Taught course

Textile Innovation and Branding

University of Leeds · School of Design

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent qualification in a textile related discipline, design, management, business studies or other related science, technology, or engineering subject. Applicants without a first degree in relevant subjects may be considered on the basis of their relevant work experience and potential to benefit from the course.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique course, run jointly by the internationally renowned School of Design and Leeds University Business School, prepares you to become a leader in international textile business.

Modern textile businesses require their brands to be established through a combination of technological innovation, creative design and business management; and their leaders need to be forward-looking, innovative, entrepreneurial and to understand the links between technology, design and marketing. This distinctive course is designed to equip you with creative, analytical and reflective skills, as well as knowledge of branding, marketing and global textile business. This will enable you to develop ideas from concept to product and strategically market these in response to customer needs.

Modules studied in the School of Design are: textile product design, innovation and development; brand design and communication; textile and apparel materials and technology; a dissertation. Business School modules are: global strategic marketing; consumer behaviour; marketing communications; advertising; brand management and corporate identity; global distribution and supply chains.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
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