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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

If you are interested in exploring and developing your skills in the creative areas of printing, embroidery weaving and knitting then this award-winning course is for you. 98% of students are satisifed with this course (National Student Survey 2017). Fashion and Textiles at NTU is ranked 5th in the UK in the university subject tables ( 2017 Guardian League Table). Being the the only course in the UK which is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers you'll be supported by expert academic and technical staff to learn hand-crafting and digital techniques in our world-class facilities. These include hand looms and screen printing, through to industry-standard textile technology and full modernised studios and workshops. The course continues to develop strong links with industry and provides endless opportunities to enter live projects and compeititions, with companies like Next, Fat Face Romo and ANN INC. These competitions often result in students being offered internships, or graduate positions. The course is delivered in variety of ways including: briefings, lectures, seminars, presentations and study visits and you'll be assessed 100% by coursework. You’ll also have the exciting and unique opportunity to transfer to our BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles or BA (Hons) Fashion Accessory Design in Year Two. To enhance your employability, you’ll receive support to undertake informal work experience and internships and have the opportunity to apply for an exchange in Year Two to study at another university in Europe through our Erasmus+ scheme. During your university exchange, you’ll gain an international perspective through overseas visits to fashion and textiles events and by working with global companies. Study trips include visiting international trade shows such as Première Vision in Paris. This course will encourage you to undertake work experience alongside your studies and to work on live projects to gain good time-management skills and even the chance of employment after graduating. Recent students have gained valuable experience with companies such as Paul Smith, Julien Macdonald and Romo. You’ll exhibit your work in Year Three at our Degree Shows in Nottingham, and have the opportunity to exhibit at New Designers in London to members of different creative industries and you may get selected to showcase your designs at SPINEXPO in Shanghai, China. 100% of students go into employment or further study within six months of graduating (DHLE Survey 2015-16). Many of our recent graduates have secured exciting roles in the industry, such as a textile design assistant at Boden, fashion adviser at Mama & Papas, studio assistant at Nina Campbell and print assistant at Paul Smith.


Overall, there are five modules which are assessed; two in both Year One and Year Two with one module over the whole of your Final Year. Year One: These two year-long modules run side by side. * Fundamentals: Materials and Concept (100 credit points) - This module will introduce you to the different areas of the textile industry. You’ll examine the design fundamentals and explore principles such as colour and composition * Design, Culture and Context (20 credit points) - You’ll enhance your research, presentation and writing skills within this module. You’ll learn to think culturally and socially about your design decisions as well as the power that images, objects and materials has within visual and material culture. Year Two: * Directions: Market and Process (100 credit points) - You’ll become more aware of the international textile industry and learn to focus on different aspects of the design process. You’ll get to investigate areas of the industry such as interior and lifestyle trends, ethical fashion and trend tracking. * Design, Culture and Context 2 (20 credit points) - You’ll explore how commercial context affects design culture and the role which design takes in a trend-driven consumer culture. Final Year: * Resolutions: Practice and Context (120 credits) - This module allows you to focus on your career goals and to develop a portfolio which reflects your personal interests. You’ll get to build more on your CV by participating in competitions, trade fairs and live projects with well-known brand and you’ll undertake an individual research project in the form of a dissertation or visual product.

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.

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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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