A student in the  Barber Chemistry teaching laboratory

We’re consistently ranked among the top five UK universities and among the top ten in the world, making an Imperial degree highly valued by employers around the globe. Study with us and you’ll also benefit from our world-leading facilities and expert teaching and research.

League tables

Global rankings

UK rankings

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

  • 5th in the UK
  • 1st for graduate prospects
  • 1st for research quality

The Guardian University Guide 2023

  • 2nd in London
  • 5th in the UK

The Complete University Guide 2023

  • 2nd in London
  • 5th in the UK

National Student Survey 2022

  • 2nd in the Russell Group overall
  • 1st in the Russell Group in London

Subject rankings

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022 (world)

  • Computer Science: 3rd in the UK, 11th in the world
  • Clinical and Health: 3rd in the UK, 4th in the world
  • Engineering: 3rd in the UK, 13th in the world
  • Life Sciences: 3rd in the UK, 15th in the world
  • Physical Sciences: 3rd in the UK, 13th in the world
  • Medicine: 4th
  • Natural sciences/Life sciences:
    • Biology: 8th
    • Chemistry: 8th
    • Mathematics: 3rd
    • Physics: 17th
  • Engineering
    • Aerospace Engineering: 1st
    • Chemical engineering: 2nd
    • Civil Engineering: 1st
    • Computer Sciences & Information Systems: 4th
    • Electrical & Electronic engineering: 3rd
    • Earth & Marine Sciences: 3rd
    • General Engineering: 4th
    • Mechanical Engineering: 1st