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International Fashion Retailing MSc

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Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
12 months full time
Entry requirements

2.1 UK Honours degree or equivalent, or an approved combination of educational qualification and industrial experience.

Applications from candidates with academic backgrounds in Marketing, Management, and Arts and Social Science (combinations of English, History, Languages, Politics, Psychology) related disciplines (minor or major) are particularly welcomed.  Other academic backgrounds are also considered, including Fashion Management, Media, Culture and Society and other multi-disciplinary subjects.

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Course options

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Course description

The International Fashion Retailing masters course is an exciting and innovative course which aims to equip the global fashion-retail managers of the future with skills in e-business, technology and international business strategy. With two pathways to choose from - Fashion Consumer and Business Process Improvement - this course is suitable for students from most academic backgrounds and equips graduates with the necessary management skills vital for a career in the fast-paced world of international fashion retailing.

Managerial know-how:  The course will teach you how to be adaptive and to have the managerial and specific know-how to innovate and create attractive products for an increasingly competitive global environment. You will become competent in strategic problem-solving and supply-chain management, and develop your self-learning and time-management skills.

The Course:  The complete MSc course is made up of taught course units and a research dissertation project. The taught course units, assessed by a combination of coursework and examination, cover a wide range of industry-relevant subject areas:

Common units

  • International Fashion Retailing
  • Fabric Structures
  • Research Methods

Fashion Consumer units

  • Strategic Marketing
  • Fashion Consumer Behaviour
  • Contemporary Retailing

Business Process Improvement units

  • Innovation Methods
  • External Environment
  • Retail Marketing

Multichannel Marketing units

  • E-Fashion Retailing
  • Multi-channel Marketing
  • Contemporary Retailing

Your dissertation is a chance to apply what you have learned to a focused five-month research project. Your choice of topic will be determined in consultation with your personal tutor and will develop further skills that can be applied to the real world.

Open days

Our Open Days provide a great opportunity to take a look at the School, discover more about our courses and research, and find out what Manchester has to offer you. Please contact the School to find out when our next Open Day will be or to arrange a visit.

International students - if you are based overseas and can't make our Open Days, please visit the international section of our website to see if a member of our International Team will be visiting your country soon. 

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,000
    International students (per annum): £19,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

The University's postgraduate Scholarships Scheme is aimed at self-funding students from the UK/EU holding an offer of a place on a master's course beginning in September 2014. Students should have or expect to achieve a First Class or 2.1 honours degree and will also be required to meet additional criteria - please see http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/pss/ for further information about the scheme and full eligibility criteria. The closing date for applications is 2nd June 2014.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Materials
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 5777
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 306 4865
Email
Website
www.materials.manchester.ac.uk/
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