MSc International Fashion Retailing / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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Our exciting and innovative International Fashion Retailing master's course aims to equip the global fashion-retail managers of the future with skills in omni-channel retailing, technology and international business strategy. You will be joining a community of creative innovators who want to challenge their potential and make an impact on the fashion world.
The course will teach you how to be adaptive and will equip you with the managerial and subject know-how that will enable you to innovate and create original and attractive products and services for an increasingly competitive international market. You will explore the evolution of retail from traditional `bricks and mortar¿ stores through to the contemporary omni-channel strategy, and examine growth strategies and innovation in the global fashion and retail industry.
The wide range of industry-relevant themes provide you with the opportunity to learn from insider experience including gaining an in-depth understanding of the fashion consumer and fashion retail channels to market. You will develop critical skills such as strategic retail management processes that will support your future career in the contemporary international fashion business environment.
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.
The course aims to:
- Equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable graduates to take a leading role in the continued success of fashion businesses by addressing the challenges facing the fashion industry
- Provide in-depth understanding of fashion retail channels to market focusing on the evolution of retail from traditional 'bricks and mortar' stores through to the contemporary omni-channel strategy, focusing on growth strategies and innovation in the fashion and retail industry;
- Develop students' capacity for critical thinking and ability to present sound, well justified arguments and solutions to complex problems, recognising the interconnected nature of fashion business practice
- Enable students to explore new insights in areas such as sustainable development and strategic management of fashion businesses by drawing on the world-class research, teaching and practical experience of the Department of Materials, together with our excellent links to the industry,.
- Provide an intellectually challenging and stimulating learning environment, involving both independent and collaborative online learning activities
- Support employability in the fashion industry, with a strong focus on developing commercial awareness and a wider understanding of global citizenship.
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.
Coursework and assessment
We will assess your progress using:
- written reports
- oral presentations
- 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.
|Fashion Consumer Behaviour||MATS61411||20||Mandatory|
|International Fashion Retail||MATS61431||20||Mandatory|
|Contemporary Issues in Fashion and Textiles||MATS61452||20||Mandatory|
|Strategic Retail Management||MATS61462||20||Mandatory|
Additional fee information
If you are made an offer, in order to confirm your place you will be required to complete and return an acceptance form along with a deposit payment of £1,000 on or before the deadline date stated in your offer letter.
We ask for the deposit as competition for places is high and there is limited availability. The deposit amount is then deducted from your tuition fees when you register on the course.
Once we receive your payment, your place on the course will be confirmed.
The deposit is non-refundable, except in the following situations:
- You fail to meet the conditions of your offer
- You are refused a visa or entry clearance to enter the UK
- Your application for government funding has been unsuccessful
Evidence must be provided before a refund will be processed under any of the circumstances above.
If your offer specifies an English Language condition which you subsequently do not meet, the Admissions Team will require the official certificate of an English Language test taken after the date of the offer as evidence that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions. The English language test certificate provided with your application documents is not accepted as proof that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions as it will pre-date the offer.
If your offer specifies an academic condition, the Admissions Team will require official university documentation as evidence that you have not met the condition from the institution at which you studied.
Scholarships and bursaries
The Faculty of Science and Engineering is offering a number of scholarships to both UK and oversees students. For more information about these scholarships please visit our Manchester Alumni Scholarship Schemes page or the Fees and Funding page on the Department website for more information on other scholarships and awards available.