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Fashion Merchandise Management

Course Summary School: University of Westminster

Location: United Kingdom, Harrow

Education: Diploma

Companies support the course through guest lectures and student placements, as well as working with the students on industry-related projects. We run an annual networking event where students can talk to representatives from a cross-section of retailers, and our lecturers have all had successful careers in retailing and understand the importance of the role of merchandisers within the industry fully.
Our aim is to develop graduates with strong commercial skills, an excellent understanding of the sector, outstanding communication skills and who are real team players. While being numerate is an essential skill, the focus is much more on analytical ability, and merchandising is a great career choice for commercially minded students with a desire for fashion. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.
The study abroad option enables you to develop a global perspective on the retail industry, and modules are taken during this period develop your knowledge of fashion.
The course fosters new thinking, new ideas and new possibilities. The teaching is delivered by a team of core staff, all with substantial industry experience, along with additional expertise from practitioners in specific fields. We have an extensive network of industry professionals who support relevant modules throughout the four years of the course.
Based at the recently refurbished Harrow Campus – home to the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design – you will work alongside students from film, photography, music, fashion and journalism, in a unique hothouse of creative opportunity.
Teaching takes place in lectures, seminars, tutorials, work placements, off-site visits and via the online learning system Blackboard. Assessment methods include group reports and presentations, industry projects, portfolio development, and extended essays and exams.
The business placement year is an integral part of the course which will greatly increase your knowledge and understanding of the business environment and is a critical factor in enhancing subsequent graduate career progression.
A Levels - BBC
International Baccalaureate - 28 points (minimum)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma - DDM
Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction. GCSE minimum grade 4 (grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.
If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each element. Suitably qualified applicants will be invited to an interview.