London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

Fashion (Buying and Merchandising)

This is a fashion business course with a vocational focus on buying and merchandising. It combines a post graduate level academic experience with the vocational realities of retailer buying and merchandising operations. The course covers a range of vocational knowledge and skills for students seeking a career in fashion buying and merchandising, and develops knowledge of both theoretical and practical issues relevant to current practice in the UK buying and merchandising sector. This is integrated with practical professional skills in communication, negotiation and presentation. Distinctive features of the course are the strong links with fashion buying and merchandising offices in the UK and the opportunity afforded by the practical emphasis on skills negotiation in the final project.

Entry requirements

Good 1st degree (2.1 or above) or equivalent in fashion or business plus GCSE mathematics grade C or above (or equivalent); or sufficient relevant experience in the fashion industry (retail or manufacturing); information technology skills; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any 1 skill.

Course modules

Weeks 1-10: Buying and merchandising; marketing and supply chain management. Weeks 11-15: Integrated project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time £ 2,500 per Academic year (home fees) 15 weeks
PgCert Full-time £ 5,060 per Academic year (overseas fees) 15 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London Westminster W1G 0BJ South East

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