Research course

Chemical Engineering

UCL - University College London · Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

A UK Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, or a minimum of an upper second-class MEng degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry


Course content

Chemical engineering research integrated with basic science, offers great potential for bringing essential understanding and innovative technological solutions to the challenges of the future. To this end, we collaborate widely with various academic and industrial research groups and are partners in the Centre for Process Systems Engineering, UCL CoMPLEX and the UCL Materials Chemistry Centre.

Research is a core activity in the department, and it covers a broad range of scales from the molecular to the complex systems level. Our work is organised in three research groups: Catalysis & Reaction Engineering, Multiphase Systems and Product& Process Systems Engineering addressing challenges in three research areas: Energy & CO2, Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing and Health & Environment.

Department specialisms

Chemical and catalytic reaction engineering Product and process systems engineering Multiphase systems. Within these areas, research expertise includes: Catalysis, photo catalysis and electro catalysis Cement chemistry and processing CFD modelling of multiphase flows Computational catalysis Data mining and visualisation Electrochemical engineering Fracture mechanics Fuel cells and batteries Functional materials Kinetic modelling Micro reaction technology Molten salts Particle technology (crystallisation and fluidisation) System modelling and optimisation Statistical modelling Thermodynamic modelling Two phase flow X-ray, micro PIV

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)

The department receives Research Council awards for outstanding research students.

Funding opportunities available for students is provided by the UCL Graduate School.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Paola Lettieri
+44 (0)20 7679 7867
020 7679 3001