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MSc International Fashion Retailing / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

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.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online  

As there is high demand for this course we operate a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year.  Due to the competition for places, we give preference to students with grades above our minimum entry requirements.   If we make you an offer, you will have 8 weeks in which to accept. Any offers not accepted within 8 weeks will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate. 

Stage 1: Application received by 1.11.17; decision by 15.12.17

Stage 2: Application received by 1.1.18; decision by 15.2.18

Stage 3: Application received by 1.3.18; decision by 15.4.18

Stage 4: Application received by 1.5.18; decision by 15.6.18

You need to ensure that you submit your supporting documents with your application as it may delay us processing your application before the decision deadline.

Whilst we aim to give you a decision on your application by the deadline date, in some instances due to the competition for places and the volume of applications received, it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next deadline date. If this is the case we will let you know after the deadline date.

Applications received after our final selection deadline will be considered at our discretion if places are still available.

Please note: All places are subject to availability and if you apply at one of the later stages, some courses may already be closed. We therefore recommend that you apply early in the cycle to secure your place with us.

We can accept your application before you complete your undergraduate studies; you need to submit your latest transcripts with your online application, together with the other supporting documents. You will also need to include a list of your final year units.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y N N N

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 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,500
    International students (per annum): £22,000

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.

Contact details

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

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