University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Westminster is famous for producing highly creative fashion professionals, and our alumni include Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative Officer of Burberry; Stuart Vevers, Creative Director of Loewe; and Claire Barrow and Ashley Williams. Our courses have incredibly strong links with the fashion industry, and we foster new thinking, new ideas and new possibilities. Taught by active practitioners in a research'intensive environment, you will work alongside students from film, photography, music, art and design, and journalism ' a unique hothouse of creative opportunity. During London Fashion Week our students work with designers including Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Celine, Christopher Kane, Mulberry, and Stella McCartney; others undertake internships internationally with companies such as Balenciaga, Givenchy, Lanvin and Dior in Paris, and Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and Thom Browne in New York.

Course Modules

Year 1: Experimental design and modernity; fashion research for design development; introduction to design development and creative cut; introduction to fabrication and print; introduction to tailoring and menswear; technology for illustration. Year 2: Design for sportswear; future textiles fabrication and print; historical research for design innovation; industrial work placement; the fashion business proposal. Year 3: Brand identity and the fashion product; final portfolio project; fashion thesis; major project: research, pre'collection, design and realisation; market specific portfolio.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher CCCC
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) MM
  • BTEC National Diploma MMM
  • BTEC National Award M
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units) M
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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85% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 73%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 27%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 19%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 70
Studying 10
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 5

64% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 69%

Total Practical: 6%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation