Application and Entry Requirements
Typical offer range
As a guide, here are the typical offers made in 2016 to at least 85% of applicants studying A-levels:
Three A-level offer: A*AA–A*A*A*
Four A-level offer: A*A*AA
Subject and grade requirements
We normally expect applicants for 2018 entry to meet the following grade requirements in these subjects:
- A* in Chemistry and/or Mathematics
General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
The Department is committed to widening participation of under-represented groups and supporting them in accessing higher education. All applications are reviewed in their entirety and on a case by case basis, A-level predicted grades are not the sole factor we look for in assessing future potential.
We require an overall minimum score of 38 points, including 7 in Higher Level Chemistry and 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.
Contact admissions (details on the left).
English Language Requirements
All candidates must have a minimum English language qualification of at least grade B at GCSE or other equivalent qualification.
For details of acceptable English language qualifications, and the minimum grades required by the College, please see the English language requirements for undergraduate applicants.
Should I apply for more than one course?
We recommend applying for only one of our chemistry degree courses. There are no individual quotas for each course and our entry criteria are the same. In addition it is easy to swap between the chemistry degree courses at a later date
Is it easy to change between the Chemistry courses offered?
Yes. Years one and two of all programmes follow the same core course content supplemented by two ancillary modules that are designed for specific degree programmes. This structure allows many of our students the opportunity to transfer to a different degree programme at a later stage providing they have studied the appropriate ancillary subjects in years one and two.
Are entry requirements different for BSc and MSci courses?
The minimum entry requirements for all our courses are equivalent and are currently a minimum of AAA at A-level including Maths and Chemistry. The third A-level is specified by us in your offer and is dependent upon the A-level subjects you are studying and the course applied for (see [put in link here to individual course info])
What do you look for in an application?
Your predicted grades should meet our entry requirements and your personal statement should convey an enthusiasm and commitment towards studying Chemistry at University.
Will I be required to attend an interview?
We require all students currently resident or studying within the UK and Europe to attend an interview day at Imperial College. In addition to a 30 minute interview there will be a tour of the department, informative talks on studying at Imperial College including a question and answer session, and the opportunity to meet and talk to current undergraduate students informally over lunch.