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University of Huddersfield

Fashion Design (Fashion Design with Textiles)

UCAS Code: W239
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Design studies
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

Textiles are the raw material of fashion design. Understand what’s possible and you could develop some vital skills for the fashion industry. Whether you go on to design garments for the catwalk or aspire to be a tailor on Savile Row, this could be the start of your career. We’ll give you the chance to focus on designing fashion garments, while developing creative textile ideas for fashion. In your final year, you'll also have the opportunity to integrate exciting textile embellishment ideas into your design projects. We want to give you the chance to study in a stimulating environment so that you can build up your aesthetic, intellectual and multi-disciplinary skills. At the end of the course you could have the knowledge and the ability to move on to a career in a truly global and dynamic industry. If you opt for a four year course, you’ll have the chance to go on a placement in your third year and gain some invaluable experience within the world of fashion. Previous students have gone on placements with companies like LK Bennett, London; Matthew Williamson, London; Vivienne Westwood, London; Stella McCartney, London; Me and Thee, Huddersfield; Jo-Y-Jo, Manchester; Christy Group, Barnsley; Boohoo, Manchester; Christopher Kane, Paris and Eliaz Bridal Fashion, Bulgaria. On your course you’ll be able to use a range of contemporary technology to bring your ideas to life. Our studios are home to a range of technology, including industry-standard sewing machines, computer aided embroidery, laser-cutting, digital ink-jet fabric printing, as well as pattern cutting equipment. However you want to get creative, you’ll have the chance to choose the equipment you need to develop your own individual style. You’ll be fully supported in your work by a team of skilled technical staff. Fashion Design (Fashion Design with Textiles) BA(Hons) is part of a suite of two courses that includes Fashion Design (Fashion Design with Marketing and Production) BA(Hons). You could switch to one of the other courses in your first year if your interests change and your tutor agrees to it.


Year 1 Core modules: Sample Development 1; Fashion Design/Visual Studies 1; Textiles for Fashion Design 1; Fashion and Costume: History and Contemporary Context. Year 2 Core modules: Sample Development 2; Fashion Design / Visual Studies 2; Textiles for Fashion Design 2. Year 3 - optional placement year - School of Art and Design Placement - You will normally spend a total of 48 weeks between the end of year two and the beginning of your final year in a managed work experience. You will be encouraged to obtain a placement activity relevant to your area of specialism, however a wide range of placements will be regarded as suitable. The placement will be monitored and you will be assessed on completion. (100%). Final Year Core modules: Research and Development for Fashion Design; Major Project for Fashion Design; Technical for Fashion Design.

University of Huddersfield

The campus at sunset

The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 84%
Student score 78% 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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
73% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
340 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are design occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


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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