University of East London
Fashion Design BA (Hons)
University of East London

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in Design Studies

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Design Studies 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 £21000 £19500 £22500
25-75 percentile range £19000 - £25500 £13000 - £25500 £17000 - £29500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Design Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22025 £20113 £23568
25-75 percentile range £19981 - £25071 £15144 - £24676 £17604 - £29974

Course Description

The fashion industry is a multi-billion-dollar enterprise that has a huge impact on our world today.

The benefits are vast and with a great industry giant such as fashion, comes also a great need for innovators who will think above and beyond the structural norms that has followed fashion through time, and seeks new inspiration and change.

At UEL, we pride ourselves in teaching our students to understand the historical context of the creative industries so that they can rise to become innovators and disruptors for the greater advancement of fashion itself.

With an eye on sustainability, ethical materials and cultural awareness and diversity in our and the greater society of fashion, students can become designers of influence and fledging stars in a highly saturated market.

UEL encourages students to be different and harness their own creative diversity with tools that’ll prepare them for the wider industry and knowledge of how they can progress on their journey.

This is a fast paced, hands on course amid the creative hub of East London, preparing students to take their place in the world of fashion.

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 Design BA (Hons) at University of East London

25% Business and public service associate professionals
11% Managers, directors and senior officials
9% Skilled trades occupations
8% Administrative occupations
6% Protective service occupations
6% Caring personal services
5% Welfare Professionals
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
3% Skilled trades occupations

Coursework will include practical outcomes, e.g. garment construction, technical sewing files, reports and presentations. Coursework includes essays, research files, sample and development portfolios, practical design development, group and seminar presentations and a final-year project. ****The approximate percentages for this course are:**** ****Year 1:** 50% coursework, 50% practical, 0% exams** ****Year 2:** 50% coursework, 50% practical, 0% exams** ****Year 3:** 50% coursework, 50% practical, 0% exams** You will have the opportunity to gain feedback from your lecturers, peers and our industry partners. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 20 working days.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Applicants will be be assessed by a portfolio interview

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

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


Tuition Fees Fashion Design 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

Average student cost of living in London

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

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About University of East London

The University of East London, often abbreviated to UEL, states their goal being to become the leading careers-focused university in the United Kingdom. UEL operates from three different campuses; Stratford Campus, Docklands Campus, and University Square Stratford. The Docklands Campus is the largest of the three campuses, and is just a 15-20 minute walk away from Central London, and 10-15 minutes away from Canary Wharf by train.

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