Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Fashion: Buying & Merchandising

Regent's University London · Regent's University London

Entry requirements

We require an Honours Degree with a minimum 2:2 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 admit@regents.ac.uk 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.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills for a career in fashion buying or merchandising. You will be taught by staff with valuable academic and industry experience and will benefit from guest speakers from the industry.

You will gain theoretical and practical knowledge and insights related to the roles of buying and merchandising and examine the integration of these roles with other retail functions. You will also learn to develop product and market strategies, along with supply chain and distribution management.

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.

Information for international students

We host one of the most diverse student bodies in the United Kingdom, welcoming students from over 140 countries around the world. Each year more than 900 students choose us as their study-abroad destination. Regent's is an independent institution, so all students pay the same tuition fees, regardless of nationality.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Tuition Fees 2017

Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)

Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Please refer to our website for information on scholarships, bursaries and funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months

Course contact details

+ 44 (0) 207 487 7505