Leather Technology Top-Up BSc (Hons)

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Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 05/12/2018

If you already have some experience or qualifications in the leather industry, this course will help you top that up to a full degree. 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.

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

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.

Structure

This course is made up of compulsory and optional modules that allow you to tailor your studies to your strengths and interests. There is a mix of theory and practical work to give you a fully rounded education and prepare you for work in the leather industry.

Assessments

You will be assessed in both theory and practical work by a variety of methods including practical reports, research assignments and examinations.

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.

Careers

Career Opportunities

When you graduate from this course, you will find yourself in high demand from employers.

We have requests from more 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.

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

Applicants should have successfully completed the Leathersellers’ Diploma. 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

  • Leather Technology 3 (40 Credits)
    Module code: LEA3001
    Core Module Y
  • Project (40 Credits)
    Module code: LEA4001
    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

Module information is quoted for 17/18 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 an on-site working tannery for practical leather making as well as laboratories for leather testing.

  • this course is unique to us and not offered anywhere else in the UK or Europe
  • we have an on-site tannery and laboratories for teaching practical leather making and testing
  • industry-led practical workshops and seminars in technology and supply chain knowledge delivered by international experts
  • annual industry-supported one week-long trip to Italy to visit leather, machinery and chemical industries
  • continual networking with potential employers within the industry
  • opportunities to attend international leather fairs in Hong Kong, Milan and Shanghai
  • bursaries and scholarships available for leather students
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

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

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

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

2018/19 Tuition Fees

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

Full Time: £9,000 (£1,385 per 20 credit module)

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, 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)
  • a fieldtrip to Italy usually costing around £150, due to subsidies from industry contacts.

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

2018/19 Tuition Fees

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

Full Time: £12,200

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)
  • a fieldtrip to Italy usually costing around £150, due to subsidies from industry contacts.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

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…

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Updated 05/12/2018

  • If you already have some experience or qualifications in the leather industry, this course will help you top that up to a full degree. 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.

    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.
  • 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.

    Structure

    This course is made up of compulsory and optional modules that allow you to tailor your studies to your strengths and interests. There is a mix of theory and practical work to give you a fully rounded education and prepare you for work in the leather industry.

    Assessments

    You will be assessed in both theory and practical work by a variety of methods including practical reports, research assignments and examinations.

    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.

    • 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.

    • Career Opportunities

      When you graduate from this course, you will find yourself in high demand from employers.

      We have requests from more 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.

  • Applicants should have successfully completed the Leathersellers’ Diploma. 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
    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

    • Leather Technology 3 (40 Credits)
      Module code: LEA3001
      Core Module Y
    • Project (40 Credits)
      Module code: LEA4001
      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
      • 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 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • 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 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.

  • 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

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

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

    Full Time: £9,000 (£1,385 per 20 credit module)

    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, 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)
    • a fieldtrip to Italy usually costing around £150, due to subsidies from industry contacts.

    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

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

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

    Full Time: £12,200

    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)
    • a fieldtrip to Italy usually costing around £150, due to subsidies from industry contacts.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    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…

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

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