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University Study in the United Kingdom: Queen Mary University of London

  1. Program Details

    Live and study at London's only completely integrated residential campus, located in the creative and culturally diverse East End. Explore the largest city in Europe while taking coursework at one of England's best universities.

    Location London, United Kingdom
    Term Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Session
    Housing Dormitory
    Credit Type Resident Credit
    Sponsor Learning Abroad Center

    Program Eligibility

    GPA 3.0 (strict). Students below this mark should explore other options.
    Student Type UofM Students
    Student Year Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    Language No language prerequisite
  2. About University Study in the United Kingdom: Queen Mary University of London

    London is one of the world's truly international cities and dominates British life as the center for government, law, business, finance, the arts, and popular culture. For its inhabitants and visitors, London offers unrivaled cultural and social opportunities.

    Queen Mary's student population is representative of the cultural diversity found in London's East End—almost half of Queen Mary's 17,000 students hail from countries other than the UK. Off the tourist track but with easy access to the rest of the city, the East End allows you to become a part of a modern representation of the international community that now makes up the city.

    Housing & Meals

    You will live in single rooms with shared kitchen facilities in on-campus residence halls. Choose between a standard room (single room with a sink) or an en-suite room (single room with private bath). You will share a floor with six to ten other British and international students. There is no meal plan; you will generally prepare meals in the residence halls or eat at local restaurants. There is a difference in cost between standard and en-suite housing; refer to the budget estimate and Queen Mary's Accommodations page for further details.


    Queen Mary has an active social life, and visiting students are encouraged to further integrate into campus life joining one of several student clubs and organizations. Queen Mary's student union is ranked one of the best in London, and the International Office provides several optional excursions specifically for visiting students. 

    Learning Outcomes

    Students studying at Queen Mary University of London will:

    • augment their cross-cultural understanding through interaction with British and international students and community members;
    • gain appreciation of the academic culture of the UK and differences between the British and US educational systems through direct enrollment;
    • gain awareness and appreciation of British culture through dorm-style placements with British students, as well as access to a wide range of student organizations and clubs;
    • become more self-reliant through the experience of obtaining enrollment, housing, catering, and transportation independently;
    • become more effective at navigating differences by spending four to ten months of full integration in a foreign academic, cultural, and political climate;
    • and experience British and international perspectives on academic disciplines through direct enrollment at the British host university.

    Faculty & Staff

    Faculty are well known for teaching excellence and student concern. Most are experts in their field and many have international experience. Queen Mary became a member of the UK's prestigious Russell Group – reserved for only the top British universities – in 2012. 

    About the Learning Abroad Center

    Learning Abroad Center programs are:

    • Affordable: our programs are cost effective.
    • Academically strong: many programs have strong University of Minnesota departmental support and offer pre-approved courses for many majors.
    • Culturally rich: regardless of the program you choose, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture.
    • Expertly managed: our staff in Minnesota and abroad are trained professionals and are always available to answer your questions from extensive pre-departure advising and online orientations to reentry programming. Your safety and well-being are paramount, and we work hard to ensure you have a rewarding and safe experience abroad.
  3. Program Structure

    Program Type Host University Study
    Program Level 3000 level courses

    16–17 credits per semester, 32-33 credits per Academic Year

    One semester includes a minimum of 16 credits at Queen Mary (typically four modules). 



    Grade & Credit Conversion Scale

    The minimum semester requirement is 60 credit units (equivalent to 16 University of Minnesota credits). Most classes (modules) carry 15 units, meaning a typical semester will include 4 classes.

    For more information including dates, immigration, housing, and more, visit Queen Mary's study abroad page.

    Summer Courses

    Queen Mary offers a broad range of summer courses available to international students. 

    For more detailed course information, dates, fees, and other information visit Queen Mary's Summer School website.


    Queen Mary offers credit-bearing internships in a variety of fields, including advertising; arts; business operations; film & television; accounting and entrepreneurship; hospitality; journalism; law; politics (including Parliament); marketing; non-governmental organizations; psychology; public relations; and theatre. Internships carry 4 UMN credits and take the place of one semester academic module. More information is available on Queen Mary's website.  

    Major Advising Pages

    Queen Mary offers coursework that has been identified as a strong curricular match for the following UofM degree programs and student populations:

    Student Populations


    Global Identity

    Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your international experience and apply what you've learned upon your return.  Global Identity gives you the opportunity to work individually with a trained cultural mentor, helping you articulate your newly acquired skills and differentiating you from your peers.

    This course is offered at no additional cost on this program. The Learning Abroad Center will email out registration instructions, or you may contact a program team member.

    Syllabus for Global Identity (PDF)

  4. Queen Mary, University of London Summer School


    The Queen Mary, University of London Summer School offers a broad range of summer courses available to international students. To review course options, click the link below:


    Students have the option to take one course during each summer program session. Students are welcome to participate in one session, or both. Each course is worth 4 University of Minnesota credits. 

    Session I:  1 July to 19 July 2019

    Artistic Rebellion in London and Paris

    British Horror and Fantasy Cinema from Dracula to Harry Potter

    Chinese Language and Culture Level 1

    Migration and Urban Change in London and Paris

    Issues and Debates in International Relations

    Introduction to International Law

    Introduction to Particle Physics

    Session II: 22 July to 9 August 2019

    Global Shakespeare

    International Business

    Chemistry for Today and Tomorrow: From Bench to Market

    London in Modern European Literature, Fine Art and Film

    London Preformance Past and Present

    Practical Machine Learning

    State Crime: Government Violence and Corruption

    The Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, Cosmotology, and Data Science

    Timewalkers: Early Humans, Stone Tools and Environmental Chance

    Chinese Langauge and Culture Level 2

    Live in on-campus housing with other program participants and join in on many of the optional social and cultural events that are offered through the Social Programme. 

    For more detailed course information, visit Queen Mary's Summer School website.





    • Dates & Deadlines

      Submit the online application and complete the assigned application checklist according to the appropriate deadline:

      Term Program Dates Application Deadline
      Summer 2019 Session 1 Jul 1, 2019  –  Jul 19, 2019 May 1, 2019
      Summer 2019 Session 2 Jul 22, 2019  –  Aug 9, 2019 May 1, 2019
      Summer 2019 Sessions 1&2 Jul 1, 2019  –  Aug 9, 2019 May 1, 2019
      Fall semester 2019 Mid-September - mid-December Apr 15, 2019
      Academic Year 2019-2020 Mid-September 2019 - early June 2020 Apr 15, 2019
      Spring semester 2020 Mid-January - late May Oct 1, 2019

      *This posted application deadline is for the Learning Abroad Center Application only. The application deadline for the host university will fall a few weeks after the Learning Abroad Center deadline. 

      NOTE: Spaces at Queen Mary are becoming limited during the Spring semester. Applications for Spring should be completed before the deadline if possible.  Late applications will typically not be considered.  

      *Applications after this deadline may be considered. Contact Eric Leinen at lein0032@umn.edu to inquire.
      **If the deadline falls on a weekend, submit your materials on the following business day.

      Orientation Dates & Locations

      Orientation will be conducted in two parts: an online orientation, which is mandatory for all students, and an in-person, program-specific session. You will receive more information about the online orientation via email. Failure to complete the online orientation will impact your ability to go abroad.

      See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately one week prior to the in-person session.

      Term Abroad Date/Time Location
      TBD Monday, August 20, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
    • Fees for University Study in the United Kingdom: Queen Mary University of London

      Fall 2019

      Academic Year 2019-20

      Spring 2020

      The Total Program Fee reflects the host university’s international tuition rate converted into US dollars, plus the Learning Abroad Center’s APAAC ($1950 one semester / $2950 for Academic Year) and required UofM international health insurance.

      Fees are based on standard enrollment (60 QM credit units per semester); enrolling in additional units will result in an additional fee.  

      If you do not see a budget estimate for the term you intend to go abroad, the fee has not yet been finalized. We strive to post fees for this program at least 30 days prior to the application deadline. The Learning Abroad Center will delay the posting of some fees until enrollments, inflation and exchange rates are determined. Please note the average increase in fees will be 3–10%. Program fees are based on estimates and may change depending on international economic factors.

      BUTEX offers scholarships specifically for students going to the UK.

      Billing & Payments

      Visit Billing for information about the billing process for application fees, deposits, and program fees.

      Financial Aid & Scholarships

      Visit Financial Information for information on using financial aid and scholarships for study abroad.

      Bridging Loan

      Bridging Loan, a no-interest/no-fees loan that funds the upfront deposit and flights costs, is available for this program for eligible students.

      Cancellation Policy

      Before you apply to or confirm your participation on this program, review the Learning Abroad Center's Cancellation Policy to inform yourself of the timeline and financial obligations for canceling.
    • Prepare

      Complete pre-application advising.

      Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.

      To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:

      Center Name TC Learning Abroad Ctr
      Education Abroad Term See Dates page for term options
      Program Name University Study in the United Kingdom
      Track Name Queen Mary, University of London
      Country United Kingdom


      University of Minnesota Student—apply

      Use your University of Minnesota internet ID and password to log into the Education Abroad application system. Your student account will be charged a $50 application fee.


      After you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received.  Submitted applications are assigned an application checklist, which will include the following items:

      • Queen Mary application (including an Official Transcript and one (1) Reference Letter). 
      • First Step

      In addition to completing the Learning Abroad Center's Online application checklist, you must also submit an application and supporting materials directly to Queen Mary, University of London. Once your application has been reviewed and endorsed by the Learning Abroad Center, instructions for how to complete your application with Queen Mary, University of London will be sent to you. 

      Next Steps

      1. After submitting the online application, you will receive an automated email message indicating your application was received.
      2. Follow the instructions on your application checklist to submit all of the items.  Your application is not considered complete until all items on your application checklist are either received or waived.
      3. Complete Queen Mary, University of London’s application requirements as applicable.
      4. Your completed application is reviewed by our program team.
      5. The host institution makes the official acceptance decision.  You will be notified of an acceptance decision by email.  If accepted, you will be assigned a confirmation checklist. log into the online application to review the confirmation checklist and submit the required items.
      6. If you decide not to continue with the application process, log into the online application and submit a Cancel Request.  You must also notify your host institution of your cancellation.


      Affiliate organizations and partner universities will not accept applications from UMTC students without the endorsement of the Learning Abroad Center.  Students must participate in affiliate organization and partner university programs through the standard Learning Abroad Center application process. 

    • Program Contact

      For further information or questions about this program, send an email to

      Eric Leinen or call at 612.625.9008.