Taught course

Advanced Chemical Engineering

University of Southampton · School of Engineering Sciences

Entry requirements

The normal qualification for admission to the Graduate School of Chemistry is a good honours degree in chemistry or a related science subject. For many studentships, awards are limited to those with a 2:1 or first-class degree.

Months of entry


Course content

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Engineering and Physical Sciences