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Our Fashion Studies Top-Up allows students with a diploma in a fashion subject, or other relevant areas to study for a BA (Hons) in Fashion Studies. It provides skills in fashion business, opportunities to create a fashion portfolio and the option of either taking a creative or business approach to your final major project.

Fashion at University of East London has innovation and enterprise at its heart. Together with industry partners, we seek to improve upon and challenge the current fashion offering with bold, influential students who will be the design leaders of tomorrow.  With a shortage of skills across many diverse avenues within fashion, course will fill the gap in these new risen markets, preparing prospective students towards a more viable, and creative future.

Our focus will be on the implementation of career-focused skills, industry knowledge, technical and creative skills in making and engineering and, notwithstanding, the guided learning through more sustainable and ethical design for today's fashion climate.  Emphasis on integrating digital innovation and promotion will be a continuous addition in the teaching across most if not all modules.

Our BA Fashion Studies degree is developed in response to research by the British Fashion Council (2016) and the National Careers Service (2016) that the fashion industry in an increasingly global economy needs more graduates with relevant entrepreneurial and transferable skills. The provision also recognises the skills needed by overseas students seeking career progression in the international fashion sector.

What makes this course different

Unique Opportunities

Unique opportunities

Unique opportunity to specialise in any pathway: fashion design, fashion textiles or fashion marketing.

Flexible learning

Flexible learning

Flexible timetable with courses running on weekends or evenings depending on the needs of our work or family commitment.

Travel opportunities

Travel opportunities

Fashion trips and events to enrich your learning experience with our overseas trips and Graduate Fashion Week.


You will start with a combination of classes introducing you to the world of fashion including Introduction to Fashion Business, Fashion Portfolio.

Then for your Final Major Project, you can choose to enter the practice route (Design/Textiles) with a collection or marketing route with a business promotional plan.


This course is subject to validation. You can still apply for this course while it is being approved.


  • Core Modules

    Fashion Enterprise 3

    This module allows you to work directly with industry to define and execute creative solutions and develop a creative portfolio of work within the creative industries.

    You will learn how to freelance and set up your own businesses by examining and understanding future roles within the creative industries.

    You will collaborate across all fashion titles to plan and organise a showcase of your work at a relevant trade fair or sell designs in a pop-up shop. By utilising professional skills, you will work in teams alongside staff to design and implement creative concepts for a given market sector.


Apart from taught classes, you'll engage with your studies through a lot of site visits, debates, guest speakers and live projects. We have an impressive lists of guest speakers from some of the best fashion brands in the world.

Our Fashion and Textiles department organises overseas trips every year. You'll be able to participate in a study trip to Paris during Premier Vision Week, giving you an insight into new trends and technology.

Our ethos is "learning by doing" - you learn more through practice. Both luxury and marketing modules will be run with input from industry professionals. Our fashion students have worked in roles such as buyers, assistants to campaign managers, fashion magazine journalists and PR managers. Their employers have included companies like Marks & Spencer, Topshop, Alexander McQueen, Free People, Adidas.

You'll study in our beautiful, waterside Docklands campus. Situated in east London's creative heartland, with its pop-up artistic stores and design trade fairs, it's a fashion hotspot guaranteed to inspire you.


We assess you via:

  • your presentations
  • essays
  • research projects
  • and your final major project


Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD


The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

What we're researching

At the University of East London we are working on the some of the big issues that will define our future; from sustainable architecture and ethical AI, to health inequality and breaking down barriers in the creative industries.

Our students and academics are more critically engaged and socially conscious than ever before. Discover some of the positive changes our students, alumni and academics are making in the world.

Please visit our Research section to find out more.


The unique combination of marketing, fashion and cultural awareness that this course provides will enable successful graduates to locate their own practice and ambitions. Upon graduation, you will have had a strong portfolio of work, which give you an opportunity to progress into postgraduate level. Additionally, graduates will be qualified to take on a range of fashion roles, including buying, fashion design, textiles, marketing and public relations.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.