Study abroad BA (Hons) Fashion programme at University of Lincoln, UK

Eager to pursue a fashion degree course abroad? University of Lincoln, UK has issued the admission notification for international students, including for those from India, for its BA (Hons) Fashion programme. This article provides complete information about the programme curriculum, eligibility criteria, fee, scholarships available, etc.

For those aspiring to pursue a fashion designing course abroad in UK, a great option is the BA (Hons) Fashion programme at the University of Lincoln, UK, for which applications are now open. The 3-year course which begins in September 2016 aims at developing students into professionals in varied careers, such as fashion designing, costume designers, milliners, fashion magazine writers and illustrators, teaching, technical work in the fashion industry, etc.

About the programme

The BA (Hons) Fashion programme is taught at the School of Fine & Performing Arts, with programme director Victoria Bellandini heading the qualified faculty team. Students acquire knowledge of fashion, culture & the arts and also develop analytical & critical skills in the field.

The full time programme incorporates classroom lectures & seminars, workshops, independent study, practical work, research, work placements, etc. Each student would need to spend approximately 37 hours of study per week during a term, in addition to hours spent on assignments outside of term time. Two to three hours of independent study are also expected. Each module will have its own type of assessment as per what is taught. There will be essays, exams (both written and practical), group work, work on a portfolio, etc. You will be encouraged to showcase your talent in national and international competitions.

Infrastructure and facilities

For students of the BA (Hons) Fashion programme, the sky's not the limit as far as their learning and work space is concerned! All the possible up to date equipment, such as 3D printers, fabric apparel printers, laser cutters, etc and a professional studio is available. You need not be frazzled either at how to use the equipment as technicians are on hand to guide you. There is also a professional theatre venue with studio spaces and an in-house café. Students can even showcase their work in a public gallery. Best of all is the awesome roof terrace with fabulous views of the city below – this space too can be utilized to exhibit your talent!

Learning modules

  1. First year: Fashion elements: Design, construction and cut

  2. Second year:
    • Fashion architecture

    • Fashion reconstruction

    • Advanced millinery modules, with specialization in millinery or a broader fashion practice.

  3. Third year: Professional Profile module, which incorporate industry-focused work with practicals and live projects. There is a dissertation and r project at this stage.

Unique feature

One of the most unique features of the BA (Hons) Fashion programme is sharing a learning module with students from other programmes. These include those pursuing the arts and music degree programmes. This means that you get a hands-on opportunity to design costumes for those students' stage productions, thereby expanding your skills & showcasing your skills even more.

Programme fee and scholarship

The course fee for the programme is £14,500 per year. An amount of £1500 will be deducted from your 1st year's programme fees as part of the Science & Arts Scholarship for self-funding international students.

Get information about scholarships in our articles section

Eligibility requirements

As a student from India, you must have a good academic record and good scores in Std.X and Std.XII. Also, you should have IELTS 6 score, with no band less than 5.5 in English language (or equivalent English language).

You should have 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language, or its equivalent and will also appear for an interview. If you have work experience, mention this in your application form and bring along your portfolio of work while attending the interview.

Learn more about important entrance tests for studying abroad: List of 6 important international entrance exams and tests for studying abroad .

Specific academic qualification criteria:
  1. GCE advanced Levels: BCC, including grade B from an A Level art, design or media studies related subject.
  2. International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall, with 5 at Higher Level from an art, design or media studies related subject.
  3. BTEC Extended Diploma in an art, design or media related subject: Distinction, Merit, Merit.
  4. Access to Higher Education Diploma in an art, design or media related subject: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits at merit or above will be required.

Before applying, you can confirm if you meet the qualification criteria with the admissions officials at: Ph -01522 886097 / Email:

You can also check: detailed information on the course.

Selection process

You should be very creative and present your personal portfolio in a manner which conveys your own unique individual style in terms of fashion interests, your abilities to draw & design, your willingness to explore fresh ideas, etc. Those called for an interview are advised to bring along your sketchbooks & garments for reviewing by fashion tutors. During the interview, you are also welcome to put forth queries about the e programme. Further, you can contact the programme leader and make a request for a tour of the campus & facilities available for this programme.

Last date to submit application: 31st July, 2016

How to apply

Please read the instructions on how to submit your application at:

Contact information of University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
  1. For general enquiries:
    Telephone: +44 (0)1522 882000 // Minicom: +44 (0)1522 886055

  2. For applicant enquiries: UK Enquiries: +44 (0)1522 886644

  3. International Enquiries: +44 (0)1522 886040
    Enquiries form

For further queries related to admissions:

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