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Textile Sustainability and Innovation MSc

Textile Sustainability and Innovation MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Textile Design Management Of Change & Innovation Sustainability

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Fashion and textile businesses across the world are seeking sustainable raw materials and manufacturing methods for designing innovative products whilst maintaining quality and meeting the needs of their consumers.

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.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

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.

Modules

The field of textile research, in particular sustainability and innovation, is a constantly evolving area. It presents a multitude of opportunities that can be addressed by fundamental and applied research. You will conduct independent research, under the supervision of a supervisor/supervisory panel, into a specialist area of your interest relevant to the programme. You will direct your study, with supervisory input, and develop key skills in textile research. The module also entails a series of seminars to introduce methods for research and analysis. The module contains a range of formative and summative assessment activities to scaffold your progress.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

12,750

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

25,250

Entry requirements

You’ll need a bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or equivalent qualification, preferably in: a textile-related subject, management, business, 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, an internship, or a year in industry; we’ll also consider applicants without a formal degree who hold a relevant professional qualification, such as from The Textile Institute or Society of Dyers and Colourists.

Department profile

Our exciting and challenging Masters courses will develop your knowledge and skills to an advanced level in a specialist area of design. You'll be joining a diverse postgraduate community with students from a range of subject backgrounds. You'll benefit from our high-quality facilities with world-class technologies. You'll be taught by staff who are leaders in their field of research and have substantial experience in industry....more

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