This new route PhD programme combines a broad foundation in chemical/bioprocess engineering through taught and assessed coursework with the full research training of a traditional PhD. A fully integrated combination of modules provide an individually tailored pathway based on your previous academic experience.
Chemical Engineering is vital to many issues affecting our quality of life; such as better and more economical processes to reduce the environmental burden, and more delicious and longer lasting food due to the right combination of chemistry, ingredients and processing.
Birmingham is a friendly, self-confident, School which has one of the largest concentrations of chemical engineering expertise in the UK. With a first-class reputation in learning, teaching and research, the School is consistently in the top five chemical engineering schools for research in the country, and is highly placed in both The Guardian and The Times league tables. The School was recently awarded the Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher Education.
A fully integrated combination of modules for MSc programmes provide an individually tailored pathway based on your previous academic experience.
The taught modules (120 credits) can be spread over two or three years and are chosen from a range of topics including:
* Biochemical Engineering and Bioscience Fundamentals
* Bioextraction/Bioreaction Processes
* Advanced Bioreaction Principles
* Food Process Engineering
* Exploitation of Biosystems
* Bioprocess Design
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
See the University of Birmingham Website for more details on fees and funding.