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M.Sc. On Campus

Advanced Chemical Engineering

Cranfield University

12 months
21500 GBP/year
10500 GBP/year
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The MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering at Cranfield University provides technical and management training that employers increasingly demand from chemical engineers. 

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Key facts

Chemical Engineering is key in addressing global challenges relating to sustainable supply of clean energy, food and water, through the production of chemicals, functionalised products and fuels. 

The Advanced Chemical Engineering programme at Cranfield University  offers two elective study routes. The general chemical engineering option covers core chemical engineering subjects with a focus on theoretical and practical elements in operation, design and control of a wide range of chemical processes. The biorefining route provides advanced understanding of the production of bioenergy and biofuels while strengthening the knowledge on chemical engineering discipline. Cranfield’s strong reputation and links with industry provide outstanding opportunities to secure interesting jobs and develop successful careers.


Industry driven research makes our graduates some of the most desirable in the world for recruitment by companies competing in a range of industries, including chemicals, petrochemicals, biochemicals, conventional energy and bioenergy, food, materials, consultancy and management.

Those wishing to continue their education via PhD or MBA studies in the chemical or energy sectors will be greatly facilitated by the interdisciplinary, project-oriented profile that they will have acquired through this course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Chemical Processes
  • Principles of Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Energy from Biomass and Waste: Thermochemical Processes
  • Evaluating Sustainability through Lifecycle Approaches
  • Process Design and Simulation 
  • Pilot Plant Operations
  • Biofuels and Biorefining Processes
  • Management for Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related engineering or applied science. 
  • Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director.
  • Applicants who do not fulfil the standard entry requirements can apply for the Pre-Masters programme, successful completion of which will qualify them for entry to this course for a second year of study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


  • MSc Part-time: £1,635 
  • PgDip Full-time: £8,000
  • PgCert Full-time: £4,600


  • PgDip Full-time: £17,400
  • PgCert Full-time: £8,700

Living costs for Cranfield

700 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

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


  • GREAT China Scholarship
  • The Cranfield Scholarship
  • Masters Loan from Student Finance England
  • Santander Scholarship
  • Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries
  • Future Finance Student Loans
  • Chevening Scholarships
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
  • Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS)
  • GREAT India Scholarship
  • Lendwise Postgraduate Student Loan
  • Scottish Power Masters Scholarship

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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