Research course

Textiles and Fashion

The University of Manchester · School of Materials
MFA by research

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for MEnt is normally a second upper class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent. 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).

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Enterprise degree reflects the nature of knowledge-based enterprise and innovation. Students develop ideas from their discipline into new products and services. Research is available in textile and fashion design, fashion retail (retail/store concepts; retail services), CAD (textiles, fashion and retail) and textile and clothing technology. Manchester Science Enterprise Centre provides the enterprise element of the course and support in the business development activities undertaken by students. Each student has at least one subject supervisor, an enterprise supervisor and potentially a business mentor from a relevant industry sector.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 570 (paper-based) or 230 (computer-based).

Fees and funding

Manchester Science Enterprise Centre Scholarships and Studentships (EC Nationals only).

Qualification and course duration

MFA by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Materials
+44 (0)161 306 8487