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

How do I apply?

To apply for one of our fast track fashion degrees call 0203 040 3162 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm) with your qualifications or predicted grades to hand.

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 can apply through clearing if you do not meet your existing offer entry requirements and the Universities you have chosen won't accept you with your lower grades.  You can also apply through clearing if you are not already holding an offer.

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 for you whilst interviewing you over the phone.
  2. Your application form and the outcome of your interview will then be passed on to Falmouth University who are the awarding body for our degrees.
  3. Falmouth will contact you with a decision within 2-3 hours and if you are successful they explain the next steps to you to receive a formal offer.
  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?

  • Entry from 104 UCAS points
  • 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
  • Interview or assessment on successful graduation*

*Subject to meeting the expected levels of attendance in accordance with FRA’s Attendance Monitoring Policy.

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.

BA (HONS) IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT FOR FASHION

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.

Find out more about why you should choose a degree with the FRA here.

BA (HONS) IN MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS FOR FASHION

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.

If you're not sure whether a career in marketing is right for you, click here to find out.

BA (HONS) IN BUYING & MERCHANDISING FOR FASHION

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.

Find out more about Buying and Merchandising, the difference between them and career options by reading our Complete Guide to Buying and Merchandising.

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

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. 

Below is a list of accommodation providers:

Urbanest

Independent organisation providing accommodation to students in London. We have dedicated rooms (in mixed university accommodation) for FRA students located at Kings Cross, starting from £299. To enquire call: 020 7042 7890 or email: FRAaccommodation@urbanest.co.uk

Chapter Living

Private provider with nine accommodation sites located within zones 1 & 2 and in close proximity to major London universities

Unite Student Housing

Independent organisation offering studio rooms and flat shares for up to 5 people less than 25 minute walk away from the FRA

IQ Student Accommodation

A private provider offering seven  accommodation sites in central, east and north London

Student.com

Independent marketplace, who specialise in helping international students find accommodation

My Student Halls

Aggregated search engine to help you look for and compare potential student accommodation

THE FASHION RETAIL ACADEMY (FRA) AND FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP

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 drivin innovation and entrepreneurialism across the creative economy with its mission of “doing it for real”.