University of Hull

Degree level: Postgraduate

MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering (Taught)

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Course summary

The Humber is the largest trading estuary in the UK and the fourth largest in Europe, with a chemical and process sector worth £6bn a year. The region is one of the fastest-growing chemical bases in the UK, with investment in new build, expansion and maintenance exceeding £1 billion. This makes Hull the ideal location to study Advanced Chemical Engineering. You benefit from studying near over 350 engineering and process giants including Phillips66, Total, Novartis, BP Chemicals, Croda, Cristal, Smith & Nephew and Reckitt, many of which are involved with the university. We place a strong emphasis on the practical application of knowledge. The University has strong, direct links with industry, providing you with opportunities to work on real-world engineering projects. Our MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering programme is designed for applicants who wish to enhance a technical career in the chemical and process industry. It is targeted at those from a chemical engineering or similar background. The programme provides a variety of practical and theoretical modules to suit the individual background of students.


All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time. Individual Project Compulsory module - Research Skills and Project Planning Advanced Process Safety, Industrial Process Control and Instrumentation Chemical Engineering of Nano-materials Optional modules - Advanced Process Modelling and Simulation Techniques Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering Energy Generation from Conventional and Renewable Fuels Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer

Assessment method

This programme integrates current and employer-relevant themes, enabling you to acquire knowledge and skills across a wide range of topics in the chemical and process industry with an emphasis upon chemical engineering applications. The course comprises a combination of lectures, practical design exercises, tutorials and computer-based process simulations and optimisations. It benefits from a mix of resource-based, problem-based and enquiry-led learning. You will develop competence and confidence in the application of engineering knowledge and techniques to a range of industrial and real-world problems in the chemical and process Industry. A final project and dissertation will enable you to apply theory and practice to analyse and solve complex engineering problems.

How to apply

International applicants

This course requires and ATAS certificate. If you require a Student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other accepted English language proficiency qualifications. If your English currently does not reach the required standard, you may be interested in our pre-sessional English Language programmes.

Entry requirements

Generally, we require applicants to hold a Bachelor Honours degree at 2.2 level or above (or international equivalent) in Chemical Engineering, or closely related subject, but less well-qualified applicants with relevant industrial experience may be considered. In order to ensure our students have a rich learning and student experience, most of our programmes have a mix of domestic and international students. We reserve the right to close applications early to either group, if application volumes suggest that this blend cannot be achieved. In addition, existing undergraduate students at the University of Hull have a guaranteed ‘Fast Track’ route to any postgraduate programme, subject to meeting the entry criteria.

English language requirements

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill.

English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £13000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £13000 Whole course
Scotland £13000 Whole course
Wales £13000 Whole course
Channel Islands £13000 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £13000 Whole course
EU £14000 Whole course
International £14000 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to change
MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering at University of Hull - UCAS