Fashion Management

Fashion Management (Level 6 Top Up) BA (Hons)

New for September 2019

This one year Fashion Management Top-Up programme prepares students to study contemporary issues in a range of fashion management related subjects, where you will learn the key skills needed to pursue a career in this dynamic and exciting industry.

Available in Clearing. Call (0116) 257 7000 or WhatsApp on 07970 655 800 to secure your place

Overview

Reasons to study Fashion Management BA (Hons) Top Up at DMU at DMU:


  • Gain an honours degree in Fashion Management in one year
    then go onto study Fashion Management with Marketing MA
  • Understand the key elements of fashion business and management
    including product innovation, intellectual property law, business planning and entrepreneurship.
  • Learn about the global buying cycle 
    and the current ethical and environmental issues relating to fashion sourcing and manufacturing.
  • Explore contemporary issues within the global fashion market place
    consumer behaviour, segmentation, online and off-line fashion promotion.
  • Develop key on the job buying skills such as range planning
    range building, negotiation and range analysis to produce a profitable and commercial fashion range.
  • Urban Outfitters, O’Neill, Next, Marks & Spencer, River Island, and Selfridges 
    are amongst the many global retailers where our recent graduates have gained employment. 
  • International opportunity 
    through #DMUglobal where you will have the opportunity for a meaningful international experience, with previous field trips to Antwerp, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and New York
  • The new Vijay Patel building
    has been designed to provide the space and facilities where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design courses - find out more

Are you a student of Fashion or Business at HND level? Would you like to study for a degree in Fashion Management in one year? Would you like to be taught by industry experts at an institution with world-class facilities?  

With DMU’s Fashion Management top-up programme you will study contemporary issues in a range of fashion management related subjects, where you will learn the key skills needed to pursue a career in this dynamic and exciting industry. 

This course is designed to offer students, from a wide variety of backgrounds, the opportunity to realise their creative and individual potential within Fashion Management.

The curriculum includes an intensive study of the buying process to give students the knowledge needed to pursue a career in the fashion industry. The focus of the programme will be on fashion business and management, with fashion buying, marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship, concluding with an individual industry focused major research project to consolidate learning. 

The flexibility of this major research programme means the students are able to tailor their project towards either Marketing, Management, Buying or Trend in order to pursue their own areas of interest. 

Students have the opportunity to gain two degrees in two years by enrolling on to the Fashion Management BA (Hons) programme and upon completion, then enrol onto Fashion Management with Marketing MA programme.  

The degree offers a holistic understanding of the fashion management, marketing and retail sectors and prepares students for an exciting career within these industries. The MA is designed to further embed learning and explore these subjects in an ever greater depth.

This top up programme is intended as an option for level 5 students who have completed education to an HND (level 5) in the UK or hold an international equivalent qualification in an Art & Design or Business subject, wishing to gain a BA (Honours) qualification in Fashion Management in one year. 

Scholarships:

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Apply for the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship, worth up to £6,000.

More courses like this:

Fashion Buying with Design BA (Hons)
Fashion Design BA (Hons)

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: W236

Duration: : Full-time, Part-time

Fees and funding: For 2019/20 tuition full-time fees will be £9,250 per year.

Find out more about course tuition fees and available funding.

Additional costs: Here at DMU we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist workshops and studios. However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs for this programme.

Contact us: For more information, call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Duration: Full-time

Fees and funding international: For 2019/20 tuition fees will be £13,250 per year.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs: Here at DMU we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist workshops and studios. However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs for this programme.

Contact us: For more information, call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Typical entry requirements 

This is a top-up programme available to students who have already completed a:

  • Year two (Level 5) of a Fashion, Textiles or Business - related degree course; or
  • HND course in Fashion, Textiles or Business; or
  • Foundation degree in a related Fashion or Textiles discipline

We welcome applications from Mature students with non-standard qualifications, providing they have relevant experience to complement their qualifications

International students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

 

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

 

 

Module Details

  • Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Buying Management
  • Fashion Business
  • Research Project

Click here for more detailed module information

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Structure

This includes formal lectures, group seminars, tutorials, and practical workshops. There are regular tutorials and reviews which allow you to reflect and develop your work ready for your final research project at the end of the year.

Contact hours
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations,  phase-testsessays and reports) Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however, in your first year you will normally attend around 8 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week, and we expect you to undertake at least 25 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research.

Facilities and features

Facilities

The excellent fashion and textiles facilities include independent work spaces, textile testing labs, knitting, dying, spinning, weaving workshops and printing facilities, CAD labs and designated studio workshop space. 

You also have access to the most up to date trend prediction publications and databases  

Library

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

 

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and the The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

 

Opportunities and careers

Students on the #DMUglobal trip to New York

#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world. Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

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Graduate careers

This course is designed for students who are aiming for a career in fashion buying, and also offers broader career options which include fashion merchandising, product development, product management, sourcing and fashion marketing. Students will be equipped to work in a retail head office as well as sourcing offices and the extended supply base.

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