University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Advanced Chemical Engineering

In the context of climate change and diminishing natural resources, demand is growing for chemical engineers with the skills to design sustainable technologies and processes. Drawing on Southampton’s innovative research in areas such as low-carbon technology, fine chemicals, green energy, and water/wastewater engineering, the MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering degree will equip you with the specialist skill set needed to meet this demand.

You’ll graduate with a Southampton engineering degree that is highly respected by employers, with excellent job prospects in sectors such as energy, pharmaceuticals and biochemicals. Chemical engineering is a well-rewarded career with exciting opportunities; average salaries for experienced Chartered Chemical Engineers can reach over £70,000, and your skills will be sought after by companies around the world.

Entry requirements

2:1 or 1st Class Degree in Chemical Engineering or a closely aligned engineering degree.

Course modules

This is a full-time programme. You’ll complete a Group Design project and take six taught modules across semesters one and two, three of which you can choose from a range of optional modules. You’ll then spend the final four months of the course working on your MSc research project.

In compulsory modules you’ll cover essential areas of chemical engineering, including the computer systems and algorithms that control chemical engineering processes, and safety and risk management. You’ll also learn about the design and operation of reactors for low-carbon and energy conversion technologies.

You can also choose from a range of optional modules to deepen your knowledge in areas that interest you. You could focus on a specific theme, such as energy, waste management or high-value chemicals, or broaden your studies by taking options on multiple topics. Optional modules also give you the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge fields such as lab-on-a-chip technologies and micro and meso-scale reactors. Several  of our optional modules include hands-on practical work, such as

  • designing and 3D printing a micro-reactor
  • mathematically modelling microfluidic systems and devices
  • applying algorithms to control a real application
  • designing a carbon capture reactor


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 £ 9,250 per Academic year (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 £ 22,268 per Academic year (International) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site - Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ South East

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