You will need to be a science and engineering graduate with at least a 2.2 Honours degree, or equivalent. Subject to satisfactory progress, it is possible to transfer to PhD at the end of the degree, requiring a further two years full-time study, or four years part-time.
Months of entry
Technical Textiles is a rapidly expanding sector based on cutting-edge technology, performance materials and growing profitability. Products are used in vital and diverse industries, including aerospace, biomedical, geotextiles, and sportswear. To innovate and create in this growing industry, a `new graduate' is in demand by global companies.
This unique MSc by Research programme is made up of taught units and an in-depth research project. A mix of wide-ranging taught units across the School is available, and includes:
Paper Manufacture and Paper Science
Polymer Chemistry and Molecular Characterisation
Polymer Processing, Structure and Properties
Design / Structure of Materials
Your research project will normally involve a leading industrial company, and in collaboration with the industrial supervisor and the University, you will develop a `real' research topic. By fully utilising the facilities and expertise at both the industrial and University site, you will be able to tailor your programme components to your career aspirations.
Graduates of the programme will be equipped to lead the development of innovative products and processes in the technical textiles industry as well as to carry out further study for higher degrees.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language, you will need to take and meet minimum requirements for the following recognised English language qualifications: IELTS (6.5 with no sub-test under 5.5); TOEFL (570 with 5.0 in TWE); CBTOEFL (230 with 5.0 in TWE). Please contact us if you have an alternative qualification and we will make an individual assessment.
Fees and funding
In order to drive this important new educational and commercial initiative, bursaries have been provided by The Clothworkers' Livery Company to attract highly qualified graduates into this vital industry.
If you are interested and want to be part of a growing, dynamic, global business with a future, take the first step now.
Full Scholarships (tuition fees and maintenance) are available for appropriately qualified UK students.
- School of Materials Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Training Account (DTA) Award
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- School of Materials
- +44 (0)161 306 3559