MSc in Advanced Materials (Technical Textiles)

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MSc in Advanced Materials (Technical Textiles)

You will be based at the University of Bolton’s Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI), a multidisciplinary centre in which research and innovation is carried out in collaboration with industry and other academic institutions.

The centre is the leader in the UK – and is known internationally – for its research and applications development in the field of applied materials science and engineering. Developments carried out within IMRI include new, designer and novel smart and multifunctional materials in fibres, films, foams and particles, at nano and micro levels, as well as associated processing technologies that have the potential for development to compete in the global marketplace.

The course offers five distinct pathways. Each pathway consists of an individual project and four taught modules. Teaching for each module is delivered as a short-course lasting no more than ten days.

If you do not wish to select a specific pathway you may choose a combination of modules from any of the five pathways. This will lead to a non-specific award of MSc in Advanced Materials.

Written work for each module is in the form of an assignment or an integrated learning package (ILP) and consists of three parts, each with set times and deadlines for submission. This work may take the form of essays, assignments, projects, seminars and case study analyses. It is assessed in parts and feedback will be given during the allocated period of self study.

Key skills will be developed, and assessed at appropriate stages during each part of the assignment. Oral presentation of ILPs will be required in all modules.

You will be required to complete the ILP within three months of finishing the module to be awarded full credits.

Individual project work will be undertaken within your workplace wherever possible, ensuring relevance to the employer, access to appropriate facilities and allowing sufficient time to be spent on practical work. Where this is not feasible, projects may be based and carried out at the university.

Each module with its completed integrated learning package is worth 30 credits and your project is worth 60 credits. Accumulation of 180 credits in total leads to the award of MSc.

Careers & professional development

The MSc in Advanced Materials (Technical Textile) will support your career development in the field or will give you an excellent base of knowledge and experience if you are looking to begin your career in this sector.

Graduates of the course may also progress to study at doctorate level.

On completion of your MSc you will also become a member of the University’s alumni association. You can be a lifelong member of the University’s community, able to access careers information and guidance, as well as the University’s library and other facilities

Key features
  • Duration(s) 1 yearStart date(s) September/JanuaryEntry requirementsYou should have at least an upper second class honours degree (2.1), or equivalent, in a science or technology-related subject.If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

Fees: 11,250 GBP

Scholarships: up to 4,000 GBP (merit based)

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