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The University of Edinburgh: Advanced Chemical Engineering

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Engineering
Study type Taught


Our Advanced Chemical Engineering programme will enable you to address the frontiers of important global challenges.

You will learn about diverse and cutting-edge developments, from carbon capture to sustainable water resources and alternative energy technologies to advanced pharmaceutical processes.

We place a particular emphasis on multi-scale approaches and integrated solutions to chemical engineering problems, from the nano-scale to the process-scale. How will I learn? You will deepen your knowledge through opportunities to:

  • learn from leading experts across the breadth of the Chemical Engineering discipline

  • explore industrial processes, with an emphasis on design and energy efficiency

  • acquire technical and human skills

  • implement solutions to actual chemical engineering problems

  • hone your communication skills to present your original achievements

Industry specialists You will benefit from our strong industry connections with over 40 partners across the UK and EU. The programme is advised by an Industrial Advisory Board, and all our dissertation projects are formulated and co-advised with our partners to reflect the latest industry trends and challenges.

Accreditation The programme is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). This recognition from an independent professional body gives students and employers confidence in the quality of our programme.

Accreditation for CEng (Further Learning) means that our graduates who are seeking to become Chartered Engineers can count the MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering as one year of further learning when applying for the Chartered Engineer status.


Edinburgh. Extraordinary futures await.

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50, and placed 27th in the 2025 QS World University Rankings.

Our position as one of Britain’s leading research universities was reaffirmed by the results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, ranked 4th in the UK for research power (Times Higher Education, Overall Ranking of Institutions), with 90% of our research activity classified as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

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