University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Textile Innovation and Branding

This programme combines theory and practice to give you an understanding of innovation and branding in the global textile industry. You will study modules taught by the School of Design and Leeds University Business School to build a variety of knowledge and skills. You will explore textile product innovation, design and development alongside brand design and communications, textile and apparel technology, supply chains, marketing, brand management and consumer behaviour. Then you will bring these elements together when you develop your own textile products and build their brand identities. Taught by experts in different disciplines from the Centre for Technical Textiles, Centre for Visual Communications and Leeds University Business School, this programme is designed to meet the needs of global textile supply chains. You will learn about the links between technical innovation, creative design, and strategic marketing and technology, vital knowledge for today's textile business leaders.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in a textile-related discipline, design, business studies or another related science, technology, engineering or social science subject or equivalent qualification. If you do not have a degree, relevant work experience may be considered in exceptional circumstances. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components.

Course modules

Core modules: Consumer behaviour; marketing communications; global strategic marketing; brand management and corporate identity; marketing research; global distribution and supply chains; textile and apparel materials and technology; brand design and communication; textile product design, innovation and development; dissertation.

Assessment methods

There are several different methods of assessment which include reports, individual and group presentations, exams, written assignments, practical work and reflective logs that allow you to look back on your own progress.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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School of Design
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0113 343 3716