The School of Science and Technology at the University of Northampton (UK) is inviting applications for its MPhil/PhD in Leather Technology and a number of 1 year Leather Technology programmes:
· Certificate in Leather Technology
· BSc (Hons.) Leather Technology (Leather Science, Environment, Marketing or Business) (top-up )
· MSc Leather Technology
These courses are offered by the School’s Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) which is one of the world’s leading centres for leather education and is dedicated to providing cutting-edge leather education in the theory and practice of leather technology. The leather programmes are not offered anywhere else in the UK.
The Certificate in Leather Technology and the BSc (Hons) Leather Technology (Leather Science, Environment, Marketing or Business) (top-up) are undergraduate level, one year, full-time programmes commencing in September 2012. The overall aim of these courses is to educate the future leaders in the international leather industry. They cover aspects of the leather supply chain from raw material to end use with leather manufacture as the central theme. The aim of these courses is to help students develop understanding as well as novel and innovative leather manufacture processes. The students also have an opportunity to learn the process to produce commercial leather to specification.
The one year full time MSc in Leather Technology course aims to provide students the opportunity to acquire and enhance technical skills related both to self learning and to research appropriate to postgraduate study. The programme, which is one of its kinds in the world, develops a student’s skills and flexibility necessary to discriminate between technical and entrepreneurial issues related to the successful management of commercial operations within the leather industry. The MPhil (two years full-time or three years part-time)/PhD (three years full-time or six years part-time) is designed for those already working in the leather producing or allied industries and wish to improve their technical management effectiveness.
Candidates wishing to apply should have a recognized first or second class honors degree for the Top-up or Masters programme and to apply for the Certificate programme should have completed class 12. Students with lower level qualifications but relevant experience in the leather industry will also be considered on an individual basis.
The fee structure for the BSc (Hons) Leather Technology (Leather Science, Environment, Marketing or Business) (top-up) is £9100 and MSc/Mphil/PhD course is £9500. The University of Northampton also offers a 25% merit scholarship for international students applying for both undergraduate and Master’s courses. All students applying to the University are considered for the bursary.
For an application form for the courses, please visit http://www.northampton.ac.uk/downloads/download/433/international-application-form
For further information on the courses, contact the International Office at the University of Northampton:firstname.lastname@example.org