The Textile Design, Technology and Innovation course at De Montfort University aims to equip you with the creative skills to enter the industry with an innovative vision for the application of textile materials and the advanced technical expertise to design, construct and test garments in a specialist area.
We encourage applications from students from either design or technical backgrounds, and previous students on this course have created some of the most exciting, pioneering work by drawing on their wide-ranging areas of expertise. We have seen an engineering graduate using lasers to enhance the design process, a mechanical design engineer investigating the performance of lightweight synthetic motorcycle clothing and a contour design graduate developing clothing for amputees.
Sustainability is embedded into the curriculum. You will critically examine the ethical and environmental impact of design and explore a variety of materials and processes. Our range of optional modules span from real-world entrepreneurial skills of marketing and business planning to responsible design and manufacture.
You will learn in a supportive environment with a host of specialist facilities. Our team of academic staff and skilled technicians have experience working in industry and provide expert knowledge across garment and product technology, intimate apparel, textile technology and innovation, fabric construction, and sustainable and ethical practices. You will have the chance to work closely with industry professionals, enhancing your learning with opportunities to connect with a range of businesses, including those focusing on textile product research and development, innovative material development and sustainable design.
Our graduates pursue a range of roles, including product developers, textile technologists, textile chemists, product testers, project scientists, technical textile designers, across sportswear clothing, fashion and functional performance wear, and wearable technology. Progression routes from these would often lead to senior management, in roles such as production managers, heads of innovation, and product development. Many of our graduates have gone on to work for national and multinational companies such as Cleversocks and John Smedley while others start their own businesses. By helping you to develop sophisticated research skills, this course also provides excellent preparation to progress onto a PhD.
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- Research Methods
- Key Textile Technologies
- Design, innovation and Sustainability
- Marketing for the Creative Entrepreneur
- Fashion Promotion and Marketing
- Design as a Strategic Business Tool
- Performance and Analysis
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesDesign Fashion, Textiles and Luxury Goods Fashion Design View 424 other Masters in Design in United Kingdom
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- You should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK bachelor’s honours degree in a relevant subject.
- If you have other professional qualifications and industry experience, we will consider your application on an individual basis.
- Applicants with relevant qualifications should submit a portfolio of work. Please see our Textile Design, Technology and Innovation MSc portfolio advice for full details.
- Non-standard applicants will be invited to attend an interview with a portfolio and a 2,500-word report.
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International14600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU - £695 per 15 credits (part-time)
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