Textile Design, Technology and Innovation MSc
The Textile Design, Technology and Innovation MSc aims to cater for students from both design and technical backgrounds. The course supports individual career aspirations to enter specific areas of the textile industry and associated sectors where innovation is a key driving force. With a host of specialist teaching and research facilities, the course allows students to develop their technical, practical and creative skills within a comfortable well- equipped learning environment. Dedicated staff will provide expert knowledge across a number of areas including garment and product technology, intimate apparel, textile technology and innovation, material chemistry, fabric construction, and sustainable and ethical practices. This will allow you to focus on particular areas of personal interest in line with career aspirations.
Working closely with the industry there will be ample opportunities to visit and communicate with a range of textile related businesses including those who focus on textile product research and development, innovative material development, sustainable design, and quality assurance and legislation.
Typical entry requirements
You should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK bachelor’s honours degree in a relevant subject.
If you have other professional qualifications and industry experience, we will consider your application on an individual basis.
If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.
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- Research Methods (Compulsory)
- Key Textile Technologies (Core)
- Design, innovation and Sustainability (Core).
Optional modules (Choose one)
- Marketing for the Creative Entrepreneur
- Fashion Promotion and Marketing
- Design as a Strategic Business Tool
- Performance and Analysis (Core)
- Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (Core)
- Global Markets: Designing businesses for international growth
Optional modules (Choose one)
- Business Planning for the Creative Entrepreneur
- Managing Business Web Presence
- Technology for Design
The final module will be one of four options:
- developing a design concept
- design/practice-based project with practical outcomes
- work-based project
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
The program is delivered primarily through lectures, seminars and practical workshops as well as tutorial guidance.
2021/22 tuition fees
- UK/EU students: £8,350 per year
- International students: £14,600 per year
About this institute
De Montfort University
De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...
Why study at De Montfort University
- Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
- In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
- TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
- Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
- 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.
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