Academic year 2020 - 2021

Your course will begin on schedule in the Autumn and we plan to reopen our campuses. Your teaching will be a combination of on-campus (in-person) and remote (online) learning and research opportunities. We call this ‘multi-mode’ delivery. Depending on official government guidance throughout the entirety of next academic year, the balance in the ‘multi-mode’ offering may be subject to change. We will do our best to provide you increased on-campus teaching and research activities as we progress throughout the year.

We are looking forward to seeing you in person, if travel and visa arrangements allow. If you can’t travel to campus in time for the start of the academic year, you should immediately contact the Department using the details in the ‘Further information’ section below.

For more information about multi-mode delivery and the steps we’ll be taking to keep you safe on campus if you are able to join us, please see our COVID-19 information for applicants and offer holders and MSc Chemical Engineering offer holders pages.

Common questions

What if I’m not able to attend the course in person due to personal circumstances or travel restrictions?

If you’re unable to attend in person, we have made provisions so that all students can complete the course whether they choose to attend in person or remotely.

Who can I contact if I have further questions?

Christian Addie is the Senior MSc Administrator and will be in touch with you over the coming weeks with further information about your course. Please contact him if you have any specific questions.

MSc programmes in Advanced Chemical Engineering

The department of Chemical Engineering offers four full-time MSc courses and our highly international community comprises around 110 talented master’s students each year. These degrees allow students to explore advanced topics in chemical engineering and give a unique opportunity to be involved in state-of-the-art research.

Throughout the MSc degree students will be supervised by one or more members of the departments distinguished, interdisciplinary research staff, some of whom are based in alternative departments or our partnership institute in Tokyo, Japan.

Links with industry 

Imperial College London works closely with employers and industry, including Industrial Advisory Panels to design Masters Programmes which provide graduates with technical knowledge, expertise and transferable skills.

Student Life

Students benefit from immediate interaction with like-minded peers, research and professional staff within the department and wider College. The department is committed to improving the student experience by going above and beyond professional and academic development, through a diverse range of extracurricular and social opportunities. 


All successful applications to the MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering programme (including specialisations) completed before the end of March, will automatically be considered for these scholarships.

  • Departmental scholarship - The Department of Chemical Engineering will award 6 scholarships to outstanding MSc students of £6,000 each. 
  • Equinor scholarship - The Department also has two full scholarships, funded by Equinor, available for outstanding MSc students. The awards will cover full fees (regardless of fee status) and a generous tax-free contribution to maintenance.

See the below College prospective pages for further details of fees and funding.