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Leather Technology

University of Northampton

24 months
14460 GBP/year
4985 GBP/year
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If you are a graduate in a physical science or similar discipline, the Leather Technology programme of the University of Northampton is a great way to enter or develop your knowledge of the leather production and associated industries.



  • Access to on-site working tannery and laboratories.
  • This course is unique to the University of Northampton.
  • Bursaries and scholarships available for leather students.

Course Details

The Leather Technology programme of the University of Northampton is a way for you to develop a specialism in the leather industry and improve your technical skills.

While developing and setting up research projects, you will initially receive general, discipline based and project specific training so that you can go on to conduct your research work effectively and independently. When you finish this course, you will be able to find research and development roles in chemical companies and tanneries or progress into an academic career or enter business at a managerial level.

We are one of the foremost centres for leather education in the world and we are dedicated to delivering theoretical and practical education at the highest standards.

Programme Structure

  • We are the only university in the UK to integrate leather technology with fashion, and the only university with a tannery. Industry leading leather experts deliver research, science, technology and supply chain knowledge on an international level. 
  • This programme allows you to research an area of particular interest and expand your skills and knowledge in this area whilst working within a research active and commercially focused department.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We would expect you to have a recognised either First or 2:1 honours degree or Master’s Degree from a UK university or International equivalent in a relevant subject area. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14460 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14460 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4985 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4985 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • UK – Part Time: £2,515

Living costs for Northampton

796 - 1510 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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