This course is undergoing a review over the next year, which may mean a change to the course title and units of study. If you are interested in business and love fashion, this degree combines both. The fashion industry is very competitive and companies are meticulous in assessing customer demand and market trends when selecting their product ranges; the roles of a buyer and a merchandiser are key in this process. This degree gives you an understanding of buying practice, finance, sourcing, product development and a knowledge of how fashion business operates in order to maximise profit and so will help you to become a successful professional in a truly exciting field of work. The course is aimed at developing your fashion awareness alongside your business acumen and you are encouraged to be innovative and engage with business issues. You will also have the opportunity to go on placements in the UK or abroad and undertake study trips; previous students have been to Florence, Shanghai and Paris. You can also opt to study a language. Technology and creativity are at the heart of our courses with a major emphasis on developing your business skills, and exposure to a wide range of businesses and employers. Our courses give you the option of spending a year working in industry to gain valuable skills and contacts. Features and benefits; - We’ll provide you with practical experience of the international fashion industry through optional overseas study trips. Previous destinations have included Shanghai, New York, Istanbul and Paris. - You’ll benefit from the multi-million pound, newly refurbished facilities, with access to industry-standard equipment including more than 150 specialised sewing and joining machines and equipment, 3D bodyscanner, sew-free bonding equipment, automated and laser cutting equipment, 3D printing and the latest digital pattern-cutting software. - Our students and graduates win many awards, including most recently the Arts Thread/Urban Outfitters Award, Humen Cup Silver Award, Drapers’ Company Award for Technical Textiles, the Survitec Group Award for Innovation in Functional Clothing Design, Best Gap Stylist at Vogue’s Fashion Night Out, and finalist at Graduate Fashion Week.