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Leather Technology PhD

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    2-4 years full time sept
    2-4 years full time march
    4-6 years part time sept
    4-6 years part time march
    4-6 years distance learning sept
    4-6 years distance learning march

  • Starting:

    September March

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 892134

TEF Gold. Teaching Excellence Framework.

Overview


If you are a graduate in a physical science or similar discipline, this course is a great way to enter or develop your knowledge of the leather production and associated industries.

 

 

Updated 26/02/2020

Highlights


  • Access to on-site working tannery and laboratories.
  • This course is unique to the University of Northampton.
  • Bursaries and scholarships available for leather students.

Course Content


  • This course is a way for you to develop a specialism in the leather industry and improve your technical skills.

    While developing and setting up research projects, you will initially receive general, discipline based and project specific training so that you can go on to conduct your research work effectively and independently. When you finish this course, you will be able to find research and development roles in chemical companies and tanneries or progress into an academic career or enter business at a managerial level.

    We are one of the foremost centres for leather education in the world and we are dedicated to delivering theoretical and practical education at the highest standards.

  • UK & EU

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    For tuition fee and studentship information please email researchdegrees@northampton.ac.uk

    Additional costs

    • £100 to cover PPE (one white lab coat, one blue lab coat, wellington boots and gloves) and contribution to raw material costs
    • student Membership to the Society for Leather Technologists and Chemists (six journals per year and free attendance to the Annual Conference) This is optional and costs £26
    • individual Spray Gun, £35 (Sponsorship may be available)
    • a field trip to Italy usually costing around £150, due to subsidies from industry contacts

    International

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    For tuition fee and studentship information please email researchdegrees@northampton.ac.uk

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Additional costs

    • £100 to cover PPE (one white lab coat, one blue lab coat, wellington boots and gloves) and contribution to raw material costs
    • student Membership to the Society for Leather Technologists and Chemists (six journals per year and free attendance to the Annual Conference) This is optional and costs £26
    • individual Spray Gun, £35 (Sponsorship may be available)
    • a field trip to Italy usually costing around £150, due to subsidies from industry contacts
  • We are the only university in the UK to integrate leather technology with fashion, and the only university with a tannery. Industry leading leather experts deliver research, science, technology and supply chain knowledge on an international level. This programme allows you to research an area of particular interest and expand your skills and knowledge in this area whilst working within a research active and commercially focused department.

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