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MSc International Fashion Retailing / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

Course description

The International Fashion Retailing master's course is exciting and innovative and aims to equip the global fashion-retail managers of the future with skills in e-business, technology and international business strategy. 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.

You can choose to specialise in one of three pathways:

  • Fashion Consumer
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Multi-Channel Marketing

This master's covers a wide range of industry-relevant themes including contemporary retailing, retail marketing, e-fashion retailing and multi-channel marketing.

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.

Teaching and learning

The course is delivered through a mix of lecturing, blended small and small group tutorials.

We use a range of teaching and learning methods, including tutorials, workshops, seminars and research projects. These are supported by an e-learning infrastructure that includes on-line feedback, lecture and lab podcasting and close academic supervision.

Find out more by visiting the  postgraduate teaching and learning  page.

Coursework and assessment

We will assess your progress using:

  • written reports
  • oral presentations
  • examinations
  • dissertation project

Course unit list

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Contemporary Retailing MATS60252 15 Mandatory
Dissertation (IFR & IFM) MATS65550 90 Mandatory
Research Methods MATS67101 15 Mandatory
International Fashion Retailing MATS67112 15 Mandatory
Fashion Consumer Behaviour MATS67122 15 Mandatory
Strategic Marketing MATS67151 15 Mandatory

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