EngD On Campus

Biochemical Engineering and Bioprocess Leadership

University College London (UCL)

48 months
25960 GBP/year
5690 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Biochemical Engineering and Bioprocess Leadership programme at University College London (UCL) provides unique opportunities to explore novel science and engineering in a manufacturing and business context relevant to future careers in the international bioindustry.


This 4-year Biochemical Engineering and Bioprocess Leadership programme at University College London (UCL) is a research degree, equivalent to a PhD, with an additional training element designed to develop sector-specific skills and prepare graduates for leadership positions within the bioindustry sector. 

All projects are industry collaborative with a significant proportion of the researcher’s time being spent with the sponsoring company.

Research areas

The EngD Centre research ranges from fundamental studies through to their translation and impact on clinical and commercial practice. Research is structured across five main areas:

  • High throughput bioprocess design: the creation of single-use, automation and microfluidic technologies to give fundamental insights into bioprocess design and scale-up
  • Industrial biotechnology: biocatalysis for the sustainable synthesis of chemicals and pharmaceuticals from renewable resources
  • Macromolecular medicines: the manufacture of advanced biopharmaceutical therapies including antibodies, genes and recombinant vaccines
  • Regenerative medicine: the translation of stem cell science into novel cell and tissue-based therapies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Skills (Synthetic Biology or Modelling and Simulation streams)
  • Transferable Skills in Bioprocess Research and Development (including Responsible Research and Innovation)
  • Design of Experiments for Bioprocess Optimisation
  • Biomolecular and Cellular Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree, or a UK Master's degree, in life or physical sciences or engineering, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant industrial experience can also be considered.
  • If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
  • The English language level for this programme is: Standard

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25960 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25960 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5690 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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