Programme Content






The prime focus of this programme is to develop you with the academic, aesthetic, practical and commercial skills required for the fashion buying role.  You will be equipped for careers in product development and supply chain management, brand management, wholesale, trend forecasting, E-commerce, retail management and marketing roles. 


Major Project 
The Changing Business of Retail 
International Buying and Merchandising Negotiation  
Commercial Skills



Report, negotiation, individual and group presentation.



QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. : 20/000489/L5 
Validity Period : 01/09/2020 - 31/08/2024 

This programme is accredited by HKCAAVQ at HKQF Level 5.  This accreditation status enhances students’ employment and further studies opportunities, as well as access to financial assistance.

  • Degree qualifications pitched at QF Level 5 are formally recognised by the HKSAR Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service for graduate posts.

Further Studies
  • Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes.  Upon graduation, students may pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships



Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Holders of the following VTC Higher Diplomas (HD) programme: 

  • HD in Fashion Branding and Buying 

Applicants with an alternative qualification deemed equivalent to a UK Level 5 qualification in a cognate discipline will be subject to a review of the applicant's academic qualification as well as the prior professional experience. 

Applicants with alternative qualifications and are shortlisted will be invited for an interview to determine their abilities to undertake the programme.  The admission interview will be conducted by SHAPE interview panel with final approval made by UoW.  In addition, applicants would be expected to submit a written personal statement in 300 - 400 words which outlines their reasons for undertaking the programme. 


English Proficiency Requirements

  • An English proficiency level at IELTS 6.0 with at least 6.0 in each element; or equivalent. 

  • Graduates of VTC HD are exempted from the English Language requirements. 

  • Applicants holding post-secondary qualifications taught and assessed in English will be considered to have met the English language requirements for entry to the Programme.    



Fees & Funding

Fees & Funding


Application Fee : HK$200
Registration Fee : HK$3,500
Tuition Fee : HK$90,450 by 2 instalments

(NMTSS: The annual subsidy amount for the 2022/23 academic year is up to HK$33,200 for an eligible full-time student)

FT students eligible for NMTSS and awarded the Government Scholarship – Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship
Scheme (SPSS) – Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS)
* only need to pay a tuition fee as low as HK$17,250
(i.e. Tuition Fee HK$90,450 - NMTSS HK$33,200 - OPS HK$40,000) for this programme*.


* Eligible students for NMTSS only need to pay the tuition fee net of NMTSS. After admission, students with outstanding academic performance at sub-degree level will be nominated for OPS and the awardees will receive the scholarship around July/August next year. The disbursement of subsidy (NMTSS) and the award of OPS will be subject to the final approval by The Education Bureau (EDB) of the Government of the HKSAR.





Programme Co-ordinator

Ms. Tammy Wong 

Tel. no.

3928 2916 




General Enquiries

Mr. Kelvin Li 

Tel. no.

3928 2485 


Registration No. : 253021. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.