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Entry requirements

Degree and experience
Applicants for the Textiles MA should be able to demonstrate a level of enquiry and investigation relevant to their proposed area of study and an ability to succeed at postgraduate level, for example through a relevant honours degree or equivalent professional experience.

Through your personal statement and design proposal submitted with your application, applicants must demonstrate:

  • an ability to articulate individual perceptions and understandings of textiles design
  • an ability to positively engage in critical discussion regarding their work and its broader implications and context
  • an ability to work independently and to critically appraise and develop their practice within the context of textiles
  • experience and competency in the relevant area of textiles design through a body of work.

Months of entry


Course content

Challenge your creative practice and push the boundaries of what textiles can be on this MA.

Our staff have expertise in knitted, printed and woven textiles, materials research, craft, technology, heritage and sustainability – and a network of industry contacts to support your professional development.

You’ll learn about a diverse range of textiles markets, how to identify and achieve your commercial potential and how to develop and refine your knowledge.

We place an emphasis on practice-based research that explores materials and processes from diverse sources and engages with critical debates and design challenges.

Due to the open and explorative nature of the course, students from non-textiles backgrounds are welcomed.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
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