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Fashion Design

1 year
September 2024

The design arena is filled with opportunity. Our Fashion Design (with optional Professional Placement) course provides the framework and direction for a deep dive into a personal area of interest, so you grow professionally and personally.

Why study with us

  • You’ll pursue a unique personal line of inquiry in your chosen subject area and generate a portfolio of work tracking your development towards the goals agreed by you with academic staff
  • The course is taught by tutors who are professional design practitioners and who play a prominent role in the University's research activities.
  • An optional placement year, gives you the chance to spend a minimum of 24 weeks putting theory into practice, and discovering how to make a living from doing what you love.

Degree Show 2024

Discover the award-winning creative work produced by our postgraduate Fine Art students. The degree show features work in a range of mediums by students from the School of Arts & Media. 

Access the Degree Show
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Nic Corrigan talks about the benefits of students and industry professionals working together

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2020 Degree Show work by Katie McNulty
2020 Degree Show work by Katie McNulty

What you'll do

  • You’ll be part of, and learn alongside, a large and varied postgraduate design community in the School; sharing knowledge and accessing a wide range of staff skills and resources. Our strong industry links and the opportunity to spend an additional year in industry gives this course a competitive edge.
  • Your work could be recognised with prestigious national awards including D&AD, Graduate Fashion and London Photographic Awards, Creative and Strategic Marketing Awards and ID magazine competitions.
  • Trips, visits to shows and exhibitions and overseas study underpin your creative practice and develop your work visually and academically; we’ve been to Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Berlin and New York.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Looking to start your postgraduate journey?

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How to apply

Adobe Creative Cloud

Unleash your creativity at anytime, anywhere. From September 2024, you'll have access to the industry-standard Adobe Creative Cloud package on both your personal device and on campus. Get hands-on with this widely recognised package and create a portfolio that showcases your skills.


Academic expertise

Dr Carole Hunt
Lecturer | Critical Studies in Fashion and Textiles
Kate Ball
Senior Lecturer Fashion Design
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Before starting I heard the Fashion Design course at the University of Central Lancashire was one of the best, and now I can say it really is.
Chelsea Barker
BA (Hons) Fashion Design
United Kingdom

Future careers

Design graduates go on to pursue successful careers within a wide range of design related disciplines, including designer/maker roles and in house and freelance.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Sandwich year£2,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year
Full-time£9,450 per year
Sandwich year£2,625 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,050 per 20 credits
Full-time£17,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Arts and Media

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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