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Imperial College London

Location

South Kensington Campus, London United Kingdom

Ranking

# =6QS World University Rankings

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109Undergraduate programs

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168Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

$35000Average tuition fee

About Imperial College London

COVID-19 Information:  https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/covid-19/

Ranked 7th in the world in the QS World University Rankings® 2022, Imperial College London is a one-of-a-kind institution in the UK, focusing solely on science, engineering, medicine and business. Imperial offers an education that is research-led, exposing you to real world challenges with no easy answers, teaching that opens everything up to question and opportunities to work across multi-cultural, multi-national teams.


Imperial is based in South Kensington in London, in an area known as ‘Albertopolis’, Prince Albert and Sir Henry Cole’s 19th century vision for an area where science and the arts would come together. As a result, Imperial’s neighbours include a number of world leading cultural organizations including the Science, Natural History and Victoria and Albert museums; the Royal Colleges of Art and Music; and the Royal Albert Hall, where all of their students also graduate.

There is plenty of green space too, including two Royal Parks (Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens) within 10 minutes’ walk of campus. Travel to and from the area is also really easy as it’s served by three Tube lines and many bus routes.

One of the most distinctive elements of an Imperial education is that students join a community of world-class researchers. The cutting edge and globally influential nature of this research is what Imperial is best known for. It’s the focus on the practical application of their research – particularly in addressing global challenges – and the high level of interdisciplinary collaboration that makes their research so effective. Read more about their research impact on their research and innovation webpages.

The number of award winners, Nobel Prize holders and prestigious Fellowships (Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, Academy of Medical Sciences) amongst their staff is a testament to the outstanding contributions they have made in their respective fields.

Imperial is one of the most international universities in the world, with 59% of its student body in 2019-20 being non-UK citizens and more than 140 countries are currently represented on campus. Meanwhile, the College’s staff, like their students, are diverse in their cultural backgrounds, nationalities and experiences.

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Upcoming Events

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About Imperial College London

COVID-19 Information:  https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/covid-19/

Ranked 7th in the world in the QS World University Rankings® 2022, Imperial College London is a one-of-a-kind institution in the UK, focusing solely on science, engineering, medicine and business. Imperial offers an education that is research-led, exposing you to real world challenges with no easy answers, teaching that opens everything up to question and opportunities to work across multi-cultural, multi-national teams.


Imperial is based in South Kensington in London, in an area known as ‘Albertopolis’, Prince Albert and Sir Henry Cole’s 19th century vision for an area where science and the arts would come together. As a result, Imperial’s neighbours include a number of world leading cultural organizations including the Science, Natural History and Victoria and Albert museums; the Royal Colleges of Art and Music; and the Royal Albert Hall, where all of their students also graduate.

There is plenty of green space too, including two Royal Parks (Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens) within 10 minutes’ walk of campus. Travel to and from the area is also really easy as it’s served by three Tube lines and many bus routes.

One of the most distinctive elements of an Imperial education is that students join a community of world-class researchers. The cutting edge and globally influential nature of this research is what Imperial is best known for. It’s the focus on the practical application of their research – particularly in addressing global challenges – and the high level of interdisciplinary collaboration that makes their research so effective. Read more about their research impact on their research and innovation webpages.

The number of award winners, Nobel Prize holders and prestigious Fellowships (Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, Academy of Medical Sciences) amongst their staff is a testament to the outstanding contributions they have made in their respective fields.

Imperial is one of the most international universities in the world, with 59% of its student body in 2019-20 being non-UK citizens and more than 140 countries are currently represented on campus. Meanwhile, the College’s staff, like their students, are diverse in their cultural backgrounds, nationalities and experiences.

Follow Imperial on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (just search "imperial college").

Upcoming Events

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Connect Masters, West Africa

calendar10th December, 2022

map-pinWest Africa, Nigeria

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Connect Masters, South India

calendar14th December, 2022

map-pinSouth India, India

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University information

How can applicants contact the university about their application?
Email Admissions teams:

UG: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/contact/
PG: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/contact/

For all questions related to Admissions and the impact of COVID-19
Please see our FAQ for the latest: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/covid-19/

General

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Bachelor

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Master

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The College has a number of campuses including their South Kensington Campus where their outstanding facilities include:

  • Full motion flight simulator used for investigating the handling qualities and performance of existing and future aircraft
  • Carbon capture pilot plant – stretching over four floors and built to industrial standards
  • Hydrodynamics laboratory for measuring waves and their impact
  • KPMG Data Observatory (DO), the largest of its kind in Europe, featuring a circular wall of 64 monitors powered by 32 computers facilitating 313 degrees of surround vision
  • Test-flight facilities for hybrid unmanned aerial robots in a lab that is equipped with 16 high-speed 3D cameras capable of tracking the robots in flight, and a further eight for tracking underwater movement
  • Wind tunnels, covering speeds from a few meters per second to Mach 9
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Student life

Imperial offers a huge range of student activities, including 380+ student-led clubs, societies and projects. Groups range from a drone society and e-sports to a capella and yoga, as well as a variety of music and theatre groups. It’s also easy to find reminders of home through our cultural societies, including the Arabic, Indian, Italian, Japanese, and Korean societies amongst many others. The International Student Support team also offer a range of activities to help international students make the most of their time in the UK.

Chat to our current students and hear more about their experiences at Imperial: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/chat-to-our-students/

A postgraduate degree from Imperial will provide you with an excellent foundation for your future – and the College offers lots of support to help you prepare for it. The Careers Service is on hand to support your career planning from your very first day and for up to three years after graduation.

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

9,250 GBP
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International Students

35,000 GBP
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One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

Imperial College London is one of the top public universities in London, United Kingdom. It is ranked #=6 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #6
  • 2014
    #5
  • 2015
    #=2
  • 2016
    #8
  • 2017
    #9
  • 2018
    #8
  • 2019
    #8
  • 2020
    #9
  • 2021
    #8
  • 2022
    #7
  • 2023
    #=6

Available programs

Imperial offers three-year Bachelor's or four-year integrated Master's courses in engineering and natural sciences as well as degrees within the School of Medicine. Undergraduates can take advantage of courses in the Imperial College Business School; the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication; and the I-Explore programme to broaden their studies. Many courses offer the opportunity to study or work overseas, and to engage in research. www.imperial.ac.uk/study

 

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Imperial College London offers in the region of 250 postgraduate taught degrees and research qualifications within science, engineering, technology, medicine and business (STEMB).

Information about all of their taught postgraduate courses is available on their A–Z course directory.

As a specialist institution, teaching is spread across their four faculties:


Imperial has a number of Global Challenge Institutes and research centers which offer qualifications at postgraduate level. You can also find out more about their research opportunities.


Admissions
If you intend to apply for a master’s degree the college minimum requirement is a UK Lower Second Class Honours degree. The majority of courses have higher requirements, usually a minimum of a UK Upper Second Class Honours. They also accept a wide range of international qualifications

For admission to a PhD, MPhil, MD (Res) or EngD research program the College would normally expect you to hold or achieve a master's degree, in addition to a bachelor's degree at UK Upper Second Class Honours level.

For entry requirements relating to a specific master’s degree, see their online course pages. All entry requirements reflect the minimum requirement needed to be considered for admission. They often ask for higher than their minimum requirements, due to the demanding and competitive nature of their programs.

Meeting academic requirements does not guarantee entry, it is only one of the factors taken into account when selectors make their decision: other factors such as suitability for the course, proficiency in English (you will need to have passed a College-approved English test to the standard set out in the requirements for your course of interest), relevant work experience and references are also important.


Language support

While all of their degree courses are taught in English, the College offers a number of resources to students whose first language is not English through their Centre for Academic English, including:


Tuition fees

Fees vary by course and year of entry. For more information, see their Fees and Funding website.

The College offers 50 President’s PhD scholarships for high-performing students, but consult their scholarships search tool for more information about further funding opportunities worth exploring.

Apply online here, or see their postgraduate admissions website for more information.

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