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Imperial College London

South Kensington London View map
United Kingdom
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Imperial College London offers 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 and PhD training centers.

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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University Highlights

Total students - 16,797


International students - 9,395


Total faculty staff - 3,883


Total students - 16,797


International students - 9,395


Total faculty staff - 3,883


Undergraduate Program

12,000 - 14,000
36,000 - 38,000

Postgraduate Program

16,000 - 18,000
38,000 - 40,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
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