Queen Mary University
Fall/Spring Semester Program
With 7 million inhabitants from all over the world, and 300 hundred languages, London is one of the greatest global cities, and being a student here means that you are right at the centre of things, right as they happen. Whether you are a culture-vulture or into sport, nightlife, parks and open spaces, shopping or eating out you will find it on your doorstep.
The East End, London: The Mile End campus is a distinguishing feature of the College and is a pleasant surprise for visitors. It is a peaceful, secure and friendly environment only a few yards from the bustle of Mile End Road, with landscaped squares and a host of facilities together on one site: cafés, bars and restaurants, the Students' Union, canal-side accommodation in our Student Village, bank and bookshop.
Queen Mary is one of the largest colleges of the internationally recognised University of London. Queen Mary was founded in 1887 as the People's Palace and was admitted to the University of London in 1915. QMUL currently has over 13,000 students, 20 per cent of whom are from overseas. This makes for a truly cosmopolitan environment that is welcoming to students from all over the world. Queen Mary's 2,800 staff deliver world class degree programmes and research across a wide range of subjects in Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, in Medicine and Dentistry and in Science and Engineering. For more information please click here.
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QMUL Pre-Approved Course Equivalencies NOTE: Core curriculum designations on this list pertain to OLD core only.
Academic Program and Choosing Modules (Courses) - This is the book of modules (courses) offered at Queen Mary. The new book of modules for the coming academic year will be released in April. For information on fall course availability, please refer to the current handbook for an idea of what will be offered in the fall.
QMUL grade conversion guide
1) YOU CAN ONLY TAKE CLASSES THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO ASSOCIATE (STUDY ABROAD) STUDENTS. Be sure to confirm in the above course module link that the courses you plan to take are labeled YES in the "Associates" column.
2) Be sure to confirm that the courses you hope to take are offered in the correct semester. 1 = Fall, 2 = Spring
3) If you find a course in the Queen Mary book of modules that has not yet been approved for USD credit, email Justin Berens the title of the course to have it evaluated.
4) Course at Queen Mary are generally 4 units each. Students can take no more than 4 courses at 4 units each for a total of 16 units.
Students will be directly enrolled in courses with local students, as well as other international students. Most courses will have two components: a lecture with 60-200 students, and then breakout tutorial sections with 20-30 students.
The academic facilities are housed in pleasantly architecturally-diverse buildings, ranging from the Victorian Queens' Building to the modern, award-winning Informatics Teaching Laboratory and a striking new building that houses an integrated Learning Resource Centre alongside state-of-the-art laboratories.
Students pay housing fees directly to Queen Mary. QMUL is campus-based, right in the heart of things, just 15 minutes away from central London. The only college of the University of London to offer a fully integrated campus in central London, so you can live, study and socialise all in one place. Queen Mary, University of London currently has 1950 bedroom places in mixed sex self-catering residences on or near the Mile End Campus.
Living in Queen Mary accommodation has many advantages and living in a student community can be an important part of experiencing University life. A dedicated team of residences staff, wardens and stewards are responsible for the general welfare of their residents and ensure that the residences are clean, comfortable and have a sense of community to promote an active academic and social life.
All accommodation on campus is in modern, self-catered flats. All rooms are single and most have ensuite (private) bathroom facilities. Typically rooms are grouped in flats for between 4 and 11 students with shared kitchen facilities.
All rooms are carpeted, equipped with a single bed, wash basin, wardrobe, fridge, bookshelves, desk, chair, desklamp and storage space, data points for (free) internet connections. Shared Kitchens are equipped with refrigerators/freezers, cookers, storage cupboards, food preparation and dining areas.
All Queen Mary housing is fully integrated so you will be sharing with other students both from the UK and other countries around the world. All accommodation is centrally heated and fees are inclusive of all heating and electricity charges.
Over the last decade, more than £100 million has been invested in building and refurbishment programmes providing many specially designed and attractive facilities for both academic study and recreational use. A comprehensive Student Village around a 'village green' and incorporating cafes, shops and other facilities has been built next to the existing waterside campus student residences.
For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost link in the box at the top of this webpage.
Students who hold a US passport DO NOT need a visa to study at Queen Mary University for one semester. Students holding a passport from a country other than the US should visit the UK Embassy Visa and Immigration page to determine whether a visa is required.
EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Click HERE to visit the Queen Mary webpage for social and cultural life on campus.
Volunteering at Queen Mary-
QMSU Volunteering is the student community volunteering service at Queen Mary. We source and create volunteering opportunities for students to get involved in and support students volunteering in the local community. By partnering with a range of different charities, non-profit organisations and statutory bodies in Tower Hamlets and across London, QMSU Volunteering offer volunteering opportunities which are guaranteed to be fun, flexible and challenging. Our service is open to all QMUL Students, undergraduate, postgraduate, study abroad, international students and even alumni. There can be some confusion about VISA requirements to volunteer in the U.K., but you are able to volunteer whilst you at Queen Mary due to the distinctions made between unpaid work, work experience and volunteering.
5 reasons why you should get involved:
Something new- We understand that your courses at home often incorporate an element of community/social engagement and there are lots of extra-curricular programmes you can choose to participate in. By volunteering when you get to Queen Mary, you can continue this interest/passion/learning in the U.K.
Something for everyone- We have hundreds of different opportunities open to you when you arrive in London, ranging from one-day projects, to student-led volunteering groups and regular placements. There’s something for all interests, time commitments and locations.
Explore London- Volunteering is a great way to explore London and the community you are living in in a different way, and you get to meet lots of new students and local people too.
It’s free!- QMSU Volunteering believes that students should not be left out-of-pocket for volunteering and giving something back to the community. We reimburse students for all travel expenses incurred, as well as lunch costs if you are volunteering all day.
Get recognition- We offer QM students a comprehensive reward and recognition system for volunteering in the community. You log how many hours you are completing as you go, and work towards a Bronze (25), Silver (50) and Gold (100) Award Certificate to recognise your efforts and achievements.
How to get involved:
Website: Once you have a Queen Mary account, visit www.qmsu.org/volunteering to register as a volunteer, browse and sign up for opportunities.
Get in touch:
Visit us when you arrive: We are based in the Students’ Union Hub, behind the library.
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