2020-21 applications update (04 August 2020)

Please note that all option strands for the 2020-21 academic year are now full and new applications will not be considered.

Autumn term 2020-21 news

This course will begin on schedule in Autumn and we look forward to seeing new and returning students in person, if travel and visa arrangements allow. If students can’t travel to campus in time for the start of term, the Department has made plans to still provide them a high-quality remote educational experience during the Autumn term.

Teaching will be a combination of on-campus (in-person) and remote learning (online), known as ‘multi-mode’ delivery. The balance in the ‘multi-mode’ offering may be subject to change. We will do our best to provide you increased on-campus teaching and research activities as we progress throughout the year.  For more information about multi-mode delivery, the learning experience and the steps we’ll be taking to keep students safe on campus, please see our Covid-19 information for applicants and offer holders page.

We will update our course pages with further details once they are finalised.

Open days

Upcoming MSc Environmental Technology open days:

  • No further open days scheduled for 2020/21 entry

Contact us

Postgraduate Teaching Office:

The application process

When to apply

We advise all prospective candidates to apply as soon as possible.

  • Recruitment is based on the specialist option you select in the second term (see 'Second term' of the Course structure
  • Candidates are required to state their preferred Options (a maximum of two in order of preference) in the personal statement on their form when they apply

The options

For further information about the options please see the Course structure.

Entry requirements

The programme entry requirement is a 2.1 degree. Science, engineering or social science subjects preferred, but other subject areas will be consideredHowever, for candidates with a 2.2 Honours without work experience, our course has an internal mechanism, under which a request for approval has to be made by the Option Convenor to the Director of the course before an offer is made. A special case will only be valid for someone who has appropriate and relevant additional work or academic experience to compensate for the degree(s) being below the College's minimum entry requirement(s). The department will decide what relevant experience is and the duration or extent that is required to compensate for the requirements that are not fulfilled.

Proficiency Tests
  • The minimum score for IELTS is 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 in all elements).  For details of IELTS test centres, visit the IELTS website. Alternatively, contact your nearest British Council office if you are not a UK resident.
  • The minimum score for TOEFL (iBT) is 100 overall (minimum 22 in all elements). Imperial College London considers TOEFL scores to be valid for 2 years. Scores must be valid at the beginning of your studies at Imperial if your application is successful. For more information relating regarding TOEFL please visit the ETS website.
  • The minimum score for Pearson Academic (PTE) is 69 overall (minimum 62 in all elements). Imperial College London considers Pearson (PTE) scores to be valid for 2 years. Scores must be valid at the beginning of your studies at Imperial if your application is successful. For more information relating regarding Pearson please visit the Pearson website

The Course has a strong policy that all applicants must be interviewed if not rejected. Where this is not possible because of physical constraints, such as country of residency of applicant, a video interview (e.g. Skype) is normally arranged.

For further information please see MSc Environmental Technology in the postgraduate prospectus.


All potential applicants must apply online via the Postgraduate Prospectus

Applicants are required to fill out the personal statement template‌ stating their option choices and reasons for choosing these. Failure to upload this document as part of your application on the student e-service will mean your application will not be fully processed.

For help with your postgraduate online application, or if it is not possible for you to use the online facility please contact Registry Support on +44 (0)20 7594 7260 during office hours (9.30 to 17:00 UK time) to discuss your case.

For additional information please contact our Postgraduate Teaching Office:
tel: + 44 (0) 207 594 9285

The Basil Furneaux Memorial Fund

The Basil Furneaux Memorial Fund aims to provide support for past or present students of the College in need, particularly in relation to the advancement of education in agriculture. The award is open to undergraduates at Imperial College in their final year of study (and those who have completed undergraduate degrees at Imperial College). The value of each award is up to £17,000 contribution towards tuition fees, tenable for the period of masters study. 

For more information, please visit the Fees and Funding page.