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

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

Program Structure

Program Type University study program; take classes alongside British students
Program Level 3000 level courses
Courseload 16–17 credits per semester, 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.

Pre-Health Track

Queen Mary offers a special module designed for students in the biological and pre-health fields.  Students on this special track will enroll in three modules from Queen Mary's regular class menu, as well as the following pre-health module:

Medicine in the UK: Medieval Mysticism to Modern Socialized Medicine (4 Credits)

This course provides a survey into the history of medicine in the UK from medieval times through the establishment of socialized medical system. Students will reflect on how urbanization, scientific advancements, and public health initiatives have contributed to the development of a government-funded health service. This course will investigate the socioeconomic factors at play during critical times of healthcare advancement, and compare socialized medicine to privatized medicine.

Major Advising Pages

Queen Mary offers coursework that has been identified as a strong curricular match for the following UMN 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 overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in marketing your study abroad experience for future goals, making you stand out from your peers upon return.

Benefits of Global Identity

No Additional Cost

Because integrated-study programs like University Study programs provide less on-site support than other study abroad program models, Global Identity is offered at no additional cost (regular $200 tuition is waived for students on this program). Global Identity gives you the opportunity to work individually with a trained cultural mentor, helping you understand and articulate the skills you’re developing during your time abroad. Registration instructions will be sent by email by the Learning Abroad Center, or you can contact Erica Qualheim for additional information.