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Manchester Metropolitan University

Fashion Business and Management

UCAS Code: 7L65

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

D*D*

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112
89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Fashion design

This course is undergoing a review over the next year, which may mean a change to the course title and units of study. This exciting degree, in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) provides a fresh and innovative approach to developing future fashion management professionals that have the knowledge and flexibility to lead contemporary fashion firms.

To prepare you for employment, you will acquire management skills in a broad spectrum of fashion careers and gain the thinking and the commercial skills required to become a truly global fashion manager, capable of making clear management decisions within an international marketplace.

This programme is unique in its project-based approach. Live projects and real world scenarios developed with our industry partners, will challenge you to engage in contemporary business issues through problem based learning. Working on live projects will nurture critical thinking and consider problems from different perspectives to create innovative solutions.

You will have the opportunity to go on a year-long work placement in the UK or abroad and to undertake international study trips.

On successful completion of your degree, you will also receive a Diploma from the Chartered Management Institute, an accredited professional institution for management.

Features and benefits of the course;

- The teaching and learning in this course is supported by real-world contexts and scenarios that will challenge you to engage in contemporary business issues through problem based learning and live projects.

- This course covers a broad range of areas, preparing you for a wide range of roles upon graduation.

- You will have the opportunity to go on placements in the UK or abroad and to undertake international study trips.

- The curriculum for this course is being developed with industry and is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.

Modules

In Year 1 you will examine the fashion industry at all market levels to gain an in-depth understanding of the customer journey and how consumers engage with a brand. You will gain an insight of processes involved in taking a garment from the initial design concept to the customer, underpinned by core business knowledge in finance, human resource, economics and law. You will be supported by industry mentors and work on real life scenarios and projects. You will benefit sessions delivered by our industry contacts and renowned academics from partner institutions. In Year 2 you will apply your knowledge to projects that have been sponsored by industry. If you decide to opt for the four year sandwich route, Year 3 will be spent on a full-time placement, with opportunities available in both the UK and abroad. By the end of your degree we aim that you will have at least three professional references, gained from your interaction with industry, to provide prospective employers with.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Management

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Fashion design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C
435

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
91%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Design occupations
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to work in a growing, creative sector where we are a world leader? Welcome to design! The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year just over 14,000 design degrees were awarded. At the moment, the jobs market looks a little better for fashion and textile designers, and not as good for multimedia or interactive designers — but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London, although that also varies by subject — last year fashion designers often found jobs in the North West, graphic designers in the South West, illustrators in the South West, East Anglia and Midlands, textile designers in the Midlands and the North West, and visual designers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Midlands. Design is also a good degree for people who want to work for a small business - more than half of graduates start at a small employer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£13k

£13k

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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