Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours or higher in chemical engineering or a related subject. Closely related subjects include environmental engineering, engineering and technology, and applied chemistry. Applicants must have completed and passed at least one core chemical engineering module.

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 and internationally leading research in areas such as low-carbon technologies, fine chemicals, green energy, and water/wastewater engineering, this one-year master’s degree will equip you with the specialist skill set needed to meet this demand.

Your studies will provide advanced training in process control and reactor design for sustainable technologies, enabling you to solve complex engineering problems.

Employability is embedded throughout this degree. As part of a group design project you'll work with a team to time and budget to design, prototype, computer model and/or manufacture a product that meets an industrial brief. Your project will be showcased in our annual Engineering Design Show.

You'll also complete an independent research project during which you'll conduct independent, original and critical research on a subject of your choosing. 97% of our Engineering research is rated world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021).

Information for international students

English language requirements: Band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations.

Please check the website for more information - https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/funding/postgraduate.page

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