Selected modules from our taught programmes can be combined with an extended research project to obtain an Master of Research (MRes) degree. This is a strongly research-orientated qualification and provides excellent training for further research in industry or academia.


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Chemical Engineering Science MRes

Course Level:

Postgraduate, Combined research and taught




CODE P1056

How long it takes:

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$22,500

Entry requirements

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This is a one year, full-time programme comprising a major research project and six taught modules which are taken intermittently throughout the year.


Taught modules

These support the development of both research and transferable skills. All students take a set of compulsory modules and a selection of optional modules of their choice (subject to timetabling).


Compulsory taught modules

  • Process engineering fundamentals – 10 credits*
  • Measurement techniques – 10 credits
  • Effective Project Management – 10 credits
  • Presentation and communication skills/team skills development – 10 credits

* This module is compulsory for students without an appropriate engineering degree. Students with relevant prior experience will take an additional 10 credits from the optional modules.


Optional taught modules

Select 20 or 30 (see * above) credits of options. Example optional modules listed below:

  • Bioscience for graduates from other scientific disciplines 10
  • Cell factories 10
  • Bioseparations 20
  • Bioreaction engineering 10
  • Molecular delivery 10
  • Characterisation of structured fluids 10
  • Interfacial physics and chemistry 10
  • Mathematical modelling of time-dependent processes 10
  • From bench to market: the development of pharmaceutical drug products 10
  • Design and development of drug delivery systems 10
  • Powder technology 10
  • Developing food structure through thermal processing 10
  • Hygienic food processing 10
  • Food flavour 10
  • Modern genome based bioscience 10
  • Nanochemistry 10
  • Materials Characterisation 10



  • Research project – 120 credits

Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.

Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.

This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:

      • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
      • Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
      • Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
      • Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs

Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21

MSc:  Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma:  Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300


Tuition fees for International students 2020/21

MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540


You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.

All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.

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