2.1 UK Honours degree or equivalent. Applications from candidates with academic backgrounds in Marketing, Management, and Arts and Social Science (combinations of English, History, Languages, Politics, Psychology) related disciplines (minor or major) are particularly welcomed. All backgrounds must contain substantial management, marketing or social science content.
Months of entry
The International Fashion Retailing programme is one of three MSc Fashion Business programmes. Depending on your career aspirations and personal interests, we recommend that you also consider our MSc in International Fashion Marketing and our MSc in International Fashion Retailing (Entrepreneurship and Innovation).
On all these courses you will develop your skills for research, critical thinking, analysis, problem solving and effective communication in the context of fashion business.
International Fashion Marketing is a good option if you are interested in advertising, promotions, brand management and any other aspect of marketing. In contrast, International Fashion Retailing focuses more on retail, sales, and operations management. The further option is International Fashion Retailing (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) which is similar to International Fashion Retailing but emphasises how change and innovation can be managed within organisations and is also designed for those who wish to start their own business. Please note: you should only apply for one of these Fashion courses.
The International Fashion Retailing master's course aims to equip the global fashion-retail managers of the future with skills in omni-channel retailing, technology and international business strategy. You will be joining a community of creative innovators who want to challenge their potential and make an impact on the fashion world.
The course focuses on the international scope of fashion business, discovering and understanding new emerging trends that impact upon fashion retail with a focus on real-world issues, such as sustainability, digital and globalisation. You will learn the managerial and subject know-how to enable you to innovate and create original and attractive products and services for an increasingly competitive international market. You will explore the evolution of retail from traditional 'bricks and mortar' stores through to the contemporary omni-channel strategy, and examine growth strategies and innovation in the global fashion and retail industry, including the potential of the metaverse.
The wide range of industry-relevant themes provide you with the opportunity to learn from insider experience including gaining an in-depth understanding of the fashion consumer and fashion retail channels to market.
This course is suitable for students from most academic backgrounds and equips graduates with the necessary management skills vital for a career in the fast-paced world of international fashion retailing.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- School of Materials
- 0161 543 4020