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Fashion Buying with Merchandising BA (Hons)

UK

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What will I learn?

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:*** We are recognised as one of the country’s most sustainable fashion and textiles schools (Green Gown Awards, 2021) and one of the best fashion schools in the world for 2022 (CEOWORLD, 2022). * 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.**If you are interested in advanced entry into Year 3 of this course, please visit the DMU website for the course details:** https://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/pre-edu-2030/fashion-buying-with-merchandising-ba-degree/fashion-buying-with-merchandising-ba-degree.aspx

Which department am I in?

Arts, Design and Humanities

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,250.00 (US$ 18,761) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

24 September 2023

Venue

Leicester Campus

The Gateway,

Leicester,

Leicestershire,

LE1 9BH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have one of the following: ACT composite score of 23 or above; SAT1 (Post 2016) Minimum of 550 (R+W) plus 550 (Maths) = 1100/1600, plus. Advanced Placement, 2 subjects from group A with grade 3 or above or SAT2 - 2 subject tests with a minimum score of 500 in each =1000. IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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