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Fashion Buying with Merchandising BA (Hons)

De Montfort University

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UCAS CODE: W23A

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-22

  • 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 will nurture your professional practice through personal development planning, as well as guided research and critical reasoning. We place strong emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility, ensuring that you will graduate with the tools to drive innovation at all stages of the buying process. The fashion industry is evolving with the shift in fashion retailing from high street to commerce. We work alongside industry professionals to put your learning into context and will equip you with the skills and adaptability to take on the challenges of our rapidly changing industry.**Key features:*** 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. * 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.* 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.* Take part in our international experience programme, DMU Global. Students have benefited from trips to Porto, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and New York, meeting key influencers at top fashion brands.* 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

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,250per year

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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

    101st

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    60th out of 92 28

  • Entry standards

    / Max 200
    100 52%

    75th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    43rd

    30
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    35th

    1

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