M.Sc. On Campus

Advanced Chemical Engineering

University of Southampton

12 months
26000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Become a leader in sustainable chemical engineering with this Advanced Chemical Engineering MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. You’ll gain real-world insights working on actual industrial issues and will be equipped with the specialist skills needed to design sustainable technologies and processes.


Course Details

As a chemical engineering graduate, you'll have excellent job prospects in sectors such as energy, pharmaceuticals and biochemicals. The skills you’ll gain in state-of-the-art reactor design, advanced understanding of safety and risk management and computer systems to control processes are in demand from companies around the world.

This Advanced Chemical Engineering MSc course offered by the University of Southampton has a strong focus on sustainable chemical engineering. On completion, you’ll have the skills to help the world transition to a more sustainable future. Through your optional modules, you can personalise your learning to a particular theme. You could focus on:

  • wastewater
  • reactors
  • biochemical engineering
  • electrochemical engineering
  • sustainable energy systems

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. Conducting independent, original and critical research on a subject of your choosing. This research can be done on an industrial placement.

We’ve recently invested £12 million in our chemistry laboratories, which include specialist chemical engineering equipment. You’ll work in our purpose-built engineering design studios using industry-standard tools and facilities.

Career Opportunities

Chemical engineering is a career that can make a real difference in the world, but it’s also well-rewarded. Average salaries for experienced chartered chemical engineers reach £79,000 in the UK (Institution of Chemical Engineers).

Chemical engineers are in demand in many different sectors, including medicine, food and beverages, renewable fuels and resource and waste management.

As a chemical engineering graduate you’ll be qualified to take up roles as:

  • chemical engineer
  • energy engineer
  • petroleum engineer
  • product scientist
  • environment engineer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Process Optimisation and Control
  • Professional Aspects of Chemical Engineering
  • Reactor Design for Sustainable Processing
  • Bioenergy
  • Energy Resources and Engineering
  • Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip
  • Reaction Engineering in Micro- and Meso- Scale Flow

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need the minimum of a 2:1 degree in chemical engineering or a closely 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £26,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 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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