Research course

Chemical Engineering

University of Bath · Faculty of Engineering and Design

Entry requirements

The equivalent of a UK first or upper second class honours degree in an appropriate engineering or science subject.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Our MPhil and PhD courses combine taught research training and applied research practice. You can choose between applying for a pre-defined research project or developing your own proposal.

We welcome applicants ready to undertake high-quality academic research in chemical engineering. You will join us as a junior academic colleague and contribute to forward-thinking research in one of our multidisciplinary centres/units.

Our research addresses the global challenges of today's chemical, materials, pharmaceutical, biochemical, biomedical, water and waste treatment industries. We are interested in research that finds sustainable solutions in the areas of:

  • water
  • energy
  • food, health and wellbeing
  • sustainable processes

Our international impact was officially recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Our Department's research ranks in the top ten, with 89% deemed world leading or internationally excellent.

Department specialisms

- Chemical/biochemical reaction engineering - Advanced separation process - Environmental management, including wastewater and exhaust gas treatment - Electrochemical engineering - Process engineering - Catalysis - Tissue engineering - Advanced materials

Information for international students

Where English is not a first language: IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each of the four components).

Fees and funding

Research Councils, DTI, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, EU, government agencies, industry, university bursaries, ORS awards.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months
part time
36-72 months


part time
24-48 months
full time
12-36 months

Course contact details

Graduate School
01225 386447