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Leather Technology Top-Up BSc (Hons)

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Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 26/02/2020

If you already have some experience or qualifications in the leather industry, this course will help you top that up to a full degree. Typically, students will have completed our Diploma in Leather Technology. Our course is very flexible, to suit your interests, while also helping you learn everything you need to meet the expectations of employers in the leather industry. This means that when you graduate, you will be highly sought after and you will be able to find work in the area of leather supply chain that you are most interested in.

Download our course brochure ICLT Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses.

Course

Highlights

  • Unique to the University of Northampton.
  • On-site working tannery and laboratories.
  • Additional bursaries and scholarships available for leather students.

Additional

Information

Facilities

Our leather course is unique, with our own tannery and our integrations between leather and fashion. We are home to industry-leading experts who deliver research and knowledge on an international level, so you will be taught by the best of the best. Our approach is to integrate the scientific and technical elements with the commercial aspects so that you will be industry-ready when you graduate.

Course Details

Our Leather degree is the only one like it in the UK. You will be able to specialise in the aspect of the leather industry that you find most interesting from a number of science disciplines taught by industry experts in workshops and seminars.

Read more

Careers

Outstanding Career Opportunities

When you graduate from this course, you will find yourself in high demand from employers. We routinely see 100% of graduates enter employment or further study, since we have more requests from employers than we have graduates to fill their vacancies.

Roles include technical management, chemical sales and technical support within research and development, as well as advisory positions in leather purchasing for companies using leather, including clothing, upholstery and automotive industries.

Open Days

Discover More

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have successfully completed the Diploma in Leather Technology. We also welcome applications from national or international students with significant prior experience in the leather industry.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Project (40 Credits)
    Module code: LEA4001
    Core Module Y
  • Leather Technology 3 (40 Credits)
    Module code: LEA3001
    Core Module Y
  • Leather Manufacture and Sustainability (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEA3005
    Core Module Y
  • Leather Science 3 (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEA3004
    Core Module N
  • Supply Chain Operations Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: BSO3008
    Core Module N
  • Principles of Marketing Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT3017
    Core Module N

Module information is quoted for 19/20 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Facilities &

Special Features

We are the only UK university to integrate leather technology with fashion, marketing, business and environmental concerns. We are proud to house a brand new on-site working tannery for practical leather making as well as laboratories for leather testing.

  • unique to UON and not offered anywhere else in the UK or Europe
  • excellent facilities include a brand new on-site tannery for teaching practical leather making and laboratories for testing
  • industry-led practical workshops and seminars in technology and supply chain knowledge, delivered by international experts
  • continual networking with potential employers within the industry
  • opportunities to attend an international leather fair in Hong Kong*
  • bursaries and scholarships available for leather students

*Ts and Cs apply.

Reading List
  • Covington, A.D., 2009. Tanning Chemistry. The Science of Leather. (1st Ed) RSC Publishing.
  • Sharphouse, J.H., 1983. Leather Technician’s Handbook. (2nd Ed) Leather Producers Association.
  • Daniels, R., 2013. The Framework for Leather Manufacture (1st Ed) WTP.
  • World Leather Trade Magazine
  • Leather International Trade Magazine
  • International Leather Maker Magazine
  • JSLTC / ALCA Journals

Discount Schemes

Discounts for new students

Whether you are an international, home or EU student, we offer generous tuition fee discounts for postgraduate study.

Our International Scholarships page has details  the International Scholarship offering up to 30% for new students.

 

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our postgraduate courses to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Leather Technology (Professional) MSc

Leather Technology PhD

Three Month Professional Leather Development Course

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Additional costs

  • £100 to cover PPE (one white lab coat, one blue lab coat, safety glasses, 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, £40 (Sponsorship may be available)

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £13,750

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,750

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, £40 (Sponsorship may be available)

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

The Leathersellers' Company Scholarship

The Leathersellers’ Company Scholarship awards students on full-time undergraduate or postgraduate courses within the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies. Awards vary in size but have…


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 26/02/2020

  • If you already have some experience or qualifications in the leather industry, this course will help you top that up to a full degree. Typically, students will have completed our Diploma in Leather Technology. Our course is very flexible, to suit your interests, while also helping you learn everything you need to meet the expectations of employers in the leather industry. This means that when you graduate, you will be highly sought after and you will be able to find work in the area of leather supply chain that you are most interested in.

    Download our course brochure ICLT Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Unique to the University of Northampton.
    • On-site working tannery and laboratories.
    • Additional bursaries and scholarships available for leather students.
  • Our Leather degree is the only one like it in the UK. You will be able to specialise in the aspect of the leather industry that you find most interesting from a number of science disciplines taught by industry experts in workshops and seminars.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Facilities

    Our leather course is unique, with our own tannery and our integrations between leather and fashion. We are home to industry-leading experts who deliver research and knowledge on an international level, so you will be taught by the best of the best. Our approach is to integrate the scientific and technical elements with the commercial aspects so that you will be industry-ready when you graduate.

    • Outstanding Career Opportunities

      When you graduate from this course, you will find yourself in high demand from employers. We routinely see 100% of graduates enter employment or further study, since we have more requests from employers than we have graduates to fill their vacancies.

      Roles include technical management, chemical sales and technical support within research and development, as well as advisory positions in leather purchasing for companies using leather, including clothing, upholstery and automotive industries.

    • Discover More

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • Applicants should have successfully completed the Diploma in Leather Technology. We also welcome applications from national or international students with significant prior experience in the leather industry.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

     

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Project (40 Credits)
      Module code: LEA4001
      Core Module Y
    • Leather Technology 3 (40 Credits)
      Module code: LEA3001
      Core Module Y
    • Leather Manufacture and Sustainability (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEA3005
      Core Module Y
    • Leather Science 3 (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEA3004
      Core Module N
    • Supply Chain Operations Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: BSO3008
      Core Module N
    • Principles of Marketing Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKT3017
      Core Module N
      • Covington, A.D., 2009. Tanning Chemistry. The Science of Leather. (1st Ed) RSC Publishing.
      • Sharphouse, J.H., 1983. Leather Technician’s Handbook. (2nd Ed) Leather Producers Association.
      • Daniels, R., 2013. The Framework for Leather Manufacture (1st Ed) WTP.
      • World Leather Trade Magazine
      • Leather International Trade Magazine
      • International Leather Maker Magazine
      • JSLTC / ALCA Journals

    Module information is quoted for 19/20 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    We are the only UK university to integrate leather technology with fashion, marketing, business and environmental concerns. We are proud to house a brand new on-site working tannery for practical leather making as well as laboratories for leather testing.

    • unique to UON and not offered anywhere else in the UK or Europe
    • excellent facilities include a brand new on-site tannery for teaching practical leather making and laboratories for testing
    • industry-led practical workshops and seminars in technology and supply chain knowledge, delivered by international experts
    • continual networking with potential employers within the industry
    • opportunities to attend an international leather fair in Hong Kong*
    • bursaries and scholarships available for leather students

    *Ts and Cs apply.

    • Discounts for new students

      Whether you are an international, home or EU student, we offer generous tuition fee discounts for postgraduate study.

      Our International Scholarships page has details  the International Scholarship offering up to 30% for new students.

       

    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our postgraduate courses to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Leather Technology (Professional) MSc

      Leather Technology PhD

      Three Month Professional Leather Development Course

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Additional costs

    • £100 to cover PPE (one white lab coat, one blue lab coat, safety glasses, 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, £40 (Sponsorship may be available)

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £13,750

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,750

    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, £40 (Sponsorship may be available)

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    The Leathersellers' Company Scholarship

    The Leathersellers’ Company Scholarship awards students on full-time undergraduate or postgraduate courses within the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies. Awards vary in size but have…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour