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MSc by Research Technical Textiles / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
MSc by Research
1 Years. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements
You will need to be a science and engineering graduate with at least a 2.2 Honours degree, or equivalent.  Subject to satisfactory progress, it is possible to transfer to PhD at the end of the degree, requiring a further two years full-time study, or four years part-time.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

You can apply on-line for all of our postgraduate masters programmes.  If you have any questions or need any advice, please contact us.

Programme options

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Programme description

Technical Textiles is a rapidly expanding sector based on cutting-edge technology, performance materials and growing profitability.  Products are used in vital and diverse industries, including aerospace, biomedical, geotextiles, and sportswear.  To innovate and create in this growing industry, a `new graduate' is in demand by global companies.

The programme

This unique MSc by Research programme is made up of taught units and an in-depth research project.  A mix of wide-ranging taught units across the School is available, and includes:

Technical Textiles

Paper Manufacture and Paper Science

Polymer Chemistry and Molecular Characterisation

Polymer Processing, Structure and Properties

Design / Structure of Materials

Your research project will normally involve a leading industrial company, and in collaboration with the industrial supervisor and the University, you will develop a `real' research topic.  By fully utilising the facilities and expertise at both the industrial and University site, you will be able to tailor your programme components to your career aspirations.

Career prospects

Graduates of the programme will be equipped to lead the development of innovative products and processes in the technical textiles industry as well as to carry out further study for higher degrees.

Open days

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.


To be announced.

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.


In order to drive this important new educational and commercial initiative, bursaries have been provided by The Clothworkers' Livery Company to attract highly qualified graduates into this vital industry.

If you are interested and want to be part of a growing, dynamic, global business with a future, take the first step now.

Full Scholarships (tuition fees and maintenance) are available for appropriately qualified UK students.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Materials
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 306 3559
Academic department overview
See: About Us

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