Total cost of course
UK/EU: £9,115*
INT: £9,115*

*Prices correct for 2019/2020 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2020.

Course length
3 years of part time study
Start dates
January, September
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Pace of study

We recommend around 20 hours of study per week, per 20 credit module.

Assessment method

This course is assessed through coursework with a range of methods such as design work, writing technical reports and exams.

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Course code: OLPBJ    Level 7 qualification

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.

Image: The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Accredited ProgrammeThis Masters in Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing programme, accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM³), 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 advanced manufacturing and other high-tech industries.

Achieve an accredited degree

This degree has been accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. This accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

Obtaining this accredited degree will provide you with a qualification recognised by employers internationally. It will provide you with the underpinning knowledge required as evidence in your application for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status with IOM³.

As a student on this accredited course you will also benefit from a discounted student membership with IOM³, giving you access to a range of resources including career development advice, online magazines and journals, and professional networking opportunities.

Cutting-edge of advanced manufacturing

The University of Derby work with industrial partners to solve problems with applied research. The MSc programme draws on this expertise to bridge the gap between research and application informing your learning. By combining study in additive manufacturing with advanced materials, you will gain the fundamental understanding required to meet the technical challenges in the future, producing custom designs to order featuring bespoke material properties.

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

Turn your ideas into innovative designs

This programme will guide you through the design process, how to take your ideas, design choices and possible optimisations. You will be able to turn your ideas into reality, more than just a prototype. As part of the full MSc course you will be required to attend a one week residential based at our campus in Derby to apply the skills and knowledge you have acquired. This residential normally takes place in January before the Spring Trimester and gives you access to state of the art facilities and specialist staff at our research centre, which contains an advanced machining and additive manufacturing facility. You will also be responsible for arranging and paying for your own travel, short-term study visa (if required) and accommodation in Derby, though the university will assist where possible with the arrangements. 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 master's 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.

*If you come from a non-engineering discipline, you may be required to undertake an introductory module to fully prepare you for this MSc programme.

Please note:

The course fee does not include the cost of the Introduction to Materials and Additive Manufacturing Module which students from non-engineering disciplines may be required to undertake.

Find out more about the online Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing MSc course

Listen to our recording of the Academic Lead for Engineering, Dr Justin Steele-Davies talking more about the online Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing MSc course.

Video Transcript

If online learning is not for you then you can also study the Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing MSc course on campus.

Programme Specification

Image: PDF opens in a new window Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing MSc programme specification