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Fashion Management (Level 6 Top Up)

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Fashion design

Fashion

Are you a student of Fashion or Business at HND level? Would you like to study for a degree in Fashion Management in one year and be taught by industry experts in world-class facilities? DMU’s Fashion Management top-up programme is designed to offer students, from a wide variety of backgrounds, the opportunity to realise their creative and individual potential within Fashion Management and learn the key skills needed to pursue a career in this dynamic and exciting industry.

The focus of the programme is on fashion business and management, and you will learn about fashion buying, marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship to equip you with a thorough understanding of the product development management process from product conception to point of sale. The curriculum concludes with an individual industry-focused major research project, with the flexibility to tailor your project towards either Marketing, Management, Buying or Trend in order to pursue your own area of interest.

This top up programme is intended as an option for level 5 students who have completed education to an HND (level 5) in the UK or hold an international equivalent qualification in an Art & Design or Business subject, wishing to gain a BA (Honours) qualification in Fashion Management in one year. Completing this programme will give you the chance to progress to the Fashion Management with Marketing MA at DMU, gaining two degrees in two years.

**Key Features**

* Gain an honours degree in Fashion Management in one year then go onto study Fashion Management with Marketing MA

* Understand the key elements of fashion business and management including product innovation, intellectual property law, business planning and entrepreneurship.

* Learn about the global buying cycle and the current ethical and environmental issues relating to fashion sourcing and manufacturing.

* Explore contemporary issues within the global fashion market place including consumer behaviour, segmentation, online and off-line fashion promotion.

* Develop key buying skills such as range planning, range building, negotiation and range analysis to produce a profitable and commercial fashion range.

* Recent graduates have had successful careers at global retailers such as Urban Outfitters, O’Neill, Next, Marks & Spencer, River Island, and Selfridges.

* Gain meaningful international experience through our DMU Global programme. Previous field trips have taken students to Antwerp, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and New York.

* The award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking, where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design students.

Modules

• Core Buying
• Fashion Management
• Fashion Business
• Research Project

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current

Assessment methods

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study.
Assessment is through coursework presentations, projects, essays and reports.
Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however, you should expect to attend around 8 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week, and we expect you to undertake at least 25 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Arts, Design and Humanities

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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.

69%
med
Fashion design
69%
med
Fashion

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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

70%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
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?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
8%
Male students
92%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
B

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
98%
high
Employed or in further education
60%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Design occupations
17%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

£17k

£17k

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

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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