School of Creative & Cultural Business

Fashion Management

BA (Hons)

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BA (Hons) Fashion Management
The Fashion Management degree is designed to fully integrate the management theories associated with the global fashion industry alongside the business contexts of fashion buying, production, marketing and merchandising. If you have a passion for fashion and a brain for business, this is the course for you.

You will actively participate in fashion industry activities, such as organising, marketing and managing an exhibition or fashion show, which will combine your management and creative skills. You will have the opportunity to create a course fashion magazine including writing articles and managing, styling and co-ordinating fashion photography spreads. Attending events such as the London Fashion Weekend Festival, provides you with a real insight into the increasingly important events side of the fashion industry.

2nd in Scotland & Top 10 in the UK for Fashion & Textiles - The Guardian University Guide 2019

This course has one study option
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Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • On Campus
Mode of Study
  • Full Time
Start Month
September
Course Length
4 years

Mode of Attendance
  • On Campus
Mode of Study
  • Full Time
Start Month
January (International Fee-Paying Students Only)
Course Length
4 years
Year 1

You will be introduced to management and marketing subjects, explore fashion design concepts, garment construction, fashion retail and how the fashion business operates. You will also gain practical experience of using various digital imaging applications, create exhibitions and window displays.

Year 2

Your fashion communication skills are built through the creation of a fashion magazine, writing articles, producing product pages and organising fashion shoots. Advertising communication, public relations, consumer behaviour and the logistics of the global, omni-channel fashion industry are explored.

YEAR 3

You can complete a 6-week, 12-week or year long period of work experience. Modules taught include the theories of successful brand management, financial merchandising, ethics and events management, while you gain valuable digital skills by creating a digital fashion event.

Year 4

Option choices allow you to tailor your final year towards marketing, media or fashion buying. You will undertake your own research project, which can be written or include a practical element. Subjects taught include fashion buying and global fashion strategy.

 
Modules

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Detailed module information

You will study three or four modules each semester. Teaching for each module may involve one or two hour long lectures to the whole group, one or two hour long tutorials, or two hour computer labs to smaller groups.  Tutorials and computer labs allow you to practice and experience the concepts and theories presented during lectures, and are an opportunity to work more closely with both the lecturer and your classmates. Fashion is an industry that relies on strong teamwork and communication skills, so many of the class tasks focus on those, as well as presentation skills.

Activity Summary

Year 4

  • Lectures - 50 students per group, 4 hours per week
  • Tutorial - 25 students per group, 3 - 6 hours per week
  • Project Supervision - 10 students per group, 1 hours per week
  • Demonstration - 25 students per group
  • Practical class or workshop - 25 students per group, 2 hours per week
  • Supervised time in studio / workshop - 25 students per group, 2 hours per week
Independent Study

Beyond scheduled class time, you are expected to read widely from the provided reading lists, conduct research and meet with your peers to undertake allocated group work, complete tutorial assignments and work on assessments. Together, the scheduled teaching activities and your independent study should equate to approximately 40 hours per week.

Staff Delivering on This Course

All the Fashion Management teaching staff have worked in a variety of roles in industry such as fashion design and garment development, visual merchandising, fabric design, marketing and events management. 

All staff have teaching qualifications, including fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, recognising their practice, impact and leadership in teaching and learning.

Other staff members include industry experts, subject experts from the School of Creative and Cultural Business and media technicians.

Assessment

Typically students are assessed each year:

Year 1

  • 2 reports
  • 1 portfolio
  • 1 set exercise
  • 1 project output
  • 2 oral assessments
  • 1 practical skills assessment

Year 2

  • 2 reports
  • 2 portfolio
  • 2 project outputs
  • 2 oral assessments

Year 3

  • 2 reports
  • 2 portfolios
  • 1 set exercises
  • 1 project outputs
  • 2 oral assessments

Year 4

  • 2 reports
  • 1 dissertation
  • 2 portfolios
  • 1 project outputs
  • 2 oral assessments
Feedback

We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.

 

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

DISABILITY & DYSLEXIA CENTRE

ONLINE LEARNING & SUPPORT

All undergraduate and postgraduate students, whether you are learning on-campus or by online distance learning, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

CampusMoodle

STUDY SKILLS SUPPORT

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

STUDY SKILLS SUPPORT

Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.

University Library

 
Placements

In Year 3, you will have the invaluable opportunity of undertaking a six week, twelve week or year-long placement where you will gain practical experience, put your skills and knowledge to the test and establish links with potential employers.

Placement opportunities include small, boutique-style businesses, high-street and designer retailers, fashion media or PR firms and marketing and events companies. We have strong links with fashion buyers, merchandisers and managers within the industry, which ensure you have the opportunity to experience fashion as it operates in the real world.

You can choose to source your own placement or access our Employment and Professional Enrichment Hub will support you in sourcing and validating a suitable position.

PLACEMENTs at rgu

Study Abroad

In Years 2 and 3, there may be opportunities to study with partner institutions in Europe as part of the Erasmus Programme

STUDY ABROAD

Job Prospects

You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to open doors to all kinds of careers including roles in fashion buying and product sourcing; merchandising and allocating; fashion marketing; retail management and visual merchandising; product planning and development; online content management and digital fashion strategy. You will also be equipped to set up your own fashion business based on the skills you acquire from the programme and the entrepreneurial business start-up support on offer.

Previous graduates have gone on to head office roles in Burberry, Christian Louboutin, Hugo Boss, Topshop, River Island, Karen Millen, Kurt Geiger, Cath Kidston, Matthew Williamson, Johnston’s of Elgin, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Net-a-porter, House of Fraser, New Look and ASOS.

CAREERS

 

SQA Higher: BBBB

GCE A Level: BCC

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H3H3

IB Diploma: 28

Alternative Qualifications

We welcome applications from those with equivalent qualifications to those stated, including SVQs/NVQs, access programmes and overseas qualifications. Applications from students with non-standard qualifications or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants from Partner Colleges

A relevant HND from one of our partner colleges will be considered for entry into Year 3.

Find out more about Degree Link.

Advanced Entry

All other applicants who are interested in applying for advanced entry will be considered on an individual basis.

International Students 

International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.

ICRGU - INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE 

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

English Language requirements

Our Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSP) is available for students who have not yet reached the required English level and those who would like to improve their language competency.

Pre-Sessional English Programme at RGU

Please note, some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Contact admissions@rgu.ac.uk for further information.

 
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year
  • £910 for a full placement year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year
  • £2,500 for a full placement year

International Students

  • £12,730 per academic year
  • £1,000 for a full placement year
Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

  • The cost of books that you may wish to purchase
  • Costs associated with your placement / study abroad
  • Accommodation and Living costs
  • Printing
  • £300.00 Study Trips Travel  – optional in Year 2

OTHER FEES AND CHARGES

Disclaimer

For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:

STUDENT FINANCE

Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

STUDENT AWARDS AGENCY FOR SCOTLAND (SAAS)

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:

STUDENT FINANCE ENGLAND

STUDENT FINANCE WALES

STUDENT FINANCE NI

Scholarships and Financial Awards

You may also qualify for a scholarship or financial award:

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AWARDS

 

Have a question about the course? Get in touch with our Student Admissions Team and we'll do our best to help.

+44 (0) 1224 262728

The Fashion Management course has been full of surprises. I have been doing photoshoots, developing product ranges for a store and been on placement as an Events Co-ordinator; all of which has given me an insight into the industry.
CHERYL APPLEBY | BA (HONS) FASHION MANAGEMENT GRADUATE

Accreditation

This course has some modules accredited by SISA Level 1.

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Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

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UCAS Code: WN22

All Applicants

We’ve got a few options for applying to our undergraduate courses for UK, EU and international applicants.

January Intake - International Applicants Only

International fee-paying students applying to start in January should apply via International College at Robert Gordon University (ICRGU)

 


Applicants for first year entry will apply to other universities as well as to RGU through a single online Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) application.


Applicants from non-EU countries can apply direct to the University with our PDF form.


RGU accepts applications through the Common Application for those liable to pay international tuition fees.