MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering

MSc Degree Programme: 

From carbon capture to sustainable water resources, from alternative energy technologies to advanced pharmaceutical processes, chemical engineers address the frontiers of important global challenges. A one year programme at the University of Edinburgh will immerse you in the most current developments in these fields through a combination of taught modules, workshops, a research dissertation and a number of supporting activities, with a particular emphasis on multi-scale approaches to chemical engineering from nano-scale to process scale.

A unique feature of the programme is a strong involvement of the chemical engineering industry. The programme is advised by an Industrial Board of Experts, while summer research dissertation projects are formulated and co-advised by industrial partners, with topics ranging from computational fluid dynamics for medical applications to carbon capture and storage to continuous manufacturing for the pharmaceutical industry. 

The current 2016/17 class is composed of 15 students from 7 countries, while 13 industrial partners will participate in the supervision of the summer dissertation projects.

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Funding and Finance: 


The School of Engineering and the University of Edinburgh offer many scholarships and bursaries. These range from course specific funding options to general MSc scholarships. You should visit the University's scholarships website to find out more.

The MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering currently has three scholarships to highlight to applicants:

The School of Engineering also has several courses which are eligible for the Postgraduate Loans (SAAS) which is a loan system for Scottish/EU students. For more information and to find out about eligibility visit our Postgraduate Loans webpage. The Scholarship and Student Funding website also has an excellent Search Tool, to help you find funding available to you.

Fees and Living Expenses

Certain fees and other programme costs (eg research costs, class field trips) must be paid in full by each postgraduate student at the beginning of each academic session in September. More information about fees and additional costs can be found on the degree pages.

In terms of living expenses, you do not need to provide evidence of funding, however, you should be aware that, in applying for admission, you will be taking on a major commitment in terms of both time and money. The University recommends approximately £150 per week if living in University self-catered accommodation and £180 per week if in University catered halls (these figures include rent, lunches and personal expenditure). The University of Edinburgh's Fees and Finance section has more information available about fees and living expenses which you should take a moment to read over.

*Please note that courses are subject to availability and may change.