About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the only UK university to focus entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business. Our international reputation for excellence in teaching and research sees us consistently rated in the top 10 universities worldwide.

A Brief History

The history of Imperial College London can be traced back to the founding of the Royal College of Chemistry in 1845 in London, with some ancestral medical schools dating back to 1823. The college was formed in 1907 out of the Royal Colleges in South Kensington, and throughout the 20th century became central to the national strategy for technical education and research.

General Information

Imperial College Academics are structured around the following faculties: Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Natural Sciences, and Imperial College Business School.


Six popular courses


Imperial's Faculty of Engineering is unique in the UK in supporting world class education and fundamental research across the full range of engineering disciplines Imperial provides the students with an outstanding engineering education, that brings together cutting edge researchers, exceptional teachers and state-of-the-art facilities in inspiring physical and virtual environments. There are 10 academic departments located in South Kensingtion, ranging from Aeronautics, Chemical Engineering to Bioengineering


The Faculty of Medicine is at the forefront of taking biomedical discoveries and translating them into the clinic - to the benefit of local patients and worldwide populations.The students benefit from a close connections with healthcare partners and multidisciplinary collaborations with the College's Faculties of Engineering, Natural Sciences and the Imperial College Business School.

Biological Sciences

Imperial’s Department of Life Sciences comprises one of the largest most renowned life science groups in Europe, providing students a broad study programme, including areas like entrepreneurship and commercialising technology. The faculty is also involved in major cross-College initiatives, offering you the flexibility to start following your own career path, whether by studying overseas, taking a year in industry or research, or studying management or a language as part of your course


At imperial, you will find one of the leading chemistry departments in the UK. Chemistry at Imperial is all about training you to become an expert in your field through problem-solving and hands-on practical experience. With state-of-the-art facilities at our main base in South Kensington and at the Molecular Sciences Research Hub at our White City Campus. All of our Chemistry courses also include a high level of laboratory experience, designed to develop the practical, analytical and theoretical skills required to work in the sector.


Physics at Imperial covers a broad range of topics in both fundamental and applied physics. All of the physics courses follow the same core curriculum for the first two years. This gives students a good grounding in physics, mathematics and experimental methods, and prepares you for advanced study in later years. Students will also take laboratory classes to equip you with a wide range of skills such as using apparatus, conducting experiments, interpreting data, and presenting your results.

Economic, Finance, and Data Science

Imperial College London offers a cutting-edge program in Economics, Finance, and Data Science, providing students with a dynamic blend of economic theory, financial analysis, and data-driven decision-making skills. This interdisciplinary program equips graduates with a strong foundation in economics, coupled with advanced quantitative and data analytics expertise. Renowned faculty and access to industry connections ensure students receive a top-notch education.