Chemistry with Research Abroad and a Year in Industry at Imperial College London - UCAS

Imperial College London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (also known as Imperial College London)

Chemistry with Research Abroad and a Year in Industry

Course summary

Enrich your study of core chemistry on this five-year professionally accredited course. Incorporating a year in industry and integrated research year abroad, you'll be taught by world leaders in the field as you explore fundamental chemistry topics. You'll examine aspects of inorganic, organic, physical, analytical, synthetic and computational chemistry, before specialising across a series of advanced topics. An extensive laboratory programme will help develop your practical skills and understanding of experimental measurements and computational models. Through this work, you'll build a broad range of research skills from finding reliable information, to designing an experimental investigation and analysing and communicating the results. During the third year, you'll examine emergent ‘industry 4.0’ approaches and technologies such as rapid prototyping, biohacking and machine learning. Teaching is primarily delivered at our South Kensington campus, with regular opportunities to advance your skills at our state-of-the-art Molecular Sciences Research Hub in White City. A year in industry during your fourth year provides you with an opportunity to gain paid experience of using chemistry in an industrial context. Previous graduates have completed placements with leading industrial partners including GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and AstraZeneca. An extensive research project forms the major component of your final year, spent abroad with one of our partner universities. This work will enable you to enhance your research expertise in a different academic and cultural environment, with all grades counting directly towards your Imperial degree. 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 visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you. Professional accreditation This degree leads to a Master’s level qualification and is professionally accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). This accreditation is internationally respected in an increasingly global industry and graduate market. It will allow you to demonstrate that you’ve completed a high-quality degree programme designed to meet the needs of both students and their future employers. This MSci degree fully satisfies the academic requirements for professional registration as a Chartered Chemist (CChem). Becoming a Chartered Chemist earns you an internationally recognised qualification which can enhance your career prospects and earning potential.


We recommend reviewing our course page for the latest information regarding the curriculum (including core and optional modules) and course structure, as this information may be subject to periodic change.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chemistry, Royal Society of

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements


If assessment of your UCAS application indicates that you are likely to satisfy our requirements, you will be shortlisted for an academic interview as part of our interview programme. We will run interviews in the morning and afternoon (UK time) to accommodate students in different time-zones, and each applicant will be interviewed individually. The interview will comprise a discussion with an experienced academic 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 interviewer to observe how an applicant thinks and how they reason their way through a problem.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedBFor 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)7Score 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 Academic69Score 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)100Score 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.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £41650 Year 1
International £41650 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Sponsorship information

We’re offering up to £5,000 each year through our Imperial Bursary scheme for eligible Home undergraduates. If your household income remains under £70,000 a year, you’ll automatically qualify for every year of your course. Find out more about the Imperial Bursary Scheme on our website.

Chemistry with Research Abroad and a Year in Industry at Imperial College London - UCAS