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.


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.