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Formulation Engineering Masters/MSc/PGDip

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Chemical engineering is dynamic and evolving, and today extends far beyond its roots in oil and gas processing. It provides solutions to problems facing many sectors, such as food, fast-moving consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare. Key drivers include improvements to product functionality, decreasing cost to the consumer, and increasing process efficiency and sustainability.

Many modern products in these sectors are formulated – their functionality is entirely dependent upon their structure at the micrometre or nanometre scale. This programme explores the factors that influence and control the design, development and manufacture of such products. In addition, we explore the importance of “big data” to industry in terms of R&D and manufacturing, and the transition to data-driven practices which can be summarised as “industry 4.0”.

Taught material is guided by our research expertise in this area. The School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham is seeking to develop and produce formulated products such as food or pharmaceuticals with novel properties in a sustainable manner. To do this, we collaborate with industry in a variety of sectors.

Our graduates are well prepared for a career in industry or academia and have an opportunity to capitalise on the growing global demand for formulation and process engineers.

Core modules will give you an advanced understanding of advanced chemical engineering principles and concepts relevant to formulated products. Optional modules will allow you to develop expertise in specialist areas depending upon your interests.

The research project (MSc only) will allow you to undertake independent research in formulated product design, development or manufacture with world-leading research teams within the school.


There is a great demand for chemical engineers in industry worldwide. This course gives you a professional basis for a career in a variety of industries.

Our Careers Network offers a range of events and support services designed to help you maximise your employability: from networking opportunities and career coaching workshops, to our effective-careers-strategy toolkit and one-to-one guidance. We also offer subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each college and a dedicated careers website for international students. Further information is below.

University Careers Network

Preparation for your career should be one of the first things you think about as you start university. Whether you have a clear idea of where your future aspirations lie or want to consider the broad range of opportunities available once you have a Birmingham degree, our Careers Network can help you achieve your goal.

Our unique careers guidance service is tailored to your academic subject area, offering a specialised team (in each of the five academic colleges) who can give you expert advice. Our team source exclusive work experience opportunities to help you stand out amongst the competition, with mentoring, global internships and placements available to you. Once you have a career in your sights, one-to-one support with CVs and job applications will help give you the edge.

Students can also exit with PGDip award.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 24,480per year

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

University information

University of Birmingham

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

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

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