Chemical Engineering PhD with Integrated Study

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. The School was recently awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education.  


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Course fact file

Duration: 4 years full-time

Start date: September

Contact

Dr Mark Simmons
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3947 (Mrs Lynn Draper, Admissions Secretary)
Email: pg-admis-chem-eng@bham.ac.uk  

Details

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.

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Fees and funding

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.

For further information contact the School directly or email sfo@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Entry requirements

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

How to apply

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Learning and teaching

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

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Contact

Dr Mark Simmons
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3947 (Mrs Lynn Draper, Admissions Secretary)
Email: pg-admis-chem-eng@bham.ac.uk  

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Employability

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:

  • BP
  • British Gypsum
  • Citi
  • Coca-Cola
  • Foster Wheeler Energy
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Johnson Matthey
  • KBR
  • Pepsico
  • RBC Capital Markets

Examples of occupations:

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Finance Analyst
  • Market Analyst
  • Performance Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Process Development Technologist
  • Process Support Engineer
  • Team Leader
  • 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
  • PGCE Mathematics

Visit the Careers section of the University website for further information.

Contact

Dr Mark Simmons
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3947 (Mrs Lynn Draper, Admissions Secretary)
Email: pg-admis-chem-eng@bham.ac.uk