Taught course

International Fashion Retailing

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Materials
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.1 UK Honours degree or equivalent, or an approved combination of educational qualification and industrial experience.

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. Other academic backgrounds are also considered, including Fashion Management, Media, Culture and Society and other multi-disciplinary subjects that contain substantial management, marketing or social science content.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The International Fashion Retailing masters course is an exciting and innovative course which aims to equip the global fashion-retail managers of the future with skills in e-business, technology and international business strategy. With two pathways to choose from - Fashion Consumer and Business Process Improvement - 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.

Managerial know-how: The course will teach you how to be adaptive and to have the managerial and specific know-how to innovate and create attractive products for an increasingly competitive global environment. You will become competent in strategic problem-solving and supply-chain management, and develop your self-learning and time-management skills.

The Course: The complete MSc course is made up of taught course units and a research dissertation project. The taught course units, assessed by a combination of coursework and examination, cover a wide range of industry-relevant subject areas:

Common units

  • International Fashion Retailing
  • Fabric Structures
  • Research Methods

Fashion Consumer units

  • Strategic Marketing
  • Fashion Consumer Behaviour
  • Contemporary Retailing

Business Process Improvement units

  • Innovation Methods
  • External Environment
  • Retail Marketing

Multichannel Marketing units

  • E-Fashion Retailing
  • Multi-channel Marketing
  • Contemporary Retailing

Your dissertation is a chance to apply what you have learned to a focused five-month research project. Your choice of topic will be determined in consultation with your personal tutor and will develop further skills that can be applied to the real world.

Information for international students

Students will need to be able to demonstrate competency in the English language and students who do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a test such as IELTS. In your IELTS examination you will be required to achieve at least 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in all sub-tests.

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country.

Fees and funding

UK students
10,500
International students
22,000

Please see www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Materials
Email
pg-materials@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
0161 3063981/0161 3063559