University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Chemical Engineering

This new route PhD programme combines a broad foundation in chemical/bioprocess engineering through taught and assessed coursework with the full research training of a traditional PhD. A fully integrated combination of modules provide an individually tailored pathway based on the student's previous academic experience. Chemical Engineering is dynamic and evolving. It provides many solutions to problems facing industries in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, oil, energy and food and drink sectors. It is vital to many issues affecting quality of life; such as better and more economical processes to reduce the environmental burden, and more delicious and longer lasting food due to the right combination of chemistry, ingredients and processing.

Entry requirements

The normal entrance qualification for MRes study is either at least an upper 2nd class Honours degree, or a 1st degree of a lower classification, along with an MSc or evidence of substantial relevant industrial experience.

Course modules

Modules include: biochemical engineering and bioscience fundamentals; bioextraction/bioreaction processes; advanced bioreaction principles; food process engineering; exploitation of biosystems; bioprocess design.

Sponsorship information

Open to self funded or government sponsored scholars. Students carry out research and attend selected taught courses.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time £ 4,090 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time £ 17,365 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5488