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Design Management for Fashion Retailing (3 Years) [BSc]

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UCAS course code
UCAS institution code
Degree awarded
3 or 4 years.
Number of places/applicants
 We receive a large number of applications for a limited number of places on this course so you are advised to submit your application as early as possible through UCAS.
Typical A-level offer
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

35 points overall with 6,6,5 in three Higher Level subjects

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course description

With design now playing an increasingly important part in the lifestyles of consumers, there is a growing demand within retailing organisations for professionals who can combine an awareness of design and fashion with the necessary retail and management skills. To meet this demand, the Design Management for Fashion Retailing degree course was created to provide a broad education in the theory, practice and application of design management within the retail environment. This multi-disciplinary programme allows creative individuals to develop expertise in ICT and CAD alongside a sound knowledge base in retailing, design communication, fashion management, buyer behaviour, product performance, trend forecasting and supply chain management. The programme is taught via studio-based projects, tutorials and lectures with problem-based learning forming an important element throughout the programme. Creative computer-based design projects are an integral part of every year and a major design/retail research project is undertaken in the final year. 

Lectures and tutorials are led bt staff who are all experts in their field with a deep knowledge of the subjects they teach. 87% of our students agree staff are good at explaining things to them.

Our staff are passionate about their subject. 80% of our students report that staff are enthusiastic about what they teach.

Our courses are constantly revised with inputs from both students and industry to cover the latest developments and deliver learning in the most effective way. 82% of our students agree that the time they spend in teaching activities is used efficiently.

Students on our courses have access to library and computer facilities that are dedicated to supporting their learning. 90% of our students agree that IT resources are easy to access and meet their needs.


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2014 will be approximately £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £18,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate fees pages.


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School of Materials

Contact details

Academic department
School of Materials
Contact name
Tracy Bate
+44 (0)161 306 4360
+44 (0)161 306 4153
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