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Information for applicants from Nigeria

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

Queen Mary is one of the most popular destinations for Nigerian students  and currently have 177 students at Queen Mary studying a range of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level the most popular being in the areas of:

  • Law,
  • Big Data Science,
  • Biochemistry, 
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Business Management,
  • Global Public Fear,
  • Medicine

Entry requirements

Undergraduate (BA, BSc, LLB etc.)

Students that have successfully completed A-Levels, the European Baccalaureate, or the International Baccalaureate will be considered for admissions to our undergraduate degrees.  

Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the undergraduate study section of our website.

The West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC) and the Senior School Certificate (NECO) are not currently accepted for entry to any of our bachelor degree programmes. However, applicants that have completed the WASSC or NECO can be considered for entry to one of our International Foundation Programmes. These provide opportunities for students to progress to linked bachelor degree programme one year later, providing that the foundation programme is satisfactorily passed

For more information regarding our foundation programmes please click here.

We generally accept the WASSC or NECO with a minimum of 5 relevant subjects at grade B3.

If you are currently studying another UK foundation programme elsewhere and would like to progress to one of our Bachelor degrees, please get in touch via the contact details at the bottom of the page.

WAEC (WASSC) English at the relevant level meets QMULs English language requirements. WAEC English should have been achieved no more than 5 years from the start date of the QMUL course of study.

Qualification Equivalent to IELTS 6.0 Equivalent to IELTS 6.5 Equivalent to IELTS 7.0
WAEC(WASSCE) C6 C6 C5

Undergraduate Medicine and Dentistry Admissions

For detailed Medicine and Dentistry entry requirements and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the School of Medicine and Dentistry website.

Please note, the WASSC and NECO are not accepted for admission to either our MBBS or BDS programmes.

Postgraduate

Taught Degrees (MA, MSc etc.)

Students that apply to one of our Master degree courses are normally expected to have achieved an Upper Second Class bachelor degree, however some courses will also accept a Lower Second Class classification.  

Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the postgraduate study section of our website.

We are also pleased to also consider students if they have obtained a Bachelor or Master’s degree.

This is QMUL’s equivalency table for UK and Nigerian Bachelor degree classifications:

UK Bachelor Degree Classification Nigerian Bachelor Degree Classification
First Class (1st) 4.50/5.00
Upper Second Class Hons (2:1) 3.5/5.0
High – Lower Second Class Hons (2:2) GPA 3.2- 3.49/5.0
Standard – Lower Second Class Hons (2:2) 2.8/5.0
Third Class Hons (3rd) 1.50-2.79

 

Full English Language Requirements section can be seen at the link below. If a first degree is taught for at least 2 years fully in English, and no more than 5 years have passed since the student was taught in English, the Admissions office can consider the degree for English language acceptability. These degrees will be considered on a case by case basis. Students will need to supply academic transcript and confirmation letter from central university administration confirming the course is taught and examined in English for at least 2 years.

Research degrees (MPhil/PhD)

Competitive applications to our postgraduate research degree programmes will include high overall grades achieved in their Master Degree.

For more information regarding our research specialisms and opportunities, please see our dedicated webpages.

English Language Requirements

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Alumni ambassador

Jide Rotilu

Jide Rotilu

Email Jide

My QMUL experience was a very vibrant and multicultural journey unlike anything I could imagine. I had to choose between going to the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and Queen Mary and I chose QML. I am so glad I did. Straight from my arrival I knew I had not made a mistake in applying to such an institution with great heritage. I was accommodated in the "World' famous" Stocks Court where many great things happened from Ping Pong tournaments to Snowball fights. It was a year of rounded development in academics, multicultural relationships, transferrable skills in the workplace and so much more. Talking about academics, the classrooms and the camaraderie/enthusiasm of lecturers were so different to what I’ve seen in other schools. I was particularly happy with the online discussions with lecturers on the intranet page of the course.

I loved the Careers Center, CV Clinics and Mock Interviews. The emphasis on building students/graduates for careers could never be underestimated and the team there must be praised for their efforts.

From all night studying in the library, to Movie nights at the chapel to parties at Drapers, it was an all round developmental field. I loved the time and I wouldn't change a thing if I was to do it all over again.

 

Otumba Fred Chima Jr.

Otumba Fred Chima Jr.

Email Fred 

My name is Otumba Fred Chima Jr. (Esq), Queen Mary University of London LLM scholar in International Comparative Disputes Resolution 2012-2013 and Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) scholarship recipient. I am a member of International Centre for Dispute Resolution Young & International (ICDR Y&I), International Bar Association Student Committee and I was also appointed European Peace University (Austria) Scholar, MA Peace and Conflict Studies 2012 and 2013, and an International Chamber of Commerce’s International Court of Arbitration (ICC ICA) Legal Intern 2013. I qualified as a legal practitioner, advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria after successful completion of the Nigerian Laws School vocational training.

Given my background from the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria, conflict management became an obvious emerging career path for me; not only as a lawyer but also as a dispute resolution/management expert; and quite instinctively, Queen Mary University of London’s LLM specialism in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution (encompassing challenging and emerging modules such as International Comparative Commercial Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement) topics that have now attained economic, political and legal relevance, captivated me, especially, with the current trend of de-emphasis and paradigm shift from litigation to other friendlier but effective hybrid dispute resolution processes in global economies.

My interest in the role of Alumni Ambassador began even before I joined QML. I benefited from excellent career advice and support I received from the staff in Nigeria Regional Office and having joined, I continued assisting International Regional Manager for Nigeria with promoting the university to other prospective students. I also served as the Vice President Scholarship and Education, Post Graduate Law Student Association and on the Student Staff Representative Committee, representing Postgraduate students, and as a Career Mentor from October 2012 to January 2014, during which time I gained valued experience mentoring students in London.

Overall, the Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Commercial Law scholarship was that catalyst that spurred me on to undertake this LLM. For me, a University of London diploma from QML, a prestigious LLM scholarship, flexible modules, academic and non-academic staff support - these are the dividing lines separating Queen Mary University of London from all the rest. Certainly, with the LLM in Queen Mary University of London, the future buds like a vista into a new global, academic, professional and intellectual horizon.

 

 

In country representatives

Queen Mary has appointed representatives in Nigeria who can offer advice and assistance with your application to the College.

SI-UK Lagos Office
2nd Floor
84 Opebi Road
Ikeja, Lagos
Phone: 08117344963
Email: lagos@studyin-uk.com
www.studyin-uk.ng

UKEAS Abuja,
Ground Floor,
50, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent,
Osas and Oseji Building
Between UBA and H-Medix,
Wuse 2, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0) 9-2906508
Email: abuja@studyin-uk.com
www.studyin-uk.ng

UKEAS Ikeja
3rd Floor, 76 Opebi Road
Ikeja Lagos
Tel: +234 1 7419173
Email: ikeja@ukeas.com.ng
www.ukeas.com.ng

UKEAS Victoria Island
6, Adeola Odeku Street,
Victorial Island
TEL: +234 01 2915972
Email: vi@ukeas.com.ng
www.ukeas.com.ng

UKEAS Abuja
Suite 3, 2nd Floor
Hatlab Place,
Plot 1952 Sokode Crescent,
Wuse Zone 5, Abuja
TEL: +234 (0) 9-2906508
Email: abuja@ukeas.com.ng
www.ukeas.com.ng

UKEAS Port-Harcourt
45 Stadium Road
(Ken-Saro Wiwa Road)
beside FIRS building
Port Harcourt, Rivers state
TEL: +234 (0) 8116 709 992
Email: ph@ukeas.com.ng
www.ukeas.com.ng

Visits to your country

Country manager

Jake Duffin is the Country Manager for Nigeria and is happy to help any of our prospective Nigerian students with any questions they might have about the university.

Mr Jake Duffin
Regional Manager

email: j.duffin@qmul.ac.uk
Tel +44 (0)20 7882 6522

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