Research course

Chemical Engineering

Loughborough University · Department of Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

Good degree or equivalent experience.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Chemical Engineers are fantastically well-placed to tackle some of the global challenges that we will face in the next 50 years, ranging from energy to healthcare. Reflecting this diversity the Research in the Department is split into several key themes as listed below. In each of these we work closely with industry and with researchers in universities worldwide. In recognition of our cutting edge research expertise, we have recently been selected as a lead partner in the EPSRC/MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine.

Furthermore, we have an enterprising culture within the Department, through our successful industrial collaborations, spin out companies and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. For example we have close working relationships with AstraZeneca, BP, British Sugar, Carlsberg, E.ON, Exxon, GlaxoSmithKline, PepsiCo and Unilever to name but a few.

During their time with us students will have the opportunity to not only become independent researchers but create a lasting network of peers. Attendance at relevant conferences is encouraged with bursaries for travel made available on a competitive basis. The Department also runs a seminar programme that runs throughout the year, giving students the opportunity to practice presenting their own work as well as hearing from experts in their field.

Research Groups

  • Biological Engineering and Healthcare
  • Catalysis and Reaction Engineering
  • Energy and Environmental Engineering
  • Nano- and Micro- Materials Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Separation and Purification Technology

Information for international students

Good degree or equivalent experience. IELTS band 6.5 or above (specific requirements for sub tests) TOEFL (including the Tests in Written and Spoken Practice) minimum score of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (Internet-based test) with specific requirements for sub tests

Fees and funding

Departmental/faculty studentships, EPSRC studentships, CASE studentships, industrial contracts and research council awards.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Office
+44 (0) 1509 22 82 92