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Biochemical Engineering MPhil/PhD



What will I learn?


Our graduate programmes are internationally recognised and draw on advances in life sciences and the core discipline of biochemical engineering. We maintain close teaching and research links with other highly rated UCL departments and with experts from other departments throughout the UK and overseas, and are also involved in close collaborations with industry. This vibrant department leads in the field and offers an exciting graduate training and research environment. Independent assessments confirm the excellence and breadth of the department’s taught programmes (IChemE accredited) and place our research programmes at the forefront of international endeavours.


Recent graduates have taken up academic posts at UCL, and various international institutions. Others have found professional employment within organisations such as Merck, GSK and Pall. Recent career destinations for this degree include: Bioprocess Development Engineer, Centre for; Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine; Managing Director, Medisieve; Project Manager, Lonza; Process Development Scientist, Cell Therapy Catapult; Viral Vector Downstream Processing, Boehringer Ingelheim


The department places great emphasis on its ability to assist its research degree graduates in taking up exciting careers in the sector. The research centres in UCL Biochemical Engineering are partnered with over 80 UK and global companies in total, and provide an extensive access to all major companies in the sector. The department's UCL-accredited MBI courses also give you the opportunity to engage and network with industrialists.

Which department am I in?

Biochemical Engineering

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£29,000.00 (US$ 35,359) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

25 September 2023


UCL (University College London)

Gower Street,



WC1E 6BT, England

Entry requirements

For international students

A UK Master’s degree, or a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree, in a relevant discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests. Overall score of 92 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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