Popular Subject Areas
STEM, Social Sciences & Drama
Queen Mary, University of London
Queen Mary, University of London is popular for its prestige, contained campus, and access to all things East London. Similar to King's College London, the University of Oxford, and the University of Glasgow, Queen Mary is a part of the prestigious Russell Group which makes it a fantastic option if you are looking for a rigorous academic push. Some possible subjects you might like to study here are STEM fields, drama, English, business, and the biological sciences. Nearby landmarks include St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, and Hoxton Square. Although the main campus building dates from 1887, the university perfectly combines history with modernity. During your time at Queen Mary, you will have the comfort that comes with living on an enclosed campus while also having access to everything London has to offer.
Fall 4 2024
Sep 14, 2024 - Dec 14, 2024
May 05, 2024
Forms and Payment Deadline
May 20, 2024
60 - 60 UK Credits
3.00 Minimum GPA*
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Study Abroad Program Description
At Queen Mary, you will live on a traditional U.S.-style campus. The area surrounding Queen Mary is vibrant, rich in history, and is one of the most interesting & fashionable parts of London.
All courses are taught by host university faculty at Queen Mary, University of London. You will take classes alongside British and other international students. Located in the East End and boasting the only campus of this style in Central London, Queen Mary is most known for courses in STEM, drama, English, and business.
Enjoy Flexibility with ISA Flex
We’ve partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to help you overcome common study abroad challenges by adding an ASU Online course to your ISA program. With more than 2,100 courses to choose from, ISA Flex minimizes academic challenges, like major requirements and limited course options, so you can make the most of your experience abroad. Once you’ve applied, access the Flex form in your ISA Student Portal for more information on how to add this to your program and enroll in the course you need.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
- Students must have at least sophomore standing (second year) at their home university at the time of participation.
- All applicants are required to submit an academic letter of recommendation and a letter of intent along with the standard ISA application.
- All students participating in an academic year program are required to obtain a British Tier 4 visa before departure for an additional cost.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Bridging Cultures Orientation
Full-Time Resident Staff
On-Site ISA Offices
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
60 - 60
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
16 - 16
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
24 - 24
Course Availability & Syllabi
- The courses listed below are only a sample of what the university offers. Please see the full Queen Mary Module Catalog linked here and below for additional courses.
- Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the England Program Manager.
- Students are required to take exactly 60 U.K. credits per session. Per Queen Mary, 15 U.K. credits are considered equivalent to 4 U.S. semester credits/6 quarter units.
- Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student's home university.
- Classes are lecture style with a seminar (smaller group) following the lecture. Focus is on individual study.
- English & Drama classes are the most competitive to register for at the university. Students should be prepared to select modules from other departments to fulfill the full-time student requirement.
- According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Course Level Recommendations
- ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed in the Queen Mary Module Catalog. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the Queen Mary module level classifications of a 4, 5, or 6 level, which correspond with the three year bachelor's degree cycle. Courses classified as level 5 and level 6 are considered upper division and recommended for juniors and seniors with 3000- and 4000-level of experience in the subject. These Queen Mary and ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
- If a student does not have the necessary pre-requisite experience, Queen Mary will not approve them for the course. Students will then provide additional module choices.
Understanding the Course Code (EX ESH101A) & Using the Catalog
- the first three letters refer to the department the course is being offered through (ESH= English)
- the last three numbers refer to the unique number assigned to the class
- their is a separate column that tells you the course level (4= Level 4, 5= Level 5, 6= Level 6)
- When filtering the courses in the Queen Mary Module Catalog make sure the Associates filter is always set to "YES". This will make sure that every class you are looking at is open to study abroad students. You can further narrow your search by using the Semester filters (1= Fall & 2=Spring) or the Level filters (4=Freshman/Sophomore, 5=Junior, 6=Senior). Level 7 is graduate level and cannot be taken by undergraduate students.
- The transcript from Queen Mary will reflect UK credits for each course. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.
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- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Support & Funding
ISA is here to support you when it comes to navigating identity questions related to traveling abroad, providing resources and information for your accessibility needs, and identifying funding for your program abroad.
Our U.S. staff is available to support you though every stage of your study abroad journey. Please reach out with any questions about ISA programs or life on-site to your country-specific Program Manager.
Our on-site staff are there for you as soon as you arrive in country and will support you throughout your time abroad.
Accessibility & Accommodations
With our wide portfolio of program types and locations, we’re confident there is a suitable, accessible program for each student.
Securing accommodations abroad can take time, so we ask that those with requests inform ISA early in the advising process. We recommend reaching out to your Program Manager or our Accessibility Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your accessibility needs or accommodations abroad.
Our diversity pages for each ISA destination include information on Indigenous communities, languages, race and ethnicity, religion, LGBTQIA+, and disability access. We hope it will help when reflecting upon and contextualizing intersectionality in your host community.
ISA offers students the opportunity to blog about their experiences abroad from their own diverse perspectives. These posts can be found on the ISA Student Blog, and interested students should email email@example.com for more information.
All students should have the opportunity to study abroad. To help make this a reality, ISA offers a variety of scholarships to help cover your study abroad costs. To learn more about our scholarship opportunities, check out our scholarships & grants page!
If you receive financial aid from your home university, you can likely use those funds for study abroad, as well. Speak with your home university’s financial aid office to learn about your options. Check out steps for using financial aid.
Questions about scholarships and funding? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Living in university dorms will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the British student lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average tourist. Uncovering the uniqueness of your surroundings will help you to feel right at home. You will commute to class as most locals do, via the underground (aka the Tube), the overground, public bus, or walking. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.
We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.
Westminster & King's Dorms
Queen Mary, Roehampton & Kingston Dorms
The residence halls at Roehampton, Queen Mary and Kingston are located on campus. ISA does not have control over which dorm you are assigned to by the university. These dorms have shared kitchens on each floor, and laundry facilities are typically available for an additional cost. You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
ISA excursions allow you to explore the timeless, quaint, and historical landscape of the United Kingdom that you may not have the chance to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on day trips and optional trips. The locations below are a sample of included and optional excursions that have run in the past. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to take part in cultural activities offered by the ISA resident staff while in London. Please know that these are subject to change.
Brighton & Seven Sisters
Breathtaking and endless sea views await at Seven Sisters, a panoramic series of white chalk cliffs prominently positioned along the English Channel. Spend the morning walking the lush green pastures atop the cliffs or head down to the rocky beaches below to explore the coastline and cliffs at sea level. Travel West along the sea to the popular coastal town of Brighton. Brighton is known for several things, including being one the cultural and LGBT capitals of England, inspiration for famous artists and musicians, and its architecture. Some UK polls place it as the happiest and 'coolest' (not a reference to temperature!) city in England, and its name is undoubtedly among the world's most recognizable beach towns.
Stonehenge & Bath
The monument of Stonehenge is one of Britain's oldest Neolithic remnants and easily one of world's most famous sites. It is situated rather mysteriously amidst several hundred burial mounds and at great distances from any logical source for such large stones. After visiting Stonehenge, head northwest towards Bath, an ancient Roman town most famous for the baths constructed here over two millennia ago to take advantage of natural hot springs. Aside from the springs, Bath was home to many famous writers, poets, and celebrities, including the much-beloved novelist Jane Austen.
The town of Windsor is an unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. It is widely known as the site of Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of the British Royal Family. Windsor Castle itself is the oldest continuously used royal residence in the world. While at Windsor Castle take witness to the Changing of the Guard ceremony, visit the burial sites of Charles I and Queen Elizabeth II, relive the pomp and circumstance of the royal weddings, or simply wander the historic grounds.
Cultural Activities in England
The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore culture of England in and around your host city. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes England special. These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included visits to Camden Town, a show at The Globe Theatre, River Thames boat tour, stroll through Borough Market, and a tour of the Tower of London.