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Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements for the BA Fashion Design degree at Middlesex University?

Personal attributes required

We will consider all applications on their individual merit; successful applicants should demonstrate suitability, dedication and fitness for their chosen programme of study. As far as possible, students are invited to attend an interview and will be offered the opportunity to view the School and meet appropriate staff and students. Where prior qualifications are not available; applicants with appropriate experience will be assessed on the evidence of their commitment and the quality of their portfolio.


We accept applications from students with a wide range of qualifications and a combination of qualifications. Please refer to the table below for our typical offers for this course.

Typical offers  for this course:

A Levels minimum two, maximum three subjects



Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma minimum two, maximum three subjects



Access to HE Diploma

Overall pass: must include 45 credits at Level 3 , of which all 45 must be at Merit or higher

International Baccalaureate

28 points

  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience
  • Please check our general entry requirements page for other qualifications accepted by Middlesex University, including GCSEs
  • Middlesex University also welcomes applications from mature applicants. For further information please check our Undergraduate application page

If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Fashion Portfolio Foundation Certificate. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree. For more information see our Fashion Foundation Certificate page.

New UCAS Tariff:

The UCAS Tariff has changed for courses starting in September 2017. The points awarded to each qualification have been lowered in comparison to the previous UCAS Tariff. Our entry requirements are displayed as the grades you will require, however if you wish to find out the equivalent tariff points please use the UCAS calculator.


UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply for this course.

Academic credit for previous study or experience

If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three. For further information please visit our Transfer students page.

If you have relevant work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University qualification. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

International entry requirements

We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.

If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.

Visas and immigration

You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.

English language requirements for international students

You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components). Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted English tests and qualifications. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.

Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions

Entry onto this course requires an interview. You should allow two hours for the whole interview process as this includes a tour of the facilities. We use the interview to find out more about you, to better understand your aspirations and interests, and to explore why you want to study with us.

You should also bring a full portfolio to the interview. Portfolios for this course should include 10-20 pieces of work that represent your art and design skills and experience, together with your favourite sketchbook.

We've put together a short video to help you prepare your portfolio.

How to apply

Applications for this course are submitted through UCAS. Please visit our Undergraduate application page for further information.

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