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MAFashion Merchandise Management

Solent University
United Kingdom, Southampton
Tuition fee £10,000 per year

Tuition fees for EU/EEA candidates vary from £4,500 to £9,500 per year
depending on the course and are still subject to confirmation for 2012/13

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Expenses, accommodation, working etc. 



The goal of this stimulating MA Fashion Merchandise
Management course is simple – to be an innovative, challenging and
inspiring Merchandise and Management programme for those who desire to
be future leaders in the fashion industry. 

Delivering an innovative and relevant fashion merchandise
curriculum, this course will equip you for a visual merchandise
management career at a senior level in the domestic or international
fashion industry.   

*What is it? * This dynamic course offers an inside knowledge of
industry strategies and cultures on a global basis, combined with a
strong underpinning of key research and business skills and essential
fashion industry management knowledge. It is a practically applied
course that allows you to express your capabilities in developing
concepts for the future of retail space design.

Who is it for? This course is ideal for you if you are a
self-motivated individual who wishes to develop or enhance both your
career prospects and your intellectual and creative potential in the
challenging field of visual merchandise management, building on
previous fashion and/or retail knowledge, skills and experience.

Research and practice The key elements of this course will focus
on research, with an emphasis on practical skills and portfolio
development, which assists in the proposition and exhibition of
pioneering strategies within a retail industry context. Working
closely with industry professionals who will offer an insider
knowledge of industry strategies, these innovative approaches are
encouraged through the analysis of new technological methodologies,
creative retail environments and innovation in display concepts for
clothing collections.

Innovation  While creative aspirations will be supported through
personal tutorials and group workshops, the emphasis will be on
innovation and the encouragement of the development of strategic and
entrepreneurial vision. These elements are key in expressing your
capabilities in developing concepts for the future in design through a
stimulating portfolio of work.

*What are we looking for? * This course is for individuals who can
respond to challenges, are articulate and can contribute visual
skills, original ideas and a keen awareness of current issues in many
areas of fashion retail. Graduates will have increased employment
prospects and be in a position to gain employment as innovators with
the field of visual fashion merchandise.

Career opportunities

A graduate on this course will have an advantage in the employment
market in a number of roles.

Career paths include: 

  • Visual Merchandiser, 
  • Buyer/Allocator, 
  • Merchandising, 
  • Creative Marketing, 
  • Consumer Behaviour Consultant, 
    Store Planner/Designer,  * Retail Management, 
  • Own Business.
Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States