Entry Requirements

A levels: A*AA-AAB

Mathematics, plus Chemistry and/or Physics required.

A pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required. If only one of Chemistry/Physics is offered at A level, then the other must be offerered at AS level.

English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs

IB Diploma: 36-39 points. A total of 17-19 points in three higher level subjects to include Mathematics, plus Chemistry and/or Physics, with no score lower than 5.

If only one of Chemistry or Physics is offered at higher level, then the other subject must be offered at standard level.

Other qualifications: see online UCL Prospectus.

In addition to the formal requirements, we are also looking for evidence of your commitment to, and enthusiasm for, studying chemical engineering.



Wherever possible, students are invited to visit the department. In practice, this means that if you are based in the UK you are likely to be invited, but if based overseas this is less likely.

The visit provides an excellent opportunity for prospective students to see the department and its facilities and to meet current students and members of staff before making their final decision.

Deferred entry

The department is happy to defer your entry for one year, provided that you have made definite plans for the year, such as working in a relevant field to gain experience or broadening your horizons through travel. The department also supports the Year in Industry scheme; this places students in industrial jobs relevant to their chosen degree in the year before they enter university.

Overseas students

In accordance with UCL’s global ethos, the department is delighted to welcome students who apply from overseas. International students currently account for around 30% of our undergraduate students.

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 undergraduate students.


For more information on entry requirements, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Tutor:

Dr George Manos

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 3810

Fax: +44 (0)20 7383 2348

Email: g.manos@ucl.ac.uk

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