Surrey University Stag


Module code: MANM390

Module Overview

This module aims to provide a theoretical and practical understanding of the diverse role of marketing within the fashion industry. More specifically, this module aims to equip students with a framework for understanding:

  1. the various marketing functions involved in operating a fashion business;

  2. the importance of the effective synchronisation of these functions in creating a successful fashion brands;

  3. the importance of the effective synchronisation of these functions in creating a successful luxury brands.

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: N500

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 110

Lecture Hours: 11

Seminar Hours: 11

Guided Learning: 10

Captured Content: 8

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Creating and managing luxury and fashion brands

  • The fashion consumer

  • Fashion store design & atmosphere

  • Fashion communications

  • Multichannel and digital marketing

  • Fashion internationalisation and customisation

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Oral exam or presentation GROUP BASED ORAL PRESENTATION (5-8 minutes) 50
Coursework GROUP REPORT (2,000 WORDS) 50

Alternative Assessment

Individual report: 1500 words 50% Viva voce: 5 mins 50%

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to understand core marketing concepts and theories and critically apply it in the context of fashion and luxury marketing. Group work will enhance the students team working ability, a useful skill in many business contexts, including the fashion industry. It also examines their capacity to communicate ideas to an audience and increases their public speaking skills. Students will also have the opportunity to reflect on their group work. 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of a group project with two distinct outputs:

  • A group based oral presentation

  • A group project, with an individual reflective component

The assessments are designed to demonstrate;

  • the ability to understand complex fashion and luxury marketing problems and make suitable interpretations/ recommendations

  • the ability to investigate fashion marketing topics and present findings in a logical and coherent manner

  • a wide range of knowledge and application of marketing theories and concepts


Module aims

  • enable students to appreciate the complex and diverse role of marketing within the fashion and luxury industries;
  • enable students to learn various core concepts or theories of marketing, and their useful applications in operating a fashion/luxury business;
  • develop students' research, teamwork, and communication skills.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Apply various marketing concepts and theories in the context of fashion and luxury KC
002 Demonstrate a critical understanding of the practice of fashion and luxury brand marketing KC
003 Critically analyse a contemporary, global issue impacting the fashion and luxury industry KCPT
004 Work as a group to interpret a fashion/luxury marketing challenge and effectively communicate your synthesis orally and in writing KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to enable students to gain an understanding of various core marketing concepts and theories, and their applications within the fashion and luxury industries, from equally the consumer’s and the retailer’s perspectives.

The teaching and learning methods are based on the delivery of lectures and related seminars.  Lectures are designed to illustrate and explain theoretical concepts or models; seminars aim to illuminate the applications of theoretical concepts or models in operating a fashion business with reference to a range of historical and contemporary cases.


Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list
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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
International Marketing MSc 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Digital Marketing and Channel Management MSc 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2022/3 academic year.