BSc Fashion Technology / Careers

Year of entry: 2023

Career opportunities

Fashion Business and Technology courses - employability event
Our graduates leave Manchester with the knowledge, specialist skills and professional attributes applicable for careers within this incredibly diverse and fast-evolving industry, including ethical sourcing, sustainability, brand and operations management, buying and merchandising, garment technology, marketing, technological innovation, and diversity and inclusion. We also prepare students for graduate scheme opportunities with employers from The Hut Group and Uniqlo to M&S.

The University of Manchester is one of the most targeted universities in the UK for top graduate employers. Graduate with a degree from us and you'll be in high demand, according to The Graduate Market in 2023 report - High Fliers Research .

Some of the roles our recent graduates have gone on to include:

  • Fashion Buyer
  • Retail Manager
  • Design Manager
  • Product Developer
  • Merchandiser
  • Supply Chain Specialist
  • Fashion Marketer
  • Garment Technician
  • Trend Forecasting
  • Data Analyst
  • Public Relations
  • Fashion blogger/journalist
  • Fashion Researcher

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for:

  • Urban Outfitters
  • Burberry
  • NBrown
  • Gymshark
  • Nike
  • WGSN
  • Uniqlo
  • JD Sports
  • Hugo Boss
  • Zalando
  • Stella McCartney
  • Boohoo plc
  • Matalan
  • Marks and Spencer
  • Oasis
  • Next
  • John Lewis
  • Paul Smith
  • ASOS
  • Pretty Little Things

Throughout your degree journey, we offer a diverse range of events and services that help our students develop their careers knowledge and professional skills.

Industry collaborations

Our Made in Manchester industry insights series allows students to engage with a range of fashion and related brands and organisations. Our network of industry specialists regularly meets with students to discuss graduate and placement opportunities.

Meet the professionals

We regularly hold alumni panel events where our graduates come and talk about their career experiences and progression. The events are a fantastic opportunity for our students to gain invaluable advice and insights into different roles within the fashion, apparel and related sectors, and provide an opportunity to connect with our alumni.

Placement support

We can help you find exciting placement and internship opportunities and support you through the application process. We'll also provide support during the industrial placement year as part of the accredited programme.

Careers Service

We are committed to helping you get the best start after graduation, that's why The University of Manchester's award-winning Careers Service will continue to support you two years after graduation. Department of Materials Blog

Explore more about our students' experiences, our alumni and where they are now, and our department in our blog .

Accrediting organisations

This course is accredited by The Textile Institute.

The Textile Institute is the professional body for people and organisations working in the textile, clothing and footwear associated industries worldwide. Accreditation of our courses by the Textile Institute provides our students with a further professional qualification. It also enables our courses to be validated against international benchmarks to demonstrate their applicability to industry and verify the important skills our students bring to their future working roles.