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Entry Requirements

The DIT Postgraduate Diploma in Fashion Buying and Management is aimed at honours bachelor degree graduates (minimum 2.2 Honours) of universities or similar third level institutions who have a strong desire to succeed in the fashion industry. Holders of equivalent professional qualifications, by examination, will also be considered. The programme is conducted in English so a strong working knowledge of English (Minimum 6.5 IELTS or equivalent) is required. 


Course Outline

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In response to feedback from industry a new Retail Merchandising Analytics module was introduced to the DIT Postgraduate Diploma in Fashion Buying and Management. This module is a pre-work placement schedule of lectures introducing the buying student to merchandising analytics in a retail setting, enabling them to gain an understanding of the concepts, techniques and analytical tools utilised in retail merchandising and fashion buying. This lecture series is incorporated into the work placement learning module outlined below.

Throughout the year, a series of Fashion Seminars will be delivered, these seminars will allow for the students to interact with key industry figures and be kept informed of the latest industry developments. International travel will also be an important feature of the programme.

The trip to Paris takes place in February, the aim of this trip is primarily to attend the Premiere Vision fabric trade fair and experience first-hand the demands of the apparel industry.  The learning outcomes of this trip our examined by continuous assessment. Later in the semester, students will visit an Irish fabric mill to complement their Materials and Fabric module.

Timetable / Hours

While the timetable are subject to change, there are normally circa 15 to 20 contact hours per week on average. Given the intensive nature of the DIT Postgraduate Diploma in Fashion Buying and Management programme and the fact that subjects are new, students are advised to keep a clear working week and to minimize other commitments in order to participate in the programme. Students are also advised to be aware of time commitment needed to complete the work placement element of the programme (the 6 week placement occurs following semester one exams, throughout the summer months of June through to August).


Graduates are eligible for the award of ‘Postgraduate Diploma in Fashion Buying and Management’ from the Dublin Institute of Technology, a Level 9 award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). Dublin Institute of Technology awards are internationally recognised.


Barbara Mohan
Programme Manager - Arthur Ryan Retail Centre 
DIT, Room 2-091, Aungier Street, Dublin 2

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