Companies support the Fashion Merchandise Management (Honours) degree at the University of Westminster through guest lectures and student placements, as well as working with the students on industry-related projects. We run an annual networking event where students can talk to representatives from a cross-section of retailers, and our lecturers have all had successful careers in retailing and understand fully the importance of the role of merchandisers within the industry.
The aim is to develop graduates with strong commercial skills, an excellent understanding of the sector, outstanding communication skills and who are real team players. While being numerate is an essential skill, the focus is much more on analytical ability, and merchandising is a great career choice for commercially minded students with a passion for fashion. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.
The course fosters new thinking, new ideas and new possibilities. The teaching is delivered by a team of core staff, all with substantial industry experience, along with additional expertise from practitioners in specific fields. We have an extensive network of industry professionals who support relevant modules throughout the four years of the course.
Graduates from the course work as merchandisers and senior merchandisers with major High Street brands. They work within the sourcing and supply chain functions and are building careers with major suppliers.
Some have set up their own businesses and are enjoying developing their own businesses in the sector. They may be working ensuring social compliance and maintaining and improving the ethical standards of the industry.
Some of our former students work in PR and Marketing. We have alumni in retail companies including Harrods, Fenwick, Selfridges, Arcadia, Next, River Island, ASOS, Jack Wills and many, many more.
Graduates are employed in one of the biggest employment sectors in the UK and building the experience and networks that they need for success.
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