Research course

Chemical Engineering

University of Nottingham · Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Entry requirements

2:1 degree (or international equivalent) and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

December, October, June, April, February

Course content

Chemical Engineering is the application of physical and life sciences. Research involved in Chemical Engineering can be based around fuel cells, multiphase flows of gas/liquid, biofuels and carbon capture, nanotechnology and green energy, as well as many other aspects.

There are extensive laboratories with equipment from bench to pilot-plant scale. We are one of the few departments in the UK with access to mass spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy and a ‘virtual-reality’ suite where you can construct and optimise your own complete processing plant.

Postgraduate students also have access to research facilities including a range of equipment, for example:

• total organic carbon
• strong acid digestion of rocks
• research test rigs – multiphase flow
• drop tube furnace
• flow in pipe rig
• microwave centre

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Department specialisms

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Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Faculty of Engineering and the University will offer some competitive scholarships and part-funded scholarships for Uk and EU students entering the 2012/13 session.

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Faculty of Engineering web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5151