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Guidance notes

This Module Directory is primarily intended for the use of undergraduate students studying on modular degrees and Associate Students (including Study Abroad and Erasmus students). Most modules are available to suitably qualified Associate Students – this is indicated by a tick in the Associates column in the module entry in the directory.

Explaining the module entries

On our Module Directory page the module entries are shown listed alphabetically by module Title. The School column shows the academic School which teaches the module; the Code column gives the module code which identifies the module - you should use this code when choosing your modules; the Semester column gives the period in which the module is taught: Semester 1, Semester 2, etc or Full year; the Associates column indicates whether or not the module is open to Associates – a tick indicates that it is.

There is a green button to the left of each module entry – clicking on this button expands the full module description. The module description gives the following information:

  • Module title
  • Credits – the number of credits the module is worth in the Queen Mary credit system. This will usually be 15 credits for a semester-long module and 30 credits for a year-long module. There are some 30 credit single semester modules – for example in Drama. You are required to register for a total of 60 credits in a semester. Each 15 credit module is equal to 150 notional study hours. These 150 hours include all lectures and tutorial time plus personal study time such as preparatory reading, essay writing and revision work. One 15 credit module is equal to 7.5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits.
  • Contact: this is the lead contact for the module in the academic school – this may be the lead lecturer or a member of administrative staff.
  • Overlap: this lists any modules where there is a substantial overlap of material. It is the student's responsibility to discuss any potential overlaps with their adviser at home.
  • Prerequisite: this lists any academic abilities required for the module and/or other Queen Mary modules which must have been taken before the module is joined. Courses/modules studied at other institutions may be used as prerequisites where the content is similar enough to the Queen Mary prerequisite module.
  • A brief description of the module is given. Further details for modules including the syllabus, reading lists etc, are usually available upon request. Associate Students requiring further module information should contact the Study Abroad Office.
  • Following the module description, assessment methods are listed for some modules. Please note that this information is subject to change and that a description of "coursework"does not necessarily mean that an examination will not form part of the assessment. Students should check with the module organiser at the start of the semester for confirmation of assessment methods. Associate Students studying for the Autumn semester (Semester 1) only will have alternative assessments set by the end of the semester. Associate Students studying for the Spring semester (Semester 2) of the Academic Year will be required to remain in College for the examination period if they have any modules assessed by examination.
  • The level of the module indicates the academic level of the module. The levels are 4, 5 and 6 for a bachelor’s degree and reflect the levels listed in the framework for higher education qualifications. Level 4 is an introductory university-level module, level 5 is an intermediate university-level module and level 6 is an advanced university-level module. Levels often correspond with academic years, ie, introductory level 4 modules in Year 1. Some departments offer modules at a pre-university level, these are referred to as level 3.
  • the Timetable information gives the meeting times (lectures, tutorials, etc) for modules (note that not all times for all modules are available - in some cases there may be additional meeting times such as tutorials and seminars which are arranged after arrival); if timetable information is not listed for modules running in Semester 1 or Semester 2, look for the 'Full Year' occurrence of the module in the timetable, which does not have the trailing 'A' or 'B' in the module code.

Finding what you need

When you first visit our Module Directory page modules are shown listed in alphabetical order but the information can be ordered in a number of ways to help you find the information you need.

The search box will search module titles, school names, module codes, semester and timetable for the search item entered. So for example entering "film" will give a list of all modules with "film" in the title and all modules offered by the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film.

Clicking on "Title", "School", "Code", "Semester" or "Timetable" at the top of the table will sort the items in the corresponding column in alphabetical order. Clicking on "Associates" will show you which modules are open to Associates.

To help you with your choice, below is a list of subjects you may be interested in and which school(s) they are taught in:

Subject you are looking for Which school(s) to find it in
Accounting Business and Management
Aerospace Engineering Engineering and Materials Science
Art History English and Drama
History
Languages, Linguistics and Film
Astronomy Physics and Astronomy
Science and Engineering Foundation Programme
Biology Biological and Chemical Sciences
Geography
Science and Engineering Foundation Programme
Biomedical Engineering Engineering and Materials Science
Business and Management Studies Business and Management
Biomedical Sciences Biological and Chemical Sciences
Catalan Language Languages, Linguistics and Film
Chemistry Biological and Chemical Sciences
Science and Engineering Foundation Programme
Comparative Literature Languages, Linguistics and Film
Computer Science Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Cultural Studies Geography
Languages, Linguistics and Film
Drama English and Drama
Languages, Linguistics and Film
Economics Economics and Finance
Geography
Electronic Engineering Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Engineering Engineering and Materials Science
Science and Engineering Foundation Programme
English Literature English and Drama
Environmental Engineering Engineering and Materials Science
Environmental Science Biological and Chemical Sciences
Geography
Science and Engineering Foundation Programme
European Studies Geography
Languages, Linguistics and Film
European Literatures Languages, Linguistics and Film
Film Languages, Linguistics and Film
History
Finance Economics and Finance
French Language Language Learning Unit
Languages, Linguistics and Film
French studies Languages, Linguistics and Film
Geography Geography
German Language Language Learning Unit
Languages, Linguistics and Film
German Studies Languages, Linguistics and Film
History Geography
History
Hispanic Studies Languages, Linguistics and Film
Information Technology Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
International Relations Politics and International Relations
Italian Language Language Learning Unit
Japanese Language Language Learning Unit
Law Law
Linguistics Languages, Linguistics and Film
Mathematics Mathematical Sciences
Science and Engineering Foundation Programme
Materials Science Engineering and Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering Engineering and Materials Science
Neuroscience Biological and Chemical Sciences
Physics Physics and Astronomy
Science and Engineering Foundation Programme
Politics Geography
Politics and International Relations
Portuguese Language Languages, Linguistics and Film
Psychology Biological and Chemical Sciences
Russian Language Languages, Linguistics and Film
Russian Studies Languages, Linguistics and Film
Spanish Language Language Learning Unit
Languages, Linguistics and Film
Statistics Mathematical Sciences
Theatre English and Drama
Languages, Linguistics and Film
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