PhD/doctoral research degrees

The School of Chemical Engineering at Birmingham is one of the largest centres for the postgraduate education of chemical engineers in the UK. We have pioneered development and research in rapidly expanding new areas such as pharmaceuticals and bioproducts, food processing, hydrogen fuel cells and energy research, as well as having leading-edge groups in fluid and particle mechanics.

We offer doctoral research and PhDs

Follow the Chemical Engineering PhD link below for programme details, entry requirements, fees and application.

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Funded research vacancies and studentships

Listed below are some of the PhD research opportunities available in the School of Chemical Engineering. Click on a project title for more information on the project and details of how to apply for a place.

We also provide EngD studentships and MRes research projects.

Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT)

We have two EPSRC-funded Centres within our school. These bring together diverse areas of expertise to train engineers and scientists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle today's evolving issues, and future challenges.
They also provide a supportive and exciting environment for you, create new working cultures, build relationships between teams in universities and forge lasting links with industry. Students are funded for four years and doctoral programmes include technical and transferrable skills training, as well as a research element.

Contact us

School Admissions Tutor

Dr Paula Mendes - Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Chemical Engineering
The University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
Tel: +44 (0) 121 414 3947