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Course summary

Combine your interest in fashion with business management skills. This course focuses on the management of the entire fashion chain with our unique emphasis on fashion product – from design development and sourcing, to buying and merchandising, sales and marketing, and promotion to the consumer. With links to an impressive network of international fashion and textile organisations, you’ll learn about all the processes and elements of the fashion industry needed to inform and shape your future career in fashion management. You have the option of a year-long work placement in your Third Year, allowing you to gain invaluable industry experience and confidence. This course will provide you with the skills required for making business decisions combined with effective communication skills required in the global fashion industry. Key features

  • Gain a sound understanding of fibres, yarns, fabrics, product construction, planning, manufacturing and distribution of a consumer-focused range, with an understanding of commercial strategies.
  • Complete a year-long work placement, in the UK or abroad, gaining a certificate or diploma in professional practice.
  • Work on live projects with brands such as John Lewis, Next, Boden and ASOS.
  • Attend guest lectures with professionals from brands such as Boohoo, River Island, Urban Outfitters and #brillthings.
  • Opportunity to apply for a European or international exchange to places like the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Amsterdam Fashion Institute and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  • Go on optional study trips to places such as Tokyo, New York, Première Vision in Paris and Pitti Filati in Florence.
  • Exhibit your work at our Showcase, with the opportunity to take part in Graduate Fashion Week and the ASBCI National Dissertation and Innovation Awards. .
  • This course attracts students from around the world, offering you a dynamic experience reflective of the working environment.
  • NTU are ranked 13th in the UK for Fashion and Textiles. (The Guardian University Guide 2023).
Assessment Assessment is by coursework and an exam. You will be assessed at the end of each module and awarded a grade. Your final degree mark will be based 100% on your final year work. Employability Recent year-long Placements include ASOS, Wrangler and Kipling (Belgium), Next, Marks & Spencer, Boohoo, River Island, Nike, TKMaxx, Urban Outfitters, Stella McCartney and Ralph Lauren. Graduates from this course go into a range of fields, such as buying and merchandising, marketing and PR, e-commerce and supply chain management, global sourcing, product development, garment and fabric technology roles. Your space to create at NTU We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at to find out more. Our students’ work – ‘We Are Creatives’ Explore our online showcase ‘We Are Creatives’ - celebrating the work of the School of Art & Design students. You will find a sneak peak of some of our students’ work and gain a real insight into what it’s like to be part of the NTU creative community at


[Year One]

  • Fashion Industry (40 credit points, full year)
  • Product Development (60 credit points, full year)
  • Brand Me (20 credit points, full year)
[Year Two]
  • Buying, Merchandising and Product Management (40 credit points, first half of the year)
  • Global Sourcing and Sustainability (40 credit points, second half of the year)
  • Co Lab: Research, Exploration and Risk-taking (20 credit points, second half of the year)
  • Optional module. You will also choose one 20-credit module from:
he Art of the Video Interview Publishing: Experimental Formats Telling Stories Fashion Product Marketing Ethical Design Storyboarding Responding to the Visual World Motion Graphics [Year Three]
  • Optional Placement Year
The placement year will give you the chance to experience the commercial world first-hand. You can work with one or more companies in the UK or overseas. Many students say a placement year really boosts their confidence, and helps their final year studies and graduate employability. Some placements even lead to graduate job offers. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain an extra qualification – a certificate or diploma in professional practice. [Final Year]
  • Professional Development (20 credit points, full year)
- Fashion Business and Entrepreneurship (100 credit points, full year)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £17200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
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