PhD Textile Design, Fashion & Management / Overview
Year of entry: 2018
- Degree awarded
- 36 Months. [Full-Time]
- Entry requirements
For direct entry from your undergraduate degree, you will need at least a 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject. There are alternative routes to a PhD, through completion of other postgraduate qualifications.
- How to apply
You can apply on-line for all of our postgraduate masters programmes. If you have any questions or need any advice, please contact us.
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Textiles is an industry where innovations in process as well as product are required to effectively integrate all aspects of design, technology, retail and management. To address this, the Textile Design, Fashion and Management research group is multi-disciplinary and covers areas as diverse as applied management, textile design, colour, trend forecasting, retail management, fashion merchandising, supply chain management, CAD, digital design, consumer behaviour, internet shopping, retail marketing, product development, enterprise and innovation.
We have strong links with industry and work with many major retailers, manufacturers and well-known designers.
Our current research interests cover a wide spectrum, and include:
- Design communication
- Design education
- Design management
- Digital design
- Emotional aspects of design and consumer behaviour
- Fashion design
- Fashion retailing
- Global operations management
- International supply chain management
- Textile design
Facilities in the School are excellent, and include dedicated design and retailing studios and CAD facilities. Software includes Scotweave, AVA, Lectra (PrimaVision, Kaledo Style and Modaris), Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
Some of the exciting research projects our students have completed, or are completing, include:
- Investigating the relationship between consumer adoption and new product development of wearables.
- Development of the Chinese textile sector as an UK/EU trading partner post Multi Fibre Agreement, January 2005
- Strategic Agile Merchandising: a new market opportunity for European textile producers.
Our Open Days provide a great opportunity to take a look at the School, discover more about our courses and research, and find out what Manchester has to offer you.
International students - if you are based overseas and can't make our Open Days, please visit the international section of our website to see if a member of our International Team will be visiting your country soon.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,260
International students (per annum): Standard £22,000, Low £23,000, High £25,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £2,130
International students (per annum): Standard £11,000, Low £11,500, High £12,500
Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.
You can apply for a range of scholarships and studentships - http://www.materials.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/studentships/
- School of Materials Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Training Account (DTA) Award
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