12 months
23610 GBP/year
11550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The Graduate Diploma in Fashion at the University of the Arts London (UAL) is a one-year programme for fashion graduates, specialising in Womenswear or Menswear, you will leave the course with a portfolio and realised design work to support future study or entry into employment.


Course overview

The Graduate Diploma in Fashion at University of the Arts London (UAL)  is structured to support designers, equipping them to work in the international market. The course offers fashion graduates, or those from closely related disciplines, the opportunity to take a fresh look at their work. You will specialise in Womenswear or Menswear, with opportunities to explore other specialisms such as knit or print. 

The course will support your creative development with design, technical and professional skills. Studies on the course are project-based, allowing you to experiment and redefine yourself in a creative environment. Through its tutorial structure, the course emphasises breadth and depth of research and an innovative approach to design. The curriculum will also introduce you to visual communication approaches, the articulation of design ideas and the development of presentation skills. You will graduate with a portfolio and realised design work which will support your progression into postgraduate study or entry into employment in the fashion industry. 

During your studies, you will be guided by current practitioners in the field of fashion. This will allow you to benefit from the learning and teaching methods which have produced some of the world’s leading fashion design professionals. Graduates from the course go on to work across a wide range of careers in fashion. Many graduates also go on to postgraduate study, including Master’s degrees in Fashion and Fashion Communication at Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion, Goldsmiths, Parsons School of Design and Polimoda.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Unit 1: Diagnostic: Research and Creative Development 

You will be expected to present your work for presentation and critique. You will work on a number of projects, allowing the course team to assess your practice and support your development. You will also be introduced to London as a fashion and cultural capital and a resource for research. 

  • Unit 2: Final Project and Portfolio: Development and Resolution 

In this unit, you will define the rationale for your final design project. You will use the skills and knowledge developed in Unit 1 to realise design work which is targeted at a specific market. The major part of this period is given over to completion of the final project which defines what you have gained from the course. This comprises realised creative work, together with a portfolio of design work. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadline has passed. However, this course will remain open until places have been filled. We recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Entry requirements

  •  An honours degree  in a relevant discipline such as fashion, fashion textiles, accessory design, or jewellery design
  • An equivalent EU / international qualification.
Personal Statement

Your personal statement should give us information about yourself and why you want to join the course (write between 300-500 words):

  • What are you doing at the moment educationally, professionally, personally?
  • Why do you wish to study on this course?
  • What is your relevant experience?
  • Do you have any relevant skills?
  • Why do you think you are a suitable candidate for acceptance?

Tuition Fee

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    23610 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23610 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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