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Undergraduate degrees 2025

Chemical and process engineers help to manage natural resources, protect the environment, control health and safety procedures, and recycle materials, while developing and managing processes. As a chemical and process engineer you could become involved with nuclear industrial companies, environmental departments or local and government agencies.

Enhancing your degree

Studying abroad is a great way to enhance your university experience, develop as a person, and grow in confidence.

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Taking an industrial placement during your course gives you a competitive edge when taking your next steps.

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Studying a four-year Integrated Masters (MEng, BEng), extends your studies to Masters-level. It’s the highest award for undergraduate studies in engineering in the UK.

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Study materials science

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Study chemical engineering

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Why study at Leeds?

Accredited degrees: Our chemical engineering courses are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers. Accreditation is the assurance that a university course meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students.

Hands-on learning: Put your learning into practice through project work with access to our specialist facilities, including state-of-the-art research laboratories and our virtual engineering environment that gives you hands-on experience in chemical plant operations.

Flexible degrees: Enhance your learning by choosing to take a study abroad year or industry placement, which develops your independence and is attractive to employers. 

Career prospects: Our graduates are highly sought after by leading employers. University of Leeds students are among the top 5 most targeted by top employers according to The Graduate Market 2024, High Fliers Research.

Research-led learning: Our globally recognised research feeds directly into your course and shapes what you learn with the latest thinking.

Global community: When you choose to study at the University of Leeds, you'll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of students and researchers who come from all over the world.

Supporting your studies: We support you from the moment you arrive to help you adjust to studying at university, and you'll be guided through your course by your personal tutor. We’re proud to have been awarded Silver Athena SWAN status which shows our strong commitment to equality.

Exploring Leeds

Grand buildings, iconic landmarks and sustainable green space: our single-site campus has it all. When you study at the University of Leeds, you’ll be on the doorstep to one of the most vibrant and multicultural cities in the UK, with the benefit of enjoying our historic campus.

Funding your degree

If you have the talent, drive and potential to succeed, we want to make sure you can study with us whatever your financial circumstances. Find out about the different types of funding available in our funding overview and scholarships directory.

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One of the best ways to find out what it's like to live and study in Leeds is by speaking to a student. We have over 100 ambassadors live on Unibuddy, and you can search by course, subject area, level of study and nationality to find the right person to talk to.

“My dissertation is exploring the financial impact of using renewable technologies on small island developing states.”
Chemical Engineering MEng, BEng

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"I chose Leeds because it one of the top universities in the UK for Chemical Engineering."
Chemical Engineering MEng, BEng

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“The course always keeps a focus on this by designing our assignments around real world applications and choosing topics that are relevant to current technologies.”
Chemical Engineering MEng

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