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UCAS CODE: W245

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Course overview

  • The BSc nature of the course enables students to understand the science and technology behind the fabrics and garments they work with, ensuring that they can create, manage and market commercially viable knitted, woven and printed fabrics and garments worldwide.
  • Strong links with industry, including our annual Made in Manchester careers event promoting student placements and graduate opportunities from companies such as Next, ASOS and Tommy Hilfiger.

Teaching and learning

You will be taught by a variety of lecturers, many of whom conduct academic research in their specialist topic and have significant industry experience, which ensures our course content is up-to-date, and inspired by the latest discoveries of our research groups and the expertise of our staff.

You will have access to industrial scale sewing, weaving, knitting, dyeing and fabric printing equipment that will give you real insight into the links between the product development process, marketing and the external environment. Our facilities will also help you to develop sound technical knowledge and an understanding of all the processes involved in the manufacturing of fabrics and development of fashion products.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment is normally by a mixture of traditional written examination and course work which includes reports and practical projects. A final year project allows you to specialise in an area of your choice, for example focusing on developing a broader corporate strategy for a fashion business. Alternatively you could opt to take the Business Project, which allows you to start up a live company.

If you choose to take the four-year pathway with industrial experience, your year in industry is assessed through a written report, appraisal by the host organisation and an oral presentation contributing 10% towards your final mark.

Career opportunities

Graduates from our Fashion Business courses go into a wide range of industry roles as marketers, trend forecasters, buyers and merchandisers, to name a few. The BSc nature of the programme enables students to understand the science and technology behind the fabrics and garments they work with, ensuring that they can source, manage and market commercially viable knitted, woven and printed fabrics and garments worldwide.

You will enjoy a wide range of career opportunities as a Manchester graduate. Our graduate employment record has been outstanding for many years, and continues to be so, with numerous companies actively recruiting our graduates. Many of our graduates have gone on to take up leading positions in industry throughout the world. Our courses prepare you for a variety of careers. Graduates go into both the manufacturing and retail operations of the textile and clothing industry as garment and fabric technologists, quality control specialists, technical managers, designers, design managers, buyers, marketing managers, sales and production managers. Many enter careers in research and development, and a number follow careers unrelated to fashion, such as teaching, accountancy, advertising, finance and banking. Recent employers include: Arcadia, ASOS, Debenhams, Diageo, Gap, House of Fraser, IBM, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, Matalan, MediaCom, Mercedes, Next, Nike, Paul Smith, Shell and Speedo.

The opportunities we offer for industrial placement or vacation work experience give you the chance to focus your career choice and explore your options as well as gaining invaluable experience to carry forward to job applications when you finish your course.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    160 73%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    30th

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