MSc International Fashion Retailing (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) / Overview

Year of entry: 2023

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

Please only apply for one of the three Fashion MSc courses: MSc International Fashion Marketing, MSc International Fashion Retailing, or MSc International Fashion Retailing (Entrepreneurship and Innovation).  If you wish to transfer your application or offer we can review this throughout the cycle, although there is no guarantee that we will be able to change it. 

Please check the academic backgrounds and entry requirements for each course. As there is high demand for this course we operate a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year. For further details and for the application deadlines, please see the staged admissions section.

If you are made an offer, in order to confirm your place you will be required to make a deposit payment of £1,000 on or before the deadline date stated in your offer letter.

Please note, refunds are only given for a limited number of reasons, see our page on  Acceptance deposits  for more information.

Course options

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

Course overview

Dr Catherine Casson

Catherine’s research focuses on entrepreneurship in a long-run historical perspective, from the middle ages to the present day.

She collaborates with academics from the disciplines of economics and sustainable consumption to explore how entrepreneurs identify and seize business opportunities. Successful entrepreneurship, Catherine’s research has shown, can be combined with socially responsible and environmentally sustainable practices. Catherine is currently working on a collaborative project examining the history of repair, reuse and recycling of textiles. This shows that fast-fashion was a problem as early as 1200, with consumers sending items such as shoes to landfill when trends changed. However, there was also interest in the purchase of second-hand clothing, particularly as a more affordable alternative to new. Despite its environmental benefits, this faced resistance from government and manufacturers who feared it undermined new goods.

Dr Catherine Casson / Senior Lecturer in Enterprise, Masood Entrepreneurship Centre, AMBS
  • Specialise in fashion retailing and strengthen your strategic business skills for a career in a substantial, competitive sector.
  • Undertake an extensive research project and deepen your knowledge in an area of your interest.

Open days

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Fees

Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £11,500
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £25,000

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

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).

Scholarships/sponsorships

We offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and awards to outstanding UK and international students each year.

The University of Manchester is committed to widening participation in master's study, and allocates £300,000 in funding each year. Our  Manchester Master's Bursaries  are aimed at widening access to master's courses by removing barriers to postgraduate education for students from underrepresented groups.

For more information, see the Department of Materials  Fees and funding  page or visit the University of Manchester  funding for master's courses  website for more information.

Contact details

Department
Department of Materials
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
0161 543 4020
Email
Website
https://www.materials.manchester.ac.uk
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