UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Biochemical Engineering

This programme analyses how advances in the life sciences can effectively be translated into real outcomes of benefit to all; close links with the research activities of the Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering ensure that lecture and case study examples are built around the latest biological discoveries and bioprocessing technologies.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Bachelor's degree or the equivalent from an approved overseas institution; candidates offering recent industrial experience are also encouraged to apply; as with any engineering discipline numeracy skills are important for the quantitative description of biological and physical phenomena; evidence of numerical ability is requested as either an A-level in mathematics (or in exceptional cases, in physics) or some mathematics studied at university; the department provides mathematics tutoring for Master's students throughout the year adjusted to a candidate's ability.

Course modules

Core modules for graduate scientists: Bioprocess synthesis and process mapping; heat and mass transfer in bioprocesses; fluid flow and mixing in bioprocesses; advanced bioreactor engineering; integrated downstream processing; commercialisation of bioprocess research; mammalian cell culture and stem cell processing; bioprocess validation and quality control. Core modules for graduate engineers: Cellular functioning from genome to proteome; metabolic processes and regulation; structural biology and functional protein engineering; advanced bioreactor engineering; integrated downstream processing; commercialisation of bioprocess research; mammalian cell culture and stem cell processing; bioprocess validation and quality control. Core modules for graduate biochemical engineers: Industrial synthetic biology; sustainable bioprocesses and biorefineries; cell therapy biology; bioprocessing and clinical translation; bioprocess systems engineering; bioprocess microfluidics; vaccine bioprocess development; bioprocess validation and quality control.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, and individual and group activities. Invited lectures delivered by industrialists provide a professional and social context. Assessment is through unseen written examinations, coursework, individual and group project reports, individual and group oral presentations, and the research or design project.

Sponsorship information

Awards are available from BBSRC, EPSRC, international bodies and industry for graduate studies.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 23,440 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,835 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,835 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,835 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,835 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,775 per Year 1 (International) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 9580