4 years
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Bachelor's degree
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BConSci (Clothing: Retail Management)

Clothing Retail Management combines clothing construction, design, fashion, textiles, consumer behaviour, and retail and merchandising subjects with various marketing and business modules to prepare students for the exciting and everchanging textile and clothing industry. Candidates who excel in this program are those who are both creative and analytical, and can function well under pressure and in team-oriented environments.

Admission requirements

  • The admission requirements apply to students who apply for admission to the University of Pretoria with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Independent Examination Board (IEB) qualifications.
  • Applicants with qualifications other than the abovementioned should refer to Brochure: Undergraduate program Information 2022: Qualifications other than the NSC and IEB/
  • Citizens from countries other than South Africa (applicants who are not South African citizens) should also refer to Brochure: Newcomer’s Guide 2021.
  • School of Tomorrow (SOT), Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) and General Education Development Test (GED): The University of Pretoria no longer accepts qualifications awarded by these institutions.
  • National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) Level 4: The University of Pretoria may consider NCV candidates, provided they meet the exemption for bachelor’s status criteria and the program requirements.

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Program content

Curriculum: Year 1

Fundamental modules

  • Academic information management 111
  • Academic information management 121
  • Language and study skills 110
  • Academic orientation 102

Core modules

  • Marketing management 120
  • Economics 110
  • Economics 120
  • Aesthetics 121
  • Financial accounting 111
  • Financial accounting 122
  • Informatics 183
  • Clothing production: sewing techniques 110
  • Clothing production: processes 120
  • Design principles 111
  • Business management 114
  • Business management 124
  • Statistics 110

Curriculum: Year 2

Core modules

  • Consumer behaviour 212
  • Integrated marketing communications 224
  • Costume and fashion history 210
  • Fashion forecasting 222
  • Flat pattern design 212
  • Pattern use and good fit 221
  • Business management 210
  • Business management 220
  • Textiles: Utilities, fibres and yarns 212
  • Textiles: Structures and finishes 222

Curriculum: Year 3

Core modules

  • Marketing research 314
  • Marketing management 321
  • Business law 210
  • Business law 220
  • Aesthetics: Product, consumer and environment 320
  • Social and cultural aspects of clothing 311
  • Clothing production 321
  • Consumer facilitation 222

Curriculum: Final year

Core modules

  • Clothing retail management 410
  • Clothing merchandising 420
  • Product development 411
  • Experiential training in industry 403
  • Textiles: new and sustainable developments 411
  • Textiles: Quality assurance and consumer aspects 422
  • Research project 400

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


Undergraduate Tuition fees per faculty in 2022

  • 1st year: 44 000 – 55 000 + 15% VAT
  • 2nd year: 445 000 + 15% VAT
  • 3rd year: 42 000 + 15% VAT
  • 4th year: 31 000 - 33 000 + 15% VAT


Total credits: 510

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

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Our excellence in teaching and research is recognised by our large number of partners outside of academia. We work together with several companies, non-profit organisations, industry bodies, and government departments, which means that the qualification you receive from NAS gives you a unique edge for employment. The excellent research and teaching you are exposed to during your training, combined with valuable real-world experience, will make you a sought-after candidate for employment.

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cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
South Africa

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