Research course

Catalysis: Chemistry and Engineering

Imperial College London · Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology

Entry requirements

The course assumes a modest level of background chemistry knowledge so successful applicants will have a first degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, normally at least at the Upper Second Class (2:1) degree level or an overseas qualification of equivalent standard.

Months of entry


Course content

The training offered by this course within an internationally-leading institution will open a variety of international career options to our students, either within the framework of a PhD programme or within industry.

Catalysis has traditionally been divided into homogenous (solution-based), heterogeneous (solid-liquid, solid-gas interface) and (reaction) engineering disciplines. However, this distinction is becoming increasingly blurred so this MRes course aims to provide students with a coherent overview of these areas.

Students will graduate from the course with a solid knowledge base in the area, they will also be challenged to develop their own ideas on how to focus academic and industrial research to meet the pressing challenges in catalysis.

Department specialisms

Biological Engineering (Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering; Biomedical Engineering) Fluids Engineering (Fluid Mechanics; Molecular Modelling and Thermodynamics) Natural Resources Engineering (Energy Engineering; Environmental Engineering) Particle and Materials Engineering (Complex Materials; Surfaces and Interfaces) Process Systems Engineering Reaction and Separation Engineering (Reaction Engineering and Catalytic Technology; Separations Engineering and Technology)

Fees and funding

UK students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Mike Ray
+44(0)207 594 2678