Associate of the Royal College of Science

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The Associateship of the Royal College of Science (ARCS) is a degree-equivalent award presented by Imperial College London to students who excel in an undergraduate course of study in Science. 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 ARCS is still awarded to graduates today.[1]

Persons awarded the associateship are entitled to use the post-nominal letters ARCS in addition to their standard designated degree post-nominals.[2]

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  1. ^ "Imperial College Awards". Imperial College London. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  2. ^ The Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations. Oxford University Press. 1998. p. 38. Retrieved 18 February 2016.