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Course summary

Fashion Buying and Merchandising requires strong commercial and analytical foundations as the roles are key to the success of any fashion business. This course is designed to provide students with an appreciation of the fashion drivers needed to become a buyer and merchandiser in this complex, challenging retail world. The BSc (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising course provides students with a thorough understanding of all aspects of the global circular supply chain. This includes digital innovations, digital assets and virtual fashion, which are all key aspects of the future of the fashion industry. The breadth of knowledge gained from this course also includes product innovation, market analysis and business analytics with the essential skills needed to not only secure graduate employment or start a new business, but for career progression to more senior functions through the focus on business strategy and the management of people. Students who graduate from this programme will have the ability to experiment with fresh approaches and apply creativity and commercial acumen to future buying and merchandising roles. FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • A history of success - Previous students and graduates have won awards at external events such as Graduate Fashion Week.
  • Fantastic facilities – Make use of our Mac suites with industry-standard software, and our extensive fashion library - with our own dedicated fashion librarian.
  • Collaborative spirit – Work with students from across the Fashion Institute on inter-disciplinary projects, honing essential creative skills needed for the growing creative economy.
  • Manchester and beyond – Our network spans the globe, and includes placements, collaborations and live briefs from partner universities, workshops and design studios in China, India, Japan, Norway, Australia, France and beyond.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE grade C/4 in English Language or Level 2 Functional Skills English pass and GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics or Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics pass

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Fashion Buying and Merchandising at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS