Why study here?
Manchester is the birthplace of chemical engineering, and we continue to excel in its teaching and research.
We are ranked 4th in the UK for chemical engineering, and 21st in the world.QS World University Rankings 2019
Studying with us can make you highly employable in a wide range of industries - our location in the heart of the UK's North West manufacturing hub, our links with big companies like Unilever and Siemens, and our excellent experimental facilities, all mean you will gain the skills and contacts you need for a successful career whatever you decide you do.
Add in the help and advice you will gain from one of the best university careers services in the world, and why would you want to study anywhere else?
The median salary for 2017 graduate chemical engineers is £30,000, rising to a median salary of £55,000/y for all chemical engineers. This is the highest in the engineering sector.
IChemE Salary Survey 2017
Many of the School’s modern facilities are based at the James Chadwick Building located on the main campus.
As a first year student, you benefit from a weekly Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS).
Manchester is an amazing place for your student years - both as a university and a major city.
A chemical engineering degree from the University can set you on the path to a successful, fulfilling career.
Our history and reputation
Chemical engineering has a distinguished history at The University of Manchester - its birthplace as an academic discipline.
My best memory of Manchester
in an extract from the CEAS blog, alumni Adil Farooq tells us about his best memories of his time at Manchester, both academic and sporting!