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Our degree courses are open for Clearing. It's easy to apply - simply call one of our friendly advisors on 020 3040 3162 or complete the online application form below. Our phone lines are open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. We will talk you through the application process during the call and come back to you with a decision within 24 hours.  

  • BA (Hons) in Business Management for Fashion
  • BA (Hons) in Marketing & Communications for Fashion
  • BA (Hons) in Buying & Merchandising

Apply for Clearing


What is clearing?

Clearing is a UCAS process that starts every year from July until the end of August to advertise courses and degrees which still have spaces available. 130,000 students are placed each year through clearing.


Am I eligible for clearing?

You are eligible for clearing if you don't already hold an offer either because you have declined or you haven't met the entry criteria, or if this is your first application.


What is your clearing process?

  1. When you call us one of our advisors will explain the options available to you and they will complete an application form with you over the phone. Alternatively, submit your form online above.
  2. You will receive an offer (subject to conditions) within 1 working day of your phone call or sending the online form.  
  3. Your application form and the outcome will then be passed on to Falmouth University who are the awarding body for our degrees, it will take up to one working day for a response
  4. If you haven’t previously filled out a UCAS application, Falmouth will help you with this and explain what to do next


Why choose a degree with the FRA?

  • Two year fast track delivery
  • Three semesters instead of two to increase the pace of learning
  • Guaranteed head office work placement each year
  • Dedicated industry mentor

Our exclusive two year degree courses have been created by working with over 50 fashion retail companies to include the very latest skills, knowledge and insights to ensure you secure an industry role upon graduation.



You can find out everything you need to know about fees, funding and student loans here. You won't need to pay back your student loan until you earn £25,000+ per year.



The BA (Hons) in Business Management is designed for those with a keen interest in business. You will study various topics to cover all aspects of the fashion industry. You should be confident to lead and manage projects and people within the fashion industry, have strong analytical skills and an eye for detail. Topics covered will include, brand management, examining fashion brands and their strategies, retail management, business economics, data and analytics and professional strategies.



The BA (Hons) In Marketing and Communications is ideal if you are creative, have a visionary talent, are interested in the latest trends and can interpret them uniquely. You must have a good head for business and a good work ethic! During the course, you will study multiple facets of marketing and communications in depth, understanding best practice to ensure your success in a future marketing role within the fashion industry on graduation. Topics covered will include, brand management, marketing fundamentals, creative digital skills, visual communications, promotions, PR and communication, internalisation and globalisation, digital and social media.



The BA (Hons) in Buying and Merchandising requires strong commercial and analytical skills and in contemporary retail a deep understanding of the main factors effecting business operations and profitability. Alongside the commercial acumen needed for a successful career, you will also develop a range of creative skills to provide you with broad experience in this specialist subject area to ensure that you are work ready and your skills are future proofed.



The Fashion Retail Academy is based in the heart of London, a few minutes from Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Circus and Goodge Street tube stations. 

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These Fast Track degree courses have been exclusively developed in partnership with Falmouth University, which has been ranked gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the new classification of degree teaching standards. Gold is reserved for institutions where teaching, retention and graduate outcomes are consistently outstanding and are of the highest quality found in the UK. Falmouth University has a 115 year history at the leading edge of creativity and is now at the forefront of driving innovation and entrepreneurialism across the creative economy with its mission of “doing it for real”.



Following Government guidelines, we are currently putting various measures in place for the next academic year. Please be assured that we are committed to providing you with an excellent academic experience as safely as possible. Classes will still be beginning in September as normal, however the way in which these lessons will take place and how your studies will work will be different than originally expected. For the latest update on our plans, please click here