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Fashion Buying with Merchandising BA (Hons)

De Montfort University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Learn about the diverse roles and responsibilities of a fashion buyer and merchandiser, and explore the associated roles that are key within the modern fashion industry. You’ll develop in-depth knowledge of the buying cycle and the critical path, and key activities around trading the range, reacting to sales and managing sales promotions. The merchandising pathway focuses on the numbers behind buying a fashion range, its selection process and strategic stock management. We place a strong emphasis on nurturing your professional practice through personal development planning. This encourages you to reflect on your progress and achievements and identify areas you wish to develop and improve, as well as guided research and critical reasoning and we’ll make sure your Excel skills are fit for purpose in your chosen industry. We are delighted DMU is ranked in the Top 10 for Fashion and Textiles in the UK, according to The Guardian University Guide 2020 and DMU was named best in learning experience in 2019 by The Business of Fashion, the internationally renowned website which assesses the world’s top programmes. **Key features:*** Learn what you’ll need – including communication and an understanding of fashion business – for a career in today’s fashion and buying industries.* Draw upon the expertise of fashion industry insiders to build your knowledge and ready yourself for a career in merchandising, or a related role.* 100% of our Fashion Buying graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17).* Understand the figures in fashion finance – the budgets, trading forecasts, effective sales analysis and planning.* Develop industry-recognised merchandising expertise through an understanding of range building, sales forecasting, critical path management and presentation skills.* Year one explores the business of fashion, followed by the opportunity to specialise in merchandising during years two and three.* Take up a one-year placement opportunity within or outside the UK. Our students have experienced life at Tommy Hilfiger, O'Neill, Next, Marks & Spencer, Reiss, George, Selfridges, River Island, Joules, G-Star, Mamas & Papas, and at several supply bases. Many go on to work for these big brands, or are now running their own successful businesses.* Utilise an award-winning design space – the Vijay Patel Building – containing specialist facilities to foster fresh ideas and creativity.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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UCAS Points : 112

from at least 2 A Levels- Art and Design Foundation accepted- Applicants should also have a satisfactory portfolioFive GCSEs A* - C including English Language or Literature and Maths

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University information

De Montfort University

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Enthusiastic, dedicated lecturers who have excelled in achieving National Teaching Fellowship awards.
A fully transformed campus based in the heart of the welcoming and multicultural city of Leicester, renowned for its diversity and culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 84 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 200
    105 51%

    67th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    34th

    6

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