Taught course

Design (Fashion Management)

University of Southampton · Winchester School of Art

Entry requirements

Lower second-class degree or above, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme equips students for careers in the global fashion industry, developing the skills and insights to become the innovative and dynamic managers the industry needs. Study focuses on fashion industry issues of brand marketing and development, trends, supply chain management and sustainability. Fashion history and theory form key parts of the course, with an emphasis on applying academic and market research to support in-depth explorations of contemporary industry case studies. Teaching staff with a combination of industry experience and academic rigour provide an experience that responds to complex industry changes. The course invites a wide range of industry experts as guest speakers to support the development of knowledge relevant to future fashion entrepreneurs, managers, and further fashion-related postgraduate research. Past students have gone on to start their own fashion brands, work as retail brand managers and bloggers.

Compulsory and core modules: Professional and Academic Skills, Fashion Theory and Context, Fashion Management 1 and 2, and Final Project.

Optional modules: Sustainability, Creative Thinking & Problem Solving, Digital Cultures, Entrepreneurship, Experimental Publishing, Explorng the Visual Language of Display, Global Marketing, Visual Culture.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business and Law
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