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
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.
We have strong links with industry and work with many major retailers, manufacturers and well-known designers.
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 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.
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.
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
You can apply for a range of scholarships and studentships - http://www.materials.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/studentships/
Qualification and course duration
MS by research
Course contact details
- School of Materials
- +44 (0)161 306 3559