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School of Chemical and Process Engineering

School of Chemical and Process Engineering

The School of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Leeds is globally renowned for its teaching and research, with an established reputation across the entire spectrum of chemical, energy, petroleum and nuclear engineering.

As one of the top 100 universities for Chemical Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020), our teaching is backed by world-leading research. We have just over 1,200 students from over 60 countries studying with us, which makes us one of the largest integrated engineering schools in Europe.

You will build upon your existing scientific and engineering knowledge, developing the specialist skillset required to pursue a career in your chosen field. You’ll learn up-to-date processes based on the latest research and innovation within the industry, while gaining experience through both individual and team projects that are directly applicable to the industry.

96% of our recent graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17).

Our courses

A Masters degree can really help you to stand out in today’s competitive job market. Our active research environment enables us to offer a range of exciting courses taught by experts who are leaders in their fields. You’ll be directly engaged in research through substantial individual and team-based project, and will benefit from accessing our specialist facilities.

School of Chemical and Process Engineering


Our degrees are developed to give you the essential skills necessary for a career in industry or continue to PhD level study.

Skilled engineers are in constant demand and typically our graduates go on to work in research and development, energy and environmental consultancies, process engineering, process design, and other specialisms. Our graduates have secured positions at companies including P&G, Pfizer, National Nuclear Industry and National Centre of Science and Technology Evaluation.

At the University of Leeds, you’ll have access to a wide range of careers advice and resources from our award-winning Engineering and Physical Sciences Employability Team. You’ll have the chance to attend industry presentations, book appointments with qualified careers consultants and take part in employability workshops. Our annual STEM Careers Fairs provide further opportunities to explore your career options with some of the UK’s leading employers.


We offer scholarship opportunities to support and reward UK, EU and International students.

Apply now to join us in 2020.


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