Centre for Doctorial Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
University of Nottingham


Our training programme has been developed to prepare researchers to firstly understand the context of AM and 3DP. There is strong emphasis on collaboration and team work in multi-disciplinary groups. It also enables them to analyse the context of projects and to be aware of the social, ethical and environmental implications.

The programme comprises three parts;

Compulsory Modules (150 credits)

  • Taught modules primarily taught in year one
  • Research training spread over the first three years
  • Transferable Skills modules conducted in the first three years 



Optional modules (30 credits)

  • Spring semester, year one
  • Year two
  • Year three
 Although they were taught modules, they were unlike any previous modules I had taken. The teacher-student dynamic was more relaxed, allowing for greater learning and stimulating discussions
Sarah Kelly, CDT student 

 Cohort Training Activities

  •  Informal team building events
  • Creativity@Home events to enhance researcher awareness and interaction
  • International study tours to the USA and Europe



In year one, researchers must complete 130 credits to progress into year two. Note that a large proportion of the programme in year one will be based at The University of Nottingham. From year two, you will be primarily based at the university which is awarding your degree.

By the end of year four, all researchers will have completed the formal training programme of 180 credits.

Modules will be assessed using a variety of methods including; examination, presentation, poster, written assignments including essays, journal papers etc. 

The taught programme is designed to give all our research scientists and engineers a blend of advanced technical, contextual and technology management skills to prepare for both doctoral research and for careers within industry.


Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing

Email: amcdt@nottingham.ac.uk