What will I learn?

Course Details

If you are a graduate in a physical science or similar discipline, this course is a great way to enter or develop your knowledge of the leather production and associated industries.

Course Details

This course is a way for you to develop a specialism in the leather industry and improve your technical skills.

While developing and setting up research projects, you will initially receive general, discipline based and project specific training so that you can go on to conduct your research work effectively and independently. When you finish this course, you will be able to find research and development roles in chemical companies and tanneries or progress into an academic career or enter business at a managerial level.

We are one of the foremost centres for leather education in the world and we are dedicated to delivering theoretical and practical education at the highest standards.

Which department am I in?

British School of Leather Technology

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£14,460.00 (US$ 19,902) per year
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

March 2022


Main Site

The University of Northampton,

Waterside Campus,



NN1 5PH, England

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed
Start date

Duration: 4-6 years

Entry requirements

For international students

We normally ask you to have a recognised first or upper second class honours degree or Master’s Degree from a UK university or International equivalent in a relevant subject area. Students with lower level qualifications or qualifications in a different subject area, but relevant experience will also be considered on an individual basis. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS at 7.0, with no component less than 6.5 (or equivalent). Applications with IELTS lower than 5.5 in all components will not be considered.

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