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BA (Hons) Fashion Management with Marketing

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Institution code: S30
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Got a passion for creative design? Not quite ready to undertake a full honours degree? Solent University’s Design Foundation Programme is perfectly suited to students who may not be from a fashion-related background or whose qualifications do not meet the admissions requirements for BA (Hons) Fashion Management with Marketing.

To help get you up to speed, the one-year foundation course provides all the creative, technical and study skills needed for entry onto BA (Hons) Fashion Management with Marketing.

The foundation year begins with a five-week group project. This enables students to mix with like-minded peers and helps them to settle in quickly. This project also helps students to decide which area they might like to follow at a later stage.

During your three year BA (Hons) Fashion Management with Marketing degree, 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.

This video 'Why study BA (Hons) Fashion Management with Marketing' is available as a text transcript, with a description of visuals.

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Management with Marketing

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Why choose this course?

Course features

  • Foundation year available

    If you're not quite ready for a full undergraduate degree, there's alternative entry through one of our foundation years

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

  • Placement year

    If you apply for this course with a placement year, you have the opportunity to undertake a year in industry between your second and third years

  • Professional membership

    You have the opportunity to obtain a professional membership as part of this degree

  • Top-up option

    If you have an appropriate Level 5 qualification, you can top it up to a degree in just a year

Who is this course for?

Our design foundation programme is ideal for students who aren’t quite ready to undertake a full undergraduate degree, either because they aren’t from a fashion-related background, or they don’t quite meet the entry requirements. 

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.

Meet the team

The course team consists of industry professionals and experienced academics who have backgrounds within the fashion industry. The team has a wealth of contacts and experience in branding, buying, merchandising, and marketing for major fashion brands, all of which enhances the student learning experience.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.


All fashion students have the opportunity to use the photography studios, IT suites, cameras, media equipment, and specialist rooms within Solent’s media academy. You’ll also have access to an extensive range of fashion, forecasting, marketing, retail and media publications within the library.

Solent also has its own student run store Re:So, located in the Marlands shopping centre, where you can gain hands on experience of many aspects of the fashion business.

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