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Textile Design, Technology and Innovation MSc

Textile Design, Technology and Innovation MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Textile Design Textile / Clothing Technology Management Of Change & Innovation

Course type


Course Summary

This course focuses on fusing design with technical understanding in the development of high performance and innovative textiles across various sectors. The MSc is designed for students who want to develop technical, practical and creative skills and work on projects in areas of their own interest.

The Textile Design, Technology and Innovation MSc aims to cater for students from both design and technical backgrounds. The course supports individual career aspirations to enter specific areas of the textile industry and associated sectors where innovation is a key driving force. With a host of specialist teaching and research facilities, the course allows students to develop their technical, practical and creative skills within a comfortable well- equipped learning environment. Dedicated staff will provide expert knowledge across a number of areas including garment and product technology, intimate apparel, textile technology and innovation, material chemistry, fabric construction, and sustainable and ethical practices. This will allow you to focus on particular areas of personal interest in line with career aspirations.

Working closely with the industry there will be ample opportunities to visit and communicate with a range of textile related businesses including those who focus on textile product research and development, innovative material development, sustainable design, and quality assurance and legislation.

This MSc supports a range of career choices within the textile and associated industries. These include higher-level fashion buyers, textile technologists, designers of fabrics, fashion and outerwear, contour designers, garment technologists, analytical textile technologists, product testers, project scientists, technical textile designers, and textile laboratory technicians. Progression routes from these would be to senior management such as production managers, lead/head of innovation, head of product development.

Different course options

Full time | De Montfort University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module builds on your foundation knowledge of textile materials with a focus on conventional and new innovative materials. Through lecture seminars, hands-on practical sessions and off site trips your knowledge to be challenged to allow exploration into diverse and novel applications for textile materials.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK Bachelor’s Honours degree in a relevant subject. If students have other professional qualifications and industry experience, we will consider their application on an individual basis.