Contour Fashion

Combining heritage, innovation, and technical excellence this course is regarded by industry professionals and experts making it one of the world’s best intimate apparel design degrees.

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Key Facts

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Degree

BA (Hons) Contour Fashion

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 years degree

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Pathways Available

International Year Zero | International Foundation Certificate

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Start Dates

September

Degree Overview

The course has unparalleled links with the UK and global intimate apparel industry, helping and providing you with incredible opportunities to work with national and international companies on a wide variety of live projects, work placements, competitions, and awards.
With several specialisms: lingerie, athleisure, swimwear, loungewear, nightwear, corsetry, or menswear you will be introduced to a range of topics that will develop specialist skills. These include skills in conceptual design and application, pattern cutting, grading, fit methodologies, technical excellence and manufacturing, and presentation formats to equip you for industry roles in the UK and worldwide. In the final year, you will have the opportunity to choose to specialise in either an aesthetic or a technical route.
The industry-led curriculum trains you to innovate and adapt to changes within this dynamic sector. You will develop skills in athleisure products – now in high demand following the global shift to remote working which has led to a growth in comfort-inspired, fashion-driven work attire.

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Important

You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

The course has an excellent global reputation with industry experts in the intimate apparel industry, with recent graduates employed by ASOS, Gymshark, Agent Provocateur, Triumph, H&M, Clover International, Heidi Klein, and Nichole de Carle.

This course has 97% employment rate

Your Pathways

The International Foundation Certificate (IFC) is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IFC is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IFC,  you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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International Student Fees

You can find the applicable international student course fee for your chosen pathway study route listed below.

Study Route Tuition Fees (2024-25)
International Foundation Certificate From £16,195
International Year Zero (IYZ) From £13,700.00
International Year One (IY1) From £16,195
International Second Year From £16,195
Pre-Master’s (PM) From £10,600.00
Please note: There is an additional administration fee payable to Oxford International. Stated fees do not include tuition applicable for your degree course continued at De Montfort University

Scholarships at DMUIC

Oxford International offers a number of scholarship opportunities for students applying for an academic course under the Core Scholarship. The scholarships are targeted at different regions around the world, awards range from partial contribution towards tuition fees to awards covering part or full pathway course fees at the international college.

Please note you’ll have to apply for the Core Scholarship and only a selection of students will be awarded.  For more information on the scholarships we offer to international students please contact us.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sports, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

De Montfort University is one of the top universities in Leicester and is ranked 5 Stars in QS World University Rankings 2024.