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BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising

Solent University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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Program description

BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising

This exciting course encourages creative flair, an eye for trends, business acumen and management skills. Students study a diverse range of subjects and gain a deeper understanding of buying cycles, sales performance, product development, garment sourcing, manufacturing and brand development.

Admission requirements

Solent’s fashion buying and merchandising degree is perfectly suited to students who want to build a working understanding of buying cycles, sales performance, product development, garment sourcing, manufacturing, and brand development.

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Program content

Year one

Core units

  • Introduction to Fashion Buying
  • Supply Chain and Project Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Visual Merchandising for Fashion
  • Retail Environment
  • Introduction to IT Skills

Year two

Core units

  • Buying and Merchandising
  • Product Development
  • International Fashion Communications
  • Fashion Buying and the Law


  • Fashion Merchandise Planning
  • Ethical Issues
  • Freelancing at Solent Creatives

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Year three

Core units

  • Major Project
  • Work-Based Learning for Fashion and the Creative Industries
  • International Strategic Business Practice


  • Innovation and Technology
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Creative Business Start-up

Tuition fees

UK, EU and Channel Island full-time fees: £9,250 per year

International full-time fees: £12,875 per year

Scholarships & funding

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Fashion is a feeling. An attitude. An industry. Learn the skills, build a portfolio and find your place among the half a million people already working in fashion right here in the UK.

About this institute

Solent University

Solent University

Solent University is all about creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, for its partners. It offers expertise and experiences you couldn’t get anywhere else, opening doors and making introductions. We’re focused on the practical side of higher education...

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Contact info

Solent University

Solent University
E Park Terrace
SO14 0YN Southhampton
United Kingdom

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