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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Design studies
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

With more than 40 years' experience and excellent links with industry, this course has an established reputation for producing highly creative, award-winning and business-ready graduates. Fashion and Textiles at NTU is ranked 5th in the UK in the university subject tables (2017 The Guardian University League Table). You'll develop your professional skills through live projects and competitions, using our industry-standard facilities. You’ll be offered unique and exciting international exchanges at places like the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and benefit from visiting professionals form the industry, such as internationally renowned fashion designers Giles Deacon, Shingo Sato and Christopher Raeburn. You'll have the chance to attend overseas trips to major events like Paris Fashion Week and enter competitions across the globe. In your final year you’ll present your work as part of a catwalk show or product exhibition. You may then be selected to showcase your work at Graduate Fashion Week in London which could lead to securing innovative roles within some of the biggest fashion companies based in the UK and overseas. This course is 100% assessed on coursework. You’ll be taught through a range of lectures, briefings, studio workshops and study visits. You’ll be encouraged to pursue a range of work placements throughout your study to gain new skills to help you transition into the world of work and to mould your professional practice. This course has an excellent graduate employment rate, with 94% of graduates in employment or further study within six months (DLHE survey 2015-16). The course strives to enhance your employability through offering plenty of opportunities to enter live projects and competitions with companies like GAP, ASOS and Abercrombie & Fitch. Many of our graduates have pursued careers in design, production and buying roles. Others are working for big fashion companies such as Victoria Beckham, All Saints, H&M, Burberry, Topshop and Nike.


Year One •Design Process: Concept, Form and Image You’ll gain an understanding of the design process, including research methods, exploration of design development, pattern cutting techniques and garment manufacturing procedures. • Design, Culture and Context 1 You’ll learn about the power that images, objects and materials hold within visual and material culture and how these create meaning. Year Two •Design Context: Commerce, Technology and Innovation You’ll develop your design practice and gain a greater awareness of the industry through various commercial contexts and work on a live brief in collaboration with a fashion business and complete an individual project. The course will teach you about other areas of the industry such as ethical fashion, journalism and visual merchandising. • Design, Culture and Context 2 You’ll explore how commercial context affects design culture and trend-driven culture and how this has created mass production and consumption needs. Year Three •Negotiated Fashion Design and Research Project You’ll produce a fashion design project which will either be in the form of 2D or 3D and will highlight a thorough examination of tailoring, print and garment construction. The research project will encourage you to explore and examine relevant aspect of design in great detail which will lead you to writing your dissertation.

Nottingham Trent University

Students on campus Nottingham Trent University

We have earned a reputation for outstanding graduate employability, excellent teaching standards, impressive student services, and a diverse but close-knit student community. Our main city site is ideally located in Nottingham's cosmopolitan centre. We can offer you excellent nightlife, a city bursting with culture, a lively students' union and reliable support throughout your studies.

How you'll spend your time

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
387 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
65% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are design occupations


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Want to work in a growing, creative sector where we are a world leader? Welcome to design! The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year just over 14,000 design degrees were awarded. At the moment, the jobs market looks a little better for fashion and textile designers, and not as good for multimedia or interactive designers — but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London, although that also varies by subject — last year fashion designers often found jobs in the North West, graphic designers in the South West, illustrators in the South West, East Anglia and Midlands, textile designers in the Midlands and the North West, and visual designers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Midlands. Design is also a good degree for people who want to work for a small business - more than half of graduates start at a small employer.
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