Postgraduate PhD doctoral research degree - Chemical Engineering PhD/MSc by research (Food, Health and Nutrition specialism)
The Food, Health and Nutrition group at Birmingham is the largest of its type in any UK academic engineering department (currently consisting of four members of staff, four post doctoral research fellows and 30 PhD and Engineering Doctoral students).
Research in food processing is carried out in partnership with key companies such as Nestlé, Unilever and Cadbury, and through visiting professorships.
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.
Course fact file
Type of Course: Doctoral research
Study Options: Full time, part time
Duration: PhD: 3 years full-time; MPhil: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Start date: Research degrees can start at any time by agreement with the supervisor