What will I learn?

Programme description

Current research in this area is concerned with developing advanced textile materials, technologies and products for a variety of applications, from biomedical devices, advanced composites for aerospace technologies, personal protective devices, sportswear and smart wearables to 3D body scanning and digital platforms for fashion e-business models. Find out more about this research area here .

A research degree from the Department and the University is held in the highest esteem and recognised worldwide. Many of our textiles and apparel graduates have progressed to successful academic careers and industry positions in reputable organisations worldwide.

The Department provides first-class opportunities and facilities for our students to study specific subjects in-depth to a postgraduate research degree level. through the Faculty's Graduate Development Training Programme as well as the opportunity to access Alliance Manchester Business Department's doctoral research training programme. You will become part of a strong research culture in the Department, embedded through a programme research seminars given by research students, academic staff and external speakers, as well as an annual Postgraduate Research Conference. There are flexible study packages available, as well as a range of PhD studentships and University funding packages . Please contact us to find out more.

Career opportunities

The employment prospects following graduation from our research programmes are excellent; our graduates typically go on to research and development and management/consultant positions in industry and careers in academia.

Which department am I in?

The University of Manchester

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
Standard £24,500, Low £25,500, High £27,500
Start date

September 2021

Venue

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

M13 9PL, England

Entry requirements

For international students

The standard academic entry requirements for a Doctorate level programme is an Upper Second UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent). All applicants will need to demonstrate competency in English language. Applicants who do not already possess an acceptable English Language qualification will need to take a recognised test and attain the required English Language score: IELTS: At least 6.5 overall with no subtest below 5.5. TOEFL iBT: At least 90 overall with no subtest below 20. We do not accept 'MyBestScore'. Pearson Test of English (PTE): At least 58 overall with no subtest below 42.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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