Chemical Engineering MPhil/PhD
- Chemical and catalytic reaction engineering
- Product and process systems engineering
- Multiphase systems.
Within these areas, research expertise includes:
- Catalysis, photo catalysis and electro catalysis
- Cement chemistry and processing
- CFD modelling of multiphase flows
- Computational catalysis
- Data mining and visualisation
- Electrochemical engineering
- Fracture mechanics
- Fuel cells and batteries
- Functional materials
- Kinetic modelling
- Micro reaction technology
- Molten salts
- Particle technology (crystallisation and fluidisation)
- System modelling and optimisation
- Statistical modelling
- Thermodynamic modelling
- Two phase flow
- X-ray, micro PIV
A UK Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, or a minimum of an upper second-class MEng degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
English level expected: Standard
ApplicationResearch degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.
- UK/EU Full-time: £4,500
- UK/EU Part-time: £2,250
- Overseas Full-time: £20,900
- Overseas Part-time: £10,450
The department receives Research Council awards for outstanding research students.
Scholarships available for this department
Funding offered by UCL and the China Scholarships Council (CSC) aims to expand the educational, cultural and technological cooperation between the UK and China.
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
Recent graduates have secured positions in a wide range of industries, from engineering to finance. Examples of organisations include: Shell Exploration and Production, AMEC, Petrofac, Sun Chemicals, M W Kellogg, Procter and Gamble, Barclays Bank, UBS and HSBC. Others have gone on to lecture at UCL.
Top career destinations for this programme
- Maersk Oil, Process Engineer, 2011
- Dosson Power Systems, Production Engineer, 2011
- UCL, Research Assistant, 2010
- UCL, Lecturer, 2009
Chemical engineering offers great potential for bringing quantitative understanding to the service of the chemical industry. Chemical industry alone is one of the UK's largest manufacturing industries and number one exporter. The skills achieved by our students not only make them employable in the major chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food and energy industries, but are also transferable to other sectors including environmental technology, biotechnology and even management and finance. Our graduates have been employed in major industries such as GSK, Unilever, Procter and Gamble, Shell, Amec, Tate & Lyle Sugar, as well as continuing successfully in academia.
Extensive networking opportunities are provided through our weekly international departmental seminar series where eminent and worldwide experts from academia and industry talk about their research and development and new cutting-edge applications. The department has strong links with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and the Royal Academy of Engineering as well as other learned societies via the breadth of research undertaken in the department. In addition, career development seminars are embedded in the teaching curriculum and provide the students with an opportunity to learn more about the process and network with their peers as well as invited guests.
Dr Paola Lettieri
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