Foundation Pathway in Fashion and Footwear

Study fashion in the shoe-making capital of the world (Guy West, International Shoe Designer)
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 Degree - University of Northampton Stage 3: Second Year Degree - University of Northampton Stage 4: Third Year Degree - University of Northampton








Stage 1: Two semesters


Stage 1: 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
Approach to Design
Portfolio Development

Fashion Footwear degree pathways

Module details subject to change

*Please note we also have a pathway to BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing. Click here to view the modules.


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