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MSc Textile Technology (Technical Textiles) / Course details

Year of entry: 2022

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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.


  • 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

Additional fee information

Additional fee information

If you are made an offer, in order to confirm your place you will be required to make 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.

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and awards to outstanding UK and international students each year.

If you're a current or recent student at The University of Manchester and plan to start a master's course in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, you may be eligible for our Manchester Alumni Scholarship Schemes .

The University of Manchester is committed to widening participation in master's study, and allocates £300,000 in funding each year. Our Manchester Master's Bursaries are aimed at widening access to master's courses by removing barriers to postgraduate education for students from underrepresented groups.

For more information, see the Department of Materials Fees and funding page or visit the University of Manchester funding for master's courses website for more information.

If you are a sponsored student please check the requirements of your sponsorship before registering on a course. If you require further information please contact the Department. 


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:

Disability support

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