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Advanced Chemical Engineering with Healthcare Technology Masters/MSc/PGDip

University of Birmingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Edgbaston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Advanced Chemical Engineering with Healthcare Technology programme explores advanced chemical engineering topics with an emphasis on healthcare technology. Our three major research areas – formulation engineering, energy, and healthcare technology – guide the programme.

Chemical engineering is dynamic and evolving, and today extends far beyond its roots in oil and gas processing. It provides many solutions to problems facing the healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnological, energy and food and drink sectors.

This programme focuses on advanced chemical engineering topics that inform the modern process engineering industry, with a focus on healthcare technology topics. Our three major research areas – healthcare technology, formulation engineering, and energy – guide the programme, with a focus on healthcare.

There is an increasing demand to deliver new technologies that allow us to more rapidly diagnose and better treat patients. Advances in medicine mean we are living longer than ever before, and our chances of survival following devastating, life-changing events are increasing. However, these successes lead to major challenges. We've extended life expectancy, but there is no commensurate improvement in the quality of life to match the longer life-span. This demand has led to a rapid increase in the amount of research undertaken to develop new healthcare technologies.

This Advanced Chemical Engineering with Healthcare Technology programme focuses on exploring the key aspects of chemical engineering that we can use to answer these three questions, with a focus on the Healthcare Technology theme. Core modules will give you an advanced understanding of chemical engineering principles. Pathway modules will allow you to develop expertise in Healthcare Technology topics and optional modules will allow you to choose additional areas of study.

The research project (MSc only) will allow you to undertake independent research with world-leading research teams within the school. Our graduates are well prepared for a career in a variety of industries and have an opportunity to capitalise on the growing global demand for chemical engineers in many sectors, including healthcare technology. Students will also achieve PgDip in this course.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,310per year

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 31 1

    22nd out of 35 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 245
    186 79%

    6th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    21st

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    183 75%

    17th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    15th

    7

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