Taught course

Retail Management

University of Brighton · Brighton Business School

Entry requirements

Individual offers may vary.

Normally a good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject is required. Work experience is useful but not essential. Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications may be considered. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements then please contact us.

For non-native speakers of English:
In order to benefit from, contribute to and enjoy the course, a good command of spoken and written English language is required. If English is not your first language, you will need English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6 in the written test.

Months of entry


Course content

Developed in conjunction with experts from the retail industry, our Retail Management MSc taps into the UK's wealth of cutting-edge retail expertise. It helps meet the growing demand for the professionalisation of retail management by developing managers with the practical skills and intellectual ability to succeed in this fast-paced and global industry.

The course provides a detailed knowledge of the concepts and processes involved in retailing. It covers both theoretical and practical approaches relevant to best practice in the international retail business.

Subjects covered include retail strategy and internationalisation, retail marketing and branding, customer experience and customer psychology, buying and supply chain logistics, retail technology, innovation and creativity, and retail consultancy. In addition, you will learn business skills such as budgeting, problem solving, consultancy skills, and managing groups and teams.

From the very start of the course you will have the chance to learn from retail professionals. Field trips will give you the chance to explore different types of retail environments and meet practising managers. Guest speakers are regularly invited to discuss curriculum topics, so you get professional insights into contemporary issues.

The skills and knowledge gained on this course will make you a highly valuable asset in the retail sector. The expertise acquired from studying in the UK is highly transferrable internationally.

Information for international students

International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out above should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the University of Brighton's Language Institute.

We can help you meet our academic entry requirements. For help meeting academic entry requirements contact our International College.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Brighton Business School
01273 642197