Leather Technology PhD

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
2-4 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
Sept/July

Overview Updated 16/11/2018

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.

 

 

Course

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.

Additional

Information

Facillities

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.

Course Details

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.

Open Days

Discover your Course

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.

Careers

Career Opportunities

In the current climate, there are more job opportunities than applicants in the leather industry and so after finishing this course you will have a choice of career options.

Technical management, research and development, technical services, material production, chemical industries, higher education and government services are just some of the roles that will be available to you.

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 would expect you to have a recognised either First or 2:1 honours degree or Master’s Degree from a UK university or International equivalent in a relevant subject area. If you have lower level qualifications or qualifications in a different subject area, but with relevant experience you will also be considered on an individual basis.

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:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

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

Course Content

You will carry out supervised research projects and submit theses for examination, with the aim of leading to the degree of MPhil or PhD. We are currently supporting research in some fascinating areas:

  • application of polymers to leather processing
  • collagen science and technology
  • effluent treatment and waste disposal in the leather industry
  • long term ageing of leather
  • mechanical properties of leather in relation to its structure
  • tanning chemistry and the use of enzymes in leather manufacture
  • low float and no float tanning technologies.

Facilities &

Special Features

  • 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
  • An optional 1 week trip to Italy, visiting a chemical company and various machinery manufacturers. The cost is usually around £150 for travel, due to subsidies from industry contacts

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

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

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

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

Scholarships

Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

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Updated 16/11/2018

  • 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.

     

     

    Course

    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.
  • 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.

    Additional

    Information

    Facillities

    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.

    • Discover your Course

      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.

    • Career Opportunities

      In the current climate, there are more job opportunities than applicants in the leather industry and so after finishing this course you will have a choice of career options.

      Technical management, research and development, technical services, material production, chemical industries, higher education and government services are just some of the roles that will be available to you.

  • We would expect you to have a recognised either First or 2:1 honours degree or Master’s Degree from a UK university or International equivalent in a relevant subject area. If you have lower level qualifications or qualifications in a different subject area, but with relevant experience you will also be considered on an individual basis.

    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:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate 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
    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

    You will carry out supervised research projects and submit theses for examination, with the aim of leading to the degree of MPhil or PhD. We are currently supporting research in some fascinating areas:

    • application of polymers to leather processing
    • collagen science and technology
    • effluent treatment and waste disposal in the leather industry
    • long term ageing of leather
    • mechanical properties of leather in relation to its structure
    • tanning chemistry and the use of enzymes in leather manufacture
    • low float and no float tanning technologies.
    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • 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 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

    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

    Scholarships

    Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

    The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

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