Buying and merchandising are specialist retail functions, which lie at the heart of a fashion brand’s ability to respond effectively to fast changing fashion trends.
You will gain the insights and practical knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a fashion buying or merchandising career.
Industry knowledge and skills are embedded across modules and are achieved in different ways. These include learning about textiles and clothing manufacture, competitor shopping and analysing trends and sales patterns to make commercial decisions. You will develop and strengthen many skills including numeracy for buying and merchandising, presentation, team working and negotiation.
The programme is delivered over two terms.
You will be assessed through a mix of individual and group assessment, including: essay, report, presentation, team negotiation, and written reflection.
You will be taught by staff with academic and industry experience of fashion buying and merchandising.
This programme consists of:
There is a gradual move towards more self-directed and independent learning in the final stages of the programme, particularly in the final team project.
Students with disabilities
Some of our courses encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.
This programme will provide you with the specialist knowledge, skills and commercial understanding to kickstart your career in fashion buying and merchandising.
Typical entry level jobs open to graduates of the programme include:
A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.
Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding a minimum lower second class (2:2) UK Honours undergraduate degree from a recognised institution and will assess your application for proficiency in Mathematics, asking for a GCSE Mathematics grade A-C / 9-4. Other equivalent international qualifications from recognised institutions will be accepted.
Applicants who meet the minimum academic requirements will be invited to participate in an interview with academic staff.
English Language requirements
We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:
This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.
For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.
On-campus diagnostic test
For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test. This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.
How to apply
Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.
Step 1 Apply
You can apply in the following ways:
If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application.
These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to email@example.com.
For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview. Interviews can take the form of a one-to-one interview or group interview. These are generally conducted on campus but may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.
Step 2 Receive a response to your application
You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.
We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email.
Step 3 Accepting your offer
If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.
Please note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.
Please see here for information on how to pay.
Step 4 After you have accepted your place
Closer to the start of the term the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.
Information for international students
If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.
Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July.
Fees September 2018
Tuition fee: £6,300
Home/EU advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)