Imperial College London

History

The Imperial College London as we currently know it is the result of multiple mergers that took place across the 20th Century, amongst them one of the most important institutions which were merged into the college was the Royal College of Chemistry, from which the Imperial College drew most of it’ bases.

The current form of the Imperial College of London is a public research institution with a focus on business, engineering, science and medicine.

Programs Offered

While the Imperial College London currently offers over 40 programs aimed at undergraduates, a large portion of these courses are variations or different focuses on the same basic topic, as such the following list covers all the main themes of study in the institution:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computing
  • Design Engineering
  • Earth and Planetary Science
  • Ecology and Environmental Biology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Materials
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Biosciences
  • Medicine
  • Molecular Bioengineering
  • Physics

Admission requirements

Application to the Imperial College London is handled through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), with the UCAS code I50 standing for the institution, the main difference with other application processes is that UCAS asks for all of a student’s qualifications from secondary education onwards, and not just the last 2 years, grating universities a wider access to student’s academic results than usual.

Additionally some courses in Imperial College London hold recruitment days or will require an interview; students will be informed through their contact info offered at UCAS.

Student Life

Students at Imperial College London count with a wide selection of activities and interests to pursue on campus, group classes allow students to remain fit with beginner level sports courses while socializing with their fellow students, over a 100 clubs allow them to pursue their interest in the company of their fellows, and for more passive activities, the university counts with it’s own cinema, letting students disconnect for a while at the comfort of their own campus.

Part-time work

While part-time work is not the most publicized facet of the university, some options do exist for interested students.

JobsLive is a portal which hosts listings of vacancies, ranging from full to part –time, and just by completing their profile will be notified of potential vacancies, which grants them an opportunity to find employment through the school’s own means.

Fees

On average Home and EU Students can expect to pay £9,000 per year of tuition at the Imperial College London, for International Students the amount will be closer to £32,000 on average per year of education.

Ranking

The Imperial College of London is currently ranked as the 58th best university in the world, a ranking that makes it the 5th best college level institution in the United Kingdom.

University Contact

Address:  Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE, UK

Phone: +44 (0)20 7405 7686

Email: servicedesk@lse.ac.uk

Summary

As a highly focused university, recommendation ultimately falls down on whether the available courses interest you as a prospective student, Imperial College London offers quality, and across it’s main themes of study it has a world class reputation which speaks for itself, but the limited selection means that the interested student base will be more limited.