Modes and duration
- Full-time: 1 year
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £11,090 (FT) £5,725 (PT)
- £23,440 (FT) £11,670 (PT)
Normally a minimum of a lower second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
Select your country:
The programme covers core chemical engineering subjects alongside a wide range of options. Students choose either a research or an advanced design project. The advanced design project option is aimed at students who have not undertaken a design project during their undergraduate degree and eventually seek to become Chartered Engineers.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
Students normally takes a total of seven modules comprising a project (90 credits) with a six optional modules - 3 modules from the first selection (45 credits in total) and a further 3 modules from the second selection (45 credits in total):
Optional modules 1 (15 credits each)
- Advanced Process Engineering
- Advanced Safety and Loss Prevention
- Chemical Reaction Engineering II
- Electrochemical Engineering and Power Sources
- Energy Systems and Sustainability
- Fluid Particle Systems
- Molecular Thermodynamics
- Nature Inspired Chemical Engineering
- Process Systems Modelling and Design (students taking this module must have passed the equivalent of Process Dynamics and Control in their first degree)
- Process Dynamics & Control
- Separation Processes
- Transport Phenomena II
Optional modules 2 (15 credits each)
- Advanced Bioreactor Engineering
- Environmental Systems
- Mastering Entrepreneurship
- Project Management
- Water and Wastewater Treatment
Research project/design project
All MSc students undertake either a Research Project (90 credits) or an Advanced Design Project (90 credits), which culminates in a project report and oral examination. Students who have already passed a Design Project module in their first degree cannot select the Advanced Design Project module.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, and individual and group activities. Invited lectures delivered by industrialists provide a professional and social context. Assessment is through written papers, coursework, a report on the research or design project and an oral examination.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
- £15,000 (1 year)
- UK students
- Based on both academic merit and financial need
More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website
Upon completion, our graduates can expect to play a major role in developing the technologies that make available most of the things that we use in everyday life and provide the expertise and technology to enhance our health and standard of living. These activities may involve the development of new materials, food processing, water treatment, pharmaceuticals, transport and energy resources as well as being at the frontline addressing present environmental issues such as climate change.
Typical destinations of recent graduates include: Amec Process and Energy, British Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell, National Grid, Health & Safety Executive. Career profiles of some of our recent MSc graduates are available here.
Why study this degree at UCL?
UCL Chemical Engineering, situated in the heart of London, is one of the top-rated departments in the UK in both research and teaching. It is internationally renowned for its outstanding research.
The programme is the first of its kind in the UK and is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) as meeting IChemE's requirements for Further Learning to Master's Level. This recognition will fulfil an important academic qualification for MSc graduates with suitable first degrees in eventually becoming Corporate Members of IChemE.
Student / staff ratios › 21 staff › 45 taught students › 70 research students
Department: Chemical Engineering
"At UCL students can expect independence, attractive laboratory spaces and academic freedom with a long-term perspective. "
Stefan GuldinChemical Process Engineering MSc
UCL Chemical Engineering
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
The programme is suitable for graduates in disciplines such as chemical engineering, material science and chemistry and its allied fields. The multidisciplinary nature of the programme coupled with extensive industrial input and the emphasis on safety and environmental issues has attracted outstanding students from many countries across the globe.
- All applicants
- 29 July 2016
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Chemical Process Engineering at graduate level
- why you want to study Chemical Process Engineering at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your academic, professional and personal background meets the demands of this programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree