London South Bank University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Fashion Buying and Merchandising

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Course summary

This course aims to prepare the students for a successful career within Buying and Merchandising. This innovative course has been designed by leading experts to establish a foothold into this global industry. This course will give you an extensive overview of fashion buying, product development, sustainability, innovation and finance, as well as a thorough understanding of how a fashion business operates. In this digital world you will establish key business skills which will enable you to become an entrepreneur and gain highly sought after entrepreneurial skills. You will also be involved in live briefs which will enable you to work directly on real business issues. You will have the opportunity to study aboard for one semester. We have close relationships with universities in Australia, Canada, New York and Copenhagen with fantastic courses in fashion, sustainability, marketing and product development. Additionally, you will benefit from world learning experiences within the UK and internationally. This includes industry head offices, trade shows and galleries.

Course details


Year 1 Introduction to buying and merchandising, Fashion marketing and management, Fashion supply chain and sustainability, Global fashion brands platforms, Fashion promotion in context, Brands, branding and social media, Year 2 Fashion product, International retail communications, Fashion events and promotion, Fashion, retail and consumer trends, Creative industries, International live brief, Year 3 (optional placement year), Year 4 Creative research project, Enterprising futures, Fashion retail, Future fashion, Major project portfolio,

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

IELTS 6.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 80 ( the minimum score required in each skills areas are: Reading 18, Listening 17, Writing 17, Speaking 20) or Pearson Test of English Academic 52 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 51)

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Fashion Buying and Merchandising at London South Bank University - UCAS