M.Phil. On Campus

Advanced Chemical Engineering

University of Cambridge

11 months
36012 GBP/year
15276 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Department runs a one-year full-time M.Phil. in Advanced Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge. This degree combines taught work and conventional research at the University of Cambridge.


The objectives of the Advanced Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge are to:

  • provide students with advanced technical skills in chemical engineering;
  • enable students to solve problems within an engineering type of environment;
  • provide students with business and management skills; and
  • provide training in research.

Learning Outcomes

Successful students should gain:

  • an advanced knowledge of fundamental areas of chemical engineering;
  • an understanding of how discoveries and other ideas can be exploited effectively, including new company spin-outs, reorganisation of existing company structures, technology licensing, etc, by undertaking a series of business-based modules to include topics such as financing, marketing and sustainability;
  • the capacity to work individually and in a team, under time constraints, to produce workable solutions to engineering problems. Key skills learned will be time management, interaction with colleagues, obtaining technical and financial information, defining optimal outcomes, and presentation and communication of results; and
  • the ability to define, organise and undertake a research project within a specified period of time and to report it in writing and by seminar in an acceptable manner. The project might involve business-related as well as chemical engineering research, and may involve industrial collaboration. This will introduce the student to the practical problems of undertaking research.

Programme Structure


  • Modules are taught by a combination of formal lectures, demonstrations, discussion classes and example problems. The taught material enhances basic knowledge on chemical engineering fundamentals, as well as offering experience of other science- and business-based disciplines. The courses are assessed by both unseen examination and written coursework.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 11 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK First class Honours Degree.
  • If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.
  • Because of the advanced technical coursework to be undertaken, the intake will be made up primarily of students with a first-class honours degree in chemical engineering (or close equivalent, such as biochemical engineering or applied chemistry).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36012 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36012 GBP per year during 11 months.
  • National

    15276 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15276 GBP per year during 11 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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