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Chemical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #222 (QS) Loughborough, United Kingdom
The Department of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University is a highly active, research intensive community of more than 20 full-time academic staff plus research students, postdoctoral research fellows and visitors from all over the world.
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Overview

Chemical Engineers are fantastically well-placed to tackle some of the global challenges facing us over the next 50 years. At Loughborough University they have a strong and growing Chemical Engineering research programme with world-class research activities and facilities, focusing on industry’s and society’s needs; for instance the commercial production of stem cells, disinfection of hospital wards, novel drug delivery methods, advanced water treatment and continuous manufacturing of pharmaceutical products.

We work closely with other University departments in multidisciplinary research as well as with industry and with researchers in universities worldwide. The research is split into several key themes, and in recognition of our cutting edge research expertise, we have recently been selected as a lead partner in the EPSRC/MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine.

We have an enterprising culture within the Department through our successful industrial collaborations, spin-out companies and knowledge transfer partnerships. We have close working relationships with major companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food and process industries, including AstraZeneca, BP, British Sugar, Carlsberg, E.ON, Exxon, GlaxoSmithKline, PepsiCo and Unilever to name but a few.

Careers

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Lecturer
  • Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Lecturer
  • University of Leeds, Lecturer
  • University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Pakistan, Assistant Professor
  • Advanced Medical Solutions Ltd, Process Engineer
  • Retroscreen, Research Scientist
  • Principal Scientist, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas

  • Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering
  • Nano- and Micro-Scale Engineering
  • Energy and Environmental Engineering
  • Catalytic, Separation and Purification Technology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant discipline.
  • You must provide a one page research proposal of up to 500 words describing the type of work you wish to undertake for your PhD research. The proposal should explain your motivation for the research, as well as the general methods that could be employed, for example using numerical, theoretical or experimental methods.
  • Ideally, the proposal should be aligned with the research interests of an academic member of staff in the Department.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22350 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Loughborough

  • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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