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Fashion Journalism (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
London, United Kingdom
The Fashion Journalism (Hons) program at the University of the Arts London (UAL) is designed to equip students with both the skills and knowledge they need to work in – and to help shape – the exciting and fast-moving fashion and media industries. 
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The Fashion Journalism (Hons) program at the University of the Arts London (UAL) combines journalistic skills and values with core fashion knowledge. The course engages with up-to-date communication practice and technologies as well as cultural issues. A Teeline shorthand course enhances students’ professionalism.

Why choose this course at London College of Fashion

    • Journalistic skill building: students learn the skills, critical thinking, subject knowledge and ethical awareness needed to work in journalism across traditional and new media in fashion and beyond.
    • Industry practice: students have the opportunity to practice skills in professional situations and on live projects, and to develop their specialist skill and knowledge.
    • Fashion focus: students are encouraged to critique and influence the media and communications industries within the fashion context and to engage with cultural issues.
    • Industry links: strong links with industry are reflected in high-level guest speakers, collaborative projects, quality of placements and an ever-growing list of graduates working in influential positions in fashion and across the media.

Career Paths

Many graduates prefer to seek employment as soon as they have completed their undergraduate studies, Recent graduates are currently working on a variety of magazines and for brands including Powder, Vogue, Future Lab, Refinery 29, Dazeddigital, Hello, Grazia, The Idle Man, Net A Porter, Gentleman’s Journal, Kent & Curwen, Procter & Gamble, Dare, Asos and Stylist. Other graduates can be found working at some of the most innovative content producing companies such as Hat Trick Productions, Mentorn, Betty and MDTV.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Fashion Communication
  • Essential Skills of Fashion Journalism
  • Fashion Journalism in Context
  • Fashion Cultures and Histories
  • Better Lives
  • Cultural and Historical Studies
  • Feature Treatments
  • Inside the Industry
  • Situating Your Practice 
  • Fashion Journalism Practice, Ethics and Law
  • Creating Concepts for Digital Fashion Journalism

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

One or a combination of the following accepted full level 3 qualifications.

  • 112 tariff points from A Level Passes at Grade C or above (preferred subjects include, English, a foreign language and Media Studies);
  • a Distinction Foundation Diploma in Art and Design;
  • Distinction, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects Art & Design);
  • 112 tariff points from UAL Extended Diploma;
  • Access Diploma or 112 new UCAS tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma;
  • 112 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 280 old UCAS tariff points) from a combination of the above qualifications or an equivalent full Level 3 qualification;
  • and five GCSE passes at grade A*-C or grade 9-4 to include English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22920 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.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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