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University of Huddersfield

Fashion Design with Marketing and Production

UCAS Code: W2N5
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

83%

Subjects
  • Design studies
  • Marketing
Student score
80% MED
80% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£17k MED
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBB or equivalent UCAS tariff points.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

UCAS tariff points
120

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

83%

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

£9,250

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

On this course you'll have the chance to focus on designing and making fashion garments, and develop an in-depth understanding of production (computerised pattern cutting and mass production) and marketing (brand creation and promotion). This course aims to create innovative and creative fashion designers with the practical and technical ability to achieve success. You'll have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive portfolio of skills, representing your abilities in creative design, evocative illustration, range building, garment manufacture and promotion. This course is currently one of a small number of fashion design degrees in the UK that is accredited by Creative Skillset. This marks excellence in the course and recognises that you will have the opportunity to develop in line with the needs of the industry, helping to enhance your employability. Visit creativeskillset.org for further information. Our fashion studios within the iconic Creative Arts Building house a range of technology to help you to bring your ideas to life, including industry standard sewing machines and pattern cutting equipment. You'll also have access to up-to-date industry-standard software for computer aided design and manufacture. This course is part of a suite of two courses which are Fashion Design (Fashion Design with Marketing and Production) BA(Hons) and Fashion Design (Fashion Design with Textiles) BA(Hons). Once you have enrolled on one of these courses, you can transfer onto the other course within the suite should you wish. This offers you flexibility on the course and allows you to develop your own path. You therefore only need to apply for one course from the Fashion Design suite.

Modules

Year 1 core modules: Sample development 1; fashion marketing and production 1; fashion design/visual studies 1; fashion and costume (history and contemporary context). Year 2 core modules: Sample development 2; fashion design/visual studies 2; fashion marketing and production 2. Year 3: Optional placement year. Final year core modules: Research and development for fashion design; major project for fashion design; theory for fashion.

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
28%
72%

Year 1

23%
77%

Year 2

37%
63%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
100%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

77%

Feedback on work has been prompt

84%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
12% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are design occupations

28%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year, design was behind only nursing in the number of graduates from UK universities with nearly 13,700. Not all areas of design have been affected equally by the recession, so bear this in mind when you look at the stats. At the moment, things are looking a little better for fashion and textile designers and not as good for interior or multimedia 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. This also varies by subject – fashion designers often find jobs in the North West. Some employers in the field, particularly in London, are a little prone to asking graduates to work for free, so while it’s not the norm – one in nine design graduates from 2012 starting design jobs in London were working unpaid – it does go on.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

83%

Staff made the subject interesting

71%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

65%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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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
34% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
52% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
341 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
64% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

32%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The marketing industry hasn't been as badly affected by the recession as many others, and so lots of graduates from all kinds of subjects go into it - with marketing graduates doing so more often than others. A lot of the jobs are in London, but graduates don't just go to work in advertising agencies. All sorts of industries do their own marketing these days, and with the rise of digital and mobile technology, a lot of marketing is done in quite innovative ways, using a wide range of methods. A lot of jobs in this industry are handled through recruitment agencies, so if you get in touch with them early, that might give you a headstart for some of the jobs available. But be careful – unpaid working is not the norm in the marketing industry, but it is more common than in most sectors.
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