Kickstart your career

Study Buying & Merchandising

Kickstart your career in fashion with an accelerated two-year undergraduate degree or specialist Level 4 diploma at the Fashion Retail Academy.

Buying and merchandising roles are some of the most popular jobs in the industry; exciting, faced-paced and rewarding, they are at the centre of a business.  All of our courses offer unparalleled industry enrichment ranging from work placements to personal mentors, enabling you to build your contacts ahead of employment. Entry-level merchandisers are in high demand, with opportunities for rapid progression for strong candidates.  

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Our two-year accelerated undergraduate degrees were designed in partnership with the industry, to teach you everything you need to kickstart your career as a Buying Admin Assistant (BAA) or Merchandising Admin Assistant (MAA). Our fully-funded one-year diplomas are designed to get you into the industry in the shortest time possible. Studying at the FRA, you’ll also have masterclasses, workshops and work placements with some of the biggest brands in fashion built into your course.

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