Get free Masters updates, every week | SIGN UP NOW Get free Masters updates, every week | SIGN UP NOW

  Leather Technology (Professional) - MSc

University of Northampton    Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology

Full time & Part time February MSc 1 Year Full Time / 2 Years Part Time

About the course

The leather industry is packed with exciting career opportunities and this Leather Technology (Professional) MSc course is an excellent route in if you have a science or technology background. It’s also a great way to expand your knowledge and skills if you are already employed in the leather industry.

Leather is returning to prominence as alternatives struggle to achieve comparable performance and/or they are derived from non-renewable carbon-based materials. Scientific advances combined with environmental responsibility have transformed the leather manufacture industry into a modern scientific process, creating a highly sustainable material with high value in many sectors such as sports, automobiles, luxury goods and fashion.

Read more about this course

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a recognised first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in a relevant subject area. Students with lower level qualifications or qualifications in a different subject area, but relevant experience in the leather industry will also be considered on an individual basis

If you do not meet our standard entry requirements, it is possible to undertake the first twelve weeks as a training course only (no assessment is required and you will be issued with a “Certificate of Attendance” by the University of Northampton). See the programme website for further details.

 Course Content

Visit institution website

Open days

Where will I study?

Where is University of Northampton


All Available Videos:
Leather is my job! Leather is my job! 18/09/2019 11:40:04
Leather is my job!
Welcome to the University of Northampton Welcome to the University of Northampton 19/12/2022 14:47:27
Welcome to the University of Northampton


The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000.

You will need to be a current student to apply, and the criteria for applications is as follows:
- Training and Research – conferences or training which enhance education or employability
- Extracurricular Activities, Volunteering or Sport – with a clear and positive social impact
- Student Project – including new and innovative projects where there is an opportunity for social impact. We would also recommend that you liaise with the Changemaker Hub before you apply

The Panel will consider applications against the following criteria:
- Whether it meets the criteria
- The quality of the application (eg presentation, communication of the proposed activity and costs)
- Potential impact of the award on the student, University or wider community, particularly in relation to the University’s Changemaker Commitments
- The supporting statement

Deadline: application deadlines are 30 October, 28 February and 30 May each year.

If you would like more information before you apply, please email

Please note that this Fund is unable to cover tuition fees, costs of accommodation or commuting to campus, or costs for placements where this forms part of the course.

For Terms and Conditions please visit

Value of Scholarship(s)

£100 to £1000


You must be a current student to apply.

Application Procedure

Please visit The Chancellor's Fund page of our website and download the application form:

Find out more

The University of Northampton is proud to welcome students from across the globe and to recognise the high academic achievements of many of our international student body, we are pleased to offer the International Scholarship. There is no limit to the number of awards, made automatically to students who qualify.

Any award will take the form of a 10%, 20%, or 30% reduction in the cost of tuition fees for the full length of the programme of study, with the exception of all Nursing programmes, where the maximum scholarship available is 10% for each year.

Visit the University of Northampton's website for general Terms and Conditions:

Value of Scholarship(s)

30% off your tuition fees


You must hold an offer to study a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught programme (BA, BSc, BEng, MEng, LLB, Joint Honours, MA, MSc, LLM or MBA) at the University of Northampton.

You must have been assessed as an overseas fee payer. For more detailed information on whether you fall into this category please refer to the UKCISA guide ‘Will I pay Home or Overseas fees?'

UK and EU nationals who are eligible for a maintenance loan from Student Finance England will not qualify.
Students studying for a course validated by the University at a partner institution will not qualify.

Application Procedure

Scholarship awards are made in parallel with an application to study at the University - applicants are not required to make a separate application for a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on the merit of each individual’s application and academic eligibility.

Applicants will be notified if they have received a scholarship in their offer letter. Where an award is conditional, applicants are required to demonstrate that they meet the scholarship conditions outlined in their offer letter. Scholarship decisions are final and no further correspondence relating to awards or eligibility will be entered into.

Find out more

The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton.

Dr Mike Daniel was Pro Rector (Academic Quality) from 1993-2002 and played a major role in guiding the institution towards taught degree awarding powers and university college designation. After his untimely death in 2002 friends and colleagues raised sufficient funds to create a research degree scholarship to be named after him.

The award recognises the financial difficulties often experienced by research degree students. In particular, the award is aimed at specific costs often associated with an individual research programme, for example, travel, software and closed library access.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Scholarship Terms and Conditions -

Application Procedure

Applications for the Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship are now closed. Applications will open again in Spring 2023.

Find out more

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides financial awards of up to £1,000. This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence or potential.

T D Lewis was a Northampton shoe manufacturer who left the sum of £1,000 for the provision of a scholarship or scholarships for educational purposes in the County of Northampton. His daughter, Margaret Lewis, gave to the trustees an additional payment for further scholarships.

For more information about this scholarship please email

For Terms and Conditions please visit

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £1,000


To apply, you must already attend, or have gained a place, at the University of Northampton. Suitable applicants will be required to attend an interview by the trustees late in the summer term and will be notified of the results shortly afterwards.

Application Procedure

Applications are now closed, the deadline was 31 May 2022.
Applications will reopen again soon.

Find out more

Search Suggestions

Based on your current searches we recommend the following search filters