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About

Our MSc Biochemical Engineering programme at University College London focuses on the core biochemical engineering principles that enable the translation of advances in the life sciences into real processes or products. 

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Overview

In the Biochemical Engineering programme at University College London students will develop advanced engineering skills (such as bioprocess design, bioreactor engineering, downstream processing), state of the art life science techniques (such as molecular biology, vaccine development, microfluidics) and essential business and regulatory knowledge (such as management, quality control, commercialisation). 

Career opportunities

The rapid advancements in biology and the life sciences create a need for highly trained, multidisciplinary graduates possessing technical skills and fundamental understanding of both the biological and engineering aspects relevant to modern industrial bioprocesses. Consequently, UCL biochemical engineers are in high demand, due to their breadth of expertise, numerical ability and problem-solving skills. The first destinations of those who graduate from the Master's programme in biochemical engineering reflect the highly relevant nature of the training delivered.

Approximately three-quarters of our graduates elect either to take up employment in the relevant biotechnology industries or study for a PhD or an EngD, while the remainder follow careers in the management, financial or engineering design sectors.

The department places great emphasis on its ability to assist its graduates in taking up exciting careers in the sector. UCL alumni, together with the department’s links with industrial groups, provide an excellent source of leads for graduates. Over 1,000 students have graduated from UCL with graduate qualifications in biochemical engineering at Master’s or doctoral levels. Many have gone on to distinguished and senior positions in the international bioindustry. Others have followed independent academic careers in universities around the world.

Accreditation

The MSc is accredited by the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

The “Science” and “Biochemical Engineering” streams are accredited by the IChemE as meeting the further learning requirements, in full, for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng, MIChemE).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Vaccine Bioprocessing
  •  Sustainable Industrial Bioprocesses and Biorefineries
  •  Bioprocess Systems Engineering
  •  Industrial Synthetic Biology
  •  Bio-microfluidics and Microsystems Engineering
  •  Biochemical Engineering Laboratory

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June 

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
92

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
92

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normal entry requirements are at least a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or the equivalent from an approved overseas institution. 
  • Candidates offering recent industrial experience are also encouraged to apply. 
  • As with any engineering discipline numeracy skills are important for the quantitative description of biological and physical phenomena. 
  • Evidence of numerical ability is requested as either an A level in Mathematics (or in exceptional cases, in Physics) or some mathematics studied at university. 
  • The department provides mathematics tutoring for Master's students throughout the year adjusted to a candidate's ability 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32100 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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