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Chemical Engineering

Swansea University · College of Engineering

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the MSc Chemical Engineering is a first or a second class honours degree in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, or a related discipline, such as chemistry, biochemistry, physics, or other engineering discipline. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

The MSc Chemical Engineering course is built upon the wide range of research in chemical engineering at Swansea University. This includes engineering applications of nanotechnology, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, cell and tissue engineering, chemical engineering, colloid science and engineering, desalination, pharmaceutical engineering, polymer engineering, rheology, separation processes, transport processes, and water and wastewater engineering. The course is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

Modules on the MSc Chemical Engineering course can vary each year but you could expect to study:

  • Complex Fluids and Rheology
  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers
  • Colloid and Interface Science
  • Communication Skills for Research Engineers
  • Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • Membrane Technology
  • Environmental Analysis and Legislation
  • Optimisation and Reliability
  • Desalination
  • Polymers: Properties and Design
  • Principles of Nanomedicine
  • Nanoscale Structures and Devices
  • Pollutant Transport by Groundwater Flows
  • MSc Research Practice
  • MSc Dissertation - Chemical Engineering

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

College of Engineering
+44 (0)1792 295514