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Sustainable Fashion BA (Hons)

University of Leeds

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

You can embrace intellectual and creative challenges by studying sustainable fashion. Combining theory and practice, this course produces critical and creative thinkers and practitioners.You'll be encouraged to consider the interconnectedness of sustainability, business and technology, and the changing nature of consumption and consumer behaviour for fashion. You'll achieve this through research and developing an understanding of contemporary and historical discourse that will underpin your thinking.This course offers a wide range of exciting experiences through industrial engagement, guest speakers, and optional Year in Industry. Collectively, they will equip you with vital skills to enter the world of the creative industries. By the time you graduate, you'll be able to choose from a diverse range of career paths, roles, and next steps within fashion, for example:- Retailing- Manufacturing- Product development- Corporate Social Responsibility- Studying at a postgraduate levelThroughout the course, you’ll have the opportunity to choose a number of optional modules in the School of Design in a range of related subjects. You could also choose some Discovery modules that are hosted across the university. These could include popular subject choices such as business management and sustainability.The School of Design also offers all our students the opportunity to participate in the Study Abroad scheme or our very successful placement year (Year in Industry) between the second and third years.For many students, the placement year is an ideal opportunity to experience the reality of fashion and sustainability.**Specialist facilities and support**Visit our course page to take a virtual tour of our facilities.The School of Design offers excellent facilities and technical support for developing your creative skills. We have dedicated practice studios, workshops and specialist facilities: 3D Art & Design studio; 2D Art & Design studios; Fashion Design studios; Knit and Weave studio; Graphic and Visual Communication studio; Photography and Film studio; Digital print studio; Laser cut studio; traditional printing studio; Design workshop; 3D workshop with 3D printing; computer clusters.The School also provides a range of other support to enhance the student experience and prepare students for the workplace: essential learning materials; essential studio and workshop materials; dedicated software (Adobe CC; PointCarre, Solid Works, Cinema 4D, Lectra, etc); cameras and video recorder on loan; free entry to Inside/Out lecture series; compulsory field trips part of assessment; part of curriculum subscriptions (eg LSN, Special journals and periodicals); costs of Degree Show (infrastructure, course catalogue and exhibition set-up); external promotion (eg New Designer, AD&D, Graduate Fashion Week); Yorkshire Fashion Archive and Membership to the ASBCI (Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing students); and Visiting Speakers, who are well known figures from industry or other institutions around the world.

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

University of Leeds

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  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

The university is a global community, with staff and students from over 130 countries. You’ll have chances to meet and work with people from all over the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus – from new labs and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
The university has been welcoming international students for over 100 years, so students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 76 5

    8th out of 87 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    153 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.75 75%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    162 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.55 71%



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