What are the entry requirements and what qualifications do you accept?

If you intend to apply for a Master's degree the College minimum requirement is a UK Lower Second Class Honours degree. The majority of programmes have higher requirements, usually a minimum of a UK Upper Second Class Honours. Please see the webpage for your chosen course for details. 

For admission to a PhD, MPhil, MD (Res) or EngD research programme the College would normally expect you to hold or achieve a Master's degree, in addition to a Bachelor's degree at UK Upper Second Class Honours Level.

Meeting the academic requirements for your course of interest does not automatically guarantee entry.

While your academic profile is an important factor which admissions tutors use to make their decision, other factors such as suitability for the course, proficiency in English (you will need to have passed a College-approved English test), relevant work experience and references are also important.

International qualifications

You can see the full list of qualifications accepted for postgraduate study at Imperial on our Country Index

The grades listed here are the minimum required for entry to the College and may be higher for your course of interest, due to the demanding and competitive nature of our programmes.

For more detail, please see the entry requirements on our course pages, where you'll also find contact details in case you have further questions about the course or your particular circumstances.


If you have been asked to take a GMAT or GRE test as part of your application or this is part of your offer conditions, you should release your scores to Imperial online. Doing so will allow the relevant Admissions team to verify your results online.

You can also email a copy of your results to the relevant Admissions team.