• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

This BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising from Manchester Metropolitan University has been delivered for fifteen years and will give you a thorough understanding of buying practice, finance, sourcing, product development and a knowledge of how fashion business operates in order to maximise profit and will help you to become a successful professional in a truly exciting field of work.

If you are business focused and have a keen interest in fashion, this course combines both; it will aim to develop your fashion awareness alongside your business acumen and you will be encouraged to be innovative and engage with business issues.

You will have the opportunity to benefit from real-world learning experiences during study trips both in the UK and internationally. Previously, students have travelled to Florence, Shanghai and Paris and have visited industry head offices, educational partners, studios, galleries and trade shows.

We also offer a full-time, four-year sandwich route option that provides the opportunity to spend your third year on an industry placement to enhance your employability.

Upon graduating, you will be able to pursue a career in a wide variety of sectors across the industry, with career opportunities available in buying, merchandising, product development, sourcing and supply chain management. 

Career

The BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising course has a worldwide reputation for producing industry ready, professional and highly capable fashion business experts.

Successful graduates have taken up roles within fashion trading retail head offices and importers, and often return to the company where they undertook their placement, working in areas such as fashion forecasting, buying, merchandising, product development and sourcing.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Range Building and Product Development
  • Introduction to Fashion Merchandising
  • Introduction to Fashion Buying
  • Professional Communication
  • Fashion Cultures

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

  • 112 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BBC) or acceptable alternatives e.g. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DMM)

Specific GCSE requirements

  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered

Non Tariffed Qualifications

  • Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points

International Baccalaureate points

  • 26 IB Diploma Points

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
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    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
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    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
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