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Fashion Buying and Merchandising BSc (Hons)

Manchester Metropolitan University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The roles of buyers and merchandisers are key to the success of any fashion business. They are responsible for generating revenue through trading the product by assessing sales, customer demand, market trends, selecting, sourcing and managing product to maximise sales. The performance of these two roles is crucial to the success of the business. The BSc (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising course provides students with a thorough understanding of all aspects of the management of the product from concept to consumer, including the strategies needed to start a new business and improve business performance, helping students to succeed in a truly exciting field of work.The breadth of knowledge gained from this course also includes product innovation, market analysis and business analytics with the essential skills needed to not only secure graduate employment or start a new business, but for career progression to more senior functions through the focus on business strategy, supply chain and the management of people.Specialist knowledge in finance, sourcing, logistics and business strategy equips students with the necessary skills to understand the business of fashion, from operational understanding in the first year through to the strategic perspective of senior management in the final year. The final year facilitates students’ exploration of the potential future industry, changes and business strategies employed to maximise profit and to realise this through enterprise and/or research. Supported by a team that includes ex industry professionals, the Fashion Buying and Merchandising course continues to develop successful professionals in a truly exciting field of work.**FEATURES AND BENEFITS**- History of success - Previous students and graduates have won awards at external events such as Graduate Fashion Week. - Fantastic facilities – Make use of our Mac suites with industry-standard software, and our extensive fashion library - with our own dedicated fashion librarian. - Collaborative spirit – Work with students from across the Fashion Institute on inter-disciplinary projects, honing essential creative skills needed for the growing creative economy.- Manchester and beyond – Our network spans the globe, and includes placements, collaborations and live briefs from partner universities, workshops and design studios in China, India, Japan, Norway, Australia, France and beyond.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

16,500per year

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University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

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  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

Manchester Met welcomes a diverse international student population of over 2,700 students from more than 130 countries around the world.
International students receive arrival support with pre-departure webinars and welcome events to help settle into university life.
Proud to be the leading university provider of degree apprenticeships in the UK with more than 2,000 people trained from over 500 employers.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 85 21

    45th out of 92 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    157 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 200
    123 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%



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