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Fashion Management

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

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.

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Overview

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 and be taught by industry experts in world-class facilities?  

DMU’s Fashion Management top-up programme is designed to offer students, from a wide variety of backgrounds, the opportunity to realise their creative and individual potential within Fashion Management and learn the key skills needed to pursue a career in this dynamic and exciting industry. 

The focus of the programme is on fashion business and management, and you will learn about fashion buying, marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship to equip you with a thorough understanding of the product development management process from product conception to point of sale. The curriculum concludes with an individual industry-focused major research project, with the flexibility to tailor your project towards either Marketing, Management, Buying or Trend in order to pursue your own area of interest. 

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. Completing this programme will give you the chance to progress to the Fashion Management with Marketing MA at DMU, gaining two degrees in two years.

Key features

  • 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 including consumer behaviour, segmentation, online and off-line fashion promotion.
  • Develop key buying skills such as range planning, range building, negotiation and range analysis to produce a profitable and commercial fashion range.
  • Recent graduates have had successful careers at global retailers such as Urban Outfitters, O’Neill, Next, Marks & Spencer, River Island, and Selfridges.
  • Gain meaningful international experience through our DMU Global programme. Previous field trips have taken students to Antwerp, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and New York.
  • The award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking, where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design students.

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

Programme code: W23060

Duration: Full-time, Part-time

Start date: September 2020
January 2021 (full-time only)

Fees and funding: 

2021/22 tuition fees for UK students will be £9,250

2021/22 tuition fees for EU students: TBC - Learn more

Find out more about 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

Programme code: W23060

Duration: Full-time

Start date: September 2020
January 2021 (full-time only)

Fees and funding international: For 2021/22 tuition fees will be £14,250 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

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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

Art and design facilities

The award-winning Vijay Patel Building brings all of our art and design courses together providing inspiring, flexible spaces, studios and facilities which invite creativity and innovation.

The creative industries require imaginative graduates who can develop new ideas and products. Students use our state-of-the-art workshops, labs and studios to experiment and test in the same way they will in industry, while the open and transparent spaces in the building encourage collaboration between disciplines. In doing so, the building supports students to be both ready for industry and future leaders in their respective fields.

Take a look at our stunning showcase of the building at dmu.ac.uk/aad.

More flexible ways to learn

We offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students. Known as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), our teaching approach has been recognised as sector leading. UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.

Just one of the ways we do this is by using ‘DMU Replay’ – a technology providing all students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material of lectures. This means students can revise taught material in a way that suits them best, whether it's replaying a recording of a class or adapting written material shared in class using specialist software.

 

Campus Centre

The home of  De Montfort Students' Union, (DSU) our Campus Centre offers a welcoming and lively hub for student life. Conveniently located at the heart of campus, it includes a convenience store, a Subway and a Starbucks. Here you can find the DSU-owned charitable accommodation service Sulets and DSU’s shop, SUpplies, selling art supplies, stationery and clothing, and printing and binding services. The building is also home to the DSU officer team. 

 

Opportunities and careers

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DMU Global

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 DMU Global, 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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How to apply

We welcome applications from students with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

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