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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. Our Chemical Engineering courses share a common first two years, which means you have the freedom to switch courses up until the end of your second year.

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. 92% of UK based graduates from our chemical engineering programmes are in graduate level employment such as professional or managerial work within 15 months of graduation (Graduate Outcome Survey 2019/20).

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.

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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.

“This course can be hard work at times and requires lots of perseverance, but it is also very rewarding and prepares you well for a career in the real world. ”
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“Working in an engineering team has taught me so much that I wouldn’t have been able to learn from lectures alone.”
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