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Chemical Engineering, Ph.D

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Bay Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21, 01-JAN-22, 01-APR-22, 01-JUL-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

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.

Our wide range of research in chemical engineering includes:

  • Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs)
  • Biochemical engineering
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Bioengineering, biomedical engineering
  • Carbon nanotechnology
  • Cell and tissue engineering
  • Colloid science and engineering
  • Desalination
  • Emerging Contaminants in Water
  • Engineering applications of nanotechnology
  • Gas/liquid reactors
  • Membrane separation
  • Pharmaceutical engineering
  • Polymer engineering
  • Rheology
  • Separation processes
  • Transport processes
  • Water and wastewater engineering

The PhD or MPhil Chemical Engineering at Swansea University provides an opportunity to work with a member of academic staff in one of the above, or related, area of research.

As we have a wide range of research in chemical engineering, Swansea University provides an excellent base for your research as a PhD or MPhil student in Chemical Engineering.

Programme Summary

This PhD in Chemical Engineering at Swansea will enable you to undertake a substantial project led by your own interests. It is a highly respected qualification which can present a career in academia or a wider scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector. A thesis of 100,000 words will be submitted for assessment demonstrating original research with a substantive contribution to the subject area. The PhD is examined following an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination or viva voce). You will acquire research skills for high-level work and skills and training programmes are available on campus for further support. There will be an opportunity to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars and conferences. There may also be opportunities to develop your teaching skills through undergraduate tutorials, demonstrations and seminars.

Programme Aims

This PhD programme will provide doctoral researchers with:

  1. The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
  2. Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  3. Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

Assessment

Doctoral researchers for the PhD in Chemical Engineering are examined in two parts.

The first part is a thesis which is an original body of work representing the methods and results of the research project. The maximum word limit is 100,000 for the main text. The word limit does not include appendices (if any), essential footnotes, introductory parts and statements or the bibliography and index.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 31 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 245
    124 53%

    22nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    13th

    4

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