Imperial College London year in industry

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Imperial College London year in industry

Year in industry placements

The Internship & Placement Unit uses ‘placement’ to describe a period of time spent away from College in industry that counts towards your degree classification. We see them as different to ‘internships’ which are not part of your course. Placements are a great way to get experience. They tend to be for a longer time period than a summer internship and provide an opportunity for you to get more involved in the work of your host organisation. You should be given projects to complete, similar to that of a graduate in their first year of work. The work should be related to your course. You may even return to College with a graduate job offer!


At Imperial various departments offer industrial placements. The length of the placement varies depending on your course. Some are 12 – 16 weeks, six months or a full ‘Year in Industry’. If your department offers a year in industry, you will need to be registered on the appropriate degree title e.g. ‘Chemistry with a Year in Industry’. It is at your Department’s discretion whether you can take the year in industry option so talk to the member of staff responsible for placements in your department if you are not registered on the correct degree title.

Some Year Abroad placements may include an internship and there are also degrees that include Research Abroad. A full list of these options can be found on the Registry webpage.

Imperial College London year in industry

Year in Industry

Government funding

If you are a Home undergraduate student who is undertaking a year in industry as part of your course you are eligible for partial funding from your government authority.  For more information contact your funding authority directly.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fee information for your year in industry can be found on the fees page 2016-17.

Imperial Bursary

Imperial Bursaries are awarded to Home students based on household income assessments carried out by relevant government funding bodies. For more information please visit the Imperial Bursary webpage.