To this end, we collaborate widely with various academic and industrial research groups and are partners in the Centre for Process Systems Engineering, UCL CoMPLEX and the UCL Materials Chemistry Centre. The Chemical Engineering programme is offered by University College London (UCL).
Research is a core activity in the department, and it covers a broad range of scales from the molecular to the complex systems level. Our work is organised in three research groups: Catalysis & Reaction Engineering, Multiphase Systems and Product& Process Systems Engineering addressing challenges in three research areas: Energy & CO2, Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing and Health & Environment.
Recent graduates have secured positions in a wide range of industries, from engineering to finance. Examples of organisations include: Shell Exploration and Production, AMEC, Petrofac, Sun Chemicals, M W Kellogg, Procter and Gamble, Barclays Bank, UBS and HSBC. Others have gone on to lecture at UCL.
Chemical engineering offers great potential for bringing quantitative understanding to the service of the chemical industry. Chemical industry alone is one of the UK's largest manufacturing industries and number one exporter.
The skills achieved by our students not only make them employable in the major chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food and energy industries, but are also transferable to other sectors including environmental technology, biotechnology and even management and finance.
Our graduates have been employed in major industries such as GSK, Unilever, Procter and Gamble, Shell, Amec, Tate & Lyle Sugar, as well as continuing successfully in academia.
Programme StructureResearch areas
- Chemical and catalytic reaction engineering
- Product and process systems engineering
- Multiphase systems
- Catalysis, photo catalysis and electro catalysis
- Cement chemistry and processing
- CFD modelling of multiphase flows
- Computational catalysis
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places.
DisciplinesChemical Engineering Chemistry View 55 other PhDs in Chemistry in United Kingdom
- A UK Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with Meerit, or a minimum of an upper second-class MEng degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
International24470 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24470 GBP per year during 36 months.
Overseas: £12,510 (PT)
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