Imperial College London

Course Introduction

**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.

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.

This degree allows you to gain paid experience of using chemistry in an industrial context by undertaking a year in industry between your third and final year. You will be expected to help the Department organise your placement, however help is available.

The research abroad opportunity in your final year gives you the chance to carry out your final-year research project and some of your final-year optional chemistry modules at one of our partner universities abroad.

If you choose to study in Europe, operating in another language, you will also receive support to develop fluency in that language, preparing you for careers overseas. We currently have partnership agreements with the following universities:


- École Polytechnique, Palaiseau

- École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris

- École Normale Supérieure, Paris


- Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU Munich), München

- Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover

- Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

- Philipps-Universität Marburg

**The Netherlands**

- Universiteit Leiden


- Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


- Universitat de Barcelona

- Universitat de València (Estudi General)


- Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

- Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich)


- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

- Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

Normally students who achieve an average second year mark of at least 65% and achieve at least 40% in the module Chemistry Coursework 3 for Linguists, will be eligible for the year abroad. Students spending their year abroad at a non-English-speaking institution will also need to pass the relevant language module. Students also taking a Year in Industry will need to achieve a mark of at least 50% in their Year in Industry report.

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.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon) Other Fees

Qualifications required:

  • 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/bandsIELTS (Academic)7.0Score 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 Academic69.0Score 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)100.0Score 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.