Taught course

Advanced Chemical Engineering

University of Southampton · Chemistry

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Entry requirements

A UK bachelor degree with upper second-class honours or higher (or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University) in chemical engineering or a closely related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

In the context of climate change and diminishing natural resources, demand is growing for chemical engineers with the skills to design sustainable technologies and processes. Drawing on Southampton’s innovative research in areas such as low-carbon technology, fine chemicals, green energy, and water/wastewater engineering, the MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering degree will equip you with the specialist skill set needed to meet this demand.

You’ll graduate with a Southampton engineering degree that is highly respected by employers, with excellent job prospects in sectors such as energy, pharmaceuticals and biochemicals. Chemical engineering is a well-rewarded career with exciting opportunities; average salaries for experienced Chartered Chemical Engineers can reach over £70,000, and your skills will be sought after by companies around the world.

Whether you are looking to build on your undergraduate studies or advance your career, the MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering degree will help you achieve your ambitions.

In compulsory modules you’ll cover essential areas of chemical engineering, including the computer systems and algorithms that control chemical engineering processes, and safety and risk management. You’ll also learn about the design and operation of reactors for low-carbon and energy conversion technologies.

You can also choose from a range of optional modules to deepen your knowledge in areas that interest you. You could focus on a specific theme, such as energy, waste management or high-value chemicals, or broaden your studies by taking options on multiple topics. Optional modules also give you the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge fields such as lab-on-a-chip technologies and micro and meso-scale reactors. Several of our optional modules include hands-on practical work, such as

  • designing and 3D printing a micro-reactor
  • mathematically modelling microfluidic systems and devices
  • applying algorithms to control a real application
  • designing a carbon capture reactor

Information for international students

English language requiremens: Band B IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Engineering and Physical Sciences
+44(0)23 8059 5000