Taught course

Fashion Buying and Merchandising

Regent's University London · Regent's University London

Entry requirements

Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding a minimum lower second class (2:2) UK Honours undergraduate degree from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications from recognised institutions will be accepted.

We also welcome applications from candidates who do not meet the essential entry criteria outlined above. In order to be accepted for exceptional entry, you must:

  • Hold a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • Provide a 1000-word personal statement outlining your reasons for applying, and how your previous experience is of relevance to the programme you are applying for
  • Be prepared to attend an interview with the Postgraduate Admissions Panel

Months of entry


Course content

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. They play essential roles within the industry and demands professionals who have a good eye for trends, for marketing, budget planning and management.

You will gain industry knowledge and skills where you will be able to learn 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.

You will be able to apply the knowledge and skills developed on the programme through a dissertation or a consultancy project in your third term. Another important feature is the strong link we encourage with businesses and employers through our academic staff and via the Careers and Business Relations Department and the Regent’s Alumni network.

The programme includes a fashion study trip to another country. You may also have the opportunity to take part in optional study trips to other fashion venues.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7487 7505