Heriot Watt University Fashion

Heriot Watt University Fashion


The Fashion programme explores the creative process of fashion design from initial research through to collection creation and production. This pathway explores the range of market sectors from fast fashion through the high street to ready to wear both within the UK and relevant to a global context. Applicants will develop a personal fashion handwriting and a broad understanding of the worldwide fashion industry. The personal handwriting will be developed by internal and relevant external projects, which will both embed skills and allow personal creative fashion statements appropriate to the chosen market. For more details about the student experience of Fashion visit the School pages.

This programme is taught at our Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels.

Heriot Watt University Fashion


Work and study

This is what our BA (Hons) Fashion students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 84% are working
  • 5% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 70% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.


These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Design occupations
  • Managers, directors and senior officials
  • Sales occupations
  • Protective service occupations
  • Administrative occupations
  • Caring personal services

Heriot Watt University Fashion

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers ABBB including English
  • A-Levels BBB including English at a minimum of GCSE
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points

Year 2

  • HNC A in graded unit. Entry into Level 2 may be available for applicants who have completed an appropriate HNC/HND/BTEC (dependent upon places available).

Year 3

  • HND A in graded unit. Entry into Level 3 may be available for applicants who have completed an appropriate HND/BTEC (dependent upon places available).

Additional information

  • Portfolio Requirement: Once you have applied to UCAS you will be required to send us your portfolio. Portfolio submission is a prerequisite and will demonstrate an individual interest in fashion communication. This can be communicated through any media including traditional, observed and expressive drawing, painting, photography and digital media. Our portfolio requirements are explained in the Guidelines to Applicants for Portfolio Programmes.

Heriot Watt University Fashion

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2017 entry (by residency status)
Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternational
FeePaid by SAAS£9,250£13,770

* Your residency ‘status’ is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.