M.Sc. Chemical Engineering

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP19000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
University of Leeds | Leeds, United Kingdom
This programme will provide you with advanced chemical engineering and process technology skills for exciting and challenging careers in the chemical and process industries. This programme also prepares graduates for a PhD study.

Description of Chemical Engineering


If you’ve studied chemical engineering before, you’ll develop your knowledge in key areas such as reaction engineering, process modelling and simulation, pharmaceutical formulation, and fuel processing. If your degree is in chemistry or another related science or engineering discipline, you’ll build your knowledge and skills to convert to a specialisation in chemical engineering.

The course has been designed to provide a greater depth of knowledge in aspects of advanced chemical engineering and a range of up-to-date process technologies. These will enable you to design, operate and manage processes and associated manufacturing plants and to provide leadership in innovation, research and development, and technology transfer.

Specialist facilities

Your Research Project module gives you the chance to study in cutting-edge facilities where our researchers are pushing the boundaries of chemical engineering.

We have world-class facilities for carrying out research in manufacturing (including crystallisation), processing and characterising particulate systems for a wide range of technological materials, as well as facilities for nanotechnology and colloid science/technology.

We also have high performance computing facilities and state-of-the-art computer software, including computational fluid dynamics (CFD), for modelling and simulation of a wide range of processes. This will provide a strong background knowledge in industrial process and equipment design and optimisation.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline As early as possible
Tuition fee
  • GBP 19000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 10000 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Compulsory modules:
  • Batch Process Engineering
  • Multi-Scale Modelling and Simulation
  • Advanced Reaction Engineering
  • Advances in Chemical Engineering
  • Fuel Processing
  • Research Project
Optional modules
  • Process Optimisation and Control
  • Pharmaceutical Formulation and Analysis

English Language Requirements


IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Chemical Engineering

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in chemical engineering or a related engineering or science discipline.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications

English language requirement: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification e.g. IELTS: 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Our Language Centre provide a range of English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional courses, which are designed to help international students develop their language and academic study skills.

Work Experience for Chemical Engineering

No work experience is required.

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