MSc Textile Technology (Technical Textiles)

Year of entry: 2020

Overview

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 Months. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

MSc qualification: You will need a UK lower-class (2.2) Honours degree in a Science, Engineering or Technology field, or equivalent international degree.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

To apply, please see  www.manchester.ac.uk/pgapplication  If you have any questions or need any advice, please contact us.

As there is high demand for this course we operate a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year.  Due to the competition for places, we give preference to students with grades above our minimum entry requirements. If we make you an offer, you will have 6 weeks in which to accept. Any offers not accepted within 6 weeks will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate. 

Stage 1: Application received by 15.10.19; decision by 1.12.19

Stage 2: Application received by 15.12.19; decision by 1.2.20

Stage 3: Application received by 15.2.20; decision by 1.4.20

Stage 4: Application received by 15.4.20; decision by 1.6.20

You need to ensure that you submit your supporting documents with your application as it may delay us processing your application before the decision deadline.

Whilst we aim to give you a decision on your application by the deadline date, in some instances due to the competition for places and the volume of applications received, it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next deadline date. If this is the case we will let you know after the deadline date.

Applications received after our final selection deadline will be considered at our discretion if places are still available.

Please note: All places are subject to availability and if you apply at one of the later stages, some courses may already be closed. We therefore recommend that you apply early in the cycle to secure your place with us.

If you have not yet completed your undergraduate studies, please submit your latest transcripts with your online application, together with the other supporting documents, including a list of your final year units and your current average expressed as a percentage, verified by your current institution. We will not be able to assess your application without this information.

Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place must demonstrate that they have met all the conditions of their offer by 31st July 2020.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Course description

The Masters (MSc) course in Textile Technology (Technical Textiles) enables you to develop a high level of understanding of modern textiles, preparing you for a career in the textile or related industries as a manager or researcher, or for an academic career.

The complete MSc programme is made up of taught course units and a research dissertation. The taught course units are delivered through a combination of lectures and practical laboratory work.

Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD), the University of Manchester's new £400m purpose built home for engineering and material science, is nearing completion. The physical move to the new development is scheduled to take place between January 2021 and December 2021. Whilst it is anticipated that access to equipment, or work on projects for which such access is required may be limited during the period of the move, plans are underway to ensure that any disruption caused is minimised, a wide selection of dissertation projects will continue to be available, and excellent student experience remains pivotal. If you have any questions about how the move may affect you, please contact pgt-materials@manchester.ac.uk

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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
    International students (per annum): £24,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year 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 qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

This course does not require an ATAS certificate. 

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

Department
Department of Materials
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
0161 306 5777
Email
Website
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/materials
School/Faculty

Our internationally-renowned expertise across the School of Natural Sciences informs research led teaching with strong collaboration across disciplines, unlocking new and exciting fields and translating science into reality.  Our multidisciplinary learning and research activities advance the boundaries of science for the wider benefit of society, inspiring students to promote positive change through educating future leaders in the true fundamentals of science. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

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Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

MSc qualification: You will need a UK lower-class (2.2) Honours degree in a Science, Engineering or Technology field, or equivalent international degree.

English language

Students will need to be able to demonstrate competency in the English language and students who do not already possess a recognised English language qualification will need to take a test such as IELTS or TOEFL and attain a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with no sub test < 5.5), TOEFL (internet based): speaking - 20, reading - 20, writing - 22, listening - 22, overall 90.                                        

If you do not currently have an English language qualification at the required level then it may be possible to arrange a pre-sessional course, the duration of which will depend on your current English language qualification. For more information on the pre-sessional English language courses please visit the Universities Language Centre website.

                               

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Normally overseas students will need a UKVI IELTS to gain entry on to a pre-sessional English course. If you wish to apply for a pre-sessional course and you do not have a UKVI IELTS, please contact the Department of Materials at pg-materials@manchester.ac.uk.

Students who do not require a visa can provide a non-UKVI IELTS for entry on to a pre-sessional course. 

Application and selection

How to apply

To apply, please see  www.manchester.ac.uk/pgapplication  If you have any questions or need any advice, please contact us.

As there is high demand for this course we operate a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year.  Due to the competition for places, we give preference to students with grades above our minimum entry requirements. If we make you an offer, you will have 6 weeks in which to accept. Any offers not accepted within 6 weeks will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate. 

Stage 1: Application received by 15.10.19; decision by 1.12.19

Stage 2: Application received by 15.12.19; decision by 1.2.20

Stage 3: Application received by 15.2.20; decision by 1.4.20

Stage 4: Application received by 15.4.20; decision by 1.6.20

You need to ensure that you submit your supporting documents with your application as it may delay us processing your application before the decision deadline.

Whilst we aim to give you a decision on your application by the deadline date, in some instances due to the competition for places and the volume of applications received, it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next deadline date. If this is the case we will let you know after the deadline date.

Applications received after our final selection deadline will be considered at our discretion if places are still available.

Please note: All places are subject to availability and if you apply at one of the later stages, some courses may already be closed. We therefore recommend that you apply early in the cycle to secure your place with us.

If you have not yet completed your undergraduate studies, please submit your latest transcripts with your online application, together with the other supporting documents, including a list of your final year units and your current average expressed as a percentage, verified by your current institution. We will not be able to assess your application without this information.

Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place must demonstrate that they have met all the conditions of their offer by 31st July 2020.

Advice to applicants

If you are made an offer, in order to confirm your place you will be required to complete and return an acceptance form along with a deposit payment of £1,000 on or before the deadline date stated in your offer letter.

We ask for the deposit as competition for places is high and there is limited availability.  The deposit amount is then deducted from your tuition fees when you register on the course.

Once we receive your payment, your place on the course will be confirmed.

The deposit is non-refundable, except in the following situations:

  • You fail to meet the conditions of your offer
  • You are refused a visa or entry clearance to enter the UK
  • Your application for government funding has been unsuccessful

Evidence must be provided before a refund will be processed under any of the circumstances above.

If your offer specifies an English language condition which you subsequently do not meet, the Admissions Team will require the official certificate of an English language test taken after the date of the offer as evidence that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions. The English language test certificate provided with your application documents is not accepted as proof that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions as it will pre-date the offer.

If your offer specifies an academic condition, the Admissions Team will require official university documentation as evidence that you have not met the condition from the institution at which you studied.

Deferrals

Applications for deferred entry are not accepted for this course. If you receive an offer for 2020 entry and decide not to accept it, should you subsequently wish to be considered for 2021 entry you would be required to reapply.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Course details

Course description

The Masters (MSc) course in Textile Technology (Technical Textiles) enables you to develop a high level of understanding of modern textiles, preparing you for a career in the textile or related industries as a manager or researcher, or for an academic career.

The complete MSc programme is made up of taught course units and a research dissertation. The taught course units are delivered through a combination of lectures and practical laboratory work.

Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD), the University of Manchester's new £400m purpose built home for engineering and material science, is nearing completion. The physical move to the new development is scheduled to take place between January 2021 and December 2021. Whilst it is anticipated that access to equipment, or work on projects for which such access is required may be limited during the period of the move, plans are underway to ensure that any disruption caused is minimised, a wide selection of dissertation projects will continue to be available, and excellent student experience remains pivotal. If you have any questions about how the move may affect you, please contact pgt-materials@manchester.ac.uk

Aims

  • To provide knowledge and understanding of the whole process of converting fibrous materials into textile end products;
  • To develop skills to identify and analyse the appropriate material and production route for a specific end product;
  • To develop expertise and skills to conduct quality evaluation of textile products.
  • To develop skills in problem solving, project management and independent research.

Special features

The programme provides in-depth knowledge of the complete textile chain and the teaching is supported by comprehensive laboratory classes and library services.

Teaching and learning

We use a range of teaching and learning methods, including tutorials, workshops, seminars, practical laboratory work and research projects.

Find out more by visiting the  postgraduate teaching and learning  page.

Coursework and assessment

We will assess your progress using:

  • Written reports
  • Oral presentations
  • Laboratory reports
  • Examinations

Course unit details

 

Course unit list

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
PGT Dissertation MATS63330 90 Mandatory
Introduction to Materials Science MATS64101 15 Mandatory
Research Methods MATS64201 15 Mandatory
Essential Textile Technology MATS69301 15 Mandatory
Advanced Textile Technology MATS69402 15 Mandatory
Textiles Evaluation & Clothing MATS69502 15 Mandatory
Advanced Composites MATS64602 15 Optional
Technical & Biomedical Textiles MATS69602 15 Optional

Facilities

Underpinning the research and teaching activities are state-of-the-art laboratories, which allow comprehensive characterisation and development of materials. These facilities include fully equipped laboratories for materials and textiles research, design studios and CAD suites, and specialist computer clusters and software. We have a well-stocked library which houses journals and reference sources related to all aspects of materials science and textile technology.

Our facilities include state-of-the-art electron microscopy, a dedicated centre for X-ray tomography and a unique set of processing equipment for metals, polymers, ceramics and composites. Textile technology specific facilities also include spinning, weaving, knitting, braiding, wet and dry processing, instrumental and microscopical analytical systems, and colour science and colouration equipment.

To find out more about facilities visit our textile technology research facilities page: www.materials.manchester.ac.uk/our-research/research-groupings/textile-technology/facilities/

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

The Masters (MSc) course in Textile Technology (Technical Textiles) enables you to develop a high level of understanding of modern technical textiles, preparing you for a career in the textile or related industries as a manager or researcher, or for an academic career. You may also be able to advance to PhD programmes within the Department.

Accrediting organisations

Accredited by the Institute of Minerals, Materials and Mining (IOM 3 ) as meeting the Further Learning requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.