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Global Fashion School Rankings 2017

De Montfort University

Leicester, United Kingdom

In the heart of England's midlands region, Leicester is home to two universities, including De Montfort. Alongside one of the world's first dedicated courses in lingerie and swimwear, the school offers bachelor degrees in womenswear, menswear and fashion knitwear, all taught in the campus' newly built Vijay Patel building. De Montfort has previously partnered with the British Fashion Council and brands like Burberry to provide students with industry experience and networking opportunities throughout their studies. Thanks in part to these initiatives, 91 percent of students surveyed believed they were prepared to enter the industry, with the school's career services also regarded highly. De Montfort scored impressively for resources and received 96 percent satisfaction rating for technical skills courses, which is one of the highest scores in our survey. However, marketing, business and sustainability scores were rated below average, and the university's placement in the rankings suffered due in part to the lack of global reputation among HR professionals. Overall, students were pleased with the quality of their peer group and teachers.


Undergraduate, Fashion Ranking 2017

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Courses Offered

BA (Hons) Fashion Design; BA (Hons) Fashion Textile Design; BA (Hons) Textile Design; BA (Hons)Contour Fashion; BA(Hons) Footwear Design; BA (Hons) Fashion Buying

Student & Alumni Comments

"Extremely hard course but well worth all the time and effort. Teachers on the Contour fashion course were all very supportive and helpful. "


"University is supplied with all the latest machinery allowing us to create anything imaginable. Tutors are always there to help and provide great advice and knowledge of the industry. University buildings are open long hours allowing us to work in the studio for as long as we want."


Full Undergraduate, Fashion Ranking

The Business of Fashion's global fashion school rankings aim to provide an objective assessment of the top undergraduate and graduate fashion programmes around the world.

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