Imperial College London

London  United Kingdom

Welcome to Imperial College London, the world–leading university for science, technology, engineering, medicine and business (STEMB). We were founded in 1907 with a mission ‘To be useful’, but we know that before anyone can usefully change something, they first need to understand it. That’s what we do here: We use science to try to understand more of the universe and improve the lives of the people in it. Our place in rankings and league tables reflects the dedication of our community to create the best possible educational and research environment where students and staff can thrive. Imperial is consistently recognised as a top global research university and we are currently ranked 2nd in the World in the QS World University Rankings 2025.

Why study at Imperial College London?

We are the only London Russell Group university currently rated Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2023).

London is a city where industry, policy, art, and global cultures all converge. Imperial is at the centre – a global hub in a global city.

We are number one for graduate prospects (The Guardian University Guide 2024) and so an Imperial degree is highly valued by employers across the globe.

11,068 (2022-23)

postgraduate students




ranked in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2025

London  United Kingdom

main campus

Computer Science (8) Biological Sciences (4) Medicine (26) Materials Science (24) Engineering (12) Chemistry (6) Nursing & Health (27) Physics (29) Environmental Sciences (13) Geology (18) Business & Management (5) Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Mathematics (25) Economics (10) Finance (14) Communication & Media Studies (7) Creative Arts & Design (9)

About Imperial College London

Interdisciplinary teaching is one of Imperial's greatest strengths. It's not unusual to find staff and students from different departments and disciplines working together on research and innovations that are helping to navigate some of the world’s toughest challenges in global health, climate change, AI, business leadership and more.

Our current rankings include:

  • 1st for graduate prospects (The Guardian University Guide 2024)
  • University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.
  • 8th in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024
  • 5th in the UK in the Complete University Guide Rankings 2025

Our Master’s courses

Enhance your employability and transform your career prospects with a postgraduate degree at Imperial. Choose from more than 200 full-time, part-time and online postgraduate taught and research courses.

Our full-time Master's courses typically last 12 months. As a significant step up from an undergraduate degree, studying a Master's course is a chance to gain advanced knowledge and expertise from our world-leading academic teaching staff.

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If you choose to enrol at Imperial, you’ll be welcomed into a community where you can truly be yourself, find your people and pursue your passion. As an Imperial student, you’ll automatically be part of the Imperial College Union, a 20,000 strong community of current students and future leaders.

If you're an international student, our International Student Support team offers specialist advice about everything from visas, moving to the UK, and social activities to help you feel at home in our Imperial community.

The Graduate School at Imperial offers a free professional development programme to enhance your skills. It includes a wide range of courses tailored to your level of study, covering topics like public speaking and presenting research.

Innovation and entrepreneurship are a big part of the Imperial experience, so you don't need to wait until after graduation to pursue your ideas. From Imperial Enterprise Lab, our dedicated entrepreneurship support service, to the Imperial Advanced Hackspace, we have everything you need to take an idea from the drawing board to making real-world impact.

Imperial students are always in high demand from employers and we’re here to help you prepare for the next step of your career. From your first day at Imperial, you'll have access to a huge range of resources and events focused on enhancing your career.

You can apply online for postgraduate study at Imperial directly through our My Imperial site. There’s also lots of helpful information and guidance about the application process on our Study website.

The minimum entry requirement for our Master’s courses is a UK Lower Second-Class Honours degree, although many courses have higher requirements. You can find the entry requirements for all our courses on our Study website.

We offer a range of scholarships for Master's students. Unlike loans, you don't need to pay scholarships back. Our online search tool can help you find relevant scholarships and check your eligibility.

To study at your best, it's important you feel at home. Our Student Accommodation Office provides loads of advice and support for to help you find a place to live and settle in. Most postgraduate students at Imperial choose to rent in private house or flatshares, or find a place in private halls like GradPad.Visit our website for more information.

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