Imperial College London guide
Courses and teaching
T he Imperial Faculty of Medicine is one of the largest faculties of medicine in the UK. There are three other faculties at Imperial; Natural Sciences, Business and Humanities and Engineering, where courses include Aeronautics.
All undergraduate degrees at Imperial cost £9,000 yearly, with international fees reaching up to £37,100 annually. Postgraduate studies can be done either part time or full time, with prices ranging between £3,000 to £28,200 per year.
Students are well catered-for on campus, but it is understandable that, with London’s bars and clubs beckoning, many will want to explore. Near to the main South Kensington campus is Harrods, London’s most famous department store, and there are plenty of theatres, sports arenas and shops at students’ disposal in the city.
Imperial has seven campuses in London, the main one of which is based in South Kensington. The others are Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Chelsea and Westminster, Royal Brompton, St Mary’s and the hospitals campus in Harrow.
Imperial College London has a wide range of accommodation within walking distance of the South Kensington campus. Facilities in college rooms range from en suite single rooms to triple bedrooms, and all kitchens are shared. Room prices range from around £98 a week for a space in a triple room and up to £267 per week for a deluxe single room. As Imperial College is based in one of the most expensive areas in London, many students who choose to live outside of halls tend to share accommodation to keep costs down. Expect to pay upwards of £85 per week.
The Central Library at the South Kensington campus houses a large proportion of the taught course materials and offers extensive study space and 24-hour access during the summer examination period.
Ethos, Imperial’s flagship sports centre, provides free use of the pool and gym for students as well as other facilities including a climbing wall, exercise studio, gym, squash courts and sports hall. Across London and beyond, Imperial students can access Imperial’s extensive facilities, including a boat house on the Thames in Putney and a mountain hut in Snowdonia.
Fifteen former members of Imperial staff are Nobel Laureates.