Postgraduate PhD research degree with Integrated Study:
This new route PhD programme combines a broad foundation in chemical/bioprocess engineering through taught and assessed coursework with the full research training of a traditional PhD. A fully integrated combination of modules provide an individually tailored pathway based on your previous academic experience.
Chemical Engineering is dynamic and evolving. It provides many solutions to problems facing industries in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, oil, energy and food and drink sectors. It is vital to many issues affecting our quality of life; such as better and more economical processes to reduce the environmental burden, and more delicious and longer lasting food due to the right combination of chemistry, ingredients and processing.
Birmingham is a friendly, self-confident, School which has one of the largest concentrations of chemical engineering expertise in the UK. The School is consistently in the top five chemical engineering schools for research in the country.
It has a first-class reputation in learning, teaching and research, and is highly placed in both The Guardian and The Times league tables.
This new route PhD programme combines a broad foundation in chemical/bioprocess engineering through taught and assessed coursework with the full research training of a traditional PhD.
Standard fees apply, contact the School for further information.
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Scholarships and studentships
Sources of funding may include the EPSRC, the BBSRC, the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), the European Union and industrial funding for UK and EU students. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
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The normal entrance qualification for MRes study is either at least an upper second-class Honours degree, or a first degree of a lower classification, along with an MSc or evidence of substantial relevant industrial experience.
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International entry requirements
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries – learn more about international entry requirements
Standard English language requirements apply
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A fully integrated combination of modules for MSc programmes provide an individually tailored pathway based on your previous academic experience.
The taught modules (120 credits) can be spread over two or three years and are chosen from a range of topics including:
- Biochemical Engineering and Bioscience Fundamentals
- Bioextraction/Bioreaction Processes
- Advanced Bioreaction Principles
- Food Process Engineering
- Exploitation of Biosystems
- Bioprocess Design
University Careers Network
Preparation for your career should be one of the first things you think about as you start university. Whether you have a clear idea of where your future aspirations lie or want to consider the broad range of opportunities available once you have a Birmingham degree, our Careers Network can help you achieve your goal.
Our unique careers guidance service is tailored to your academic subject area, offering a specialised team (in each of the five academic colleges) who can give you expert advice. Our team source exclusive work experience opportunities to help you stand out amongst the competition, with mentoring, global internships and placements available to you. Once you have a career in your sights, one-to-one support with CVs and job applications will help give you the edge.
If you make the most of the wide range of services
you will be able to develop your career from the moment you arrive.
Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2011/12 (postgraduate taught graduates)
The DLHE survey is conducted 6 months after graduation.
Examples of employers:
Foster Wheeler Energy
RBC Capital Markets
Examples of occupations:
Process Development Technologist
Process Support Engineer
Test and Validation Engineer
Further study - examples of courses:
MRes Chemical Engineering Science
MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering
MSc Biochemical Engineering
MSc Chemical Engineering
PhD Chemical Engineering
PhD Formulation Engineering
PhD Regenerative Medicine
Visit the Careers section of the University website for further information.