The modern society relies on the work of Chemical Engineers who develop and design the processes that make the useful products for the society by efficient use and management of resources including water and energy while controlling health and safety procedures and protecting the environment.

Chemical Engineering provides essential tools based on the concept of sustainability and low carbon footprint for changing raw materials into useful products in a safe and cost-effective way. Chemical Engineers understand how to alter the chemical, biochemical or physical state of a substance, to create everything from health care products (face creams, shampoo, perfume, drugs) to food (dairy products, cereals, agro-chemicals) and water (desalination for freshwater) to energy (petroleum to nuclear fuels).

Your study at MSc level at Bradford will be a foundation for life aimed at developing a deep understanding of advanced technical principles, analytical tools, and competence in their application together with a wide range of management, personal and professional skills. The course will provide you with essential tools based on the concept of sustainability and low carbon footprint for changing raw materials into useful products in a safe and cost-effective way.

Entry requirements

2.2 equivalent bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering or Petroleum Engineering.

English language requirements:

  • IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent
  • If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course.

What you will study

The aims of the MSc programme are to equip the students with the theoretical knowledge, concepts and skills necessary for original thought and problems analysis related to core chemical/petroleum/polymer engineering.

Please note that for 2019 entry, the module information is subject to change.



  • Desalination Technology (CPE7002-B)
  • Big Data Systems and Analytics (COS7006-B)
  • Transport Phenomena (CPE7011-B)
  • Upstream Production and Refinery Operations (CPE7007-B)
  • Food and Pharmaceutical Process Engineering (CPE7004-B)
  • MSc Project (ENG7002-E)


  • Polymer and Materials Engineering (CPE7012-B)
  • Risk Assessment and Management (ENB7007-B)
  • Water and Waste Water Treatment (CSE7013-B)
  • Supply Chain Management and Production (ENB7008-B)

Learning and assessment

The teaching and learning strategy takes into consideration the learning outcomes, progression through the levels of study, the nature of the subject and the student intake, and the need for you to take greater responsibility for your own learning as you progress through the Programme.

Fees, finance and scholarships

Tuition fee 2019

  • Home/EU: £8,160 per year
  • International: £18,940 per year


Every year we award numerous non-repayable scholarships to UK, EU and international students on the basis of academic excellence, personal circumstances or economic hardship.

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans by exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes, there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Career prospects

The chemical and allied industry is expected to grow more rapidly than the average for the whole of the manufacturing industry.

This, when coupled with the increasing appreciation of the value of chemical engineering in many areas such as the foodstuffs and pharmaceutical industry, metals extraction, medical science, and environmental protection, means your prospects as a graduate are bright.

Recent graduates have gained employment at organisations including: Unilever, Lorien Engineering Solutions, SUEZ UK, PLadis Global, IMI Precision Engineering, British Sugar, KPMG.

Study support

We have a commitment to strong pastoral care for all of our students, which includes a Personal Tutor for all students, regular contact hours for tutor groups and our supportive student service teams who are always ready to help with any questions and provide the advice that you need.

In addition to standard study support through taught sessions, our Virtual Learning Environment allows students to access resources, participate in group work and submit work from anywhere in the world 24/7.

University central services are rich with support teams to assist students in every aspect of their journey through our degree programmes. From our Career and Employability Service, through our strong Students' Union, to our professional and efficient Student Finance team, there are always friendly faces ready to support you and provide you with the answers that you need.


Internationally acclaimed research activities in the following areas:

  • Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering
  • Polymers
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Pharmaceutical engineering
  • Coating and advanced materials engineering
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Last updated February 3, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 16, 2019
1 year
8,160 GBP
Home/EU: £8,160 per year; International: £18,940 per year
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