UCL Department of Chemical Engineering



Chemical engineering research integrated with basic science, offers great potential for bringing essential understanding and innovative technological solutions to the challenges of the future.

To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, visit the UCL prospectus site.

Course information 

The usual duration of a PhD degree at UCL is three calendar years full-time with students initially registered for the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree. 

The progress of each student will be monitored and reviewed according to the guidance established by the UCL Graduate School, and transfer for registration from the MPhil to a PhD is conditional on satisfactory academic performance. 

All first-year students will be encouraged to attend the Skills Development programme offered by the UCL Graduate School.

After a period of 12 months from first registration, research students will be assessed for their suitability for transfer of their registration to the PhD degree. This is done via examination of a 20 000 words MPhil Transfer thesis. Registration is usually retrospective to the start of their original MPhil programme.

Find out more and apply

Visit our Departmental Vacancies page for links to PhD studentships available at Chemical Engineering