This is an EPSRC-sponsored doctoral research and training programme. You combine a research project based in industry with a Masters-level training and development programme. The programme has been recognised by the IChemE as counting towards Chartered Engineer status.
The training element comprises modules in:
There is a choice of over 35 different modules – mostly at Birmingham – but you can also select specialised modules at the Universities of Newcastle, Liverpool, Surrey and Delft.
Companies participating in the scheme are involved in modern process engineering and the formulation of multiphase structured materials (foods, bioproducts, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and fine minerals). They range from blue chip multinationals such as Unilever, Rolls Royce, Cargill, Johnson Matthey, Imerys and Procter & Gamble to SMEs such as Green Biodiesel, Tornex and Mast Carbon,
The programme has a 100 % employment record. A third of the Research Engineers have been recruited by their sponsors, whilst several Research Engineers now work for companies that did not sponsor their project but support the scheme. But more importantly over 70% are still employed in the field of Formulation Engineering.
About the School of Chemical Engineering
Birmingham has one of the largest concentrations of Chemical Engineering expertise in the UK, with an excellent reputation in learning, teaching and research.
Investment totalling over £3.5 million in our buildings has resulted in some of the best teaching, computing and laboratory facilities anywhere in the UK.
We have achieved an excellent performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) – the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. 87% of the research in the School was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. It was ranked joint fourth overall in the UK for its research prowess and first nationally for research impact.
The enthusiasm that the academic staff have for their research comes through in their teaching and ensures that they and you are at the cutting edge of chemical engineering.
Funding and Scholarships
There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham
. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding
Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays
Virtual Open Days
If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk
An upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent in Chemical Engineering, Biological or Physical Sciences, or Mathematics