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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.


    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

    Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 , of which all 45 must be Merit or higher

    International Baccalaureate

    28 points

    • GCSE English with a minimum of Grade C is required
    • 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
    • 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.

    Our entry requirements are displayed as grades. Please use the UCAS calculator to find out the equivalent tariff points.


    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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