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An ultimate guide to UK based universities (Part 2) – Imperial College London

Did you know that “Imperial College London boasts 14 Nobel Prize winners, including Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin.’

Imperial College London is a Science-based institution regarded as one of the UK’s leading institutions. It is fairly known for its leadership in engineering and natural sciences, as well as having a prestigious business school and one of the UK’s largest medical faculties. Imperial College London for sure has a strong global appeal and it can easily be seen in accordance with the high percentage of international students studying in it. Its Union provides a wide variety of extracurricular activities with over 340 clubs and societies – The main campus is in South Kensington, which is a beautiful area within easy reach of the best of London’s museums, parks, shopping complexes, nightlife and what not!

Subjects offered at Imperial College London –

-Life sciences 

Biological Sciences

-Engineering & technology

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

General Engineering

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

-Physical sciences


Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences

Mathematics & Statistics

Physics & Astronomy

Computer Science

Social sciences

Clinical, pre-clinical & health, Medicine & Dentistry.

Famous Alumni – H.G. Wells, Queen guitarist Brian May, Rajiv Gandhi, Sir Liam Donaldson, Chew Choon Seng, Cyrus Mistry and so on. Also, The college’s motto is Scientia imperii decus et tutamen, which translates as “Scientific knowledge, the crowning glory and the safeguard of the empire”.

Reason behind why it is a world-leading university is, it’s reputation for excellence in teaching and research attracts students and staff of the highest international quality. It has over 16, 000 students and 8, 000 staff, with a focus on four main areas: Science, Engineering, Medicine and Business.

Imperial leaves no stones unturned when it comes to having the finest faculty in college. Researchers at Imperial work across disciplines to improve global health, tackle climate change, develop sustainable energy technology and address security challenges. This blend of academic excellence and its real-world application feeds into Imperial’s exceptional learning environment, where students participate in research to push the limits of their degrees.

                                                            Concentration in terms of Student diversity –

Number of students – Over Sixteen thousand

Postgraduate            Undergraduate

43%                            57%

Number of International students

8, 746

Postgraduate            Undergraduate

53%                            47%

So, students looking for top universities in London will encounter a range of options as vibrant and varied as the city itself. But after Oxford, Imperial College has been the most favourable choice if you want a specialist or multidisciplinary institution, central or more suburban surroundings, or the option to combine a flexible study schedule with your career, your chances of finding a good match in the UK capital are high.

Also, if you are seeking personalized guidance regarding admissions in abroad, then seek help from Stoodnt. We help students in achieving their Study Abroad dream and provide career guidance suiting their needs and requirements – Just to make sure that they get their bang for the buck.

Author: Rohit Kapur


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