Courses and Entry Requirements at Imperial College London

If you’d like to study at Imperial College London University, get familiar with the courses provided, as well as the competitive entry requirements that follow. We’ve made an undergraduate and postgraduate table to make this as easy as possible. Check them out below.

Imperial College London’s undergraduate courses and entry requirements

Have a look at the table below to check whether you meet Imperial’s criteria for your desired undergraduate course:

CourseTitleAcceptance rateA level requirements (or equivalent)IB requirements (or equivalent)Admissions test requirementsInterviewSubject requirements
Aeronautical EngineeringMEng11:1Minimum: A*A*A or A*AAA.
Typical: A*A*A* or A*A*AA-A*A*A*A*.
This must include an A* in Maths.
This must include an A* in Physics (if 3 A levels) or an A (if 4 A levels).
Minimum: 40 points (including 7 in Maths and 7 in Physics at Higher level).
Typical: 42-44 points.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete the Engineering and Science Admissions Test (ESAT). Further information available here.You will be invited for an online interview (via Microsoft Teams) scheduled 3 weeks after the IC Aero/EEE MAT should you be chosen for the next change. This interview will be a conversation between you and the interviewer, lasting 25-30 mins. The schedule will be confirmed 1 week in advance.
  • Maths and Physics must be studied.
  • Further Maths is recommended but not imperative.
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • For IB: it is preferred but not mandatory that applicants take the Mathematics Analysis and Approaches. Applications and Interpretation syllabi will be accepted.
Aeronautical Engineering with Spacecraft EngineeringMEng11:1Minimum: A*A*A or A*AAA.
Typical: A*A*A* or A*A*AA-A*A*A*A*.
This must include an A* in Maths.
This must include an A* in Physics (if 3 A levels) or an A (if 4 A levels).
Minimum: 40 points (including 7 in Maths and 7 in Physics at Higher level).
Typical: 42-44 points.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete the Engineering and Science Admissions Test (ESAT). Further information available here.You will be invited for an online interview (via Microsoft teams) scheduled 3 weeks after the IC Aero/EEE MAT should you be chosen for the next change. This interview will be a conversation between you and the interviewer, lasting 25-30 mins. The schedule will be confirmed 1 week in advance.
  • Maths and Physics must be studied.
  • Further Maths is recommended but not imperative.
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • For IB: it is preferred but not mandatory that applicants take Mathematics Analysis and Approaches. Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted.
BiochemistryBSc10:1Minimum: AAA.
Typical: AAA or A*AA.
This must include an A in Chemistry and an A in either Biology, Maths or Physics.
Minimum: 38 points (including 6 in Chemistry and 6 in Biology, Maths or Physics at Higher level).
Typical: 39 points.
N/AGenerally, the department does not hold interviews.
  • Chemistry must be studied.
  • Either Biology, Maths or Physics must be studied.
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • For IB: it is preferred but not mandatory that applicants take Mathematics Analysis and Approaches. Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted.
Biochemistry with a language for ScienceBSc10:1Minimum: AAA.
Typical: AAA or A*AA.
This must include an A in Chemistry and an A in either Biology, Maths or Physics.
You must have an AS level grade B or A level grade C (or equivalent) in your chosen language (French, German or Spanish).
Minimum: 38 points (including 6 in Chemistry and 6 in Biology, Maths or Physics at Higher level).
Typical: 39 points.
You must have a grade 5 Higher level or grade 6 standard level in your chosen language.
N/AGenerally, the department does not hold interviews.
  • Chemistry must be studied.
  • Either Biology, Maths or Physics must be studied.
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • For IB: it is preferred but not mandatory that applicants take Mathematics Analysis and Approaches. Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted.
Biochemistry with ManagementBSc10:1Minimum: AAA.
Typical: AAA or A*AA.
This must include an A in Chemistry and an A in either Biology, Maths or Physics.
Minimum: 38 points (including 6 in Chemistry and 6 in Biology, Maths or Physics at Higher level).
Typical: 39 points.
N/AGenerally, the department does not hold interviews.
  • Chemistry must be studied.
  • Either Biology, Maths or Physics must be studied.
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • For IB: it is preferred but not mandatory that applicants take Mathematics Analysis and Approaches. Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted.
Biological SciencesBSc9:1Minimum: AAA.
Typical: AAA.
This must include an A in Biology and an A in either Chemistry, Maths or Physics.
Minimum: 38 points (including 6 in Biology and 6 in Chemistry, Maths or Physics at Higher level).
Typical: 38 points.
N/AGenerally, the department does not hold interviews.
  • Biology must be studied.
  • Either Chemistry, Maths or Physics must be studied.
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • For IB: Both Mathematics Analysis and Approaches, and Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted without preference for either.
Biomedical Technology VenturesBSc4:1Minimum: A*AA.
Typical: A*AA or A*A*A.
This must include an A* in Maths and an A in either Chemistry, Biology, Further Maths or Physics.
Minimum: 39-40 points (including 6 in Maths and 6 in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics at Higher level, and 6 in another science subject, Business Management, Computer Science or Economics).
Typical: 38 points.
N/AIf your UCAS application demonstrates that you are likely to satisfy entry requirements you might be invited to an online interview which will include a talk from the department, a group activity and a virtual tour of the department.
  • First subject: Maths must be studied.
  • Second subject: Either Biology, Chemistry, Further Maths, or Physics must be studied.
  • Third subject: Another Science or Business Studies, Economics, Computer Science, Design & Technology, or Further Maths.
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • For IB: it is preferred but not mandatory that applicants take Mathematics Analysis and Approaches. Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted.
Chemical EngineeringMEng5:1Minimum: A*A*A.
Typical: A*A*A-A*A*A* or A*A*AA.
This must include an A* in Chemistry, an A* in Maths, and an A in Biology, Business Studies, Economics, Further Maths or Physics.
Minimum: 40 points (including 7 in Maths and 7 in Chemistry at Higher level, and 6 in either Biology, Business Management, Economics or Physics at Higher level).
Typical: 41-42 points.
N/AThe department plans to hold interview days as part of the selection process.
  • Maths must be studied.
  • Chemistry must be studied.
  • Either Biology, Business Studies, Business Management, Economics, Further Maths or Physics must be studied. If you’re taking A levels, one of these subjects should make up the third subject, and it is preferred if one of these also makes up the fourth.
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • For IB: Both Mathematics Analysis and Approaches, and Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted without preference for either.
ChemistryBSc + MSci8:1Minimum: AAA.
Typical: A*AA-A*A*A.
This must include an A in Chemistry and an A in Maths.
Minimum: 38 points (including 6 in Chemistryand 6 in Maths at Higher level).
Typical: 39-40 points.
N/AIf you are shortlisted you will be invited for an academic interview. A pre-recorded talk by the admissions tutor, other talks and presentations, Q&A sessions and virtual tours will be made available to you (giving you the chance to speak to admissions tutors and current undergraduates). Interviewees will be interviewed individually in a discussion with an experienced academic in the morning and afternoon (UK time). Topics will include your motivation for studying Chemistry, future, personal statement, and less familiar topics to demonstrate how the interviewee thinks through a problem.
  • Chemistry must be studied.
  • Maths must be studied.
  • Preferred third subjects: Biology, Economics, Further Maths and/or Physics.
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • For IB: Both Mathematics Analysis and Approaches, and Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted without preference for either.
Chemistry with Molecular PhysicsMSci8:1Minimum: AAA.
Typical: A*AA-A*A*A.
This must include an A in Chemistry, an A in Maths, and an A in Physics.
Minimum: 38 points (including 6 in Chemistry, 6 in Maths, 6 in Physics at Higher level).
Typical: 39-40 points.
N/AIf you are shortlisted you will be invited for an academic interview. A pre-recorded talk by the admissions tutor, other talks and presentations, Q&A sessions and virtual tours will be made available to you. Interviewees will be interviewed individually in a discussion with an experienced academic. Topics will include your motivation for studying Chemistry, future, personal statement, and less familiar topics to demonstrate how the interviewee thinks through a problem.
  • Chemistry must be studied.
  • Maths must be studied.
  • Physics must be studied.
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • For IB: Both Mathematics Analysis and Approaches, and Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted without preference for either.
Computing

– Other versions of this course are available e.g.

Computing with:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Games, Vision and Interaction
  • International Programme
  • Management and finance
  • Software Engineering
BEng + MEng20:1Minimum: A*A*A or A*AAA.
Typical: A*A*A or A*AAA.
This must include an A* in Maths and an A*,A or AAA in further subjects.
Minimum: 41 points (including 7 in Maths and 7 in another relevant subject at Higher level).
Typical: 42 points.
Typical offers include the Test of Mathematics for University Admissions (TMUA). More information available on this here.You may be invited to:

  • A welcome presentation from the Admissions Tutor.
  • A tour of the facilities at the Department and College.
  • Demonstrations of undergraduate projects.
  • A 1-1 interview with one of our lecturers.
  • Maths must be studied.
  • Recommended subjects: Computer Science, Physics and Further Maths.
  • Useful subjects: Ancient Language, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English Literature, History, Languages, Law, Philosophy, Politics and Psychology.
  • General Studies, Critical Thinking, Business Studies, and ICT are not accepted.
  • For IB: Both the Mathematics Analysis and Approaches, and the Applications and Interpretation syllabi will be accepted. But those taking Applications and Interpretation will also be required to take STEP.
Earth and Planetary ScienceBSc + MSci4:1Minimum: AAA.
Typical: AAA or A*AA.
This must include an A in Maths and an A in Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology or Physics.
Minimum: 38 points (including 6 in Maths and 6 in Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology or Physics at Higher level).
Typical: 38-39 points.
N/AIf your application demonstrates that you satisfy Imperial’s requirements you’ll be invited to an interview. This could be online or in person. The interview will introduce you to the department, staff, course, teaching facilities, methods and life at college. You will also have an online interview with a member of the academic staff. The purpose of the interview is to get to know you. Comments from your interviewer will be taken into account when deciding whether to make you an offer.
  • Maths must be studied.
  • Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology or Physics must be studied.
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • For IB: Both Mathematics Analysis and Approaches, and Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted without preference for either.
Economics, Finance and Data ScienceBScMinimum: A*AA.
This must include an A* in Maths and an A two other subjects.
Minimum: 39 points (including 7 in Maths and 6 two other subjects at Higher level).
Typical: 38-39 points.
N/AIf your application demonstrates sufficient potential you’ll be invited to an interview. This will include a pre-interview online quiz which could be used to inform interview questions. If you’re invited to interview, the quiz details and dates will be sent directly to you.
  • Maths must be studied.
  • Useful subjects (not required): Further Maths and/or Economics.
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • For IB: Both Mathematics Analysis and Approaches, and Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted without preference for either.
Electrical and Electronic EngineeringBEng10:1Minimum: A*A*A or A*AAA.
This must include an A* in Maths, an A*/A in Physics and an A in a third/fourth subject.
Typical: A*AA-A*A*A or A*AAA.
Minimum: 40 points (including 7 in Maths and 7 in Physics at Higher level).
Typical: 40 points.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete the Engineering and Science Admissions Test (ESAT). Further information available here.If your application demonstrates that you are likely to satisfy Imperial’s requirements you may be invited for an online interview by a member of academic staff. This interview will focus on general engineering topics and your aspirations for the future. You’ll also be able to ask questions about courses and life at Imperial.
  • Maths must be studied.
  • Physics must be studied.
  • Recommended subjects (not essential): Further Maths, Chemistry, Computer Science/Computing, Design and Technology, and/or Electronics.
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • For IB: it is preferred but not mandatory that applicants take Mathematics Analysis and Approaches. Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted.
GeologyBSc + MSci4:1Minimum: AAA.
If you do not present an A level Maths grade, the department prefers applicants with grade 7/A in GCSE Maths.
Typical: AAA-A*AA.
Minimum: 38 points (including 6 in 2 of the following subjects at Higher level: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Maths, and/or Physics).
Typical: 38-39 points.
N/AIf your application demonstrates that you are likely to satisfy Imperial’s requirements you will be invited for an interview which could be online. This will be held by staff and current students, and introduce you to the department, staff, courses, teaching facilities, methods, and life at college. You will have an online interview with a member of academic staff. The interview is a chance for you and Imperial to get to know each other and consider all aspects of your application. Comments of staff members who interviewed you will be considered in deciding whether to give you an offer (especially after A level grades are announced e.g. if you marginally fail).
  • Must study at least 2 of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Maths and/or Physics.
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • For IB: Both Mathematics Analysis and Approaches, and Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted without preference for either.
GeophysicsBSc + MSci4:1Minimum: AAA.
This must include an A in Maths and an A in Physics.
Typical: AAA-A*AA.
Minimum: 38 points (including a 6 in Maths and Physics at Higher level).
Typical: 38-39 points.
N/AIf your application demonstrates that you are likely to satisfy Imperial’s requirements you will be invited for an interview which could be online. This will be held by staff and current students, and introduce you to the department, staff, courses, teaching facilities, methods, and life at college. You will have an online interview with a member of academic staff. The interview is a chance for you and Imperial to get to know each other and consider all aspects of your application. Comments of staff members who interviewed you will be considered in deciding whether to give you an offer (especially after A level grades are announced e.g. if you marginally fail).
  • Must study Maths.
  • Must study Physics.
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • For IB: Both Mathematics Analysis and Approaches, and Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted without preference for either.
Materials Science and EngineeringBEng6:1Minimum: AAA.
This must include an A in Maths and an A in Chemistry or Physics.
Typical: AAA-A*AA.
Minimum: 38 points (including a 6 in Maths and Physics or Chemistryat Higher level).
Typical: 39 points.
N/AIf your application demonstrates that you are likely to satisfy Imperial’s requirements you will be invited to an applicant day (held on Wednesdays between November and March running from 10:30-15:30). On the applicant day you’ll hear from the director of undergraduate studies and the admission tutor. Activities: a 30-minute one-to-one interview, a 45-minute group-task, and a 60-minute Q&A.
  • Must study Maths.
  • Must study Chemistry or Physics.
  • Not accepted: General Studies, Critical Thinking, and Foreign Languages studied in the applicant’s native language.
  • For IB: Both Mathematics Analysis and Approaches, and Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted without preference for either.
MathematicsBSc14:1Minimum: A*A*A.
This must include an A* in Maths and an A* in Further Maths.
Typical: A*A*A-A*A*A* or A*A*AA.
Minimum: 39 points (including a 7 in Maths and a 6 in another subject at Higher level).
Typical: 39-40 points.
MAT (Mathematics Admissions Test): acts as a common measure for all applicants regardless of which qualifications they are taking. This is paper-based and subject-specific, and lasts 2.5 hours (held in November) for applicants who applied by October 15th. You must register for the test prior to taking it.
STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper): If you received a conditional offer and were unable to take the MAT, you will be required to take the STEP. This might also be applied to other applicants with conditional offers. Minimum STEP offer: grade 2 in either STEP II or STEP III (but the grade and number of papers could be increased in some cases).
MAT candidates with a borderline mark may be considered for a STEP offer and that offer might be increased.
Interviews are not used as part of the regular admissions process.
Interviews may be conducted where there are mitigating circumstances that need investigating or where a student’s background means their application requires further consideration. In such cases, conditional offers may change as a result of the interview.
  • Must study Maths.
  • Must study Further Maths. However, Imperial makes special cases for students who are from schools that do not offer Further Maths A level (ask a teacher to indicate this in your UCAS application and perform well in your admissions test/s. If your school only offers AS Further Maths then Imperial expects you to take this).
  • Not accepted: General Studies and Critical Thinking.
  • For IB: it is preferred but not mandatory that applicants take Mathematics Analysis and Approaches. Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted.
Mechanical EngineeringMEng12:1Minimum: A*A*A.
This must include an A* in Maths and an A/A* in Physics (A* is required for 3 A levels whereas A is required for four).
Typical: A*A*A-A*A*A* or A*A*AA.
Minimum: 40 points (including a 7 in Maths and a 7 in Physics at Higher level).
Typical: 40 points.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete the Engineering and Science Admissions Test (ESAT). Further information available here.Interviews are usually part of the application process. They are 25-30 mins with a member of academic staff. The interview is designed to assess your potential. You might be asked about your personal statement, Maths, Physics, your interest in engineering and your ability to think like an engineer. Interviews are held online on Wednesday afternoons between November and March. Imperial aims to allow you 2 weeks notice if you’re selected for interview. This course accepts applications until the end of January so you may not hear anything for a long time (perhaps not until March).
  • Must study Maths.
  • Must study Physics.
  • Not accepted: General Studies and Critical Thinking.
  • For IB: it is preferred but not mandatory that applicants take the Mathematics Analysis and Approaches. Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted.
Medical BiosciencesBSc9:1Minimum: AAA.
This must include an A in Biology or Human Biology and an A in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths or Physics.
Typical: AAA.
Minimum: 38 points (including a 6 in Biology and a 6 in Chemistry, Maths or Physics at Higher level).
Typical: 38 points.
N/AInterviews are not mentioned as an expected part of the application process.
  • Must study Biology or Human Biology.
  • Must study Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths or Physics.
  • If you are studying Maths or Further Maths, your third A level must be a non-Maths subject.
  • Not accepted: General Studies and Critical Thinking.
  • For IB: Both Mathematics Analysis and Approaches, and Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted without preference for either.
MedicineMBBS + BSc+ MBBS Graduate12:1Minimum: AAA.
This must include an A in Biology and A in Chemistry.
Typical: AAA-A*AA.
Minimum: 38 points (including a 6 in Biology and a 6 in Chemistry at Higher level).
Typical: 39 points.
The UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test): you must book this test yourself and take it once you’re in an admissions cycle (taken within the year that you apply). Check here for further information.If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to attend multiple mini-interviews. Criteria considered and/or discusses:

  • Evidence of commitment to NHS values and of medicine as a career
  • Empathy and resilience
  • Community activities
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Extracurricular interests
  • Personal statement.
  • Referee’s report
  • Must study Biology.
  • Must study Chemistry.
  • Not accepted: General Studies and Critical Thinking.
  • For IB: Both Mathematics Analysis and Approaches, and Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted.
Molecular BioengineeringMEng4:1Minimum: A*AA.
This must include an A* in Maths and A in Chemistry.
Typical: A*AA-A*A*A.
Minimum: 39 points (including a 6 in Maths and a 6 in Chemistry at Higher level).
Typical: 39-40 points.
N/AYou may be invited to an online interview if your UCAS application indicates that you are likely to satisfy the entry requirements and demonstrate interest and motivation in the course. Additional activities will include a talk from the department, a group activity and a virtual tour of the department.
  • Must study Maths.
  • Must study Chemistry.
  • Not accepted: General Studies and Critical Thinking.
  • For IB: it is preferred but not mandatory that applicants take the Mathematics Analysis and Approaches. Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted.
PhysicsBSc8:1Minimum: A*A*A.
This must include an A* in Maths and A*/A in Physics.
Typical: A*A*A-A*A*A*.
Minimum: 40 points (including a 7, 6, 6 including Maths and Physics at Higher level).
Typical: 42 points.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete the Engineering and Science Admissions Test (ESAT). Further information available here.Interviews are not mentioned as an expected part of the application process.
  • Must study Maths.
  • Must study Physics.
  • Further Maths and Chemistry are recommended but not essential.
  • Not accepted: General Studies and Critical Thinking.
  • For IB: it is preferred but not mandatory that applicants take Mathematics Analysis and Approaches. Applications and Interpretation syllabus will be accepted.

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Please note:

  • Typically, if you receive an offer from Imperial then you will be expected to achieve a pass in the practical parts of your Science subjects.
  • By Imperial’s standard practice, they do not accept Access courses, Foundation years or OU courses.
  • Imperial does not accept Access courses, Foundation years or OU courses.
  • General Studies is not accepted at any level. Other qualifications, such as Key Skills or Critical Thinking, are considered useful but typically do not count towards an offer.
  • Note that some of these courses are entwined with a built-in Master’s (MSci rather than BSc) or offer this as an option. The BSc is a three-year course resulting in a BSc Honours degree and the MSci is a four-year course, resulting in a Master of Science degree. Hence, entry requirements might differ slightly should you select the MSci option and you should always check your specific course page.
  • Most of the A level entry requirements regard three A levels, however, unlike Oxbridge, Imperial often accepts slightly lower grades when students have four A levels instead of three. So, if you are taking four A levels and you’re not sure about your specific grade requirements for this, contact your department to make sure.
  • Subjects deemed “recommended” and “useful” are those that Imperial considers useful knowledge foundations to undertake a course. They are not essential subjects and Imperial could still consider applicants with other subject combinations.
  • ​​Support for widening participation applicants: If your predicted grades meet your course’s minimum grade requirements (including equivalent level qualifications) in the relevant subjects, Imperial usually guarantees you an interview. See here for more information.
  • All students who did not receive their grades from an English-speaking country must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to Imperial, so check Imperial’s English language requirements.

Are you an international student? Check out Imperial College London’s guide for undergraduate international students or their international entry requirement table which is organised by country.

Imperial College London’s postgraduate courses and entry requirements

Applying for a postgraduate course at Imperial College London is completely different to applying for an undergraduate course. Imperial College London considers a new set of criteria, and it varies according to the course. Have a look at the table below to check Imperial College London’s entry requirements for your chosen postgraduate course:

CourseTitleAcceptance rateQualificationsSubject and background requirementsApplication guidelines
Advanced ComputingMSc + MRes9.5% + 13%First Class Honours undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in a subject with a substantial computing component.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
AllergyMSc + PgDip + PgCert63%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in a healthcare-related subject, Medicine, Nursing, Dietetics, Immunology, Physiology or Biomedical Science.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Artificial IntelligenceMSc8.1%First Class Honours undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in Maths, Physics, Engineering or another degree with substantial Maths content.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Bioimaging SciencesMRes5-25%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in an Engineering, Physical Sciences or Mathematical subject.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Biological and Physical ChemistryMRes37%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biophysics, Biochemistry or Bioengineering.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Biomedical ResearchMRes56%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in an “appropriate subject”. Contact the department if you’re unsure about what subjects qualify as this.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
BusinessMRes + PhD60%2:1 or above undergraduate degree.
Master’s degree with Merit or Distinction.
In exceptional circumstances, Imperial will consider applicants without a Master’s if they have a strong First Class Honours undergraduate degree and very strong academic references, outstanding CV, and personal statement.
GMAT or GRE score is a compulsory requirement. This must be submitted before your application can be considered. Imperial considers scores in the 90th percentile or higher as strong scores for these tests.
Required or preferred degree subjects are not specified. Contact the department to clarify this.
However, Imperial College Business School does expect students to have knowledge of: Calculus, Matrix Theory/Linear Algebra, Statistics, Data Analysis and Programming. So, it’s good if your degree/s demonstrates knowledge of these concepts.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A statement of purpose: this should include knowledge and ideas pertaining to your thesis, your motivation for undertaking this degree, discussion of possible research areas, Business School Faculty you have identified that align with your research interests, what compels you about your chosen field, and relevant past study or research projects.
  • 2 referees.
  • If you are shortlisted you will be invited to an interview with a panel of faculty before a final decision is made. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Overseas candidates can have a telephone or Skype interview arranged.
Business AnalyticsMSc12%First Class Honours or Upper 2:1 undergraduate degree from a recognised university or the international equivalent.Undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline, such as Computer Science, Engineering, Maths, Statistics, Physics, or a quantitative Economics degree.
Work experience is not a requirement, but undertaking relevant internships and work placements and listing them in the Industrial/Professional Experience section of your application form will add value to your application. No more than 3 years of work experience is preferred but those with more will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • Application questions: career planning questions, quantitative experience statement, programming/computer software experience.
  • Current CV.
  • Complete degree transcripts.
  • Personal statement.
  • 2 academic or 1 academic and 1 professional referees.
  • If you are shortlisted you will be invited to an interview to demonstrate your passion and drive, and why you want to study a Master’s at Imperial. This is normally through a video interview platform which you can access online to record and submit your answers (sometimes you’ll be invited through Skype or telephone instead).
Cancer BiologyMRes31%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in an “appropriate subject.” Contact the department if you’re unsure about what subjects qualify as this.
You are also required to have relevant lab experience, for example, an undergraduate degree with a wet-lab project and dissertation.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Cardio-Respiratory HealthcareMSc44%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in a relevant medical, biomedical or healthcare subject.
Applicants without the academic requirements but who have substantial relevant clinical experience may be admitted following completion of the ‘special case procedure.’
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Catalysis: Chemistry and EngineeringMRes58%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Chemical Biology and BioentrepreneurshipMRes63%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biophysics, Biochemistry or Bioengineering (with at least 50% Physical Science content).You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
ComputingMSc5.9%First Class Honours undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in any subject outside Computing or Computer Science.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Computing (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning)MSc + MRes26%First Class Honours undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in a subject with a substantial computing component.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Computing (Security and Reliability)MSc3.2%First Class Honours undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in a subject with a substantial computing component.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Computing (Software Engineering)MSc5.8%First Class Honours undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in a subject with a substantial computing component.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Concrete StructuresMSc16%2:1 undergraduate degree.
Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements listed but have substantial relevant industry experience may exceptionally be admitted following completion of a ‘Special Qualifying Exam’ (SQE).
Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, Natural Sciences, Earth Sciences, or other numerate disciplines.
A suitable grounding in Maths is required e.g. A level Maths with grade B.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Digital Health LeadershipMSc + PgDip97%2:2 undergraduate degree.
Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements listed but have substantial relevant industry experience may exceptionally be admitted following completion of a ‘Special Qualifying Exam’ (SQE).
Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject.
Applicants must also be directly employed by the NHS or non-profit organisation with long-term commission to provide NHS services.
You must:

  • Be a Chief Information Officer, Chief Clinical Information Officer or aspiring digital leader in the NHS or social care.
  • Have five years of relevant experience in informatics or digital health.
  • Have executive-level support from your organisation.
  • Be available to attend all residential learning sessions (listed in the overview section of this page).
  • Provide two references (professional or academic).
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Drug Discovery and Development: MultidisciplinaryMSc16%First Class Honours or Upper 2:1 undergraduate degree.
GMAT is not required but a well-balanced GMAT result with 650 or higher and a good grade in the quantitative reasoning section will add value to your application.
Undergraduate degree in disciplines such as Economics, Business or Finance.
Your degree should include introductory courses in micro and macro-economics and knowledge of quantitative topics (especially calculus, statistics and linear algebra). So, if your module titles don’t make this clear, include details of your syllabus – use the ‘Quantitative Experience Statement.’
No A level criteria for this course but some companies have very strict grade requirements for their graduate programmes so Imperial strongly recommends that you research the entry requirements of any companies you’re interested in.
The course is designed for new and recent graduates so applicants with more than 3 years experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Work experience is not a requirement but internships and work placements (listed in the ‘Industrial/Professional Experience’ section of your application) will add value to your application.
GMAT is recommended for applicants with less quantitative degree backgrounds.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • Application questions: career planning questions, quantitative experience statement, programming/computer software experience.
  • Current CV.
  • Complete degree transcripts.
  • Personal statement.
  • 2 academic or 1 academic and 1 professional referees..
  • If you are shortlisted you will be invited to an interview to demonstrate your passion and drive, and why you want to study a Master’s at Imperial. This is normally through a video interview platform which you can access online to record and submit your answers (sometimes you’ll be invited through Skype or telephone instead).
Ecosystem and Environmental ChangeMRes59%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in a Science subject.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Experimental NeuroscienceMSc + MRes31%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
FinanceMSc9.7%2:1 undergraduate degree.
GMAT is not required but a well-balanced GMAT result with 650 or higher overall will add weight to your application.
Undergraduate degree in a highly quantitative subject, such as Maths, Engineering, Economics, Finance or Science.
Students are expected to be equipped for this highly quantitative programme and be proficient in probability, calculus, matrix algebra and real analysis. Use the Quantitative Experience Statement to list the most advanced Quantitative courses that you have taken in your academic career.
No A level criteria for this course but many banks and companies have very strict grade requirements for their graduate programmes so Imperial strongly recommends that you research the entry requirements of any companies you’re interested in.
You are strongly recommended to undertake relevant internships and work placements. Listing them in the Industrial/Professional Experience section of your application and CV will add value to your application.
Show evidence of how you’ve been building your professional experience and knowledge of the financial sector throughout your undergraduate degree.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • Application questions: career planning questions, quantitative experience statement, programming/computer software experience.
  • Current CV.
  • Complete degree transcripts.
  • Personal statement.
  • 2 academic or 1 academic and 1 professional referees.
  • If you are shortlisted you will be invited to an interview to demonstrate your passion and drive, and why you want to study a Master’s at Imperial. This is normally through a video interview platform which you can access online to record and submit your answers (sometimes you’ll be invited through Skype or telephone instead).
  • Candidates are required to have a well-researched career plan with clear short and long-term goals.
Finance and AccountingMSc22%First Class Honours or upper 2:1 undergraduate degree from a recognised university or the international equivalent.
GMAT is not required but a well-balanced GMAT result with 650 or higher overall will add weight to your application.
Undergraduate degree in a highly quantitative discipline, such as Accounting, Business, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Maths and/or Science.
No A level criteria for this course but many banks and companies have very strict grade requirements for their graduate programmes so Imperial strongly recommends that you research the entry requirements of any companies you’re interested in.
Students are expected to be equipped for this highly quantitative programme and be proficient in probability, calculus, matrix algebra and real analysis. Use the Quantitative Experience Statement to list the most advanced quantitative courses that you have taken in your academic career.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • Application questions: career planning questions, quantitative experience statement, programming/computer software experience.
  • Current CV.
  • Complete degree transcripts.
  • Personal statement.
  • 2 academic or 1 academic and 1 professional referees.
  • If you are shortlisted you will be invited to an interview to demonstrate your passion and drive, and why you want to study a Master’s at Imperial. This is normally through a video interview platform which you can access online to record and submit your answers (sometimes you’ll be invited through Skype or telephone instead).
Health PolicyMSc + PgDip + PgCert90% + 83% + 38%2:1 undergraduate degree.Required or preferred degree subjects are not specified. Contact the department to clarify this.
Two years’ healthcare experience.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Healthcare and DesignMSc + PhD56%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in any subject. Applicants require either a clinical background or healthcare experience.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Investment and Wealth ManagementMSc9.9%First Class Honours or upper 2:1 undergraduate degree from a recognised university or the international equivalent.
GMAT is not required but a well-balanced GMAT result with 650 or higher overall will add weight to your application.
Undergraduate degree in a highly quantitative discipline, such as Accounting, Business, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Maths and/or Science.
No A level criteria for this course but many banks and companies have very strict grade requirements for their graduate programmes so Imperial strongly recommends that you research the entry requirements of any companies you’re interested in.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • Application questions: career planning questions, quantitative experience statement, programming/computer software experience.
  • Current CV.
  • Complete degree transcripts.
  • Personal statement.
  • 2 academic or 1 academic and 1 professional referees.
  • If you are shortlisted you will be invited to an interview to demonstrate your passion and drive, and why you want to study a Master’s at Imperial. This is normally through a video interview platform which you can access online to record and submit your answers (sometimes you’ll be invited through Skype or telephone instead).
Machine Learning and Big Data in the Physical SciencesMRes65%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree or three years of relevant work experience in quantitative disciplines such as Finance, Computer Engineering, Medical Clinical, and Transportation.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
ManagementMSc21%First Class Honours or upper 2:1 undergraduate degree from a recognised university or the international equivalent.
GMAT is not required but a well-balanced GMAT result with 600 or higher overall will add weight to your application.
Undergraduate degree in a non-business/management discipline. If your degree includes modules similar to more than one-third of the MSc Management programme, you will not be eligible (consider MSc in International Management in this case).
No A level criteria for this course but many banks and companies have very strict grade requirements for their graduate programmes so Imperial strongly recommends that you research the entry requirements of any companies you’re interested in.
MSc Management is not a highly quantitative programme but candidates are expected to be familiar with a basic knowledge of Maths before the beginning of the programme. Successful applicants will be provided with access to an online primer course in basic Maths to prepare you for the programme.
Use the Quantitative Experience Statement to list the most advanced quantitative courses that you have taken in your academic career.
Course designed for new and recent graduates with no more than 2 years work experience.
You are strongly recommended to undertake relevant internships and work placements. Listing them in the Industrial/Professional Experience section of your application and CV will add value to your application.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • Application questions: career planning questions, quantitative experience statement, and programming/computer software experience.
  • Current CV.
  • Complete degree transcripts.
  • Personal statement.
  • 2 academic or 1 academic and 1 professional referees.
  • If you are shortlisted you will be invited to an interview to demonstrate your passion and drive, and why you want to study a Master’s at Imperial. This is normally through a video interview platform which you can access online to record and submit your answers (sometimes you’ll be invited through Skype or telephone instead).
Medical Device Design and EntrepreneurshipMRes21%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in engineering, Physical Science, Maths, life sciences or biomedical sciences subject.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Medical Robotics and Image Guided InterventionMRes46%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in Science, Engineering, Biomedical Science or Medicine.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Molecular Biology and Pathology of VirusesMSc52%2:2 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in Biological Science, Medicine or Veterinary Science.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Molecular and Cellular BiosciencesMRes53%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in a biosciences-based subject.
Applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to a career in biosciences research.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Molecular EngineeringMRes50%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in Engineering or Physical Sciences.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Molecular Plant and Microbial SciencesMRes68%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in a biosciences-based subject.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
NanomaterialsMRes51%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Materials, Biochemistry, Engineering or an appropriate subject.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
NeurotechnologyMRes + PhD42% + 14%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline, or physical, mathematical, medical or biological science with quantitative skills.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Physics with Quantum DynamicsMSc13%First Class Honours undergraduate degree.
Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements listed but have substantial relevant industry experience may exceptionally be admitted following completion of a ‘Special Qualifying Exam’ (SQE).
Undergraduate degree in Physics, Electrical or Electronic Engineering or a relevant scientific discipline, with strong mathematical content and a strong background in undergraduate quantum mechanics.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Quantum Fields and Fundamental ForcesMSc67%First Class Honours undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in Physics or Maths with theoretical Physics options.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Reproductive and Developmental BiologyMSc + PhD67% + 60%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in Biological Science, Medicine or Veterinary Science.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Risk Management and Financial EngineeringMSc25%First Class Honours or upper 2:1 undergraduate degree from a recognised university or the international equivalent.
GMAT is not required but a well-balanced GMAT result with 650 or higher overall will add weight to your application.
Undergraduate degree in a highly quantitative discipline, such as Maths, Engineering, Science or Economics.
Students are expected to be equipped for this highly quantitative programme and be proficient in probability, calculus, matrix algebra and real analysis. Use the Quantitative Experience Statement to list the most advanced Quantitative courses that you have taken in your academic career.
There is an online Maths test Imperial provides to help determine whether you’re suitable to apply for the programme.
No A level criteria for this course but many banks and companies have very strict grade requirements for their graduate programmes so Imperial strongly recommends that you research the entry requirements of any companies you’re interested in.
You are strongly recommended to undertake relevant internships and work placements. Listing them in the Industrial/Professional Experience section of your application and CV will add value to your application.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • Application questions: career planning questions, quantitative experience statement, programming/computer software experience.
  • Current CV.
  • Complete degree transcripts.
  • Personal statement.
  • 2 academic or 1 academic and 1 professional referees.
  • If you are shortlisted you will be invited to an interview to demonstrate your passion and drive, and why you want to study a Master’s at Imperial. This is normally through a video interview platform which you can access online to record and submit your answers (sometimes you’ll be invited through Skype or telephone instead).
  • Show evidence of how you’ve been building your professional experience and knowledge of the financial sector throughout your undergraduate degree.
Soft Electronic MaterialsMRes65%2:1 undergraduate degree.
Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements listed but have substantial relevant industry experience may exceptionally be admitted following completion of a ‘Special Qualifying Exam’ (SQE).
Undergraduate degree in civil engineering, natural sciences, earth sciences or other numerate disciplines.
A suitable grounding in Maths is required e.g. A level grade B or higher.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Soil Mechanics and Engineering SeismologyMSc50%2:1 undergraduate degree.
Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements listed but have substantial relevant industry experience may exceptionally be admitted following completion of a ‘Special Qualifying Exam’ (SQE).
Undergraduate degree in civil engineering, natural sciences, earth sciences or other numerate disciplines.
A suitable grounding in Maths is required e.g. A level grade B or higher.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
StatisticsMSc10%2:1 undergraduate degree.
Imperial states that most successful applicants hold a First Class Honours degree.
Undergraduate degree in Statistics, Maths, Engineering, Physics or Computer Science.
Imperial states that all successful applicants hold an undergraduate degree in Mathematical Sciences or have substantive knowledge and experience in theoretical mathematical topics.
If this course is placed as your second choice your application will not be accepted.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Statistics (Applied Statistics)MSc4.2%2:1 undergraduate degree.
Imperial states that most successful applicants hold a First Class Honours degree.
Undergraduate degree in Statistics, Maths, Engineering, Physics or Computer Science.
Imperial states that all successful applicants hold an undergraduate degree in Mathematical Sciences or have substantive knowledge and experience in theoretical mathematical topics.
If this course is placed as your second choice your application will not be accepted.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Statistics (Statistical Finance)MRes2.6%2:1 undergraduate degree.
Imperial states that most successful applicants hold a First Class Honours degree.
Undergraduate degree in Statistics, Maths, Engineering, Physics or Computer Science.
Imperial states that all successful applicants hold an undergraduate degree in Mathematical Sciences or have substantive knowledge and experience in theoretical mathematical topics.
If this course is placed as your second choice your application will not be accepted.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Strategic MarketingMSc13%First Class Honours or upper 2:1 undergraduate degree from a recognised university or the international equivalent.Undergraduate degree in disciplines such as Business Management, Marketing, Economics, Psychology, or Media and Communications.
No A level criteria for this course but many companies have very strict grade requirements for their graduate programmes so Imperial strongly recommends that you research the entry requirements of any companies you’re interested in.
MSc Management is not a highly quantitative programme but candidates are expected to be familiar with a basic knowledge of Maths before the beginning of the programme. Successful applicants will be provided with access to an online primer course in basic Maths to prepare you for the programme. You should familiarise yourself with the online primer content.
Use the Quantitative Experience Statement to list the most advanced Quantitative courses that you have taken in your academic career.
Course designed for new and recent graduates so applicants with more than 3 years experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Work experience is not a requirement but internships and work placements (listed in the Industrial/Professional Experience section of your application) will add value to your application.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • Application questions: career planning questions, quantitative experience statement, programming/computer software experience.
  • Current CV.
  • Complete degree transcripts.
  • Personal statement.
  • 2 academic or 1 academic and 1 professional referees.
  • If you are shortlisted you will be invited to an interview to demonstrate your passion and drive, and why you want to study a Master’s at Imperial. This is normally through a video interview platform which you can access online to record and submit your answers (sometimes you’ll be invited through Skype or telephone instead).
Systems and Synthetic BiologyMRes62%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in a Physical Sciences, Engineering, Mathematical, life or Biomedical Science-based subject.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
Taxonomy, Biodiversity and EvolutionMSc63%2:1 undergraduate degree.Undergraduate degree in a Biological or related subject.You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.
TransportMSc17%2:1 undergraduate degree.
Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements listed but have substantial relevant industry experience may exceptionally be admitted following completion of a ‘Special Qualifying Exam’ (SQE).
Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, Natural Sciences, Earth Sciences or other numerate disciplines.
A suitable grounding in Maths is required e.g. A level at grade B or higher.
You will be expected to provide/complete:

  • A personal statement.
  • 2 referees.
  • You might be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. If so, you’ll be contacted directly by email. Attending online is a possibility.

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Some of Imperial College London’s courses on the postgraduate table above are offered as Master’s programmes (taught and/or research) as well as PhD programmes so application expectations may differ depending on which one of these you are pursuing. Hence, it’s important to check specific application details for yourself!

Please note:

  • Postgraduate courses have application fees, and if you receive an offer there might be an application deposit too. However, Imperial offers fee waivers (as well as grants and scholarships for later down the line). Check whether you’re eligible.
  • For postgraduate applications, interviews may or may not be part of the admissions process. You must be prepared to either attend an interview or for your application to stand on its own. However, if you are applying to a course offered by Imperial College Business School, it is very likely that you will be interviewed.
  • All postgraduate courses require that students who did not receive their degree from an English-speaking country achieve the standard college requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. The approved qualifications as well as the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement can be found here. However, Imperial College Business School asks these students to achieve the higher college requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. So, if you are applying to a course offered by Imperial College Business School, make sure that you are prepared to meet this requirement.

Are you an international student? Check out Imperial College London’s information page on the minimum qualifications and grades that qualify you for a postgraduate degree at Imperial College London. Information by region can be accessed here.

Remember: Always check your chosen course’s faculty page for accurate and detailed information.

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