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Fashion Buying with Product Development (Hons)

De Montfort University

36 months
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14250 GBP/year
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Do you want to become a buying expert with specialist technical knowledge in the design and development of commercial and performance clothing? This Fashion Buying with Product Development (Hons) BA programme from De Montfort University will prepare you for a range of roles in the exciting and fast-paced fashion industry.

Overview

The fashion industry is constantly evolving and there is a growing need for buyers with a rounded knowledge of product realisation, as well as technical design and development expertise. This Fashion Buying with Product Development (Hons) BA programme from De Montfort University can equip you with the skills needed to continuously innovate and adapt to changes within this fast-moving sector. 

You’ll learn about the life cycle of a product from concept stage and market analysis, through to delivery to the shop floor. Develop your design aesthetic through practical skills, exploring pattern cutting, construction, fabric awareness, and creating your own commercial design work. Choose to enhance this and develop your technical ability with a focus on making 3D garments, or 3D computer-aided-design (CAD). You will have access to a suite of the latest software packages to progress your design skills and learn new applications. 

Make the most of opportunities to connect with our strong industry network to gain support in idea generation for new product developments. We’ll also offer you the opportunity to work on live projects with industry insiders and to hear from expert visiting lecturers.

Key features

  • Fashion Buying at DMU was named best in ‘Learning Experience and Long-term Value’ in 2019 by The Business of Fashion, the internationally renowned website that assesses the world’s top programmes.
  • Gain the fundamental skills needed to excel in the fashion industry and become a specialist in buying and product development with strong technical expertise.
  • Learn directly from fashion industry experts – work alongside them and discuss your own ideas.
  • Gain valuable knowledge of the research and development process, from market analysis, design, pattern cutting and manufacture, to assessing fit and garment success.
  • Learn about the latest technical advances affecting product development, and gain confidence with specifications, sourcing decisions and planning.
  • Choose to take a one-year industry placement within, or outside the UK. Students have experienced life at Tommy Hilfiger, O'Neill, Marks & Spencer, Next, George, Joules, G-Star Raw, River Island, The Global Brands Group, and at supply bases. Many have gone on to work for these international brands and suppliers.
  • Study in the award-winning Vijay Patel Building where our well-equipped design workshops and photography studios enable you to explore your design potential while making and testing products.

Graduate careers

Our graduates go on to work in a variety of areas within fashion buying. Recent employers include Pretty Little Thing, Next, Marks & Spencer, Piarossini, Boden, F&F Tesco and O'Neill.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Buying 
  • Textile Materials 
  • Fashion Communication 
  • Design Cultures
  • Second year
  • Textile/Garment Technology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Art and Design Foundation or
  • 112 points from at least 2 A ‘levels and including grade C in Art and Design or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DMM in an Art and Design related subject or
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points including Art and Design
  • Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.
Alternative qualifications include:
  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit in Art and Design and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade 4 or above

Other requirements:

  • Download and complete the international application form
  • A copy of your qualifications
  • A copy of your English language certificate
  • A personal statement of at least 500 words explaining why you want to study your chosen course at DMU and any additional information that will support your application
  • A copy of your passport
  • One reference

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU: £9,250 with the EU undergraduate transitional scholarship (T&Cs apply)

Living costs for Leicester

751 - 1426 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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