Course overview

  • Starts: Sept 2024
  • Duration: (4 years)
  • Mode: Full Time
  • UCAS code: 560F
  • Fees: UK: £9,250 / INT: £17,000

Ideal for... individuals with creativity, an eye for trends and business insight, interested in a challenging career in the fashion industry in buying, merchandising, trend forecasting or marketing.

Take your first steps in fashion buying and brand management

This is a 4-year degree which includes a preparatory first year as part of the BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Brand Management course. This 4-year option will suit you if you want more time to develop your skillset before starting year one of your undergraduate degree or if you do not fulfil the entry requirements of the 3-year course.

Your tutors will nurture your creative potential while you develop the skills you need to confidently enter undergraduate study. You will develop communication, professional and entrepreneurial skills alongside research practice and ways of thinking that are essential to your continued success.

Fashion Buying with Brand Management (with Foundation Year) is not a standalone course: it is the first stage of a full four-year undergraduate degree.

Why study this course?

  1. Get prepared for year one of BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Brand Management
  2. Teachers are all industry professionals

  3. Develop the mindset and skill-set needed to succeed in a competitive industry

  4. Encourages creative flair while also developing your business skills

  5. Gain the knowledge and confidence to thrive in industry – learn to add value from day one

  6. Develop your presentation skills to pitch yourself or projects successfully.

Key study topics

  • Trend forecasting

  • Consumer profiling

  • Identification

  • Market research

  • Fashion buying and product development

  • Merchandising

  • Visual merchandising

  • Manufacturing and sustainability

  • Business planning

  • Brand management

  • Marketing.

The specifics

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