Taught course

Biochemical Engineering

University of Birmingham · Department of Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

You will normally need a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg, Chemical Engineering, Biosciences, Food Science, Environmental Science, Engineering or Chemistry with sufficient Mathematics).

Months of entry


Course content

Biochemical engineering concerns the use of biological organisms or processes by manufacturing industries to generate the products of the future, from novel therapeutics such as monoclonal antibodies for treating cancer, vaccines and hormones, to new environmentally friendly biofuels.

It is also essential in many other fields, such as the safe manufacture of food and drink and the removal of toxic compounds from the environment. This is a highly multidisciplinary subject which integrates engineering and bioscience knowledge.

This programme will provide you with the skills you need to start an exciting career in the bioprocess industries, or continue research in the area of bioprocessing or industrial biotechnology. Our optional modules also allow you to expand your horizons to include specific product areas, such as pharmaceuticals, and other essential career skills, such as business skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,540 FT - £4,770 PT
International students
£21,690 FT - £10,845 PT

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)121 414 5278