Imperial College London has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
This degree is professionally accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. As well as your main Imperial degree, you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the Royal College of Science (ARCS) on completion of this course. Chemistry at Imperial is designed to produce chemists of the highest calibre, who are capable of pursuing a career in the chemical sciences. All of our Chemistry courses are professionally accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and cover modules in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry in all years of study. This degree combines our Single Honours MSci Chemistry degree with modules that focus on the identification, development and production of new drugs. It is ideal for students intending to work in the pharmaceutical and similar industries, and for those interested in biomedical research. Years one and two of all of our chemistry courses follow the same core lecture module content supplemented by two ancillary modules. These modules are not always chemistry modules, and have been chosen to support specific degree programmes. Your study reaches Master’s level in the fourth year. Our wide choice of advanced topics makes it possible for you to follow a broad or specialised programme to suit your individual interests. You will also complete a substantial research project. This degree allows you to gain paid experience of using chemistry in an industrial context. It is one year longer than its standard counterpart to accommodate the year in industry between your third and final year, while still achieving the same comprehensive chemical content. You will be expected to help the Department organise your placement, however help is available. All of our Chemistry courses include a high level of laboratory experience, designed to develop the practical, analytical and theoretical skills required to work in the sector. You will take part in a wide range of laboratory-based activities in the Department, which vary from year two depending on which course you choose. As well as traditional synthetic chemistry labs, you will also be trained in measurement science, analytical chemistry and molecular modelling, helping you gain confidence in applying a large number of different experimental techniques. You will also take part in theoretical and mathematical methods laboratories, workshops and IT laboratories. Years one and two of our Chemistry degrees follow the same core course content, supplemented by optional modules designed to match your chosen course of study. This structure offers you the opportunity to transfer between Chemistry degrees at a later stage providing you have studied the appropriate optional subjects, and as such you should apply to only one degree within the Department of Chemistry. You may need to meet a certain academic standard to be eligible for placements in industry or abroad. If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAA||Must include: A in Chemistry A in Mathematics A Other 3rd subject Preferred 3rd subjects Biology Economics Physics General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||38 points||Must include: 6 in Chemistry at higher level 6 in Mathematics at higher level 6 in a third subject at higher level (Biology, Economics or Physics is preferred)|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, D3||Must include: D3 Chemistry D3 Mathematics|
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
If your UCAS application indicates that you are likely to satisfy our requirements and you live within reasonable travelling distance of the College you will be invited to visit the Department. After a talk by the admissions tutor about the College, the structure of the course and other opportunities available you will experience a lecture given by one of our academics, highlighting the breadth and depth of research being conducted in the department and the way in which undergraduates have contributed to this research. You will have the chance to talk to current undergraduates over lunch and will be taken on a tour of the department and College. Each applicant will be interviewed individually in the afternoon. The interview will comprise a discussion with two academics who will be looking to assess an applicant’s motivation for studying chemistry and their potential for the future. Although the discussion may begin with topics mentioned in the UCAS personal statement, the conversations will likely expand to cover topics that the applicant may not be so familiar with, this enables the panel to observe how an applicant things and how they reason their way through a problem. The interview teams are highly experienced and are able to see through nerves and silly mistakes so you should not worry about answering the questions, there are no trick questions, if an answer seems obvious it might be just that.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B||For pre-2015 test, the College requires grade B overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 185 overall with 176 in all elements/bands|
|IELTS (Academic)||7||Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.5 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.|
|PTE Academic||69||Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 62 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||100||Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 22 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.|
For further information on the College English entry requirements and a full list of accepted tests and grade requirements, please visit the College website URL detailed below.
College English Language Entry Requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£34500||Year 1|