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Business and Management (Fashion) with Integrated Foundation Year (London)

BA (Hons)

Undergraduate degree - single honours

    BA (Hons) Business and Management (Fashion) with Integrated Foundation
    Bath Business School
    Campus or location
    Bath Spa University London
    Course length
    Four years full time.

    Entry requirements

    We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. The main ones are listed under 'Typical offers' in the main column below. For combined courses, please check both subjects. If your qualification is not listed, please email with your specific details.

    This flexible, London-based Business with Fashion degree offers an Integrated Foundation Year to prepare you for degree-level learning.

    • Begin with a Foundation year to enhance your skills in business, management, and professional communication, including academic writing.
    • Develop professional skills and personal attributes through practical exercises such as writing business plans and working in groups.
    • Learn core business skills, with a sustainability thread throughout, to help you understand the rapidly changing business environment.

    Applications for this course will open later this year for a September 2024 start.

    Dream of working for a big fashion brand or building your own fashion business? This degree provides you with a firm foundation to build a successful career in the fashion industry. 

    Our Business and Management (Fashion) pathway provides a flexible, stimulating and supportive learning environment that fosters creativity, digital literacy and a strong understanding of sustainability and global business.

    We'll empower you to pursue your individual interests, giving you the opportunity to tailor-make your own fashion business degree by choosing the modules that best fit your career aspirations. 

    Study at Bath Spa University London

    London is home to the head offices of some of the world’s biggest brands. Based at our Bath Spa University London campus, you'll be able to capitalise on links with our local area, with its thriving marketing and design agencies.

    You'll also experience London's rich cultural diversity, historic landmarks, and lively city life, providing a unique backdrop to your academic journey.

    At BSUL, we value diversity and inclusion, and you'll be part of a vibrant community of students from various backgrounds and cultures. Take the first step towards achieving your business aspirations: join our course and benefit from the support of our dedicated and experienced staff. 

    Learn more about Bath Spa University London.

    What you'll learn


    BA (Hons) Business and Management (Fashion) is a degree course that explores the business of fashion, not a fashion design degree. We’ll help you develop as a person to achieve your potential through teaching you about the business of fashion and how it works.

    The course offers an Integrated Foundation Year, making it ideal for students who wish to build their skills before transitioning to an undergraduate honours degree in Business and Management. 

    You can shape your own degree by choosing modules from outside of the Fashion pathway, enabling you to explore issues around a particular theme, such as marketing, sustainability or global affairs.

    As the course progresses, you’ll develop specialist skills, including digital marketing skills, that will empower you to compete in this changeable and challenging environment.

    Course structure

    Integrated Foundation Year (year zero)
    The Integrated Foundation Year is designed to provide you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel in your future studies. You’ll join a supportive and engaging learning environment that will help you develop an understanding of business principles and management practices. With a focus on real-world applications, this foundation year is an ideal stepping stone to the next phase of your degree.  

    Year one
    Gain a broad understanding of today’s business environment, from the context in which organisations operate through to trends in economic thinking and the importance of managing data in business.

    Year two
    You'll develop and expand your knowledge of global consumerism, fashion marketing strategy, and digital platforms, including retail and B2C. Module topics include fashion marketing and management, fashion in practice, marketing, and international business.

    Year three
    You'll develop and explore your business learning, focusing on fashion marketing and visualisation. You'll also undertake an in-depth business research project in fashion, and get the chance to set up a business on your own or with fellow students.

    Other topics that you can explore include: managing sustainability, successful freelancing, entrepreneurship, organisational strategy, leadership and management, and new trends in management.

    How will I be assessed?

    You'll be assessed in a wide range of ways that will test your knowledge of the fashion business and your management skills. These could include presentations, projects, group work, exams, essays, videos, and business reports.

    How will I be taught?

    We offer variety in the way we teach: sometimes we'll set you problems so you can find the answers for yourself; sometimes we'll lecture. Most modules use a mix of lectures and seminars. There’s a good blend of in-person and online activities using our Virtual Learning Environment.

    You’ll also be given personal support in your studies – we're a friendly team of academics, committed to helping you achieve your goals.


    Business community projects

    We give you the opportunity to work with regional and national businesses. You’ll be working on live project briefs, helping organisations find creative solutions to their business issues.


    BA (Hons) Business and Management (Fashion) aims to prepare you for a variety of careers within the business side of the fashion industry, including working for fashion magazines, fashion blogs and websites, and ecommerce sites, or in fashion PR and marketing, fashion management, buying, and retail.

    You'll gain an understanding of the fashion industry and its necessary skills, including digital skills such as digital marketing and social media marketing, to enable you to succeed in this fast-paced, consumer-focused, global industry.

    Facilities and resources


    Our libraries offer a wide range of business materials that you can access online. You can also access a wealth of material available via electronic sources. These include Business Source Complete, Mintel, Newsbank and an increasing range of e-books.


    2024 entry
    Student Annual tuition fee
    UK full time £9,250

    Interested in applying?

    What we look for in potential students

    You may not be from a traditional educational background, but you will be enterprising and creative and have the drive and motivation to succeed in a challenging environment.

    Typical offers

    We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes with an integrated foundation year:

    • A minimum of five GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above (including Maths and English) or international equivalent. The qualifications must have been awarded within the last five years. Evidence of ongoing recent study preferred. Or;
    • If you do not have formal or recent qualifications, you can support your application with evidence of appropriate skills and knowledge acquired through a minimum of three years post-school professional work experience. Accompanying your application, you must write an essay of 500 words setting out the following:
      • A summary of your work experience
      • A consideration on how that experience has advanced your skills and knowledge
      • A summary of how that experience relates to the course of study applied for.

    Course enquiries

    For further information about the programme or entry requirements, please email us at

    See our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) page to learn more.

    English language requirements

    If English is not your first language, we will need to see evidence of your proficiency in the English language.

    Generally, we are looking for a score equivalent to IELTS 5.5, with no less than 5.5 in each of the four components of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. We accept a range of qualifications including:

    • IELTS
    • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score of 64
    • Pearson PTE with a minimum score of 45
    • Duolingo with a minimum score of 95
    • Academic qualifications taught in English can also be accepted, such as GCSE English Language with a minimum grade C/4.
    Other admissions requirements

    In addition to the academic requirements, your personal statement should set out your keen interest in the subject and why you wish to pursue the course. Applicants should also describe why they have chosen Bath Spa University in London.

    You may be asked to discuss your application further through an informal interview. 

    Right to study in the UK

    All students studying at Bath Spa University London are required to have the Right to Study in the UK. Assessment of your Right to Study in the UK, and therefore your eligibility to study at BSU London, will be undertaken as part of your application to study at the University.

    How do I apply?

    Please contact for details on how to apply. 

    Course leader: Nadia Maddy

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