BSLT courses for all aspects of leather processing

22 March 2007

All the courses offered include a large practical element and the school has its own tannery and laboratories where students gain first-hand experience making and testing a wide variety of leathers. Students have access to all university resources including on-campus accommodation (many rooms have en-suite facilities), an extensive library and 24-hour computer access. A short course runs from the beginning of October to the middle of December each year. This covers the whole of the leather making process and some aspects of leather testing. The BTEC Certificate is a one year course which can be used as a foundation year for the BSc. It includes fundamental science and mathematics as well as an overview of the leather making process. The BSc Materials Technology (Leather) is a three-year course giving an in depth coverage of all aspects of the leather making process. Modules in Leather Technology, Leather Science and Testing are compulsory, but others including Finishing are optional so that students can tailor the content to their own needs. The Leathersellers' Certificate is of one-year duration and is for those already employed in the leather industry wanting to enhance their knowledge and skills. The MSc Leather Technology is a one-year taught postgraduate course and is the only course of its type in the UK. The University School also offers an MBA (Leather) by distance learning. Students benefit from being part of a vibrant, research active environment and there are research opportunities available up to PhD level. The University also has strengths in business, fashion and environmental sciences, and students benefit from the application of this expertise to the leather courses. A number of scholarships are available for international students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. For further information about studying at the world's premier centre for education and training for leather technologists and technicians call +44 (0) 1604 892009 or visit

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