• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology - Womenswear course at Manchester Metropolitan University will encourage you to challenge convention through research driven design projects, manual and digital pattern making, technical specification, innovative material and manufacturing technologies and traditional and contemporary fashion communication tools. 
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised


These creative studies will be underpinned with units in fashion business and fashion cultures. The combination of cultural and business awareness alongside creative and technical capabilities will enable you to locate your own skills and ambition firmly within the fashion industry.

The (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology - Womenswear course at Manchester Metropolitan University offers three pathways in Womenswear, Menswear and Sportswear. The flexible pathway structure will allow you to work in a studio environment amongst other students and experiment across specialisms initially. You will gain a broad overview of the fashion industry before defining your individual design identity and narrowing your practice towards a Womenswear specialism.

Our exceptional links with the fashion industry will provide you with the opportunity to be involved in live industry projects, guest lectures, competitions, showcasing your work externally, work placements and optional study trips. As part of the course, students have previously been to Paris, Amsterdam, India, China and Berlin

We also offer a full-time, four-year sandwich route option that provides the opportunity to spend your third year on an industry placement to enhance your employability. You will also have the chance to take part in international educational exchanges. 

The final year of the course will equip you with a portfolio of work that will support you in progressing onto your chosen career path or further study. You will have design skills, industry literacy and specialist technical knowledge that will set you apart from other fashion design graduates.  


Engagement with employers is an integral part of the course. Students have the opportunity to engage with employers through placements, study visits, industry-led live briefs and guest lectures.  The course also offers the opportunity for students to promote their work through live events, showcases and simulated real-world scenarios such as mock interviews or pitches.

This interaction with industry employers means that many of our students secure full-time employment before they graduate.

Upon graduation, our students go on to work in creative design and technical roles as Junior Designers, Design Assistants, Garment Technologists, Pattern Cutters and Creative Product Developers.

Previous womenswear graduates hold positions in companies including ASOS, Burberry, Calvin Klein, French Connection, River Island, Bershka, Roland Mouret and many more organisations and brands in the UK and internationally. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      4 years sandwich

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fashion Business
  • Fashion Cultures 1
  • Fashion Design and Technology
  • Fashion Process
  • Fashion Production

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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

  • We will interview you as part of your application.
  • We will ask for a portfolio of your work as part of your application.
  • 112 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BBC) or acceptable alternatives e.g. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DMM)

Specific GCSE requirements

  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered

Non Tariffed Qualifications

  • 112 UCAS Tariff Points from Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with at least 45 credits at Level 3

International Baccalaureate points

  • 26 IB Diploma Points

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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.


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?

Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!