This one-year Fashion Management (Level 6 Top Up) (Hons) course from De Montfort University prepares students to study contemporary issues in a range of fashion management-related subjects, where you will learn the key skills needed to pursue a career in this dynamic and exciting industry.
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Are you a student of Fashion or Business at HND level? Would you like to study for a degree in Fashion Management in one year and be taught by industry experts in world-class facilities?  If so, the Fashion Management (Level 6 Top Up) (Hons) course from De Montfort University is for you!

The focus of the programme is on fashion business and management, and you will learn about fashion buying, marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship to equip you with a thorough understanding of the product development management process from product conception to point of sale. The curriculum concludes with an individual industry-focused major research project, with the flexibility to tailor your project towards either Marketing, Management, Buying or Trend in order to pursue your own area of interest. 

This top up programme is intended as an option for level 5 students who have completed education to an HND (level 5) in the UK or hold an international equivalent qualification in an Art & Design or Business subject, wishing to gain a BA (Honours) qualification in Fashion Management in one year. Completing this programme will give you the chance to progress to the Fashion Management with Marketing MA at DMU, gaining two degrees in two years.

Key features

  • Gain an honours degree in Fashion Management in one year then go onto study Fashion Management with Marketing MA
  • Understand the key elements of fashion business and management including product innovation, intellectual property law, business planning and entrepreneurship.
  • Learn about the global buying cycle and the current ethical and environmental issues relating to fashion sourcing and manufacturing.
  • Explore contemporary issues within the global fashion market place including consumer behaviour, segmentation, online and off-line fashion promotion.
  • Develop key buying skills such as range planning, range building, negotiation and range analysis to produce a profitable and commercial fashion range.
  • Recent graduates have had successful careers at global retailers such as Urban Outfitters, O’Neill, Next, Marks & Spencer, River Island, and Selfridges.
  • Gain meaningful international experience through our DMU Global programme. Previous field trips have taken students to Antwerp, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and New York.
  • The award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking, where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Buying Management
  • Fashion Business
  • Research Project

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Year two (Level 5) of a Fashion, Textiles or Business - related degree course; or
  • HND course in Fashion, Textiles or Business; or
  • Foundation degree in a related Fashion or Textiles discipline
  • We welcome applications from Mature students with non-standard qualifications, providing they have relevant experience to complement their qualifications

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
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  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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