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What will I learn?

This course will prepare you to discover and drive sustainable and innovative textile solutions to address global environmental and societal challenges facing the global fashion and textile industries. You’ll gain an advanced understanding of the role of technology in the development of textile materials and products, including contemporary innovations in the fashion and textile industry.

You’ll also develop core skills in textile and apparel technology, whilst gaining commercial awareness and an understanding of product development, design and manufacturing processes. Optional modules will also give you the chance to specialise in areas aligned to your interests and career aspirations.

Practical experience including laboratory research, problem-solving and report writing will prepare you for your future career. You’ll be taught by leading academic staff with a range of expertise and industry experience spanning performance design, sustainability, textile technology, colour technology, healthcare and technical textiles.

This course is also available to study as a Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate.

Learning and teaching

You’ll have lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical lab sessions as part of this course. Discussion and interactive sessions will encourage you to critically examine key elements of textile sustainability and innovation further based on topics covered in the teaching provisions.

You’ll also undertake independent research as part of the dissertation module. You’ll benefit from support from both academic tutors and technical staff.

In addition, you’ll have the chance to take part in lecturers and seminars led by visiting speakers from other universities, research organisations, public organisations and textile sector professionals.

Assessment

The course involves a diverse set of assessment activities, including essays and examinations as well as practical and project work, laboratory reports, literature reviews and presentations. This combination will develop and enhance your technical, professional and transferable skills. You’ll also benefit from timely and explicit feedback from your tutors to help develop your learning.

Career opportunities

This degree will equip you with a diverse range of knowledge and professional skills. Career opportunities include sustainability management roles in fashion and textile industry and retailors, textile innovation and/or product development, fashion buyers, textile management, technical consultancy, garment technologists, testing laboratory professionals, technical marketing and support, colour technologists, retail and supply chain management, textile technology/engineering positions, project scientists and quality assurance. You could also choose to continue with postgraduate research at PhD level.

Which department am I in?

School of Design

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
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Start date

September 2020

Venue

University of Leeds

Woodhouse Lane,

Leeds,

LS2 9JT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For Postgraduate qualification, students need to have 4 year Bachelors: for courses requiring 2.1 students need to have a GPA of 3.0; for courses requiring 2.2 students need to have a GPA of 2.5. Minimum qualifications include: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) an overall band of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component skill.

For international students

Students need to have a a 2:1 bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant degree subject, such as a textile related discipline, management, business studies, design, or a related science, engineering or social science subject. We’ll also consider your application if you have a 2:2 degree combined with relevant experience, such as in employment, through an internship, or a year in industry; as well as applicants without a formal degree who hold a relevant professional qualification (such as from The Textile Institute or Society of Dyers and Colourists,) Students must have an IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component skill. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 92 with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing. Pearson (Academic) of 64 overall with no less than 60 in any component. Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) of 176 overall with no less than 169 in any component. Trinity College Integrated Skills in English a Pass in ISE II or above (if taken in the UK). IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in each component.

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The University of Leeds enjoys a high student satisfaction rate – 3rd in the UK (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey).

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