Q. What is biochemical engineering?
A. Biochemical Engineering is a professional engineering degree that specialises in the translation of discoveries in the life sciences to commercialisation. Its focus is on any biochemical processes which could have an application in areas as diverse as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, biofuels, the food industry and carbon capture.
Q. Why get a Postgraduate Degree in Biochemical Engineering?
A. The application of your degree, whether a Masters, PhD or EngD, opens up numerous opportunities in advancing your career. Our graduates have entered the worlds of biopharmaceuticals, oil and gas refining, renewable energy, finance, legal and management consultancy to give just a few.
Q. What’s the difference between an EngD and a PhD?
A. While both are doctorate degree programmes, the EngD is a 4 year course sponsored by EPSRC, while the PhD is a 3 or 4 year course. Furthermore, the EngD works with an industrial partner, guaranteeing exposure to industry and providing invaluable training relevant to management and technology exploitation.
Q. Who can apply for our funded EngD positions from our current Industrial Doctoral Training Centre (IDTC)?
EngD positions covering tuition fees and a scholarship for the living costs are only open to UK domestic students, and Nationals of the EU/EEA or Switzerland who have been resident in the UK for the last 3years.
Nationals of the EU/EEA or Switzerland not resident in the UK can apply for the EngD positions, but are eligible only for the tuition fees.
Q. What are my tuition fees likely to cost?
Tuition fees vary from year to year but domestic UK/EU students can expect to pay between £4,200 and £10,000 a year, though research council funding may cover this amount.
International students may pay around £20,000 a year, depending on the course; check UCL webpages for accurate, up to date information on tuition fees.
Q. Is there any help with funding?
A. UCL offers a range of scholarships based on academic merit. These can be between £1,000 to full fees and may include return airfares.
To find out further details on scholarships available to prospective students, visit UCL webpages.
Also you may be able to apply independently for scholarships that depend on your country of residence. For example, Commonwealth scholarships can be applied for by candidates resident in most Commonwealth countries. The deadline is typically in July of the year before entry
Visit Commonwealth Scholarship Commission website to find out more.
Q. What’s the time scale for applications?
Applications are best made from January to April for programmes that start the following October unless applying for UCL scholarships, where deadlines vary.
Q. How do I apply?
For details on how to apply please contact Kate Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 7679 7013.
Q. I am an international student, where can I find out about visa requirements?
Q. I am in international student, are there any language requirements?
A. Yes. While there are a range of English tests, UCL’s preferred test is the British Council’s International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
UCL will accept Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and GCSE/IGCSE English Language.
In all cases, we require a ‘STANDARD' level of English.
Further information is available on UCL English Language pages.
Q. What’s it like studying in London?
A. London is an exceptional city to study in. It offers students a real feel for a cosmopolitan life in possibly the most vibrant of capital cities.
While living costs are always a concern, it will never be as cheap to live in London than as a student. Students are entitled to a range of discounts on public transport and in shops and restaurants.
Q. Where can I get further information?
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