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Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing MSc

Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Manufacturing (General) Materials Science

Course type


Course Summary

This unique course combines in-depth study of advanced materials with cutting-edge additive manufacturing. Highly flexible and featuring part-time and online study options; it also provides a route for students from non-engineering backgrounds to pursue careers in pioneering areas of materials and manufacturing development.

The MSc Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing are designed both for recent graduates and for professionals in work who are keen to broaden their career prospects.

It also acts as a conversion programme for students who have come from non-engineering undergraduate routes, such as Physics, who would like to embark on a career in manufacturing and other high-tech industries. ‌


On graduating, you will be well equipped to pursue a career in the manufacturing industry in roles where you can implement new and emerging technologies, specifically additive manufacturing.

The skills you gain on the MSc will enable you to work in key positions related to component design and engineering, the management of technical resources or – at a strategic level – the formulation of business plans based on complex data analysis.

Different course options

Full time | Markeaton Street Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This online module aims to provide the academic underpinning required in technical areas for entry to the MSc Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing degree. It will provide the underpinning design skills and software skills required for entry into specialist subject areas. You will study a variety of content, such as: 3D Parametric CAD modelling; Product Design and Development Methodologies; Introduction to Material and Manufacturing Science; Introduction to Engineering Mathematics; Principles of Design for Manufacture; Manufacturing Process Categorisation and Personal Development Planning. If you are a student from a non-engineering background, you will need to take an online bridging module before you start the MSc.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

2020/21 UK/EU fees is £875 per 20 credits.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have: a minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate degree or similar qualification in engineering or a related analytical discipline; A2 Mathematics or equivalent. Students with significant industrial experience within appropriate sectors will also be considered.

University information

The University of Derby is spread across two campuses in Derby and Chesterfield. Derby is proud to welcome students from more than 100 countries around the world, so you’ll be part of a diverse, international community. Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, the University offers a wide range of courses and flexible study methods...more

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