Dr Stuart A Scott
Fellow, Director of Studies
Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology is a relatively small year group within the University (50-60 students), meaning that in any given year Girton (as with other colleges) will have 2 or 3 students per year studying chemical engineering and biotechnology. The small size of the year group means that colleges pool resources to deliver supervisions and other college based activities. Therefore, as well as benefiting from supervision by Girton Fellows, you will also be supervised by leading members of the department based in other colleges.
Students at Girton benefit from the interaction with a relatively large cohort of Natural Sciences and Engineering students.
Research and postgraduate students are admitted to the University by the Board of Graduate Studies. You must therefore apply centrally and not to the College, however you must be admitted to a College to be able to study at the University. To ensure that this is Girton you need to indicate this on your application form.
The college can provide accommodation and is home to a vibrant postgraduate community, including engineers and chemical engineers.
Many of our students pursue careers in the chemical or petroleum industries, however a significant proportion also are employed in finance roles or banking. In fact, chemical engineers are in demand in many non chemical engineering roles because of the analytical rigour of the subject.