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Postgraduate Diploma in Leather Technology (Professional)

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    3 months full time
    3 months part time

  • Starting:

    January

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 894503

TEF Gold. Teaching Excellence Framework.

Overview


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.

 

Updated 27/11/2020

Highlights


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

Course Content


  • 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.

    Learning, teaching and assessment

    We use a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, workshops and practical sessions. Our virtual learning environment allows you and your course tutors to exchange ideas as well as submit assignments from home. You will be mainly assessed though course work including practical reports, reflective portfolios and presentations.

      • Module code: BSOM023
        Status: Designate
        This module critically evaluates concepts related to International Supply Chain and Logistics Management. It enables the learners to recognise the complex workings of the whole supply chain and to coordinate and manage relevant decisions within their own organisations. Operations and supply chain decisions often require numerical analysis therefore the module also entails the application of quantitative techniques.
      • Module code: ENVM038
        Status: Designate
        Solid Wastes Management is a matter of great concern in the urban areas of developed and developing countries. To preserve the environment from extensive pollution and to protect human health wastes need careful storage transfer and transport treatment and disposal. This module provides students with the opportunity to assess the environmental impact and economics of current waste disposal practices in urban areas the system deficiencies that exist and the steps that need to be taken to correct solid wastes management practices in both developed and developing countries. Examples of best practices adopted in various parts of the world are discussed as well as the institutional financial social and legal aspects of solid waste management essential for sustainability of the system.
      • Module code: LEAM002
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is to establish the sciencentific basis behind the technological processes of leather manufacture. It is an advanced study of the important physical chemical and biochemical processes and mechanisms and an exploration of their effects on the parameters which influence the process outcomes.
      • Module code: LEAM015
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to identify analyse and discuss the nature of problems which arise in the operation of tanneries and the leather making industries. The module focuses on operations management leather specifications and materials testing and is both theory and practical based.
      • Module code: LEAM019
        Status: Designate
        This module takes students on the journey from the hide to the high street. Through theory and practical work a critical appreciation of leather characteristics are developed. This knowledge is crucial for ensuring leather is fit for purpose safe and legal whilst still maintaining fashion/design requirements for the Global industry.
      • Module code: LEAM020
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to develop knowledge and understanding regarding pollutants and their sources and evaluate clean technologies applied to minimise pollution load within leather processing. A range of social and environmental indicators relevant to the leather industry will also be assessed.
      • Module code: LEAM024
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to critically appraise the processes involved in leather manufacture from raw material to crust stage and analyse the complex relationships between tannery processes available skin and hide types the types of end product and problems in the manufacture and quality of leather.
      • Module code: LEAM025
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to critically appraise the processes involved in leather finishing. This will provide the students with the critical and analytical skills needed to investigate and analyse the role of finish application chemical components and machinery processes required for effective finishing.
      • Module code: MKTM003
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is to examine the principles and practice of marketing management. The core principles of the marketing concept will be established and major decision areas for creating and delivering customer value will be explored and evaluated in the context of current theory and practice.
      • Module code: MKTM018
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is to critically examine the marketing challenges and opportunities faced by firms as they develop and grow in international markets. A variety of analytical frameworks are examined and applied to a range of businesses and strategic global marketing plans developed.
      • Module code: PODM012
        Status: Designate
  • 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.

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £4,980
    • International: £9,330
    Additional Costs
    • £100 to cover PPE (safety glasses, 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)
    20/21 Tuition Fees

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

    • UK and EU – Full Time: £4,560
    • International: £9,150
    Additional Costs
    • £100 to cover PPE (safety glasses, 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)

     

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

  • This 12 week course involves intense delivery of lectures to develop your existing knowledge of leather making from raw to finishing, and includes essential aspects such as problem solving and sustainability.

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