London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This course aims to prepare the students for a successful career within Buying and Merchandising. This innovative course has been designed by leading experts to establish a foothold into this global industry.

This course will give you an extensive overview of fashion buying, product development, sustainability, innovation and finance, as well as a thorough understanding of how a fashion business operates.

In this digital world you will establish key business skills which will enable you to become an entrepreneur and gain highly sought after entrepreneurial skills. You will also be involved in live briefs which will enable you to work directly on real business issues.

You will have the opportunity to study aboard for one semester. We have close relationships with universities in Australia, Canada, New York and Copenhagen with fantastic courses in fashion, sustainability, marketing and product development.

Additionally, you will benefit from world learning experiences within the UK and internationally. This includes industry head offices, trade shows and galleries.

Course Modules

Year 1

Introduction to buying and merchandising,

Fashion marketing and management,

Fashion supply chain and sustainability,

Global fashion brands platforms,

Fashion promotion in context,

Brands, branding and social media,

Year 2

Fashion product,

International retail communications,

Fashion events and promotion,

Fashion, retail and consumer trends,

Creative industries,

International live brief,

Year 3 (optional placement year),

Year 4

Creative research project,

Enterprising futures,

Fashion retail,

Future fashion,

Major project portfolio,

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees