Ph.D. On Campus

Chemical and Process Engineering Research

University of Surrey

48 months
22700 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
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Our interdisciplinary research work in the Chemical and Process Engineering Research programme of the University of Surrey involves activities with cross-cutting themes, investigating materials and devices with the Advanced Technology Institute while addressing challenges in information technology.


Why choose this programme

Research in the Department is highly multi-disciplinary and we enjoy excellent collaborations with the Department of Chemistry, the Ion Beam Centre, the Surrey Space Centre, the Centre for Environment and Sustainability and the 5G Innovation Centre, as well as access to their facilities.

We are internationally recognised for our water research, for which the University was the recipient of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize. We have also taken the first step towards ‘industrial sixth sense’ with a £1million project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which aims to develop technology enabling companies to ‘see into the future’ to prevent industrial disasters.

Much of our research is computationally based and we have the latest software and hardware. Our modern laboratories include high headroom areas for pilot plant, and specialist laboratories exist for microbial systems, water and particle technology.

The University’s strengths in chemical engineering include membrane filtration and ultrasound processing. Key members in the Department have extensive expertise in these areas and strong industry links with projects looking into the implementation of water processing technology.

In the Chemical and Process Engineering Research programme of the University of Surrey you’ll benefit from comprehensive training and transferable skills development offered through the Faculty Graduate School, which serves to support your future career and create a friendly social environment for the Faculty’s large cohort of postgraduate research students. You’ll have opportunities to present and exchange your research with others within the Department, as well as socialise and network with others at various events and forums.

Programme Structure

Research themes

There are four main research themes:
  • Formulation and healthcare engineering
  • Information and process systems engineering
  • Sustainable energy and materials
  • Sustainable water and wastewater processing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are expected to hold a first or upper-second class degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent overseas qualification), or a lower second plus a good Masters degree (distinction normally required).
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22700 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 48 months.

Part time:

  • UK: £2,250
  • Overseas: £11,400

Living costs for Guildford

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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