Imperial College London zoology degree

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Imperial College London zoology degree

Imperial College London is one of the foremost centres for both teaching and research in the Life Sciences in Britain. Its Biological Sciences teaching was graded ‘excellent’ by the Quality Assurance Agency and it received 5* ranking – the highest possible – in the most recent national Research Assessment Exercise.

About the Department

Imperial’s Department of Life Sciences comprises one of the largest life science groups in Europe.

We embrace the full breadth of modern life science activity, and our internationally leading research programme is grouped around themes that currently include molecular mechanisms of disease, evolutionary biology, infection and immunity, plant biology and microbiology, as well as both systems and synthetic biology.

We are also involved in major cross-College initiatives in bioenergy, synthetic biology, infectious disease and climate change, and have cross-institution links with the Francis Crick Institute, the Natural History Museum, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and the Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron science facility.

Our outstanding facilities for teaching and research include a state-of-the-art biological imaging centre, a flow cytometry centre, stem cell culture rooms, pathogen manipulation suites, and world class equipment for biological mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance and x-ray crystallography.

Our partnerships with industry, other institutions overseas, and other departments at Imperial mean that we are able to offer many opportunities for overseas study, a year in industry or research, and interdisciplinary studies such as management or learning a language as part of your degree.

Imperial College London zoology degree

Entry requirements

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis – see selection process below.

For advice on the requirements for the qualifications listed here please contact the Department (see Contact us).

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. If the requirements for your qualifications are not listed here, please see our academic requirements by country page for guidance on which qualifications we accept.


Typical offer range

As a guide, the typical offer made in 2016 to at least 85% of applicants studying A-levels was AAA.

Subject and grade requirements (2018 entry)

We expect applicants for 2018 entry to meet the following grade requirements in these subjects:

  • A in Biology
  • A in Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Practical endorsement (practical science assessment)

If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer.