Postgraduate Diploma in Leather Technology (Professional)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 months
Location
Waterside
Start Date
January

Overview Updated 19/06/2019

Study will take place on a theoretical basis, enhanced by hands-on-practical work in both our tannery and laboratories. The close relationship with industry during your study provides networking opportunities within an exciting and global industry. This 12-week professional course will further enhance your critical and analytical knowledge of leather manufacture, finishing and related issues.

Course

Highlights

  • New state-of-the-art University Campus
  • Hands on leather making in our newly built leather facilities
  • Working and networking with key industry members

Additional

Information

Additional Costs

There are some additional costs incurred on this course for various key materials. These include:

– £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)

Course Details

This 12 week professional course will further enhance your critical and analytical knowledge of leather manufacture, finishing and related issues. The programme aims to develop your existing knowledge of leather making, problem solving and sustainability.

The combination of practical work, seminars and tutorials delivered by experts in the field provides the ideal platform for development. The course also contributes to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for industry employees.

Read more

Careers

Career Opportunities

The global leather industry is currently experiencing a skills gap and hence seeking individuals with leather knowledge. This course is ideal as a standalone programme for science graduates seeking employment within this industry. For those already working in the leather industry this course can form part of your continuing personal development plan thus enhancing your career opportunities.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
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

We look for applicants with an undergraduate degree or equivalent in a science or leather related subject.

English Language Requirements

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

  • Recommended standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) – may require a skype interview.

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

Course Content

  • Advanced Leather Processing (40 Credits)
    Module code: LEAM024
    Core Module Y
  • Advanced Leather Finishing (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEAM025
    Core Module Y
  • Quality Evaluation and Systematic Problem Solving (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEAM015
    Core Module Y
  • Sustainable Manufacture within the Leather Industry (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEAM020
    Core Module N
  • Hide to High Street (40 Credits)
    Module code: LEAM019
    Core Module N
  • Leather Science (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEAM002
    Core Module N
  • Marketing: Principles and Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKTM003
    Core Module N
  • Global Marketing Strategy (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKTM018
    Core Module N
  • International Wastes Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENVM038
    Core Module N
  • Managing Operations (20 Credits)
    Module code: BSOM023
    Core Module N

Postgraduate Diploma Leather Technology (Professional): To be eligible for the award the student must complete the compulsory modules plus 40 credits of designated modules. Please note designated modules may not run during an academic year as selected module delivery is subject to student numbers.

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
  • Journal of the Society of Leather Chemists and Technologists (JSLTC)
  • Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association (JALCA)

Research

The Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) is a unique research and education centre. Our research responds to the scientific and technological needs of the automotive, fashion, footwear and allied leather industries.

Understanding new and traditional leather processing techniques expands the possibilities of how leather can be used. Our research programme has an impact on diverse sectors, including medical and technological applications. The partnerships that we have also take leather developments into engineering, media and fashion.

 

Discover more about our Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT)

Fees & Funding

19/20 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: £4,500

19/20 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: £8,490

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  • Full range of integrated learning environments.
  • 24/7 library and learning zone.
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Updated 19/06/2019

  • Study will take place on a theoretical basis, enhanced by hands-on-practical work in both our tannery and laboratories. The close relationship with industry during your study provides networking opportunities within an exciting and global industry. This 12-week professional course will further enhance your critical and analytical knowledge of leather manufacture, finishing and related issues.

    Course

    Highlights

    • New state-of-the-art University Campus
    • Hands on leather making in our newly built leather facilities
    • Working and networking with key industry members
  • This 12 week professional course will further enhance your critical and analytical knowledge of leather manufacture, finishing and related issues. The programme aims to develop your existing knowledge of leather making, problem solving and sustainability.

    The combination of practical work, seminars and tutorials delivered by experts in the field provides the ideal platform for development. The course also contributes to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for industry employees.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Additional Costs

    There are some additional costs incurred on this course for various key materials. These include:

    – £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)

    • Career Opportunities

      The global leather industry is currently experiencing a skills gap and hence seeking individuals with leather knowledge. This course is ideal as a standalone programme for science graduates seeking employment within this industry. For those already working in the leather industry this course can form part of your continuing personal development plan thus enhancing your career opportunities.

  • We look for applicants with an undergraduate degree or equivalent in a science or leather related subject.

    English Language Requirements

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

    • Recommended standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) – may require a skype interview.

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

     

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    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

    • Advanced Leather Processing (40 Credits)
      Module code: LEAM024
      Core Module Y
    • Advanced Leather Finishing (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEAM025
      Core Module Y
    • Quality Evaluation and Systematic Problem Solving (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEAM015
      Core Module Y
    • Sustainable Manufacture within the Leather Industry (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEAM020
      Core Module N
    • Hide to High Street (40 Credits)
      Module code: LEAM019
      Core Module N
    • Leather Science (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEAM002
      Core Module N
    • Marketing: Principles and Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKTM003
      Core Module N
    • Global Marketing Strategy (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKTM018
      Core Module N
    • International Wastes Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENVM038
      Core Module N
    • Managing Operations (20 Credits)
      Module code: BSOM023
      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
      • Journal of the Society of Leather Chemists and Technologists (JSLTC)
      • Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association (JALCA)

    Postgraduate Diploma Leather Technology (Professional): To be eligible for the award the student must complete the compulsory modules plus 40 credits of designated modules. Please note designated modules may not run during an academic year as selected module delivery is subject to student numbers.

    • The Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) is a unique research and education centre. Our research responds to the scientific and technological needs of the automotive, fashion, footwear and allied leather industries.

      Understanding new and traditional leather processing techniques expands the possibilities of how leather can be used. Our research programme has an impact on diverse sectors, including medical and technological applications. The partnerships that we have also take leather developments into engineering, media and fashion.

       

      Discover more about our Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT)

  • 19/20 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: £4,500

    19/20 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: £8,490

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour