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Colour at Leeds

The Department of Colour Science is an international centre of excellence in chemistry, physics and various technologies associated with colorants, polymers, colour and imaging.

Now an integral part of the School of Chemistry, the department (established in 1879) is unique in the UK and hosts leading scientists specialising in chemistry of colorants, polymer chemistry, polymer materials science, textile coloration, colour measurement, imaging science, organic printed electronics and formulation and delivery of functional complex fluids.

The department prides itself in the continuing provision of high-quality research and teaching by leading experts in their respective fields of science.

For further information please contact Prof Long Lin

See also the Colour and Textile Science website.

Why study colour

Colour is an essential part of our everyday life, influencing the way we think and feel. From a business perspective, the creation and control of colour is ‘big money’, linked to the design, manufacture, and marketing of almost every object you can buy. The ever-increasing use of computing technology to support design and manufacturing processes has led to the need for managers who understand how coloured materials can be specified, manufactured, communicated and managed.

Want to know more?

To find out more about colour at Leeds take a look at our research and postgraduate degree pages and the working with business section of this website.

Many multinational companies and numerous small to medium enterprises have derived significant benefits through their interaction with us.

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Undergraduate study
Colour science modules can be selected as part of a number of degree courses, allowing you to develop specialist knowledge in the field of colour.

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We are also able to offer current students summer project placements funded by the Clothworkers Innovation Fund.

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Postgraduate study
The MSc Polymers, Colorants and Fine Chemicals programme brings the latest developments in this field in reach to help you develop a career in related industries.

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Working with business
From training programmes and colour analysis services to full research collaborations and consultancy we offer a range of services to companies making or using colour.

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