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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 the Industry demands to ensure you secure a job role upon graduation.

FRA degrees with a difference include highly practical, industry focused content, an accelerated two year study programme and unrivalled industry involvement ranging from masterclasses to live practical projects, mentoring and exclusive work placements.  You can still benefit from a student finance loan, but will finish your degree in two thirds of the time and at two thirds of the cost.


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.


The BA (Hons) In Marketing & 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.


The BA (Hons) in Buying & 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 & Merchandising.


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 independent accommodation providers, any agreement with property providers is direct and not endorsed by the FRA.

LHA London Properties

Independent organisation offering student accommodation in Bowden Court, Notting Hill. A mix of single rooms from £103 per week and double rooms £289 per week/£60.50 per night. Options to book for one night, with prices ranging from £46-£49. Call 020 7834 1545 quoting Fashion Retail Academy to benefit from our discounted rates.

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

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


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:



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. We also created these degrees in collaboration with fashion retail employers, to ensure that all of our content is as relevant and accurate as possible.

The course will be delivered wholly at the FRA in London and the degree will be awarded by Falmouth University, as such you will be awarded a degree from a top UK University.

All applications are processed through UCAS, which are now in extra click here to apply.

You will need to register, provide a personal statement (up to 4,000 characters) and one reference. If you are worried about your personal statement or need guidance, UCAS have put together a tool to help you write it, click here to get started. Alternatively, UCAS also have video tutorials and further guidance here.

A single application is £13 and multiple applications are £24. You can find out more details on how to apply here.
If you would like more information please email

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