Fashion Buying and Merchandising Management

MA — 1 Year Full-Time

Fashion Buying and Merchandising Management

MA — 1 Year Full-Time

Fashion Buying and Merchandising Management

MA — 1 Year Full-Time

Fashion Buying and Merchandising Management

MA — 1 Year Full-Time

This is a one-year, industry-led programme, which gives you the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge of contemporary fashion buying and merchandising from a managerial perspective. Developed in conjunction with industry specialists to inform innovative projects and maintain contemporary content and foster innovative projects.

Throughout the Master’s you will develop professional, managerial and personal abilities, including commercial awareness, negotiating and relationship management skills, alongside developing your visual skills in a business context to enable you to operate successfully within the global industry.

You will also gain an in-depth knowledge of finance, industry developments, profit margins, pricing, sales strategies and turnover and how to confidently convey your ideas through successful communication and contemporary presentation.

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You will study units that will give you an in-depth understanding of how the processes of buying and merchandising operate in the global fashion industry.  Typical units may include:

  • Product
  • Organisation
  • Planning
  • Purchasing
  • Professional Practice
  • Perform


Duration: 1 year (full-time)

For more information on specific units, fees, assessment details and entry requirements; visit our online prospectus.

Funding Opportunities

A postgraduate loan scheme up to £10,000 is available for UK/EU students.

  • Hundreds of eligible courses to choose from
  • Enhance your career and lifelong earning potential
  • For full-time / part-time / distance learning courses
  • No loan repayments whilst you are studying

About the Manchester Fashion Institute


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Meet Our Staff

Clare-Mcturk, Principal Lecturer in Fashion Business & Associate Dean for Student Experience;

“Here at Manchester Metropolitan University, I am a core team member for the MA International Fashion Business courses and have over twenty years teaching and professional fashion industry experience.”

We are connected with over 400 industry partners, ensuring our programmes are shaped to meet the needs of the international fashion business. This one-year industry-facing program offers you the opportunity to develop your specialist knowledge of International Fashion Buying and Merchandising from a managerial perspective.  Focusing on the complete cycle of the fashion industry from a global perspective, this programme offers you the opportunity to develop your commercial awareness, management skills and business acumen. Equipping you with an advanced knowledge in a specialist area that is rapidly growing in demand, you will develop the skills you need to enhance your employment prospects within both industry and research.

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