• Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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    552
  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.99 / 5.00
  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    3.36 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.92 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    90.3 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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    11.3
  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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    2,425
  • Facilities Spend Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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    790
  • Good Honours Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    88.6 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    96.1 / 100.0
  • Imperial's mission is to achieve enduring excellence in research and education in science, engineering, medicine and business for the benefit of society.
  • With an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, and consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines.

Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements for undergraduate courses range from A*A*A to AAB at A level, or equivalent qualification, depending on the course.
  • Specific A level (or equivalent) subjects may be required to apply for some courses.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Teaching Methods

  • Imperial is acknowledged worldwide as a centre of excellence for teaching.
  • All undergraduate students at Imperial are intensively taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and problem classes, laboratory and clinical practical sessions, and tutorials, with the precise mix depending heavily on the subject being studied.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Various courses offer industrial placements of varying length and the college's Careers Service’s Placement and Internship Unit is dedicated to helping students find placements both in the UK and abroad.
  • Most departments offer opportunities for students to complete a year of their Imperial degree at an institution within Europe through the Erasmus+ exchange scheme; and it may also be possible to study further afield, for example in the USA, Australia or Singapore.

Student Services and Facilities

  • The Central Library at the main South Kensington campus offers 24-hour access and houses material to support both taught courses and research, and also a wide range of recreational reading material both fiction and non-fiction. The library also offers extensive study space and laptops and iPads are available for students to borrow.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available across campus.
  • The college is consistently rated highly for Learning Resources in the National Student Survey, with 92% satisfaction rating in the last survey.

Disability Services

  • The Disability Advisory Service (DAS) is open to all Imperial applicants and students, whether they have an established disability, or are considering the possibility of assessment for a specific learning difficulty.
  • The DAS offers confidential advice, support and guidance on a range of issues, including: access arrangements for examinations, screening and assessments for specific learning difficulties and funding options for disability-related support.
  • Support includes access to learning and teaching support, e.g. longer library loans, assistive technology, specialist 1-to-1study skills support and mentoring, along with adjustments to teaching materials.

Students' Union

  • Every student at Imperial College London is a member of Imperial College Union, a student-led organisation which has been enhancing the education and development of its 16,000+ members since 1907.
  • Imperial College Union has over 340 clubs and societies, amongst the highest number in the UK.
  • Union venues play host to club nights, comedy nights, cinema and other entertainments regularly throughout term. Facilities include 4 bars and 2 nightclubs, a shop, a newsagent, a vast representation network and much, much more.

Careers Guidance

  • The Careers Service provides a varied and comprehensive careers guidance, information and vacancy service for all students and alumni of Imperial College.
  • Career consultants provide 20- or 40-minute sessions of expert 1-to-1 advice; and throughout the autumn and spring terms, run seminars covering CVs, application and interviews.
  • Useful careers information resources are available for students to research their career options.
  • Employer presentations, skills workshops and careers talks give students an opportunity to speak directly to graduate recruiters.
  • A range of Careers Fairs each year include subject specific fairs in Engineering, Science, Banking and finance, and other sector focused events, along with a PhD Fair.

Student Mix

Student population

Small
<5,000
Medium
5,000–10,000
Large
>10,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 54%
  • Postgraduate 46%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 92%
  • Part Time 8%

Where students come from

  • UK 50%
  • EU 16%
  • Other 34%

Student gender

  • Male 62%
  • Female 38%

History

  • Imperial College London was established in 1907.
  • Breakthroughs associated with the college include the discovery of penicillin, the development of holography and the foundations of fibre optics.

Notable Alumni

  • Cecil Balmond – award-winning architect, including CCTV in Beijing.
  • Emma Townshend – writer and journalist.
  • Keith Duckworth – designer of the Cosworth DFV (Double Four Valve) engine.
  • Brian May – lead guitarist of Queen.
  • Jessica Hsuan – TV actress in Hong Kong.
  • Narinder Kapany – father of fibre optics.
  • Andreas Mogensen – first Danish astronaut, European Space Agency.
  • Nicholas Tombasiz – chief designer at Ferrari F1.
  • Cyrus Mistry – Chairman-elect of Tata Group.
  • Simon Singh – writer and journalist.

Further Details

Address Imperial College London
London
SW7 2AZ
UCAS Code I50