Overview of


We provide research-led learning and teaching, delivered by the world’s leaders in the field of particulate science.

“Our aim, working with industry partners, is to train graduates who understand the link between product design and the manufacturing process and have an aptitude for development.” – Professor Kevin Roberts

As a CP3 doctoral researcher, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will develop innovative problem-led research skills that are focused on the design, development and manufacture of high quality and high added-value particulate products. Our candidates study a 4 year integrated PhD and Masters programme that equips them with the training and skills they need to pursue a related career in academia or industry.

The learning experience across the four years of our programme is broken down as follows:

Year 1 – students spend time building a knowledge and methodological base with a series of taught modules in practical chemistry and engineering subjects, alongside management topics and transferable skills training (communication, problem-solving, leadership and team-working), as well as being introduced to their PhD project

Year 2 –  a combination of MSc study and PhD research

Years 3 & 4 –  dedicated to PhD research

The taught modules offered by CP3 are listed below, and you can read more about example PhD projects in our student profiles.

PhD, MSc Complex Particulate Products and Processes

Year 1

CAPE5300M Chemical Products Design and Development (15 credits, Semesters 1 & 2)

CAPE5901M Reverse Engineering (30 credits, Semester 1)

CAPE5902M Functional Analysis (15 credits, Semester 2)

CAPE5903M Manufacturing (30 credits, Semester 3)

CAPE5905M Professional and Research Skills (60 credits, Semesters 1 & 2 )

Year 2

CAPE5904M New Product (15 credits, Semester 1)

LUBS5247M Managing for Innovation (15 credits, Semester 1 )