Associateships of Imperial College London
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byImperial College London
EligibilityImperial College undergraduate students
Reward(s)Honorific post-nominals
StatusCurrently awarded

The Associateships of Imperial College London include the bachelor degree–equivalent awards the Associate of the Royal College of Science, the Associate of the City and Guilds of London Institute, the Associate of the Royal School of Mines, and the Associate of Imperial College School of Medicine, presented to undergraduates of Imperial College London who complete their studies at the relevant faculty. The Royal College of Science, and its sister institutions the Royal School of Mines and the City and Guilds College, were the original institutions that merged to form the Imperial College of Science and Technology, later Imperial College London, but were wholly absorbed into the College as part of the 2002 reshuffle that replaced the former colleges with faculties. However, the associateships are still awarded to graduates today.[1]

Persons awarded one of the associateships are entitled to use the post-nominal letters ARCS, ACGI, ARSM, or AICSM respectively in addition to their standard designated degree post-nominals.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "About our degrees". Imperial College London. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  2. ^ The Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations. Oxford University Press. 1998. pp. 9, 38, 39. ISBN 978-0-19-280073-2. Retrieved 18 February 2016.