Course overview

  • Starts: Sept 2022
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Mode: Full time
  • UCAS code: 560N
  • Fees: UK: £9,250 / INT: £16,500

Ideal for: budding fashion buyers who wish to predict trends, plan a range and master consumer intent 

Set the trend.

Study for a degree in fashion buying and brand management and learn to forecast fashion trends, interpret consumer behaviour, appreciate the importance of sustainability and build an understanding of the current global fashion market. This fashion management degree has achieved a 96% student satisfaction rate*

*Source: *National Student Survey (NSS), 2020

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Showcase of our students work

Undergraduate work on the Fashion Buying and Brand Management course

Work by student Jainelley Portocarrero Torres

Third year student Jainelly Portocarrero-Torres upcycling service. Re-up is an Eco-friendly brand with a mission to conserve the planet by reducing the number of clothing items going to waste.

Jainelly graduated in 2018 and has started her career as a Merchandising Assistant at Burberry.

Sundy Skin by student Thomas Matthews

Sundy Skin by student Thomas Matthews

Undergraduate work on the Fashion Buying and Brand Management course

Work by student Alisha Storchak

Fashion Buying and Brand management student GFF award

Fashion Buying and Brand management student GFF award

BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Brand Management 2021

BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Brand Management 2021

Fashion Buying and Brand management student GFF award

Example of student's work

Fashion Buying and Brand management student GFF award

Example of student's work

Fashion Buying and Brand management student GFF award

Fashion Buying and Brand management student GFF award

Undergraduate work on the Fashion Buying and Brand Management course

Work by student Tamara Ainsworth

Undergraduate work on the Fashion Buying and Brand Management course

Work by student Nicole Zimbita

Why study this fashion buying and brand management degree?

  1. An impressive 96% student satisfaction rate (NSS results 2020)
  2. Uniquely skilled graduates with both creative flair and business acumen
  3. Inspiring industry guest lecturers
  4. Teachers are industry pros who deliver a cutting-edge curriculum 
  5. Outstanding industry connections and partnerships
  6. Access to covetable industry resources: WGSN, Edited, Mintel and LSN Global
  7. Free Adobe suite software and access to a £300 laptop bursary
  8. Accredited work placement opportunities 

This exciting fashion fashion management degree in London, UK, encourages creative flair whilst also developing your business nous, including problem-solving, organisational, planning, promotional and fashion management skills.

You will gain a deeper understanding of buying cycles, sales performance, product development, fabric sourcing and testing, the supply chain, the importance of sustainability and fashion brand development. 

This fashion marketing degree course will also teach you how to predict fashion trends, plan a fashion range, understand consumer behaviour and undertake psychographic profiling. It has been designed to provide students with the mindset and skillset needed to succeed in a competitive industry. 

Your creative learning will be enhanced through a diverse range of guest speakers and industry-led projects, while external visits will provide behind-the-scenes insights into manufacturers, trade fairs, fabric suppliers and retail spaces. 

This means you will develop a real understanding of the different roles and networks available to you. At Ravensbourne University London, we’re all about making you truly industry. 

Using the Adobe suite and online fashion resources, you will develop the creative and practical skills to enable you to plan a fashion range, promote a brand, generate a professional report, pitch an idea and ultimately understand the business of fashion, including fashion marketing, buying and brand management. 

During this fashion management degree, you will gain practical knowledge about the product development process, including fabric selection and testing, colour management, quality management and sustainability. CAD lessons will facilitate creative presentation while other CAD/CAM management tools will also help to prepare students for industry.

Do you wish to interpret consumer behaviour and build an understanding of the current global fashion market? Perhaps you harbour ambitions of releasing your own clothing range? This three-year degree in the cultural capital of London can help you realise your dream career in fashion buying and management.

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Key study topics

  • Trend forecasting
  • Consumer profiling and identification
  • Fashion market research
  • Fashion buying and product development
  • Merchandising
  • Visual merchandising
  • Manufacturing and sustainability
  • Fashion brand management and promotion
  • Business planning

The specifics

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We are digital explorers

For the first time ever, Ravensbourne University fashion and gaming students collaborate to chart a course for the future of fashion

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Facilities

Prototyping suite

Prototyping suite

Our rapid prototyping suite helps students to turn ideas into realistic proofs of concept with the use of state-of-the-art 2d and 3d printing and fabrication.

Students can run off a working 3d prototype in less than a day, laser cut a range of 2d and 3d printed materials or use the latest dye-sublimation fabric printers to add incredible patterns to fabric.

We also have one of the world’s first and best multi-material Polyjet printers to produce detailed and precise prototypes that have a final-product look and feel.

Training is provided on specialist equipment and our helpful and friendly staff are on hand to support you in turning your ideas into working prototypes.

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Atelier

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fashion atelier

Our spacious and well-equipped fashion atelier means that our fashion students learn traditional, technical and creative skills such as draping, pattern cutting and machine sewing. But not only that. They can also push creative limits by designing and printing their own materials using our industry-standard fabric printers.

Print shop at Ravensbourne University

Print shop at Ravensbourne University

Our Print Shop team will help you with all your printing needs. Whatever the size or material you want to work with, we can help. Bring your ideas up to scale with our large format printer and create printed designs for fabrics or textiles with our screen printing facilities.

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Staff in the Kit Store

Kit Store at Ravensbourne

As a digital student, you'll need access to equipment relevant to your course that will support your learning.

The Kit Store provides a wide range of equipment that students can borrow to complete their projects. Staff can also borrow equipment to deliver their practical sessions. 

It houses a wide range of equipment from industry standard manufacturers, including cameras, audio, lighting, and more.

Staff at the Kit Store are trained in various relevant departments and are available to give advice on all the equipment within the store, to help you realise your project.

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