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MSc Textile Sustainability and Innovation

Programme code:MSC-TEXT/S&IUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Kaida Xiao Contact


Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Normally students will have achieved 2:1 Hons in an appropriate degree subject or 2.2 with appropriate experience. In exceptional circumstances, we may also consider applicants who don’t have a degree but do have a professional qualification and/or relevant work experience.

A personal statement is essential part of the application. It should demonstrates your motivation and interest to study this particular programme and indicate your future career plans.

International students whose first language is not English must also satisfy the University of Leeds requirement for English Language.
IELTS (6.5 overall with not less than 6.0 in all components);
TOEFL iBT (92 overall with at least 21 in listening and reading, 23 in speaking, and 22 in writing).

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Design

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Design

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

School of Design

Programme specification:

This course prepares you to find sustainable and innovative textile solutions to address global environmental and societal challenges. The School of Design, with rich textile heritage, provides a unique interface of design and (sustainable) technology .This interface is the key to develop and innovate products that meet the needs of changing market demands and are commercially relevant.
The MSc will cater for students from diverse educational backgrounds. The programme will empower you with apparel and textile design technology core skills to steer sustainable innovation in fashion, textile and associated sectors. In line with your career aspirations, you will choose optional modules and pursue a sustainability and/or innovation-focused research dissertation in an enabling studio/laboratory environment.

Dedicated staff will provide expert knowledge across a number of areas includingin sustainability, fashion & textile technology, innovation, futuristic manufacturing methods, colour technology, healthcare and technical textiles. Your school provides access to world class facilities in a stimulating environment and a purpose-built infrastructure.

Specialist facilities
We have excellent facilities to help you make the most of your time at Leeds, including well-equipped laboratories and purpose-built computer clusters. Specialist facilities include: polymer synthesis, fibre extrusion, yarn and fabric (knitted, woven, nonwoven) development, colouration and finishing (including digital printing) and a well-equipped materials testing and characterisation laboratory. We have recently invested over £4.4 million upgrading our facilities including labs, workshops, studios and student space. Recent additions in equipment include 3D weaving, atmospheric plasma functionalisation, 3D printing, and EEG/eye-tracking technology. You will have the opportunity to develop skills and techniques for using equipment, particularly in relation to the research you will undertake for your dissertation.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules

DESN5312MSustainability and Fashion15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TEXT5116MResearch Dissertation60 credits1 Sep to 31 Aug (12mth)
TEXT5304MTextile Product Design, Innovation and Development15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TEXT5306MSustainable Innovation and Manufacturing15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TEXT5313MTextile and Apparel Design Technology45 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 15 credits from the following optional modules

TEXT5307MColour: Forecasting to Retails15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TEXT5310MHealthcare Materials and Products15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TEXT5320MTechnical Textiles and Nonwovens15 credits1 Jan to 31 May

Candidates will be required to study 15 credits from the following optional modules

DESN5305MFashion Industry Analysis15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TEXT5311MDigital Design and Printing15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Elective modules:

Last updated: 16/08/2022 14:38:56


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