BSc Fashion Buying and Merchandising / Overview
Year of entry: 2021
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- Degree awarded
- Bachelor of Science (Honours)
- 3 years or 4 years
- Typical A-level offer
Grades AAB in three academic subjects
- Typical contextual A-level offer
Grades ABB in three academic subjectsFind out more about contextual admissions.
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
35 overall with 6,6,5 in three subjects at Higher level.
Changes to International Baccalaureate Diploma Mathematics Courses from September 2019, first examination 2021. We are aware of the planned changes to the IB Mathematics curriculum. IB students will be able to choose from: Mathematics: analysis and approaches and Mathematics: applications and interpretation from September 2019.
For this programme of study we will accept either Mathematics: analysis and approaches or Mathematics: applications and interpretation at SL or HL.
- Number of places/applicants
1400 applications for 250 places across all first year courses
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS .
Fashion buying requires a strong commercial and analytical foundation. The course is designed to provide you with an 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 course offers a unique understanding as to the technical performance and construction of the garments. The course 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 course would be ideally equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for a fashion buying or mechanising role.
Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2021 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £25,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.
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).
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