Foundation Pathway in Fashion and Footwear

For those interested in working in the fascinating fashion industry, the University of Northampton offers more than just a qualification. Their unique links to the footwear and leather industry, teamed with bespoke facilities and exceptional work experience opportunities make it the place to kick-start your fashion career.
As a location, Northampton is world-famous for footwear and has a long and prosperous heritage of shoemaking. It is home to some of the most elite, internationally renowned footwear brands including Church’s and Dr Marten’s. Northampton also has well-established links with the leather industry, being the only university in the UK with a teaching tannery on campus. The University’s expertise in leather and footwear means you will learn skills from some of the best designers in the business and experience the industry from ‘Hide to High Street’, positioning you as a unique and highly employable fashion graduate.


Year Stage 1: University Foundation - UNIC Stage 2: First Year of a Degree - UNIC Stage 3: Second Year Degree - Northampton Business School Stage 4: Third Year Degree - Northampton Business School








Two semesters


September, January

Stage 1: University Foundation

Modules - Please click on each module for more information

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • Business Studies
  • Mass Communication
  • Practical Study Skills
  • Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Approach to Design
  • Portfolio Development

Fashion Footwear degree pathways

Degree pathway subject to confirmation and approval

Module details subject to change

*Please note the BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing follows the modules on the Business and Entrepreneurship pathway. Click here.


**fees quoted are for current academic year and are subject to increase in subsequent years