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MSc Fashion Management

Lincoln International Business School has an experienced team of staff, made up of academically and professionally qualified lecturers with relevant industrial experience and wide research interests.

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Full-time

1 year

Part-time

2 years

Campus

Brayford Pool

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Course Code

FASMANMS

Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

We have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our Coronavirus page or contact us on 01522 886644.

Dr Susel Arzuaga Palomino - Programme Leader

Dr Susel Arzuaga Palomino - Programme Leader

Dr Susel Arzuaga Palomino is an educator and researcher interested in corporate communications, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, and organisational behaviour.

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Welcome to MSc Fashion Management

This Master’s programme is suitable for those wishing to pursue a management career in the globalised fashion industry. Exploring a variety of disciplines in purchasing, forecasting, analysis, and marketing, it enables students to develop the skills needed to pursue their own brand or business idea, or enter into the highly competitive fashion industry.

Covering three disciplinary areas of management, marketing, and fashion, this course aims to produce graduates who are able to analyse consumer and society trends to develop effective purchasing, retail, and promotional strategies. Students have the opportunity to undertake live assessments in the Events module and gain hands-on experience through the student-as-producer approach in the Digital Marketing module.

The programme is taught by a team of international academics and benefits from guest speakers who are professionals in fashion and other business areas.

Applications are welcome from a broad range of degree disciplines, including design, business, arts, and social sciences.

How You Study

The programme brings together the three disciplinary areas of management, marketing, and fashion, with the aim of equipping students for careers in fashion management. MSc Fashion Management combines generic business and management modules with specialist modules in fashion including fashion sourcing and merchandising.

The business and management modules enable students to develop their understanding of how to work in teams and how to obtain, interpret, and use financial information for managing budgets. Meanwhile, the marketing modules in consumer behaviour, branding, and digital marketing provide the knowledge and skills needed to build brands and run promotional campaigns.

Students also undertake modules that map out the different sectors of the fashion industry with a focus on sourcing and merchandising. The taught element of the programme consists of seven compulsory modules and one optional module.

The compulsory modules are:

  • Circular Economy - The future in the Fashion Industry
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Critical Path Management in the Fashion Industry
  • Dissertation
  • Fashion sourcing and merchandising
  • Marketing Communications
  • Research Methods and Design
  • The Fashion Industry

The following is an illustrative list of optional modules. Optional modules will run as long as at least ten students select them. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of modules to some students. As the options reflect staff research interests, they may change over time.

  • Brand Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Event Design and Implementation
  • Gender, Power, and Business
  • Global Supply Strategies
  • Group Consultancy Project
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy Making

After the taught element of the programme, students are expected to complete a final dissertation, designed to encourage innovation and diverse pathways to the final assessed product. In this respect, the dissertation is an extended project that can accommodate a range of independent work.

Contact hours

Each module typically consists of two or three weekly teaching hours over a teaching term of 12 weeks. Four modules are usually studied per semester, equating to eight to 12 hours per week. Part-time students will generally study two modules per term, equating to four to six hours of contact time per week. Hours of study may vary from term to term for both full and part-time students and can be spread throughout the week.

Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour spent in class, students are expected to spend four to five hours in independent study. For more detailed information please contact the Programme Leader.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of how the fashion industry can operate more sustainably, without lack or choice. The linear and circular systems within the textiles industry are analysed and strategies to implement them are discussed.

Module Overview

This module aims to introduce consumer learning, attitude formation and change, and the complex consumer decision making process, which are illustrated by examples from multiple sectors including retail and tourism.

Module Overview

This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of how organisations, individuals and countries work in harmony following Fashion's Critical Path Management (CPM). The typical causes of problems, both internal and external, are analysed and strategies to address the CPM are discussed.

Module Overview

The dissertation provides an opportunity for students with a range of experience and interests to apply and develop their existing skills and knowledge to an independent study project, which affords an opportunity for both the expression of original thought and creativity; together with the application of analytical skills and critical reasoning. Our approach to dissertation is to facilitate innovative approaches and diverse pathways to the final assessed piece of work; in effect the dissertation is an extended research project. The dissertation topic should be aligned to students' subject of study.

Module Overview

This module provides students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of fashion retail including fashion buying, merchandising, and management of the customer experience. The module focuses on retail formats and strategies in different business environments and examines elements of the customer experience including experimental and sensory information.

Module Overview

Marketing Communications is the process of informing, persuading and reminding customers, intermediaries, employers and publics of a company’s product and or services. The module aims to define the task of communications from a managerial perspective within an international context. The module principally focuses upon the nature of the communication process, the obstacles that are encountered in international communication and the ways in which these problems are overcome.

Module Overview

This module aims to prepare students for undertaking the research for their Masters dissertation or project, and other assignments. It is designed to introduce students to the core principles of research design, the research methods they are likely to encounter in their research, the basics of research design and the organisation of independent study.

Module Overview

Fashion is a fast growing international industry employing millions of people worldwide. Through this module, students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the different elements of the fashion industry and their linkages: (1) the production of raw materials, (2) the design and manufacturing process, (3) retail and merchandising, and (4) advertising and promotion.

Module Overview

Brands are ubiquitous in our current world and influence our consumption behaviour in both indirect and direct ways. This module provides students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the different elements of branding including brand value, identity, and associations. The lectures focus on branding theory while the seminars involve case analysis with an emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge to real-life situations.

Module Overview

This module provides the opportunity to explore how the increasing pressures and opportunities created by new media formats and electronic communication tools are shaping marketing strategy. The module covers themes such as social media marketing, mobile marketing, data analytics, and digital marketing campaigns.

Module Overview

This module gives students the chance to develop the core competencies associated with event design and implementation. In addition to providing students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the theory of event design and management, it also involves event practice. Students are expected to design, host, and evaluate a live event.

Module Overview

This module will explore the way in which gender intersects with the world of business, marketing and event and festival spaces. Concepts of masculine and feminine identity can be critically explored in relation to organisational management, consumers and consumption. This module will draw upon research frameworks from the social sciences in order to understand the way in which supposed gender differences manifest themselves in and around the workplace.

Module Overview

In order to ensure organisational success, we must seek to manage relationships with upstream and downstream suppliers and customers to deliver increased customer value at less cost to the supply chain overall. It is often argued that an organisation is only as a good as its supply chain and that the global supply chain can be a key source of competitive advantage. In the age of globalisation, many organisations are only as good as their global supply chains. Global supply chains give the organisation access to strategic resources and enable them to compete in global markets. Procurement and Supply Chain Management as a discipline has changed considerably in many companies and organisations in the recent past. Considering the amount of money generally involved in the preparation and execution of procurement and supply decisions, this is not a surprise and it has been argued that an effective and efficient operating purchasing and supply function can make an important contribution to company results and also add significant value. Traditionally, the procurement department has acted as the intermediary which negotiates the agreements and contracts with suppliers and subsequently monitors their compliance to those agreements. However, this ‘traditional’ role is changing rapidly and procurement and supply chain managers are assuming more strategic roles within organisations, focused on achieving better performance from suppliers though approaches such as more active management of supplier relationships.

Module Overview

This module aims to further enhance managerial competence and capability by providing the opportunity for students to develop the skills to become competent management consultants. Such competency is highly valued as it can help facilitate internal and external organisational consultancy interventions that add value at both an operational and strategic level.

Module Overview

Entrepreneurship is an essential skillset in the development at global level of new and existing businesses, social enterprises, and more broadly societies and their economies. Enterprise is defined as the application of creative ideas and innovations to practical situations, combining creativity, ideas development, and problem-solving with expression, communication, and practical action. Entrepreneurship is the application of enterprise skills to creating and growing organisations in an international context in order to identify and build on opportunities. This module draws on the latest UK QAA Guidance on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education and aims to develop, at an international level, enterprise awareness, an entrepreneurial mindset, and entrepreneurial capability, which can lead to entrepreneurial effectiveness which can be applied in a range of contexts.

Module Overview

Strategy is the heart of every organisation. This module explores how strategy is conceived, how it affects the organisation and how the organisation can be designed to realise its strategy efficiently and effectively. The module aims to support students in developing their strategic thinking skills through a review of diverse theories, models and practical exercises.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

How you are assessed

The programme’s assessment comprises a wide spectrum of formative and summative assessment methods. Students are encouraged to be creative in their approach to each assignment.

To complement formal academic reports required on some modules, presentations are used to assess both analytical and communication skills. At the same time, reflective journals provide an opportunity to reflect on experienced actions, exploring the role of self in practical project work.

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days of the submission date.

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on the course. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and your meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation, and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and in this case will be responsible for the cost.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

Honours degree or equivalent.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/ . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Industry Expertise

Lincoln International Business School has an experienced team of staff, which is made up of academically and professionally qualified lecturers with relevant industrial experience and finance experts with wide research interests.

The Business School hosts a series of visiting speakers each year. As part of the School, students will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as Deloitte, Santander, HSBC, Innocent, The Institute of Internal Auditors and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).

Students will also have the chance to build their skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering, or becoming a Student Ambassador.

Fashion Management Online Showcase

As part of MSc Fashion Management final assessment, students are tasked with putting together a live fashion show using designs from third year BA (Hons) Fashion students.

However, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw the live show cancelled, the students opted instead to continue to promote the students' work with an online showcase using social media.

Watch a summary of the digital promotion produced by MSc Fashion Management students.

100 Funded Field Trip Places

As part of your global education at the Lincoln International Business School, we are offering students the opportunity to undertake funded international trips to exciting overseas destinations. Postgraduate students have the opportunity to travel to destinations in the UK, Europe, the USA, and the United Arab Emirates.

These field trips combine academic study with first-hand experiences of language, culture, and industry, allowing you to put theory into practice. We've designed themes specifically for postgraduate students that align with learning areas such as Industry (4.0), Financial Services, and Visitor Economy.

Find out more about our 100 funded field trip places for students.

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Career and Personal Development

From fashion buyer to trend analyst, a career in fashion management can be stimulating and rewarding. Employability is embedded in all fashion-specific modules so that students are equipped with the skills needed to develop their own brands and business ideas or secure a role in the highly competitive fashion industry.

The University Careers and Employability Team offers qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.
The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Working in Partnership

Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.

The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Find out more.

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Postgraduate Events

Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.

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Related Courses

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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