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Fashion Buying with Product Development 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

We’ve created this course in response to industry demand for graduates with technical expertise in the clothing industry. Join us and you’ll develop a sound knowledge of product realisation in our practical and theoretical sessions. You’ll learn about textile materials, production, garment ‘fitness for purpose’, the life cycle of a product from concept stage through to delivery to the shop floor, and key aspects of trading. We’ll also offer you the opportunity to work on live projects with industry insiders and to hear from expert visiting lecturers.If you’re aiming for a career in the fashion industry, we cover broad career options that include design, buying, merchandising, garment technology, product development, sourcing, and marketing. 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:*** Gain the fundamental skills you’ll need in the fashion and buying industry – with the option to specialise in product development, and to learn a language from year two.* Learn directly from fashion industry experts – work alongside them and discuss your own ideas.* Gain valuable knowledge of the research and development process, from market analysis, design, pattern cutting and manufacture, to assessing fit and garment success.* Learn about the latest technical advances affecting product development, and gain confidence with specifications, sourcing decisions and planning.* Choose to take a one-year industry placement within or outside the UK. Fashion Buying with Product Development students have experienced life at Tommy Hilfiger, O'Neill, Marks & Spencer, Next, George, Joules, G-Star Raw, River Island, The Global Brands Group, and at supply bases. Many have gone on to work for these international brands and suppliers.* 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).* Study in the award-winning Vijay Patel Building where our well-equipped design workshops and photography studios enable you to explore your design potential while making and testing products.* We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials and printing costs*.

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.

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

    27th out of 86 1

    32nd out of 84 2

  • Entry standards

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    122 54%

    59th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    12th

    6
  • 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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