You’ll need a bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or equivalent qualification, preferably in: a textile-related subject, management, business, design, or a related science, engineering or social science subject.
We’ll also consider your application if you have a 2:2 degree combined with relevant experience, such as in employment, an internship, or a year in industry; we’ll also consider applicants without a formal degree who hold a relevant professional qualification, such as from The Textile Institute or Society of Dyers and Colourists.
You’ll be required to respond to the questions in the supporting statement section of the online application form.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in each component.
Improve your English
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).
We are now offering online pre-sessionals alongside our on-campus pre-sessionals. To find out more, read Online Academic English pre-sessional (10 weeks) and Online Academic English pre-sessional (6 weeks).
Read about differences between our online and on-campus summer pre-sessionals.
If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.
How to apply
We operate a staged admissions process for our courses, with selection deadlines throughout the year.
If you do not receive an offer, or a notification that your application has been unsuccessful at a particular stage in the process, your application will be carried forward to be considered at the next stage.
Please see our How to Apply page for full details and the application timeline for the staged admissions process.
This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Documents and information you’ll need
- A copy of your degree certificate and transcripts, or a partial transcript if you’re still studying (including an official English translation if necessary)
- A personal statement in response to the questions asked in the supporting statement section of the application form, which explains why you wish to study this particular course and your future career plans
- Evidence of your English language qualifications, if English is not your first language
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures receives very large numbers of high-quality applications and regrets that it cannot make offers to all of its applicants. Some particularly popular schools may have to reject many that hold the necessary academic qualifications.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
- UK: £12,750 (total)
- International: £25,250 (total)
Read more about paying fees and charges.
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Additional cost information
Computers and digital equipment
To ensure you can make the most of your studies at Leeds, you’ll need to make sure your laptop meets the system requirements for your course.
Depending on your circumstances you can benefit from a laptop loan or further support from our Financial Assistance Fund.
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs.