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BSc Fashion Buying and Merchandising / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2024

How to apply

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Lucie tells us why she chose to study Fashion at Manchester

Apply through UCAS .

Advice to applicants

Factors contributing to a successful application include:
  • past academic performance;
  • predicted academic performance;
  • enthusiasm for, and realistic grasp of, chosen degree programme;
  • evidence of interpersonal skills and non-academic interests/achievements.

Further guidance on how to apply.

Where you have mitigating circumstances these should be reported to your education provider and relevant exam board, we cannot make further allowances. We would normally require recent relevant study.  

Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss your particular circumstances.

How your application is considered

Applications are considered on the basis of the UCAS form. Strong examination results are the main factors in admitting students to our courses. We consider other information to ensure we admit students with the most outstanding potential.

This is assessed within a structured framework and includes prior and predicted grades. Your referee should give realistic grade predictions for all qualifications that you are currently studying at the top of their reference. If you attend a non-UK school or college that does not provide predicted grades your referee should explain this policy within their reference.

All applicants should be aware that information provided in the personal statement may be used as the basis for further assessment.

Further information and advice on writing your personal statement and the UCAS application process .

Skills, knowledge, abilities, interests

We are looking for a genuine enthusiasm for the subject in your personal statement.

Interview requirements

We will not be holding interviews for September 2024 entry. On-line and On-campus events will be held throughout the year for Offer Holders. Further details will be provided directly to applicants by the admissions team.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

We welcome applications from overseas applicants.  If you are not taking A Levels or International Baccalaureate, we may ask for a transcript of your academic qualifications so that we can give full consideration to your application

Deferrals

Applications for deferred entry are considered equally to other applications up to the point of confirmation. Deferred entry is granted at the discretion of admissions staff, and is normally granted for one year only and two years at the maximum in exceptional circumstances.

Some English Language test results, such as IELTS or TOEFL, are only valid for two years from the test date. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

We normally also guarantee a place in the current year should the applicant's gap year plans change, subject to availability of places.

Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications

If you have re-sat individual modules to improve your grades, we will consider your application according to the standard selection process. If you are planning to re-sit the final Year 13 examinations, or have already done so, the University will consider your application, but we may require further information in order to make an informed judgment on your application.

Policy for applicants who take their examinations in more than one sitting

We are happy to consider applicants who are taking their examinations in more than one sitting, provided they are taken over the standard two-year period.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry.  In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. 

We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course. If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through Clearing you are required to meet the Clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.