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Textiles and Design

Textiles, fashion and clothing design are fundamental in modern society and culture, and their study can lead to exciting and diverse opportunities worldwide.

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Why study Textiles and Design at Heriot-Watt?

Textiles and Design balances creativity alongside business management, marketing and research. Our unique range of Textile and Design degrees are designed to match the needs of the global, and fast-moving, textile and fashion design industries.

Our Textiles and Design degrees allow students to work on live industry projects with experienced professionals, giving them an inside look to how specific design sectors operate.

Our graduates work in various different areas of industry with a number of specialisms, with many having successful careers as Interior/Fashion Designers, Business Owners, Photographers, Buyers and Writers.

Design for Textiles

BA (Hons) Design for Textiles students and academics talk about their experiences studying and teaching on the programme.

Undergraduate Textiles and Design programmes


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Why Heriot-Watt?

Employability and careers

Heriot-Watt produces more CEOs than any other university in Scotland, and 95% of graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation.

Scottish Borders Campus facilities

The campus is built around an historic mill and recently received a multi-million-pound refurbishment to create an inspiring learning environment with computer suites, specialised workshops and spacious studios.

Heriot-Watt Student Union

There's more to university life than simply getting your degree, and Heriot-Watt University Student Union is all about helping you to have the best possible experience while you study here.

Clubs and activities

At Heriot-Watt we have an extensive programme of over 90 sports clubs and societies to get involved in. You can try as many as you like or start one of your own!

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