Research course

Formulation Engineering EngD

University of Birmingham · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

An upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent in Chemical Engineering, Biological or Physical Sciences, or Mathematics

Months of entry


Course content

This is an EPSRC-sponsored doctoral research and training programme. You combine a research project based in industry with a Masters-level training and development programme. The programme has been recognised by the IChemE as counting towards Chartered Engineer status.

The training element comprises modules in:

  • Fundamental Science
  • Formulation Methods
  • Teambuilding
  • Business Skills
  • Research Skills

There is a choice of over 35 different modules - mostly at Birmingham - but you can also select specialised modules at the Universities of Newcastle, Liverpool, Surrey and Delft.

Companies participating in the scheme are involved in modern process engineering and the formulation of multiphase structured materials (foods, bioproducts, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and fine minerals). They range from blue chip multinationals such as Unilever, Rolls Royce, Cargill, Johnson Matthey, Imerys and Procter & Gamble to SMEs such as Green Biodiesel, Tornex and Mast Carbon,

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Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 FT
International students
£17,910 FT

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Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005