What will I learn?

Research overview

Manufacturing engineering involves the research and development of systems, processes, machines, tools and equipment. Projects areas can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example design, manufacturing, assembly, measurement, testing and modelling.

This PhD is based within the Faculty of Engineering. The research work within the faculty spans a range of applications including medicine, aerospace and automotive engineering, energy and the construction industry and it includes work from the most fundamental studies up to near-commercial investigations.

Graduates destinations

Completing a research degree with us will ensure that you develop transferable skills that will be beneficial in a number of different careers. Graduates within the faculty have gone on to have successful careers as: researchers; production managers and directors; IT and telecommunication professionals; business, research and administrative professionals; science, engineering and production technicians; natural and social science professionals

Which department am I in?

Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£25,000.00 (US$ 34,409) per year
For science or engineering based research, the international fee will be £25,000. For social science-based research, the fee will be £19,000.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2021, December 2021, February 2022, April 2022, July 2022


University Park Campus

University of Nottingham,


NG7 2RJ, England

Entry requirements

For international students

2:1 (or international equivalent) and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject. IELTS: 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in each element). TOEFL (IBT): 79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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