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Textile Science & Technology (3 Years) [BSc]

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UCAS course code
UCAS institution code
Degree awarded
3 or 4 years*
Number of places/applicants
Typically we would take 15-20 students on this programme per year.
Typical A-level offer
Grades ABB to include either Maths and one science subject, or two science subjects.

Full entry requirements

Typical International Baccalaureate offer
33 points overall, with 6,5,5 at Higher Level, to include any two from Maths, Physics, Biology or Chemistry.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course description

The continuing evolution of the textile industry provides exciting opportunities embracing both the high-performance technical textiles sector and the traditional apparel market.  The multi-disciplinary nature of textiles requires expertise in engineering, chemistry, physics and electronics, which, together with associated innovation, leads to cutting-edge products such as clothes which react to climate changes, clothing with mobile communication systems built in and medical textiles including artificial ligaments and heart valves.

This is a unique course in combining traditional science and technology aspects of textiles with exciting and innovative applications in smart textiles, sportswear, aerospace and automotive materials and biomedical implants.

Utilising our technical expertise and broad equipment base the Textile Science and Technology programme aims to develop graduates with the skills to create and implement the next generation of textile innovations for a global market.

The first year provides a fundamental understanding of fibre, yarn and fabric manufacture, the nature of materials, mathematics, physics, chemistry and computation through an integrated series of lectures, seminars and laboratory projects.

This important foundation provides the platform for exploring areas such as colour, production technology and electronics in subsequent years.

In the final year a research project allows the study of a topic in some depth and provides an ideal opportunity to develop your analytical and personal skills.  Recent projects have covered such diverse areas as medical textiles, ink-jet printing and ethical production management.

Lectures and tutorials are led by staff who are all experts in their field with a deep knowledge of the subjects they teach. 87% of our students agree staff are good at explaining things to them.

Our staff are passionate about their subject. 80% of our students report that staff are enthusiastic about what they teach.

Our courses are constantly revised with inputs from both students and industry to cover the latest developments and deliver learning in the most effective way. 82% of our students agree that the time they spend in teaching activities is used efficiently.

Students on our courses have access to library and computer facilities that are dedicated to supporting their learning. 90% of our students agree that IT resources are easy to access and meet their needs.


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2016 will be £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £20,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate fees pages.

This course is delivered by:

School of Materials

Contact details

Academic department
School of Materials
+44 (0)161 306 4360
+44 (0)161 306 4153
Academic department overview
See: About Us

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