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Fashion Merchandise Management (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The Fashion Merchandise Management (Honours) degree at the University of Westminster was designed to directly meet the needs of the retail industry and was developed with extensive input from the fashion and retail sectors.


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.

Career Path 

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fashion Marketing
  • Introduction to the Fashion Merchandise Industry
  • London Fashion
  • The Role of Buyers and Merchandisers in the Fashion Industry
  • Study Skills for Fashion Merchandise Management
  • Fashion Trends
  • Preparing for Work in Merchandising 
  • Commercial Skills
  • Fashion Consumer Behaviour
  • Fashion Branding
  • Fashion Entrepreneurship
  • Global Fashion Sourcing

English Language Requirements

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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements


  • A Levels - BBC
  • International Baccalaureate - 28 points (minimum)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma - DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction. GCSE minimum grade 4 (grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.


  • International Baccalaureate - 28 points (minimum)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
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