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The award
BA, BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Retail Management at Robert Gordon University

The retail industry is an exciting, competitive and innovative business sector which makes an important contribution to the national economy. In addition to the underpinning business subjects, the course covers modules in Retail Loyalty, Retail Distribution and Logistics, Fashion Buying and Merchandising, Store Design and Visual Merchandising, E-retail, and International Retailing.

As a Retail graduate from Robert Gordon University, you will be commercially driven, people-focused and ready for a challenging career in the retail sector. The retail industry is vast and diverse, bringing wide-ranging international opportunities in fashion, merchandising, food and drink, and banking.

What you will study

Year 1

  • Marketing

  • Professional Communication Skills

  • The Retail Environment

  • Service Sector Management

  • People Management

  • Introduction to Management Accounting

  • Retail Operations

  • International Business


Year 2

  • Organisational Behaviour

  • Globalisation

  • Retail Loyalty

  • Brand Management


OR Foreign University Study

  • Consumer Behaviour

  • Store Design and Visual Merchandising

  • Merchandise Technology and Planning

  • e-Retail


OR Foreign University Study

Year 3

  • Placement Students

- Placement
- Management in Practice
- Research Methods.
  • Non-Placement Students

- Business Research
- Events Management
- Concept Development Project
- Option Module (Ethics and the Consumer OR Personal Selling and Sales Management)
- Workplace Experience (24 weeks)

OR Foreign University Study (not available for advanced entry students)

Year 4

  • Research Project

  • Appraisal of Current Research Issues

  • Fashion Buying and Merchandising

  • Retail Strategy

  • International Marketing

  • Retail Distribution and Logistics

  • International Retailing


Entry requirements

SQA Higher: BCC

GCE A Level: CC

ILC Higher: BC1C1

IB Diploma: 24

Alternative Qualifications: HNC or equivalent qualifications will be considered for year 1 and potentially year 2 entry. Overseas qualifications and access programmes will be considered on an individual basis.

Applications welcomed from students with alternative qualifications and relevant work experience.

Degree Link Programme: HND Retail Management or HND Fashion Design Production & Retail qualifications from one of our partner FE Colleges will be considered for entry to year 3. Advanced Entry students to year 3 will have the opportunity to undertake work experience in Semester 2 lasting 24 weeks.

Placements and accreditations

The optional placement in year 3 brings a sense of realism and dynamism to your studies and is highly regarded by employers as preparation for graduate employment. There are diverse placement opportunities locally and nationally, such as at Nova, Signature Ltd, Attic, Harvey Nichols, Jigsaw, Sainsbury's, John Lewis, Schuh, Debenhams, Lidl, Enterprise rent-a-car, Marks and Spencer, Starbucks Coffee Company and Disney Worldwide Services Inc (Merchandising).

Fees and bursaries

UK/EU Students

  • New students: £1820 for academic year 2010/11


Students from Scotland and the EU are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

If you are from England, Wales or Northern Ireland you should apply to the appropriate funding body.

  • England - http://www.studentfinanceengland.co.uk/

  • Wales - http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/

  • Northern Ireland - http://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk/


International Students

  • New students: £8950 for academic year 2010/11


The above tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

If you are already a student at Robert Gordon University, you can find information on fees for academic year 2010/11 on the Student Finance web pages.

How to apply

All applications should be made through UCAS. You must apply online at http://www.ucas.com/students/apply.

Once you register and create your username and password you are guided through the process of applying. After submission, log in to your UCAS Track account and you can see the progress of your application, view and respond to your offers.

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