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MSc International Fashion Retailing (Business Process Improvement) / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 Months. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

2.1 UK Honours degree or equivalent. 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 Accounting, Finance, Science and Engineering. All backgrounds must contain substantial management, marketing or social science content.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

To apply, please see  www.manchester.ac.uk/pgapplication If you have any questions or need any advice, please contact us.

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 6 weeks in which to accept. Any offers not accepted within 6 weeks will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate. 

Stage 1: Application received by 15.10.19; decision by 1.12.19

Stage 2: Application received by 15.12.19; decision by 1.2.20

Stage 3: Application received by 15.2.20; decision by 1.4.20

Stage 4: Application received by 15.4.20; decision by 1.6.20

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.

If you have not yet completed your undergraduate studies, please submit your latest transcripts with your online application, together with the other supporting documents, including a list of your final year units and your current average expressed as a percentage, verified by your current institution. We will not be able to assess your application without this information.

Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place must demonstrate that they have met all the conditions of their offer by 31st July 2020.

Course options

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

Course description

The programme aims to provide a fundamental understanding of the international fashion retail industry, with knowledge of international fashion retailing processes including innovation, retail marketing, fabric structures and international fashion retailing.

The programme will provide a range of intellectual, practical and transferable skills; experience of research; and a broad knowledge base of international fashion retailing.

When you have completed the courses you should have achieved:

  • A detailed understanding of International Fashion Retail.
  • Exposure to the current best practices.
  • Substantial interaction and involvement with experts in this field.
  • An MSc in International Fashion Retail.

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

Business Process Improvement units

  • Innovation Methods- including analysing effective fashion innovation methods
  • External Environment - including external opportunity analysis
  • Retail Marketing- including Fashion Retail Case study analysis

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

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits

As an alternative to our on-campus open day events, we're running a postgraduate virtual open week with popular open day talks and subject information sessions, from Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July 2020.

The Department of Materials will provide a subject specific overview of MSc Fashion at The University of Manchester. Events offered by the Department of Materials will take place on Tuesday 30th June 2020 at 11AM.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
    International students (per annum): £24,000

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.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

Department
Department of Materials
Contact name
Recruitment and Admissions Team
Telephone
0161 306 3559
Email
Website
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/materials
School/Faculty

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