the manifestation of temporary consumer trends. The Fashion (Hons) course is offered by Leeds Beckett University .

Create fashion designs and explore experimental approaches to garment making and design. We will show you how to challenge the limitations of fashion and understand its role in society.

As part of your course you’ll: 

  • Learn to create designs in response to different trends, market forces and technical innovations 
  • Work on arts and industry-informed briefs and live projects to create a portfolio of professional design and making skills
  • Develop a strong understanding of the cultural, ethical and environmental concerns in the contemporary fashion industry
  • Concentrate on 2D and 3D skills, and understand how to communicate ideas to manufacturers both here and abroad
  • Explore 2D work using computer-aided design (CAD) for a professional finish
  • Explore fabric and form to ensure applicable 3D outcomes are achieved
  • Study key areas including research of ideas, design and the articulation of ideas

Why study Fashion at Leeds Beckett University...

  • Gain from your tutors' extensive industry knowledge and professional networks, including renowned design Matty Bovan who is a senior lecturer on the course
  • The course's 'sandwich year' option has allowed many of our previous students to gain industry experience and boost their employment prospects
  • Benefit from the School's close links to design and creative businesses in the Yorkshire region, throughout the UK, and beyond
  • Study within Leeds School of Arts - one of the largest university arts communities in the north, with 3000 students spread across over 40 courses and 170 years of inspiring, challenging and innovative practices
  • Take advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of the course and the school; gain access to a vast range of ideas, skills and facilities which will allow you to take your work in your own direction
  • Leeds is home to thriving creative and fashion sectors; with hundreds of innovative start-ups, agencies, design businesses and countless other opportunities for fashion graduates on our doorstep

Career Prospects

This course focuses on making, and you will graduate with highly developed commercial and conceptual skills as a fashion designer. As well as forging a career as a designer, a number of other exciting careers will be open to you in the fashion industry You could become a buyer, journalist, marketer or PR manager. You could also choose to further your learning by studying for a masters course in the UK or overseas.

  • Designer
  • Buyer
  • Journalist
  • Marketer

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Pattern & Construction
  • Visual Studies
  • Colour & Fabric
  • Contextual Studies
  • Observation & Interpretation
  • Design Realisation 
  • Tailoring Principles
  • Fashion & Industry
  • Design Realisation
  • Observation & Interpretation
  • Contextual Studies
  • Trend Analysis

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Selection Criteria 
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
  • Interview Required
We conduct interviews as part of the admissions process and suitable applicants will be invited to an interview - interview dates will be published in due course. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further interview details. At interview you are assessed on your portfolio (artwork or photographs of artwork together with written assignments), general knowledge and your enthusiasm for Fashion.
  • International baccalaureate
25 Points

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 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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