Chemistry students in the lab

Key facts

Total expected intake

160 (2021 entry)

Applications : Admissions ratio

6 : 1 (based on 2019 entry data)

About the Department

Chemistry at Imperial includes extensive experience of practical chemistry through a wide range of laboratory based activities.

This is supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our main base in South Kensington, and in the Molecular Sciences Research Hub at our brand new White City Campus. Final-year undergraduate projects and some third- and fourth-year lectures will take place at White City. A free return shuttle bus service is available from our South Kensington Campus.

Our wide choice of courses means you have a high level of flexibility to follow your own interests and career goals through opportunities including overseas study, a year in industry or research, and combined studies in languages or in Imperial College Business School.


Three-year course (180 ECTS):

Four-year courses (240 ECTS):

Four-year language courses (240 ECTS):

Five-year courses (300 ECTS):

Due to the structure of the programme, it is possible to transfer between the different degree codings once at College, subject to the relevant approval. Additional entry requirements may also apply, such as proficiency in a relevant modern language for study abroad. Thus students should only apply to one degree course within the Department; there is no advantage in applying to more than one.

If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa. Please visit our International Student Support webpage for further information.