Research course


University of Liverpool · Department of Engineering

Entry requirements

Research in Manufacturing requires a good first degree in engineering, physics or material science related subjects. A subsequent post-graduate Masters level qualification specialising in advance manufacturing techniques is also recommended but not a requirement. Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Manufacturing within the Centre for Materials and Structures in the School of Engineering encompasses world class research into novel advanced manufacturing techniques and systems.

The areas of interests are wide ranging and can be interdisciplinary with applications across all areas from aerospace and automotive components to the development of novel advanced bio-medical implants and devices. Current research areas include:

  • Additive layer manufacturing;
  • Laser based blown powder additive manufacture;
  • laser forming;
  • laser cutting;
  • laser welding;
  • laser drilling;
  • ultra short pulsed laser micro and sub-micron structuring;
  • parallel processing with spatial light modulators;
  • materials processing with advanced polarisation states;
  • optical trapping for engineering manufacture;
  • selective laser melting (SLM);
  • direct write of conductive and functionalised materials;
  • laser curing of conductive links and thin films;
  • laser ignition;
  • rapid prototyping;
  • rapid manufacture;
  • internal structuring of glasses and dielectrics.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time: £4,195 Part-time: £2,098 (2017)
International students
Full-time: £18,900, Part-time: £9,450 (2017)

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
36 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927