Study at Queen Mary with Arcadia University

Queen Mary University of London Course Registration


Courses and Credits

Queen Mary courses available to study abroad students are listed on the university website:

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/modules/.

  • Autumn or Spring Semester students should take a total of 60 Queen Mary credits, or 16 U.S. credits.

  • Academic Year students should choose a total of 120 Queen Mary or 32 credits for the academic year.

  • Most courses are worth 15 credits or 4 U.S. credits; a typical course load is 4 classes per semester.

  • Some intensive Drama, Film Studies and Engineering classes are worth 8 U.S. credits each.

  • Overloading is not permitted.
Queen Mary Course Unit Values U.S. Credit Equivalent
15 credits 4 U.S. credits
30 credits 8 U.S. credits
60 credits 16 U.S. credits

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Important Notes

  • The Queen Mary academic year is divided into two 12-week terms followed by a 6-week term during which examinations take place.

  • Students applying through The College of Global Studies may enroll for the autumn term, the spring semester (the spring and summer terms combined), or the full academic year.

  • You should secure approval for at least 8-10 courses per semester.

  • Make sure to list at least one alternate course for every course you select.

  • List your choices and alternates in order of preference.

Selecting Courses

Semesters

  • Courses offered during Semesters 1, 3, and 5 are Fall Semester Courses.

  • Courses offered during Semesters 2, 4, and 6 are Spring Semester Courses.

  • It is often possible to take half of a full-year course if you are a single-semester student; read the course description carefully to make sure.

Course Levels

  • Introductory modules (Level 4 modules) are listed as being offered during Semester 1 (Fall) and/or Semester 2 (Spring). These modules are equivalent to American freshman/sophomore level classes.

  • Intermediate modules (Level 5 modules) are listed as being offered during Semester 3 (Fall) and/or Semester 4 (Spring). These modules are equivalent to American junior level classes.

  • Advanced/Honours modules (Level 6 modules) are listed as being offered during Semester 5 (Fall) and/or Semester 6 (Spring). These modules are equivalent to American senior level classes.

  • Courses offered during Semesters 7 and 8 are equivalent to graduate-level courses and should only be selected if you have an extremely strong background in your field.

Special Course Notes: English Department

  • Due to high demand, Queen Mary will not register students for a full schedule of English classes.

  • Most English classes require a 3.0 cumulative GPA for enrollment.

  • Alternative Literature classes can be found in the Languages, Linguistics and Film department as well as the Area Studies departments.

It is your responsibility to make sure that the courses you take abroad will transfer for credit to your home school. Please review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the online course registration on your Arcadia Passport.

Every effort will be made to place you in the courses you request. However, neither Queen Mary nor The College of Global Studies can guarantee placement in any course. Your first choices may not be available due to schedule changes, time conflicts or cancellations. Alternate course approval and flexibility is extremely important.

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Questions? 

For assistance with any part of the application process, call Michelle Kasmauskis, your Program Manager, at 1-866-927-2234, or email kasmauskism@arcadia.edu. Please review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the online course registration form on your Arcadia Passport. 

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