Why study fashion in the UK?



Studying fashion in the UK prepares students to succeed in a continually growing industry that provides cutting-edge teaching and deep insight into the world of fashion. UK fashion schools and universities are globally renowned for their outstanding resources, state of the art facilities and access to experts from the world of fashion.

If you want to learn more about studying fashion in the UK, make sure you register for free entry to the UK University Fair today!

Taking place on Saturday 20th May, 100 universities will be in attendance, including the below schools who are all in the top five Fashion and Textile universities in the UK, as ranked by the Guardian Subject Guide 2016.

Top fashion schools in the UK

Kingston University London

Kingston’s Fashion BA (Hons) has, among ‘a select few, very high-performing courses’, been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick in the fashion pilot, awarded in February 2015. The award recognises outstanding courses and their contribution to the creative industries.┬áThe excellence and professionalism of the course has also been recognised by the following rankings:

  • Second in the Business of Fashion Global Fashion School Ranking 2016.
  • Second in the Guardian’s subject league table 2017 for fashion and textiles.

University of Derby

The BA (Hons) Fashion Studies at Derby has an excellent global reputation, based on its high quality teaching and top ranking contacts within the fashion industry. The course achieved 100% satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016.

Most learning will be done through practical project based work consisting of design briefs set by staff, external clients and competition briefs, and risk taking at all levels will be encouraged along with the necessity to research through experimentation and exploration using a variety of means.

University of Brighton

Fashion design at the University of Brighton is known for an exciting and energetic design philosophy, fashion research excellence and strong links with the fashion industry, while textile programmes foster world-leading research that includes cutting-edge textile technologies, sustainable textiles, as well as a strong tradition of the social and historical understanding of textile use and manufacture.

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