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Imperial College LondonLondon, Kensington and Chelsea View All Courses
NameImperial College London
AddressSouth Kensington Campus,
Kensington and Chelsea,
Tel020 7589 5111
Fax020 7594 8004
Address and LocationThe main Imperial campus is situated in South Kensington - London's Albertopolis', which includes the Natural History Museum and Royal Albert Hall. The college also has lecture halls and classrooms in Paddington, Chelsea and Hammersmith. Outside of the capital, Imperial has facilities in Wye, Kent and Ascot, Berkshire.
Background and HistoryThe foundation of the Wye campus dates back to 1447, while the university medical schools were opened in the mid-nineteenth century. Imperial College in its current form was created in 1907 by the merger of City and Guilds College, the Royal School of Mines and the Royal Science College. Although originally part of the University of London, Imperial became independent in 2007 and now awards its own degrees.
Location and Accessibility
By Rail: All of the university's London campuses are served by the Underground network. National Rail services are available at Paddington and Victoria stations.
By Road: Driving to Imperial is not advisable as the London campuses are within the congestion charging zone and parking is limited. Each site is serviced by buses at all hours of the day and night. If travelling from outside London, Victoria bus station is nearby and has connecting services to South Kensington.
Accessibility: Most Imperial facilities are wheelchair-friendly and accommodation is available for students with disabilities.
What's on OfferBSc, MSc, MEng, MSci, MBA, Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate, MRes, MPhil, PhD, EngD
Entry RequirementsEntrance requirements for all courses are high - typically AAA at A-Level or 38 points for those studying IB.
University AccommodationImperial runs 20 housing facilities across the capital, all within a short walk of the South Kensington campus. The university guarantees accommodation in halls for first-year students
Private AccommodationSurrounding the campuses are some of the most expensive housing areas in the country, so few students stay there in their second and third years. A number of private companies provide halls of residence. These offer flexible terms but can be more expensive than a normal landlord.
Courses and Fees
Academic Strengths and Research ProfileImperial specialises in scientific study and has a world-class reputation for all of its offered subjects. The university boasts the largest medical faculty in the country and the Engineering and Natural Science Departments score highly in international rankings.
Undergraduate courses currently cost £9,000 per year. Fees for international students and postgraduates vary according to course.
Financial Support: A variety of scholarships and means-tested bursaries are available to undergraduates and postgraduates. Check the university website for more details.