Autumn term 2020-21

Courses will begin on schedule in Autumn and we look forward to seeing new and returning students in person, if travel and visa arrangements allow. Teaching will be a combination of on-campus (in-person) and remote learning (online). This ‘multi-mode’ offering may be subject to change. We will do our best to provide increased on-campus teaching and research activities as we progress throughout the year.

To ensure each programme of study can be delivered safely, we'll be making some changes to our courses for 2020-21. Read about the changes to our undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses, and to MRes and PhD courses.

Find out more about multi-mode delivery, the learning experience and the steps we’ll be taking to keep students safe on campus on our COVID-19 pages for current students and offer holders.


Imperial’s Department of Chemistry has its historical roots as the original Royal College of Chemistry (RCC), founded in the 1840s with the support of Parliament to help ensure that chemistry in the UK was both practical and profitable.

The Department is still situated in one of the earliest RCC buildings on our South Kensington Campus. It has been upgraded over the years with world class teaching and research facilities, including well equipped laboratories and workshops for the construction of mechanical and electronic instruments.

Today we remain true to our founding principles by placing a strong emphasis on a practical chemistry education that is relevant to industry. Our extensive links to the private sector are testament to this.

All of our degrees include intensive laboratory experience, which provides a framework for developing transferable skills alongside chemical techniques and scientific method.

We also offer a broad range of BSc and MSci degrees taught jointly with Imperial College Business School and the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication. This gives you the chance to tailor your degree to your own interests and career aspirations.