University of Leeds

Degree level: Postgraduate

Textile Sustainability and Innovation (Taught)

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Course summary

Fashion and textile businesses across the world are seeking sustainable raw materials and manufacturing methods for designing innovative products whilst maintaining quality and meeting the needs of their consumers. This course will prepare you to discover and drive sustainable and innovative textile solutions to address global environmental and societal challenges facing the global fashion and textile industries. You’ll gain an advanced understanding of the role of technology in the development of textile materials and products, including contemporary innovations in the fashion and textile industry. You’ll also develop core skills in textile and apparel technology, whilst gaining commercial awareness and an understanding of product development, design and manufacturing processes. Optional modules will also give you the chance to specialise in areas aligned to your interests and career aspirations. Practical experience including laboratory research, problem-solving and report writing will prepare you for your future career. You’ll be taught by leading academic staff with a range of expertise and industry experience spanning performance design, sustainability, textile technology, colour technology, healthcare and technical textiles. Specialist facilities We have excellent facilities to help you make the most of your time at Leeds. Specialist facilities include state of the art equipment for polymer synthesis, fibre extrusion, yarn and fabric development (including woven, knitted and nonwoven) as well as a digital printing studio and a laboratory for materials testing and characterisation. Since 2013, we have invested over £9 million upgrading our facilities including labs, workshops, studios and student spaces. The School is also home to the Future Fashion Factory project which supports innovation in the UK fashion and textiles industry. In 2018, we opened our 3D Weaving Innovation Centre which is leading the way in 3D weaving technology, design and production. You’ll have the opportunity to develop skills and techniques in these facilities, particularly in relation to the research you will undertake for your dissertation.

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.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 6.0 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing
TOEFL (iBT)92with no less than 21 in listening and in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing
PTE Academic64with no less than 60 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing

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Textile Sustainability and Innovation at University of Leeds - UCAS