Imperial College London

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £9,250–32,500
Mixed -
Laboratory £9,600–20,000
Clinical £10,000–12,000
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.


  • Imperial is a major research university and has the highest proportion of 'world-leading' and 'internationally excellent' research of any major UK university, according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
  • Imperial's postgraduate students are part of a highly respected research community and academic staff include some of the world’s most renowned scientists, medics and engineers.
  • There are also multiple opportunities for postgraduate students to work and research abroad through doctoral summer schools, expeditions and placements.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

7,793 postgraduate students in 2015–16:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 82%
  • Part Time 18%


  • UK 42%
  • EU 20%
  • Other 38%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Engineering & technology 1120 920 2040
Business & administrative studies 45 1595 1640
Medicine & dentistry 1135 455 1585
Physical sciences 890 340 1230
Biological sciences 285 95 380
Computer science 175 150 325
Mathematical sciences 155 120 270
Mass communications & documentation 5 60 60
Education 5 60 60
Languages 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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