Research course

Additive Manufacturing & 3D printing (Centre for Doctoral Training)

University of Nottingham · Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Entry requirements

First-class or upper-second-class honours degree or MSc with distinction in physics, chemistry, engineering, biological sciences or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Led by the University of Nottingham and working with the universities of Loughborough, Newcastle and Liverpool, this four-year PhD programme will produce research leaders in Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP).

Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to fully utilise and improve the use of AM in manufacturing, and use it to tackle major scientific and engineering challenges.
The programme includes:
  • specific training in AM and 3DP methods and techniques
  • opportunities to attend international study tours
  • a student cohort encouraging collaboration and team work in multi-disciplinary groups
  • working with industrial sponsors (subject to agreement)
  • a minimum three-month industrial internship (subject to agreement)

Information for international students

For more information and advice, please visit our international pages.

Fees and funding

Please visit our webiste for more information and advice on funding your masters.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    47 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Engineering enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559