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Chemical Engineering (Bioprocessing Specialism), Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #79 (QS) ,
Chemical Engineering (Bioprocessing Specialism) from University of Birmingham is concerned with development of new methods for production of bioactive molecules and their delivery to the human body, and incorporates research groups in biochemical engineering, cell and tissue engineering, biological products recovery, waste processing and environmental bioremediation. 

About

Taken together, this is one of the largest biochemical engineering activities in the UK, and is housed in a purpose-built Biochemical Engineering building. 

Our research strengths are animal cell culture, bioselective separations and formulation of bioactive dosage forms, micromanipulation of single cells, flow cytometry and microbial physiology. These strengths are harnessed to solve post-genomic and proteomic issues of manufacture, measurement and modification of new products characterised by extreme molecular complexity and purity specifications. These products are commonly macromolecular proteins, and are likely to be nanoparticulate in nature, including virus, virus-like and nucleic acid formulations. 

Career

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details: Research degrees can start at any time by agreement with the supervisor
  • 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

Topics include:

  • A patented process for precious metal recovery from catalysts
  • Adsorption of reactive dyes for wastewater treatment
  • Wastewater treatment by supercritical water oxidation
  • Bioremediation of food and agricultural wastes
  • Bioreactors for dairy water treatment
  • Control of thermophilic aerobic waste treatments
  • Oxidation and photocatalytic techniques for aqueous media

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    169

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Academic Requirements

  • The normal entry qualification for PhD study is either a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering or any Physical Sciences subject) or a first degree of a lower classification, along with an MSc or evidence of substantial relevant industrial experience. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21420 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21420 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4320 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4320 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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£2,160 UK/EU students, part-time

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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