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Textiles PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 15 Textiles PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

A PhD in Textiles offers an exciting opportunity to delve into the world of fabric technology and innovation. If you have a passion for textiles and want to contribute to the development of new materials and processes, pursuing a PhD in this field can open up a world of possibilities.

What's it like to study a PhD in Textiles?

Studying a PhD in Textiles allows you to explore the intricate world of fabric composition, structure, and performance. You will have the chance to conduct cutting-edge research and contribute to advancements in textile technology.

During your PhD journey, you will work closely with experienced researchers and industry professionals, gaining valuable insights and knowledge. You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, enabling you to conduct experiments and analyze data to develop innovative textile materials.

In addition to your research, you will also have the opportunity to attend conferences and present your work to the scientific community. This will not only enhance your presentation and communication skills but also allow you to network with experts in the field.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Textiles

To pursue a PhD in Textiles, you will typically need a strong academic background in materials science, textile engineering, or a related field. Most universities require a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree, although some may consider applicants with a lower classification if they have relevant research experience or a postgraduate qualification.

PhD in Textiles funding options

Funding for PhDs in Textiles may be available from various sources, including governments, universities and charities, business or industry. See our full guides to PhD funding for more information.

PhD in Textiles careers

A PhD in Textiles opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates can find employment in industries such as fashion, sportswear, medical textiles, and technical textiles. With your expertise in materials science and textiles, you can work as a researcher, product developer, or consultant, contributing to the development of innovative fabrics and materials.

Moreover, your advanced research skills and knowledge can also lead to academic positions, allowing you to teach and mentor future generations of textile scientists. The field of textiles is constantly evolving, and with a PhD, you will be at the forefront of innovation and have the potential to make a significant impact in the industry.

Embark on a PhD in Textiles and you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to drive advancements in fabric technology, revolutionizing the way we design, produce, and use textiles.

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Textile biodegradation and end of life strategies for material sustainability

This project focuses on the potential of biodegradation and compostability for the end-of-life management of a range of textiles, within the context of the biological cycle of the circular economy of textiles. Read more

Recycling and Reuse of Waste Wool: Enzymatic Extraction of Polypeptides and their Applications

This project focuses on the enzymatic extraction of wool polypeptides from low value wool materials or waste wool fabrics and developing potential applications for different end uses. Read more

Natural Polymer Textiles & Fibres for Sustainable Fashion Sector PhD

This project aims to manufacture sustainable textiles from renewable/natural polymers such as cellulose, chitin, alginate, chitosan which derived from most abundant natural resources like agricultural biomass and sea food waste (crab shell, shrimp shells etc.). Read more

Advancements in Additive Manufacturing for Sustainable Materials

In this research project, we aim to explore the intersection of additive manufacturing (AM) and sustainability, offering an exciting opportunity for individuals passionate about shaping the future of manufacturing. Read more

Advanced Composites Structures FEA/CFD Modelling Design and Manufacturing

Introduction. The most common composite material consists of carbon or glass fibres that are bonded together with a polymer matrix and are often referred to as carbon or glass fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP or GFRP). Read more

PhD in Art, Design and Media

The School of Art and Media at the University of Brighton welcomes students for PhD research study in multiple areas across contemporary fine art, visual communication, screen and media studies, digital media arts and sound, photography, fashion, textiles, design and craft. Read more

Alternative Materials and Processes for the Textile and Fashion Industry

The fashion and textile industries conduct some of the most polluting practices on the planet. Many initiatives are striving to positively impact the issues the industry faces, in line with climate targets and UN sustainable development goals. Read more

Research degrees in the School of Design

Our PhD course will allow you to become an expert in a specialist area and gain high-quality research training in Design. Your PhD can be taken full-time (three years standard, four years maximum) or part-time (five years standard, seven years maximum). Read more

Sustainable Recycled Textiles for Engineering Applications

Worldwide demand for the apparel industry keeps growing while triggering an environmental impact on human health. The textile industry accounts for around 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Read more

Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies into Enzymatic Degradation of Waste Plastics

Plastics are a broad range of solid polymeric materials that have found widespread application globally. However, there has been a steady accumulation of discarded plastics and there is now growing awareness that they present a significant hazard to the natural environment and human health. Read more
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