You'll normally need a degree or postgraduate qualification in:
- chemical engineering
- process engineering
- biochemical engineering
You may be able to do a postgraduate conversion course if you have a degree in a related area like engineering, chemistry or polymer science.
Some universities offer a foundation year for people without qualifications in maths and science, which allows them to move onto the degree course afterwards.
A postgraduate master's qualification like an MEng can be studied at university. This course includes independent research and gives you a greater knowledge and understanding of chemical engineering science. It could also prepare you for further postgraduate study like a PhD.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including maths and a science
- at least 2 or 3 A levels, including chemistry
- a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study