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University of Leeds Online Course on Fashion Industry

This session the University of Leeds will be offering an open online version of course, ‘Innovation: the Fashion Industry.’ This course helps to understand how big fashion retailers innovate and discover the story behind a favourite piece of their clothing.

This free online course is aimed at prospective undergraduate students both in the UK and internationally have an interest in innovation and/or fashion.

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Course At A Glance

Length: 2 weeks
Effort:  2 hours PW
Subject: Innovation: the Fashion Industry
Institution: University of Leeds and FutureLearn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: This course started on 27 Jan 2020

Providers’ Details

As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching. The aim is to create a student experience that is second to none and as part of this, online learning is increasingly important, even to its full-time campus-based students. The MOOCs will allow the University to explore new and different ways to provide online education.

FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

About This Course

This course is just one of a series about ‘innovation’. Applicants can sign up to the other courses in this series through the Going to University collection. The course introduces a case study showing how Marks & Spencer has been a key innovator in fashion, introducing new fabrics that make our lives easier and more comfortable. Applicants will see how M&S continues to drive innovation to bring consumers new and better products. They will also consider their own clothing and its innovation story, producing and sharing with other learners their research and findings on how a favourite item of clothing is the result of innovative developments in the industry.

Why Take This Course?

Throughout the course applicants will join a community of online learners, providing an opportunity for interactive learning with other students both in the UK and internationally. The course is designed to provide evidence for UCAS applications and prepare you for university.

Learning Outcomes

In this course, applicants will explore the rich and diverse range of information available to them online, how to use search tools effectively, and the ways in which students can begin to assess information that they might want to use in their studies. Using a wide range of learning activities, applicants will be challenged to dig deeper and think critically about the information that they find online.


No previous knowledge or experience of learning online is required, just an interest in becoming an effective online learner and communicator.

How To Join This Course

-Go to the course website link.
-Sign Up At FutureLearn
-Select a course and Join
-Once a course has started, you will be able to access the course material
-After the start date, you will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on your My Courses page.
-Applicants can buy, to show that you’ve completed a FutureLearn course.
-On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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