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  • Entry requirements
    Selected entry requirements English language: Grade C or above in GCSE English language. Grade C or above in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency. IELTS average score of 6 with not less than 5.5 in any one component. Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL) minimum score of 550 (paper based); 213 (computer based), 80 (internet based). A level: Grades ABC. This should include Mathematics, and either Physics or Chemistry. Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. GCSE: Minimum grade C in English Language, Science and Mathematics. Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. International baccalaureate: 32 points overall, to include Maths and either Physics or Chemistry. Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
  • Academic Title
    BSc Textile Science & Technology
  • Course description
    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.

    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.

    *  The programme can also be taken over four years, subject to exam performance at the end of your second year.  The third year can be spent either with industrial experience or with study abroad in an English speaking institution in Hong Kong, Sweden or the USA.  The year spent in industry allows you to apply skills and knowledge gained in your first two years' of study.  The pathway with study abroad allows you to experience a different culture.

    Career opportunities

    The programme prepares students for a variety of career pathways with graduates entering the research and manufacturing sectors of the textile, chemical engineering and clothing industries. Companies that have recently employed our graduates include such global companies as Ciba Geigy, Coats Viyella, DERA and Marks and Spencer.

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