Southampton Solent University
Fashion Management with Marketing BA (Hons)
Southampton Solent University

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in Marketing

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Marketing at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22500 £23000 £27500
25-75 percentile range £19000 - £24000 £19000 - £28500 £22000 - £34000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Marketing

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27395 £26225 £30508
25-75 percentile range £23649 - £32178 £19918 - £33682 £22650 - £41542

Course Description

Do you want to apply your marketing and business skills to the fashion industry? Are you fascinated to learn how fashion products are developed and branded? Solent University's fashion management and marketing programme will help to equip you with the strategic marketing skills and fashion industry awareness required to pursue a commercial career.

You’ll study the complete range of professional disciplines within fashion, from retailing, store management and operations to consumer behaviour, fashion buying and merchandising. You'll also have opportunities to gain practical, hands-on experience, leaving you well-prepared for a range of graduate roles.

The course places a strong emphasis on gaining practical skills and work experience. Past students have had the opportunity to set up their own business at our stunning student-run store, Re:So, which sells a unique mix of fashion, accessories, publications, furniture and art.

Throughout the course you will also have the opportunity to go on a range of trips to gain valuable industry insight. Recent trips have included visiting Primark’s largest store in Birmingham and having a guided tour of operations, visiting TM Lewin’s head office and engaging in live projects for Fat Face.

Opportunity to gain practical work experience through the University’s own store, Re:So.

What does this course lead to?

Recent graduates have gone on to roles in fashion management, buying and forecasting, marketing and strategic communications, such as marketing manager, marketing assistant and visual merchandiser. Graduates have gained roles at companies including Selfridges, Michael Kors, ASOS and Reiss.

Who is this course for?

Candidates should be passionate about fashion and popular trends, but do not necessarily require any prior academic or industry experience. Graduates will be well prepared for careers in marketing, PR, merchandising, buying, retail and project management.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) for the purpose of gaining CIM qualifications through the Graduate Gateway.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Fashion Management with Marketing BA (Hons) at Southampton Solent University

55% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Natural and social science professionals
10% Skilled trades occupations
5% Administrative occupations
5% Process, plant and machine operatives
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

This course is assessed via written assessments (for project and individual work), presentations (including live industry style briefs) and in-class tests (for fashion finance and marketing modules).

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6

with 5.5 in each individual component.

TOEFL (iBT) 80

with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.

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Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Fashion Management with Marketing, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Fashion Management with Marketing BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £15000 year 1
International £15000 year 1
EU £16125 year 1
International £16125 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2
  • year 3

University Rankings

Positions of Southampton Solent University in top UK and global rankings.

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About Southampton Solent University

Solent University was established in 1855 in the City Centre of Southampton, South East England. This institution started out as a private Art school in 1856 and has since evolved into one of the most important HEIs in Southampton. Being so centrally located, students are within walking distance of most amenities in the city. Even so, the university provides more than sufficient facilities for students to find anything they need on-site. The Solent campus has a particularly active Student Union office, a great Student Hub for career or even personal advice, as well as a variety of popular restaurants.

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