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Nottingham Trent University

Fashion Management

UCAS Code: 4J38

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

Entry requirements

A level


120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent. GCSE Maths grade C/4 or GCSE Science grade C/4 or equivalent

120 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-level or equivalent qualification

120 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels or equivalent qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)


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About this course

Course option


Full-time | 2019



Combine your interest in fashion with business management skills on this degree.

You'll focus on the management of the entire fashion chain – from design development and product sourcing, to buying and merchandising, sales and marketing, and promotion to the consumer.

With links to an impressive network of international fashion and textile organisations, you’ll learn about all the processes and elements of the fashion industry needed to inform and shape your future career in fashion management.

This course will provide you with the skills required for making business decisions combined with effective communication skills required in the global fashion industry.

You don’t need to have a background in art, design or fashion, or have a creative portfolio to apply for this course.

**Key features of the course:**

- NTU is one of the top 10 universities in the UK for Fashion & Textiles (Guardian University League Tables 2020).

- Learn about fibres, yarns, fabrics, the garment manufacturing processes and the whole supply chain through to the consumer.

- Complete an optional year-long work placement, in the UK or abroad.

- Work on live projects with brands such as John Lewis, Next, Wrangler and Tommy Hilfiger.

- Have guest lectures from brands such as Boohoo, River Island, Urban Outfitters and #brillthings.

- Go on an international exchange to places like the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Amsterdam Fashion Institute and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

- Go on optional study trips to places like the Louis Vuitton head office in New York, Première Vision in Paris and Pitti Filati in Florence.

- Showcase your work at our Degree Show in Nottingham, with the opportunity to take part in Graduate Fashion Week and the ASBCI National Dissertation and Innovation Awards.

- This course attracts students from around the world, offering you a dynamic experience reflective of the working environment.


Assessment is by coursework and an exam. You will be assessed at the end of each module and awarded a grade. Your final degree mark will be based 100% on your final year work.


Employability for this course is excellent, with 96% of students who took a year-long work placement going on to employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE survey 2016/17). Graduates from this course go into a range of fields, such as buying and merchandising, marketing and PR, e-commerce and supply chain management, global sourcing, product development, garment and fabric technology roles.

Recent graduate destinations include Asos, Burberry, Boots, Dr. Martens, Mulberry, and River Island.


[Year One] Fashion Textiles Product - You’ll learn about all aspects of garment and fabric technology and gain a practical understanding of how garments are constructed. • Fashion Management and Marketing: You will develop your understanding of the global fashion manufacturing and retail industries. You will learn about the procedures involved with the design, production and retail of a garment, and the roles of the key people who manage these processes. • Design and Visual Communication - This module will explore the practical experiences within design activity. You will be taught a range of computer-aided design skills – including Adobe Photoshop – relating to visual communication, layout, and image manipulation. [Year Two] Fashion Buying and Merchandising: You’ll investigate company strategy from a retail and sourcing perspective, and you’ll study current theory relating to organisational, strategic and operational principles and practice in global sourcing and supply chain management. • Management and Employment - You will learn about the key management theories in relation to employability, personal and professional attributes, skills and individual development for employment in the fashion and textiles industry. • Research Project - You will acquire and develop research skills, and have the opportunity to integrate and explore your learning and knowledge gained from other modules that you’ve studied so far. Product Technology – This module will develop your knowledge of fashion garments in regards to fashion products and issues such as sizing, fit and standards of clothing. Fashion Marketing and Communication – This module explores the marketing and promotional strategy in the context of the fashion industry and look at issues such as environment and international concerns of fashion marketing. [Final Year] Dissertation – You’ll produce a piece of work which shows your investigative study into a specialised subject which relates to the Fashion Management course and the global industry. • Fashion Management – You’ll learn about the developing fashion business strategies, how to evaluate current fashion management theories and you’ll analyse the operations of fashion businesses.

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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.

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