Programs : Brochure
- Locations: London, United Kingdom
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
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You may enroll in any course as long as you meet prerequisites and places are available. English majors are encouraged to go in the fall semester, as there are more courses available. Non-English majors wishing to take English classes (either semester) may take only 100-level classes. Queen Mary offers no courses in sociology, music, education or fine arts. Check the online catalog for specifics.
Semesters 1, 3, and 5 are the fall semesters for years 1, 2, and 3 respectively. Semesters 2, 4, and 6 are the spring semesters of years 1, 2, and 3.
The normal course load is four Queen Mary "modules" per semester, each weighted at 15 Queen Mary credits. You must register for a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 modules. The chart below shows how Queen Mary credits convert to Richmond units:
Queen Mary credits Richmond units one 15-credit module 1.2 unit three 15-credit modules 3.6 units four 15-credit modules 4.8 units
Be aware that there are a small number of modules that are worth 30 Queen Mary credits each, equivalent to 2.4 UR units.
Please see this page on the website of the Office of the Registrar for an explanation of how academic credit earned abroad is transferred to UR.
The only subjects for which you can pre-register are biology, English, history and politics. You should be cautious in noting your course selection on your Queen Mary application because changes will not be allowed upon arrival to London. If any of the pre-registered courses are not offered, you will be offered a place in a related course.
Queen Mary modules listed as Level 4 are typically taken by first-year students in the three-year British university system. Level 5 modules are usually meant for students in their second year of study. Level 6 modules are for students in their final year of university and/or honors students.
QM letter grade QM percentage US equivalent A 75-100 A+ A 70-74 A B 66-69 A- B 63-65 B+ B 60-62 B C 55-59 B- C 50-54 C+ D 45-49 C E 42-44 C- (no UR credit awarded) E 40-41 D (no UR credit awarded) F 0-39 Fail (no UR credit awarded)
Queen Mary offers many opportunities for students to be involved with the local community. Please click here or here for details.
An increasing number of US students are choosing to do graduate degrees in the UK because they are shorter (most Masters programs in England are one year, not two) and less expensive than in the US. If you have been a study abroad participant at Queen Mary, you are eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are later accepted to one of their Masters programs. Click here for details.
Students taking part in the Queen Mary program are required to live in housing that is affiliated with the program. Students may not take part in this program if they obtain housing of another kind.
Queen Mary guarantees on-campus housing to students who apply by their stated deadline. The residence halls accommodate both domestic and international students. All halls are self-catering, meaning they are equipped with kitchens, enabling students to prepare their own meals. Once you have signed up for a residence hall, it is difficult to change or cancel your request. If you decide to move out or change residences, you will be responsible for the rent until the room is let to another individual.
Click here for the University's accommodations site.
Click here for Dates and Costs for Queen Mary.
Click here to read about scholarships for study abroad.
Since Queen Mary is affiliated with the British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX), students approved to study there are eligible to apply for the BUTEX North American Scholarship.
NOTE: Travel allowances, reimbursements, health insurance premiums and other payments above tuition costs paid by Richmond on behalf of its semester and year abroad students are available only to Richmond degree-seeking students accepted to participate on UR-affiliated abroad programs.
Citizens of the US and some other countries who study abroad for one semester may enter the UK with either Short-Term Student status or a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa.
You must obtain a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa if any of these conditions apply:
If both options are open to you, the OIE encourages you choose Short-Term Student Status.
- You will study in the UK for more than one semester
- The British government always requires citizens of your home country to have a visa to study in the UK
- You need to have a part-time job while on study abroad in the UK
- You will do an internship (paid or unpaid) in the UK
- It is likely that you will extend your stay in the UK beyond one semester
Citizens of the UK, or of another country that is a member of the European Union (EU), or of the Economic Area (EEA), or of Switzerland, do not need a visa to study in the UK.
For More Information
For additional information about this program, contact Chris Klein in the Office of International Education.