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

Fashion design; design presentation; illustration; pattern cutting, toile making, tailoring and making techniques; textile design; knitwear design; millinery; professional practice; production methods; information technology for fashion; fashion contextual studies; complementary studies; fashion promotion; history of art and design; fashion business studies; the fashion media.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

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

Key Course Information

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71% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 61%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 74%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 73%

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

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 78
Studying 4
Studying and working 3
Unemployed 14
Unknown 1

64% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 92%

Total Practical: 8%

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

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