Queen Mary has a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Over the years, many thousands of international students have graduated from the college and gone on to pursue successful careers. Today, we are home to students from more than 100 different countries. This diversity contributes to a lively and welcoming community which should make you feel comfortable and at home.
One of the largest colleges of the University of London and one of the few with fully integrated teaching, research and residential facilities, our setting gives you the benefits both of a large campus environment and of the countless academic and social opportunities of London.
There are currently 179 number of students from Nigeria currently studying at Queen Mary studying a range of courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level including: Business Management, Economics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Biological Science, International Management, Computer and Information Systems, Project Management, Finance and Investment, International Relations, International Human Resources Management and Employment Relations, Public Health and Law.
Recognition of Nigerian qualifications for Undergraduate Foundation Courses (1 year)
- A minimum of 5 credits in the SSCE, including English (and Maths for the science and engineering route)
- A minimum grade C6 in the WAEC SSCE
Please be aware that UKBA guidance with respect to acceptance of this qualification is currently subject to review and may change before your course begins. For this reason, you may be required to take an IELTS (or equivalent) test at short notice.
Information on applying to study for a foundation course at Queen Mary can be found at:
- Foundation programmes
- English language and study skills
For details on the University of London External Diploma/Degree transfers, please click here.
Recognition of Nigerian qualifications for graduate entry
Masters degrees (all one year)
- Academic: Students must have achieved a minimum of a Second class Lower and above from a recognised university, If the course requires a minimum of a Second Class Upper, a 3.0 CGPA and above may be considered.
- LLM: A Second Class Lower will be considered if student has successfully completed the Bar Exams.
Research degree (Mphil/PhD, 3 years)
- Academic: The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a master's degree with upper second class from a Nigerian university.
- English: A minimum grade C6 in the SSCE
For information on entry requirements for the five year Medicine degree (A100 MB BS) please click here.
Information on applying to study for an postgraduate degree at Queen Mary can be found in postgraduate study.
CCLS Law Scholarship for Nigerian students
Centre for Commercial Law Studies is offering one full LLM tuition fee scholarship to School of Law, University of Lagos, Nigeria for one student to follow a CCLS led LLM please click here
The British Council provides comprehensive advice on many aspects of study in Britain and can provide UCAS forms for undergraduate applicants.
LLM in Computer and Communications law
Current PhD applicant, 2008-09
I qualified as a barrister and solicitor of the supreme court of Nigeria in 2004. After my graduation, I worked for two years as an associate with a senior advocate of Nigeria. Basically, my decision to undertake an LLM programme was based on a need for self development. This is in addition to the fact that communication is a major economic and policy driver in Nigeria as well as developed countries like UK and the US in recent times. I wanted to be taught by the best in the field. Queen Mary stood out among other universities because firstly, my research revealed that the Centre for Commercial Law Studies had the best communications law teachers in Europe. It is situated in London with a special centre for the study of commercial law. I also loved the fact that it had a fully integrated student village on the campus. In fact, I thought Queen Mary had a lot in one package.
One thing I enjoyed the most during the year was the academic assistance I received from my teachers. Before I came to Queen Mary, I really wanted to develop my writing and presentation skills. The good news is that through the guidance of my professors, I produced two essays in addition to my dissertation and I am comfortable with my present writing skills. I also took advantage of the in-sessional course in developing presentation skills. I hope to start my PhD AT Queen Mary and hope to work as a policy maker afterwards.
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