Loughborough University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Chemical Engineering (Taught)

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Course summary

Chemical engineering is an interdisciplinary and evolving subject, which has expanded past its roots in oil and gas processing. Today, chemical engineering has an essential role to play in the transition to more efficient and circular use of natural resources, and provides innovative solutions to problems in many sectors including pharmaceuticals, food and drink, healthcare, fine chemicals, energy, and fast-moving consumer goods. Our MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering addresses recent developments in the global chemical industry to provide you with a skill set that puts you amongst the strongest candidates in the field. You will undertake advanced studies in chemical engineering across a wide selection of modules, plus a research project which will allow you to gain solid practical and theoretical skills to boost your chosen career trajectory. The programme is designed to advance your knowledge in chemical and process engineering by focusing on an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of key chemical and industrial processes and applying them to practice. You will encounter the latest technologies available to the process industries and will be exposed to a broad range of advanced and crucial operations and optimisation methods. We explore processes that can be applied to a plethora of industries, such as energy, healthcare, food and drink, and pharmaceuticals, and provide our graduates with the skills and experience needed to capitalize on the growing global demand for chemical engineers. You'll also gain a greater insight into aspects of advanced chemical engineering and up-to-date process technologies which will enable you to plan, operate and manage processes and manufacturing plants. £4 million has been invested in the redevelopment of the department’s laboratories including a pilot plant, IT laboratories and an ‘igloo’ – a 3D virtual training facility in collaboration with industry. You will also benefit from access to our STEMLab, a state-of-the-art learning facility which provides a design studio, computer aided engineering studio (class teaching of engineering software), an instruments room and a range of synthesis, characterisation, processing and bio engineering laboratories.

Course details


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in engineering or physical sciences.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11900 Year 1
Scotland £11900 Year 1
Wales £11900 Year 1
International £26500 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fees shown are for new students commencing the first year of study in the specified year only. The fee stated is for a full-time student undertaking a master’s programme of 180 credits. Part-time students, or those taking a postgraduate certificate or a postgraduate diploma, should divide the published fee by 180 credits and then multiply by the number of credits they are taking to calculate their tuition fees. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.
Advanced Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University - UCAS