UK/EU: £7,974
INT: £7,974
Course length
Up to 3 years of part time study
Start dates
September and January
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16 May

Course code: OLPBJ    Level: 7

Additive manufacturing is an emerging advanced manufacture technology, sometimes referred to as 3D-printing. Derby and the East Midlands are dominated by employment in advanced engineering and related industries, but there is a global lack of specialised graduates who can work in supply chain companies.

This MSc Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing programme is designed for both engineering graduates and as a conversion programme for students who have qualifications in other analytical disciplines such as physics or geology, enabling them to transition to careers in manufacturing and other high-tech industries. This programme also provides the academic and educational underpinning required for students with backgrounds in relevant disciplines to apply for Chartered Engineer status.

A course at the cutting-edge of modern manufacturing

Established alongside the Institute for Innovation and Sustainable Engineering (IISE) and funded by HEFCE, this MSc programme will allow you to achieve a critical understanding of research in advanced materials and additive manufacturing through practically oriented study. By combining study in additive manufacturing with advanced materials, you’ll gain an understanding of the challenges in using this technology to produce specific properties in components.

Through studying this online masters degree you will gain extensive subject knowledge, allowing you greater confidence when managing people and undertaking technical leadership roles in the fields of advanced materials, additive manufacturing and their applications.

Put your learning into practice

This intellectually stimulating and research-orientated course will provide you with the innovative skills and understanding of advanced materials and additive manufacturing and their applications. Through two modules you will attend residential trips to our campus in Derby to practically apply the theories you’ve learnt. During these visits you will have access to state of the art facilities and specialist staff at our research centre, IISE, which contains an advanced machining and additive manufacturing facility.

Attending the residential visits will incur additional cost at a fraction of the module cost and students will be responsible for arranging their own travel, short-term study visa (if required) and accommodation in Derby, though the university will assist where possible. Find out more about obtaining a short-term student visa.

Steeped in engineering and manufacturing history

With a high proportion of Derby’s workforce employed in advanced technology industries, Derby is known for its industry in materials and for designing and manufacturing sustainably in complex geometries. Advances in materials and the development of additive manufacturing are particularly important to innovation in the regional advanced technology industries of trains, planes and automobiles as well as architecture and biomedical applications.

Flexible and supported learning

Recognising the diverse nature of students entering this conversion programme from a variety of analytical disciplines, applications from students with a non-engineering background will have their merits considered on an individual basis.

Studying this course online enables you to enhance your abilities through part-time, online learning while still focusing on what’s important. This means you can fit your studies around any existing work or personal commitments. Alongside tutoring from our expert academics, who bring a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge to enrich your learning further, you will be assigned a dedicated online learner advisor who will assist with any non-academic queries, helping you to achieve a recognised university qualification and advance your career.