Taught course

International Fashion Retailing (Multichannel Marketing)

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

E-retailing is the fastest growth area in fashion retailing and is an integral element of internationalization. As such it is probably the current most important strategic development facing international fashion retailers. The programme aims to provide a highly targeted, practical programme to support this growing sector. As a business discipline, multichannel marketing management is essential for an organisation's overall strategic planning, as it is designed to maximise the revenues and profits of the firm. Emphasis is placed on linking the fundamentals of marketing to multichannel practices, considering the multiple routes by which customers and businesses interact with each other, studying the importance of multichannel retailing, marketing strategy development and integration of channels.

The Multichannel Marketing course is designed to help you develop a critical appreciation of key areas in fashion retail including:

  • Insight into all the multiple routes by which customers and businesses interact with each other.
  • A thorough understanding of e-business and e-consumer behaviour in achieving and maintaining market competitiveness and e-profitability will be investigated.
  • An understanding of multichannel marketing practices using case study material from UK textile retailers and other successful global retailers, including looking at the value, mid-market and luxury fashion sectors.

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
  • Constructed Textiles for Fashion
  • Research Methods

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

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Materials
Email
pg-materials@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 306 5777