Regent's University London

Regent's University London

Fashion: Buying & Merchandising

Buying and merchandising are specialist retail functions, which lie at the heart of a fashion brand’s ability to respond effectively to fast changing fashion trends.

You will gain the insights and practical knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a fashion buying or merchandising career.

Industry knowledge and skills are embedded across modules and are achieved in different ways. These include learning about textiles and clothing manufacture, competitor shopping and analysing trends and sales patterns to make commercial decisions. You will develop and strengthen many skills including numeracy for buying and merchandising, presentation, team working and negotiation.

Entry requirements

We require an Honours Degree with a minimum 2:1 ideally not in a purely practice based subject (with the exception of Fashion Design or Textiles, which are directly relevant) from a recognised institution. Please contact if you are unsure if your degree subject qualifies.

We also require a GCSE or equivalent in Maths at a minimum of grade C.

Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Centre will be accepted. If you are unsure as to the comparability of your qualification, please contact us.

Applicants who meet the minimum academic requirements will be invited to participate in a telephone interview before an admissions decision is confirmed.

Course modules

The programme is delivered over two terms.

Term 1

  • Buying and Merchandising
  • Professional and Employability Skills 1
  • Fashion Cultures: History, Theory, Creativity
  • Introduction to Textiles and Product Manufacturing.

Term 2

  • Marketing and Distribution
  • Sustainability and Ethics in Fashion
  • Final Project: Trading and Response to Change
  • Professional and Employability Skills 2.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a mix of individual and group assessment, including: essay, report, presentation, team negotiation, and written reflection.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Diploma Full-time £ 5,950 per Whole course () 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Regent's University London London NW1 4NS London

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