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BSc Fashion Buying and Merchandising / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Duration
3 years or 4 years
Typical A-level offer
Grades AAB in three academic subjects excluding General Studies
Typical International Baccalaureate offer
35 overall with 6,6,5 in three subjects at Higher level.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

1400 applications for 250 places across all first year courses (2015 entry)

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .
Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
6G49
UCAS institution code
M20

Course description

Fashion buying requires a strong commercial and analytical foundation. The course is designed to provide students with and appreciation of the creative fashion drivers needed to be a successful fashion buyer, such as the ability to pick out and identify trends, as well as a solid understanding of the business acumen required for the products they buy to be a commercial success. The strong textile science underpinning of the programme will offer students a unique understanding as to the technical performance and construction of the garments. The programme also provides an emphasis on the numerical and data analysis, skills and knowledge essential to fashion buying. The role of the fashion buyer in a multi-functional team within the business is also emphasised, for example the way in which the buyer interacts with marketers to understand consumer demand, as well as merchandisers to facilitate the flow of stock in the most profitable way. The changing nature of the supply chain, in terms of the speed to market and continual buying cycles is introduced, including fast fashion and seasonal buying strategies. Students who graduate from this programme would be ideally equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for a fashion buying or mechanising role.   

Read our Fashion Business brochure.

Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2018 will be £9,250. Future inflationary increases may also be applied to each subsequent year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £22,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Entrance Awards are available for students who have 6 Grade A's at GCSE and achieve A Level grades A*A*A* (or equivalent)

Contact details

Academic department
School of Materials
Contact name
Tracy Bate
Telephone
0161 3064360
Email
Website
http://www.materials.manchester.ac.uk/
Academic department overview
See: About Us

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