University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Chemical Engineering or Biotechnology

This course covers a number of activities ranging from quite fundamental research in biology through to the traditional fields of chemical engineering; research is available in the areas of: bioscience engineering (processing of new biological entities and environmental engineering); reactions and catalysis (catalysis and catalyst structure, reactor engineering, energy and combustion, process optimisation); materials processing (paste processing, polymer processing, rheology of complex fluids and structured products processing); fluid dynamics and particulate systems (flow of particulate systems, mixing and agglomeration in mechanically-agitated systems, fluid dynamics and transport processes); key biotechnology research areas include: affinity technology; analytical sciences; protein engineering; anhydrobiotic engineering; biodegradation; biotransformations/metabolic engineering; environmental biotechnology; phytoremediation; environmental diagnostics; development, molecular and cell biology; sensors and analytical science; PhD programme components includes literature reviews, viva voce examinations, reports, seminars, thesis preparation sessions, information technology and other transferable skills training.

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold or to be about to achieve a 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours, or overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject: chemical engineering, engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, applied mathematics, physics, biological science or related subjects; students should have 4 years of study at the university level; specific advice is available; alternatively, candidates with an appropriate Master's qualification may be considered; applicants whose 1st language is not English must have IELTS overall band score of 7.0 with at least 7.0 in each: speaking, listening and writing, and at least a 6.5 in reading; TOEFL 100 with a minimum score of 25 in each element.

Assessment methods

Students submit a 15,000 word thesis and are examined orally by 2 examiners one internal and one external to the University.

Sponsorship information

Funding for UK and EU students is available from BBRSC, EPSRC, industry-funded studentships and CHESS; funding for overseas students is available from CISS, CCT and COT; for both overseas and EU students the Gates Cambridge Trust offer studentships.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 24,309 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 24,309 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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