MSc Programmes

Summer School for Prospective MSc Students, 10-11 June 2014

This exciting free course offers the chance to learn from leading authorities in Energy and Process Engineering at the research powerhouse of UCL, in the heart of London.

For more information please visit the Summer School webpage or contact: Dr Sergey Martynov s.martynov@ucl.ac.uk


 MSc Bursaries

Five students from under-represented groups will receive a full fee waiver, a living allowance of £10,000 per year and childcare support to study MSc Chemical Process Engineering at UCL.

The scheme is available for full-time Home/EU students due to commence study in September 2014 who are meeting the eligibility criteria. The closing date for applications onto the scheme is 30 June 2014.

For more information on eligibility and application, please visit: www.ucl.ac.uk/graduatesupportscheme

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MSc in Chemical Process Engineering

Process engineering often involves close collaboration of engineers and scientists from a variety of disciplines. The recent advances in process design and the increase in awareness of safety and environmental issues have reinforced the importance of this type of collaboration.

The MSc programme in Chemical Process Engineering is specifically designed to facilitate the above and at the same time provide graduates in such disciplines as chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, applied mathematics, mechanical or civil engineering with advanced training for entering the chemical or biochemical process industries.

The MSc programme in accredited by the IChemE in meeting all the professional, regulatory academic formation requirements of Appropriate Further Learning to Masters' Level for students entering with an accredited Bachelors with Honours degree in chemical engineering (or with academic equivalent degree assessed through the IChemE Individual Case Procedure). 

MSc Programme Structure

As well as covering core chemical engineering subjects, the MSc programme provides students with a wide and diverse range of options such as Law for Managers, Project Management and New Ventures Business. Students also have a choice between taking either a research or an advanced design project. The latter is suitable for students who have not undertaken a design project as part of their undergraduate degree (particularly those without a chemical engineering background) and eventually seek to become Chartered Engineers. The research project on the other hand may be selected from a range of different topics offered by members of staff.

Safety and Loss Prevention is a key mandatory part of the MSc programme. It is covered both in the form of lectures taught by experts from industry as well as forming an integral part of the Advanced Design project.

The multidisciplinary nature of the course, extensive industrial input as well as the heavy emphasis on safety and environmental issues have attracted outstanding students from across the globe including countries as far afield as Japan, Argentina and Australia. 

The course extends over one calendar year of full-time study from September to August. 

MSc Entry requirements and application

Each application is considered on the basis of its own merits; however, the minimum entry requirement is a second class honours degree or equivalent in a science or an engineering subject from an approved university. In some cases applicants may be asked to complete a qualifying programme extending over not less than one academic year before registration for the MSc.

Applications for all departmental programmes are handle by the College directly:

Female students

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In accordance with UCL’s ethos, the department is delighted to welcome female students. The department was one of the first two UK chemical engineering departments to hold a Silver Swan award for its committment to the advancement of the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET)  in higher education and research.

Female students currently account for around 30% of our postgraduate students.


For more information, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Tutor:
Dr Luca Mazzei
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 4328
Fax: +44 (0)20 7383 2348
Email: l.mazzei@ucl.ac.uk

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