Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University

Fashion Merchandise Management

This course allows you to explore the theory of fashion buying and merchandising and its application to retailing procedures , and to delve into the psychological and cultural factors that influence consumer shopping habits and behaviours. You will also learn about technological innovations and their application within the increasingly competitive retail sector, examining them in relation to social, cultural, environmental and ethical considerations.

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2.2 or higher in fashion or related discipline, such as art, business or marketing. Alternately, industry experience in one or more areas of the fashion industry, including retail management, design or a related field. A good understanding of fashion, fashion retail and/or related industries; an interview is normally part of the selection process. If your 1st language is not English, you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 (6.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Professional practice; retail space analysis and design; retail futures: innovation and enterprise; research methods; buying and merchandising; master's project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through projects, reports and presentations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,930 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,465 per Year 1 (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southampton Solent University Southampton SO14 0YN South East

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