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Business and Management (Fashion) (London)

BA (Hons)

Undergraduate degree - single honours

    BA (Hons) Business and Management (Fashion)
    Bath Business School
    Campus or location
    Bath Spa University London
    Course length
    Three 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.

    Based at our London campus, this is a flexible, employment-focused Business with Fashion degree that you can adapt to your career aspirations.

    • Work collaboratively with other business students and with industry to grasp the business of fashion.
    • Pitch to and consult with live brands to gain real-life industry experience.
    • 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 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 within 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 courses 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.

    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

    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 that you can find the answers for yourself; sometimes we’ll lecture. Most modules use a mix of lectures and seminars, with accessible online resources provided via the Virtual Learning Environment.

    You’ll be given personal support in your studies – we’re a friendly team of academics who are 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) prepares 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.

    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.


    UK students full time fees

    Our UK undergraduate fees for 2024/25 entry are £9,250. For some courses, additional costs may apply. We'll update this page as soon as we have more detailed information.

    Interested in applying?

    What we look for in potential students

    We’re looking for individuals who are enterprising and creative, with a keen interest in the business of fashion. You’ll have the drive, motivation, and get-up-and-go to achieve in a challenging environment. You’ll already be actively interested in business and fashion, perhaps through work experience, e.g. in retail.

    Knowledge of or qualifications in Fashion Design are not necessary to apply to this course.

    Suitably qualified applicants can apply for the places in either Year 1 or Year 3 of this degree course.

    Typical offers

    Depending on your qualifications and experience, you can apply for entry to the relevant level of the course. 

    We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes:

    Year one

    • If you have studied A Levels, we would be looking for grades CDD in any subjects. Or;
    • Grades MMP from a BTEC Extended Diploma
    • Equivalent international qualifications are welcomed for consideration.
    • If your qualifications fall just short of these requirements, 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.

    Year two

    • 120 Higher Education credits in relevant subjects
    • A Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in a relevant subject area
    • A Higher National Certificate (HNC) or equivalent in a relevant subject area.

    Year three

    • 240 Higher Education credits in relevant subjects
    • A Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) in a relevant subject area
    • A Higher National Diploma (HND) or equivalent in a relevant subject area
    • A Foundation Degree in a relevant subject area.

    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 6.0, with 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 72
    • Pearson PTE with a minimum score of 51
    • 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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