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Biochemical engineers translate exciting discoveries in life sciences into practical materials and processes contributing to human health and well-being

If you are interested in learning, applying and developing new engineering skills and knowledge to meet global challenges relating to the development of novel medicines, pioneering stem cell therapies or green sustainable technologies, then Biochemical Engineering at UCL is for you.

In the next decade and beyond, UCL biochemical engineers' work will be vital not only in the area of new medicines but also for novel materials from renewable sources such as biofuels, improved approaches to reducing and dealing with environmental pollution and more nutritious foods. This critical work is being carried out not only by researchers and postgraduate students, but also by those studying for a degree.

New and exciting discoveries in:

  • Directed evolution
  • Protein engineering
  • Bioengineering
Biochemical engineering students in pilot plant at bioreactor

Undergraduate

We offer several three and four-year undergraduate programmes. Our four-year integrated masters options include year in industry and year abroad. Our engineering degrees are IChemE accredited.

Biochemical engineering student in preparing petri dishes

Postgraduate taught

MSc programmes tailored for graduate scientists, engineers, or biochemical engineers with progression towards IChemE accreditation.

Biochemical engineering student in synthetic biology lab

Postgraduate research

MRes, EngD and PhD programmes that offer a range of research degree opportunities, many collaborative with leading bioindustry companies

Biochemical engineering student at poster presentation

Careers

What will a degree from UCL Biochemical Engineering do for you? Find out about career opportunities and what our graduates have gone on to do.

Biochemical engineering researcher at robot

MBI Training Programme

The MBI courses are UCL-accredited short courses in bioprocessing, designed specifically for industrialists, that can be taken as stand-alone modules or can be combined for Certificate, Diploma or Masters qualifications.

Biochemical Engineering hand operating pipette at fume hood

VISION Leadership Programme

VISION is a leadership programme tailored for the bioindustry to capture the synergies between bioscience, technology and business practice

Biochemical Engineering pilot plant tour at open day

Open days

UCL Biochemical Engineering was the first such department in the UK. Come and visit us - online or in person. Meet our academics and students to find out about vaccines, biofuels, medicines and more