Undergraduate Admissions Talk for prospective Chemistry students - part of Imperial360 Live virtual open day resources

Undergraduate Admissions Talk 2020 (Imperial360)

Published 24 July 2020

Dr Simon Gerrard, UG Admissions Tutor provides an overview of the Department of Chemistry, undergraduate degree courses, study opportunities and the admissions process for prospective students as part of the Imperial360 Live (virtual open day) series.

For more information about Entry Requirements, please visit our Application and Entry Requirements page.

Courses offered

Degree programmes are either single Honours or joint Honours types. Single Honours programmes are either Master in Science (MSci), or Bachelor of Science (BSc). Joint Honours programmes are all BSc and are given in conjunction with the Business School.

Our individual degree programmes range in duration from 3 to 5 years:

Three Year Courses
UCAS CodeDegree TypeProgramme Specifications**
F100 BSc Chemistry‌ (PDF)
F1N2* BSc Chemical Sciences and Management (PDF)
Summary of the table's contents

* It is not possible to apply for this course directly through UCAS. However, students who start chemistry study at Imperial on any other undergraduate chemistry course will have the option to transfer to this course during their second year. Please note that this course is not RSC accredited.

Four Year Courses
UCAS CodeDegree TypeProgramme Specifications**
F103 MSci Chemistry‌ MSci (PDF)
F104 MSci Chemistry with Research Abroad (PDF)
F1NF BSc Chemistry with Management‌ (PDF)
F124 MSci Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry‌ (PDF)
F1F3 MSci Chemistry with Molecular Physics‌ (PDF)
F1R1 MSci Chemistry with French for Science (PDF)
F1R2 MSci Chemistry with German for Science‌ (PDF)
F1R4 MSci Chemistry with Spanish for Science‌ (PDF)
Five Year Courses
UCAS CodeDegree TypeProgramme Specifications**
FN11 BSc Chemistry with Management and a Year in Industry‌ (PDF)
F105 MSci Chemistry with a Year in Industry (PDF)
F125 MSci Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry and a Year in Industry‌ (PDF)
F1FH MSci Chemistry with Molecular Physics and a Year in Industry‌ (PDF)
F101 MSci Chemistry with Research Abroad and a Year in Industry‌ (PDF)
Summary of the table's contents

All our degree courses are fully accredited by the UK Chemistry Professional body, The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). With the exception of F1N2.

**Programme Specifications

The UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) require us to provide 'Programme Specifications' for our Degree courses. These comply with the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Chemistry which sets out expectations about standards of degrees in Chemistry. The statement describes what gives a Chemistry its coherence and identity, and defines what can be expected of a graduate in terms of the abilities and skills needed to develop understanding or competence in the subject.

Language Options

  • Language for science courses supplement chemistry elements of the programme for students registered on a combined degree in Chemistry with a Language for Science (F1R1, F1R2, F1R4) 
  • Language classes in French, German, Spanish and Italian are available for students registered on a Year-Abroad or Research Abroad course (F101,F104)

These courses are offered by the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication.

Links with Overseas Partners

Our F104, F101, F1R1, F1R2 and F1R4 degree courses all entail ~8 months of study at an overseas partner University. For a list of our partner Universities, please follow this link: Erasmus & Related Partner Institutions.

Links with Industry and Employers

Imperial College works closely with employers and industry, including Industrial Advisory Panels, to design undergraduate courses which provide graduates with technical knowledge, expertise and transferable skills and to encourage students to take internships and placements.

The Scheme for Award of Honours

For our Scheme for Award of Honours please follow this link: Scheme for the Award of Honours 2021 - 2022

Competence standards

View our Competence Standards (PDF) for all BSc & MSci Chemistry Degree Programmes.


Timetables, the Scheme for the Award of Honours, tutorial groups and other course related documents can be accessed on the Blackboard Learn module called Chem Central.

Student Handbook

View the Chemistry Welcome Booklet 2020 (PDF).

Click here to find out more about the Department of Chemistrys undergraduate courses on the College prospectus.