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Research in Chemical Engineering

From authoring definitive text books on chemical engineering to finding solutions to the world's water shortages, Swansea University has a proud tradition delivering pioneering innovative process engineering solutions. As we have a wide range of research in chemical engineering, Swansea University provides an excellent base for your research as a MSc by Research student in Chemical Engineering.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the MSc by Research Chemical Engineering is a first or upper second class honours degree in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, or a related discipline, such as chemistry, biochemistry, physics, or other engineering discipline.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component).

Course modules

Typically one year full-time, two to three years part-time. This is an individual research project written up in a thesis of 30,000 words.

Assessment methods

A thesis of no more than 30,000 words is submitted, which demonstrates original research that contributes significantly to the subject area.


Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc (Research) Full-time £ 4,195 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc (Research) Full-time £ 18,450 (Whole course) International 1 Years
MSc (Research) Part-time £ 2,098 (Academic year) Home/EU 2 Years
MSc (Research) Part-time £ 9,250 (Academic year) International 2 Years

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