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Chemical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #172 (QS) ,
We offer research degrees in a variety of areas including Advanced Materials and Porous Solids, Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering and Catalysis and Reaction Engineering.

About

The Department of Chemical Engineering is a multidisciplinary centre focusing on research into future sustainable materials and technologies. 

We are funded by research councils, the Department for Trade and Industry, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the British Council, the EU, government research agencies and industry.

Chemical engineering research is crucial and supports development and production of new materials, fuels, drugs, consumer products, health care products, foods and beverages, electronic components, medical implants, and more.

As the number and complexity of chemical, biochemical and biological materials used in consumer products and supporting technologies increases, this research will play an increasingly vital role in the development of modern societies across the world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      Full-time PhD 2-4 years
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Part-time PhD 3-6 years
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The MPhil and PhD programmes combine taught research training and applied research practice.
  • Candidates join the Department as a member of the Research Centre in which they initially have a broad research interest and that will have overseen their acceptance into the Department.
  • Candidates are expected to carry out supervised research at the leading edge of their chosen subject, which must then be written up as a substantial thesis.
  • Most research students who ‘do a PhD’ register in the first instance as probationer for the programme of PhD. Confirmation of PhD registration is subject to your passing an assessment process, which normally involves submission of written work and an oral examination.
  • The final stage of the PhD programme is the oral or viva voce examination, in which students are required to defend the thesis to a Board of Examiners.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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

  • First or good second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject.
  • Passes at a satisfactory level in either of the following examinations:
  • Institution of Chemical Engineers Part III or Membership of recognised professional institutions of at least graduate status or a relevant professional qualification acceptable to the Board of Studies.
  • Extended and responsible experience at an appropriate standard in a relevant field acceptable to the Board of Studies

The minimum non-graduate qualifications acceptable for admission to the University of Bath are:

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19800 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4400 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Part-time
  • Home/EU £2200
  • Overseas £9900

Living costs for Bath

  • 808 - 1230 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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