12 months
33300 GBP/year
15200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This one-year programme in Advanced Chemical Engineering at The University of Edinburgh will immerse you in cutting-edge developments in these and many more multidisciplinary fields.

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A unique feature of our MSc programme in Advanced Chemical Engineering (ACE) is the strong and committed involvement of the UK and EU chemical engineering industry.

The Advanced Chemical Engineering programme at The University of Edinburgh is advised by an Industrial Advisory Board, and all our MSc Research Dissertation projects are formulated and co-advised by industrial partners, with a wide range of topics including:

  • novel processes and materials for carbon capture and storage against climate change
  • innovative solutions for energy storage and fuels
  • efficient process systems for pharmaceuticals, food and drink manufacturing
  • modern concepts and prototypes in healthcare, biomedicine and biotechnology

Our MSc programme attracts a huge diversity of talent, with 60+ graduates and current students from over 20 countries, spanning four continents. We also work with over 40 industrial partners who help develop and supervise our MSc Research Dissertation projects, ensuring these reflect the latest industry trends and challenges. 

Career opportunities

Our graduates enjoy diverse career opportunities in:

  • pharmaceuticals
  • healthcare and biotech
  • food and drink
  • oil and gas, energy
  • specialty chemicals
  • consumer products
  • banking and finance
  • management consulting

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers
  • Molecular Thermodynamics 
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Dissertation 
  • Separation Processes for Carbon Capture  
  • Oil and Gas Systems Engineering 
  • Group Design Project (Advanced Chemical Engineering Design) 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. 


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in chemical engineering or a closely related field such as process, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food, materials engineering, industrial chemistry, or chemical technology. We may also consider your application if you have a degree in an adjacent field.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    33300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33300 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    15200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15200 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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