M.A. On Campus

International Fashion Brand Management - Fashion Buying and Merchandising

14 months
13750 GBP/year
8950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The International Fashion Brand Management - Fashion Buying and Merchandising at University of West London will teach you how to create a fashion range by integrating trends analysis, buying, merchandising, design and garment technology functions.


About International Fashion Brand Management - Fashion Buying and Merchandising at University of West London

You will excel in maximising turnover and minimising the inventory risk by creating commercially balanced groups of design options and effective lead times, pricing and sourcing strategies that convey the brand DNA while promoting the commercial success of its products.

You will develop an in-depth understanding of the key role of a fashion buyer and merchandiser; from professional competencies and essential retail strategy and operations to personal attributes. You will study the commercial implications for product ranges and supply chain strategies for both UK and overseas markets in an omnichannel environment.

The course puts emphasis on digital developments and sustainable strategies for fashion buying and merchandising.

Disclaimer (trips): You must have all necessary visas ready at least 8 weeks before the first day of your trips. We have a dedicated International Office that will provide you with guidance on obtaining the necessary visas for the countries you are due to visit.

There is an alternative (non-international) version of this course for students who can’t attend the compulsory international trips.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods for Creative Ideas
  • Strategic Fashion Brand Management
  • Fashion Buying and Merchandising
  • Professional Fashion Context
  • MA Project.Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 14 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have an honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or equivalent.
  • We may also offer you a place based on relevant experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13750 GBP per year during 14 months.
  • National

    8950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8950 GBP per year during 14 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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