12 months
29600 GBP/year
13700 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 the most current developments in chemical engineering.

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The MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering at The University of Edinburgh  will develop from fundamental topics including:

  • modern approaches to understanding properties of the systems on a molecular scale
  • advanced numerical methods

You will explore actual industrial processes, with a particular emphasis on energy efficiency.

During the MSc research dissertation projects, your acquired skills in various areas will be put into practice, to be applied to actual chemical engineering problems.

Learn from industry specialists

A unique feature of the programme is a strong and committed involvement of the UK and EU chemical engineering industry. The programme is advised by an Industrial Advisory Board.

Summer research dissertation projects are formulated and co-advised by industrial partners, with topics ranging across:

  • computational fluid dynamics for medical applications
  • carbon capture and storage
  • continuous manufacturing for the pharmaceutical industry

Career opportunities

Our graduates enjoy diverse career opportunities in:

  • oil and gas
  • pharmaceutical
  • food and drink
  • consumer products
  • banking
  • consulting

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers
  • Molecular Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Dissertation
  • Group Design Project (Power Station with Carbon Capture and Storage) (Semester 1)
  • Separation Processes for Carbon Capture (Semester 2)
  • Oil and Gas Systems Engineering (Semester 2)

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. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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

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  • International

    29600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29600 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    13700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13700 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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