Research course

Textile Design, Fashion and Management

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Materials
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMS by research

Entry requirements

For direct entry from your undergraduate degree, you will need at least a 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject. There are alternative routes to a PhD, through completion of other postgraduate qualifications.

Months of entry

January, September, July, April

Course content

Textiles is an industry where innovations in process as well as product are required to effectively integrate all aspects of design, technology, retail and management. To address this, the Textile Design, Fashion and Management research group is multi-disciplinary and covers areas as diverse as applied management, textile design, colour, trend forecasting, retail management, fashion merchandising, supply chain management, CAD, digital design, consumer behaviour, internet shopping, retail marketing, product development, enterprise and innovation.

Industry links

We have strong links with industry and work with many major retailers, manufacturers and well-known designers.

Research interests

Our current research interests cover a wide spectrum, and include:

  • Design communication
  • Design education
  • Design management
  • Digital design
  • Emotional aspects of design and consumer behaviour
  • Fashion design
  • Fashion retailing
  • Global operations management
  • International supply chain management
  • Textile design

Facilities

Facilities in the School are excellent, and include dedicated design and retailing studios and CAD facilities. Software includes Scotweave, AVA, Lectra (PrimaVision, Kaledo Style and Modaris), Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Research projects

Some of the exciting research projects our students have completed, or are completing, include:

  • Investigating the relationship between consumer adoption and new product development of wearables.
  • Development of the Chinese textile sector as an UK/EU trading partner post Multi Fibre Agreement, January 2005
  • Strategic Agile Merchandising: a new market opportunity for European textile producers.

Department specialisms

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

UK students
£4,260
International students
Standard £22,000, Low £23,000, High £25,000

You can apply for a range of scholarships and studentships - http://www.materials.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/studentships/

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MS by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Materials
Email
pg-materials@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 306 3559