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Imperial College London-South Kensington Campus

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School ID: SU440037
Rank: 7
* QS World Rankings and The World University Rankings 2022
Applied number: 34

Top 7 in the world

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Genera description

Imperial College London, a science-based institution based in the centre of the capital, is regarded as one of the UK’s leading institutions.

The college has around 15,000 students and 8,000 staff, with a focus on four main areas: science, engineering, medicine and business.

The institution has its roots in the vision of Prince Albert to make London’s South Kensington a centre for education, with colleges going alongside the nearby Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and Science Museum.

Imperial was granted its charter in 1907, merging the Royal College of Science, the Royal School of Mines and the City & Guilds College.

The institution boasts 14 Nobel Prize winners, including Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin.

Famous alumni include science fiction author H.G. Wells, Queen guitarist Brian May, former prime minister of India Rajiv Gandhi, former UK chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson, and former chief executive of Singapore Airlines Chew Choon Seng.

The college’s motto is Scientia imperii decus et tutamen, which translates as “Scientific knowledge, the crowning glory and the safeguard of the empire”.

Imperial’s most notable landmark is the Queen's Tower, a remainder of the Imperial Institute, built to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887.

Why choose South Kensington Campus

South Kensington is our main campus and it is here that most undergraduate and postgraduate activity takes place. It's a compact site in the heart of 'Albertopolis' and is home to a huge range of architectural styles from the Edwardian Royal School of Mines building to the ultra-modern Norman Foster-designed Business School. There's plenty of green space too, including a beautiful landscaped square, with our famous Queen's Tower at one end.

Global rankings

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

  • 3rd in Europe
  • 12th in the world

QS World University Rankings 2022

  • 3rd in Europe
  • 7th in the world

Academic Ranking of Top 500 World Universities 2020

  • 6th in Europe
  • 25th in the world

US News Best Global Universities 2021

  • 4th in Europe
  • 20th in the world

UK rankings

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

  • 1st in London
  • 4th in the UK
  • 2nd for graduate prospects
  • University of the Year (Overall)
  • University of the Year (Student Experience)

The Guardian University Guide 2022

  • 2nd in London
  • 7th in UK
  • 1st for graduate employability

The Complete University Guide 2022

  • 2nd in London
  • 5th in the UK

Subject rankings

Financial Times Global MBA Survey 2021 (world)

  • 6th in the UK, 44th in the world

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022 (world)

  • Engineering: 2nd in the UK, 13th in the world
  • Life Sciences: 4th in the UK, 15th in the world
  • Clinical & Health: 2nd in the UK, 3rd in the world
  • Physical Sciences: 3rd in the UK, 11th in the world

Business School

Imperial College Business School programmes are regularly ranked within the top ten in Europe and the world. Rankings for the Imperial College Business School

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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year £ 35,100
Cost of Living/Year £ 11,000
Application Fee £ 0
Estimated Total/Year £ 46,100

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  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Business

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