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

Europe
LAC Program

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.

Program Details

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 Prerequisite
No language prerequisite

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About

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.

Excursions

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. 

Program Structure

Program Level
3000 level courses
Courseload

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

Coursework

Classes

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 (Summer 2021 is Canceled) 

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.

Internships and Community Engagement

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

For students seeking opportunities to engage with the community, the Future Global Leaders Forum offers students a chance to develop leadership skills and work towards positive social change in neighborhoods around East London.   

Major Advising Pages

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 programs six weeks or longer. The Learning Abroad Center will email out registration instructions, or you may contact a program team member.

Syllabus for Global Identity (PDF)

Summer Courses (Canceled for Summer 2021)

The Queen Mary, University of London Summer School offers a broad range of summer courses available to international students.

Students have the option of taking 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. 

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.

Anarchists, Rebels, and Revolutionaries: Art in Paris and London

Terms
  • Summer I
4
Credits

Discover the history of the avant-garde art in Paris and its impact on London's culture.


Fulfills Liberal Education Requirement
  • Arts/Humanities

British Horror and Fantasy Cinema from Dracula to Harry Potter

Terms
  • Summer I
4
Credits

This course investigates the alternative history or ‘repressed underside’ of British cinema and the ways in which these films engage with the history of Britain and its capital.


Fulfills Liberal Education Requirement
  • Arts/Humanities

Business and Politics of the Art World

Terms
  • Summer I
4
Credits

This course will examine and investigate the relationship between the contemporary art market and art's social, cultural, historical, political and commercial value.


Fulfills Liberal Education Requirement
  • Civic Life and Ethics

Chemistry for Today and Tomorrow: From Bench to Market

Terms
  • Summer II
4
Credits

Achieve a broad understanding of modern chemistry techniques.

Chinese Language and Culture Level 1

Terms
  • Summer I
4
Credits

This course emphasises the growing importance globally of the Chinese world through the study of the language.

Chinese Language and Culture Level 2

Terms
  • Summer II
4
Credits

This course emphasises the growing importance globally of the Chinese world through the study of the language.

Gender, Difference, and Rights

Terms
  • Summer I
4
Credits

The course aims at drawing student’s attention to how and why the relationship between gender and rights has been a highly fraught and tense one in local, regional and global arenas.


Fulfills Liberal Education Requirement
  • Civic Life and Ethics

Global Shakespeare

Terms
  • Summer I
4
Credits

This course will look at Shakespeare’s afterlives in different parts of the world.


Fulfills Liberal Education Requirement
  • Literature

International Business

Terms
  • Summer II
4
Credits

Students get an overview of the process of economic ‘globalisation’ and changes in international business by examining case studies.

Introduction to International Law

Terms
  • Summer I
4
Credits

Gain a profound overview of international law and its various areas, its relations to politics, and the current challenges of the international legal system.

Issues and Debates in International Relations

Terms
  • Summer I
4
Credits

This course gives you a sophisticated understanding of international relations, covering such current topics as war and security, globalisation and development, and EU foreign policy.


Fulfills Liberal Education Requirement
  • Social Sciences

London in Modern European Literature, Fine Art and Film

Terms
  • Summer II
4
Credits

Explore London’s dominant role as a European city as it is seen in European literature, fine art and film in the 19th, 20th and early 21st centuries.


Fulfills Liberal Education Requirement
  • Arts/Humanities

London Theatre and Performance

Terms
  • Summer II
4
Credits

Immerse yourself in London’s rich theatrical history and take advantage of the wide-ranging opportunities the city offers.


Fulfills Liberal Education Requirement
  • Arts/Humanities

Practical Machine Learning

Terms
  • Summer II
4
Credits

Study machine learning by using the Python programming language and the TensorFlowTM programming toolkit. (No programming background needed)

State Crime: Government Violence and Corruption

Terms
  • Summer II
4
Credits

This module is about crime committed by governments and it explores the definition and nature of state crime in criminological, legal and political discourse.


Fulfills Liberal Education Requirement
  • Civic Life and Ethics
  • Social Sciences

Surgical Skills and Science

Terms
  • Summer I
4
Credits

To deliver comprehensive training on basic surgical skills, as well as introduce fundamental research methodology.

Timewalkers: Early Humans, Stone Tools and Environmental Chance

Terms
  • Summer II
4
Credits

This module takes you on a journey through time to discover Britain’s Stone Age past.


Fulfills Liberal Education Requirement
  • Historical Perspectives

Program Dates

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

Term Program Dates Application Deadline
Summer 2022 Session I Mid-June - Mid-July TBD
Summer 2022 Session II Mid-July - Early August TBD
Summer 2022 Sessions I & II Mid-June - Early August TBD
Fall semester 2021 Mid-September - mid-December Apr 15, 2021
Academic Year 2021-2022 Mid September - late May Apr 15, 2021
Spring semester 2022 Mid-January - late May Oct 15, 2021

*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.  

Orientation Dates & Locations

Orientation will be conducted in 2 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 1 week prior to the in-person session.

Term Abroad Date/Time Location
Spring 2021 TBD TBD

Fall 2021

Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2021

Schedule Date
Program Start Mid-September
Program End Mid-December

Spring 2022

Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2020

Schedule Date
Program Start Mid-January
Program End Late May

Academic Year 2021-22

Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2021

Schedule Date
Program Start Mid-September
Program End Late May

Summer 2022

Summer 2022 Session I

Application Deadline: TBD

Schedule Date
Program Start Mid-June
Program End Mid-July

Summer 2022 Session II

Application Deadline: TBD

Schedule Date
Program Start Mid-July
Program End Early August

Summer 2022 Session I & II

Application Deadline: TBD

Schedule Date
Program Start Mid-June
Program End Early August

Fees

University of Minnesota participants pay the program fee instead of on-campus tuition and fees for the term they are abroad.

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. Note the average increase in fees will be 3–10%. Program fees are based on estimates and may change depending on international economic factors.

Fees or tuition from home institutions may be added to or differ from the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center fees listed on this page.

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.

BUTEX offers scholarships specifically for students going to the UK.

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.

Academic Year 2021-22

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

Academic Yr Fall 2021/Spring 2022

Program Fee

  • UofM students pay program fee instead of on-campus tuition & fees while abroad
  • Billed through UofM account
Non-refundable deposit $400
Tuition and educational costs $31,020
International health insurance $500
Housing and/or meals $0
Transportation (if required and included in program fee) $0
Total Program Fee $31,920
Program discount for University of Minnesota and Big Ten students, if applicable $0
Total Program Fee with discount, if applicable $31,920

Estimated Additional Expenses

  • Financial aid-eligible but not included in program fee
Costs Typically Incurred Prior to Departure These costs may need to be paid before your financial aid is disbursed for your term abroad.
Transportation to and from program site $1,400
Passport/photos $150
Visa/required documents $500
Travel clinic/immunizationsVisit your travel clinic and consult with your insurance provider. Costs vary. See note below* $0
Housing deposit $0
Total Estimated Cost Incurred Prior to Departure $2,050
Costs Typically Incurred After Arrival in Host Country
Texts/materials $400
Housing and/or meals not included in program fee $14,500
Essential daily living expensesincludes cost of required cell phone $5,000
Total Estimated Cost Incurred After Arrival in Host Country $19,900

Total Estimated Cost of Participation

  • UofM students—compare this to your estimated on campus cost of attendance
Total Estimated Cost of Participation $53,870
Spending money and personal travel Not included in financial aid calculation $4,000
Additional Notes & Information
* Immunizations Note: This estimate is based on approximate cost of travel-related vaccinations and medications required for entry or recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your costs may be higher or lower depending on your travel clinic, the specific immunizations and medication prescribed, and your insurance coverage.

Fall 2021

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

Fall Semester 2021

Program Fee

  • UofM students pay program fee instead of on-campus tuition & fees while abroad
  • Billed through UofM account
Non-refundable deposit $400
Tuition and educational costs $15,905
International health insurance $200
Housing and/or meals $0
Transportation (if required and included in program fee) $0
Total Program Fee $16,505
Program discount for University of Minnesota and Big Ten students, if applicable $0
Total Program Fee with discount, if applicable $16,505

Estimated Additional Expenses

  • Financial aid-eligible but not included in program fee
Costs Typically Incurred Prior to Departure These costs may need to be paid before your financial aid is disbursed for your term abroad.
Transportation to and from program site $1,400
Passport/photos $150
Visa/required documents $0
Travel clinic/immunizationsVisit your travel clinic and consult with your insurance provider. Costs vary. See note below* $0
Housing deposit $0
Total Estimated Cost Incurred Prior to Departure $1,550
Costs Typically Incurred After Arrival in Host Country
Texts/materials $250
Housing and/or meals not included in program fee $5,700
Essential daily living expensesincludes cost of required cell phone $2,500
Total Estimated Cost Incurred After Arrival in Host Country $8,450

Total Estimated Cost of Participation

  • UofM students—compare this to your estimated on campus cost of attendance
Total Estimated Cost of Participation $26,505
Spending money and personal travel Not included in financial aid calculation $2,000
Additional Notes & Information
* Immunizations Note: This estimate is based on approximate cost of travel-related vaccinations and medications required for entry or recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your costs may be higher or lower depending on your travel clinic, the specific immunizations and medication prescribed, and your insurance coverage.

Spring 2022

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

Spring Semester 2022

Program Fee

  • UofM students pay program fee instead of on-campus tuition & fees while abroad
  • Billed through UofM account
Non-refundable deposit $400
Tuition and educational costs $15,905
International health insurance $250
Housing and/or meals $0
Transportation (if required and included in program fee) $0
Total Program Fee $16,555
Program discount for University of Minnesota and Big Ten students, if applicable $0
Total Program Fee with discount, if applicable $16,555

Estimated Additional Expenses

  • Financial aid-eligible but not included in program fee
Costs Typically Incurred Prior to Departure These costs may need to be paid before your financial aid is disbursed for your term abroad.
Transportation to and from program site $1,500
Passport/photos $150
Visa/required documents $0
Travel clinic/immunizations* $0
Housing deposit $0
Total Estimated Cost Incurred Prior to Departure $1,650
Costs Typically Incurred After Arrival in Host Country
Texts/materials $250
Housing and/or meals not included in program feeAverage cost for QMUL on-campus (non-catered) housing and meals $5,700
Essential daily living expenses $2,500
Total Estimated Cost Incurred After Arrival in Host Country $8,450

Total Estimated Cost of Participation

  • UofM students—compare this to your estimated on campus cost of attendance
Total Estimated Cost of Participation $26,655
Spending money and personal travel Not included in financial aid calculation $2,500
Additional Notes & Information
* Immunizations Note: This estimate is based on approximate cost of travel-related vaccinations and medications required for entry or recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your costs may be higher or lower depending on your travel clinic, the specific immunizations and medication prescribed, and your insurance coverage.

Prepare

Complete pre-application advising.

US Passport holders require a visa to study on this program. In order to obtain a visa, you must have a valid passport. Due to COVID-19, passport processing times are currently delayed. If you do not have a passport, or your passport expires less than 6 months after your return date from your time abroad, apply for a new passport now.

Apply

The COVID-19 vaccine is now approved by the FDA and has been added to the list of required vaccinations for study abroad. We encourage you to complete your COVID-19 vaccine immediately.

You will be charged a $50 application fee for each application you submit.

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Complete

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