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Teaching, Assessment and Credit Transfer

Students are taught through a range of lectures, seminars and tutorials. Students will participate in independent study, group work and engage with academic staff and peers. The Summer School will also consist of field trips and excursions in an interactive and engaging format. London is the classroom alongside the expert teaching you received on campus.


Hours: Each module consists of a minimum of 45 contact hours. Classes (usually three or four hours per day) take place on campus from Monday to Friday any time between 9am and 5pm.  Field trips can take place during these hours, and some may be scheduled during the evening or at weekends. Additional independent study is required outside class teaching hours.

Module Information

Check the details of your chosen module.


One of the conditions of passing your chosen QMUL Summer School programme is that you must meet the required 80% of timetabled contact hours.

Assessment and Grading

The UK grading system may be different from what you are used to at your home institution. The QMUL grading system uses five letter grades (A-E) to indicate the various levels of passes. You may have heard that 'A' grades are harder to come by in the UK system, and this is certainly true at QMUL. 'A' grades are exceptional, 'B' is considered a good grade, 'C' an average grade, 'D' is a passing grade but must be regarded as below average, and 'E' is a bare pass. 'F' indicates a fail. All students will receive a final mark on their final transcript.

Credit Transfer

Students study one module per session. Each module is worth 15 credits. Your home institution will confirm if they grant credit for Summer School courses. Usually 30 credits for a QMUL Summer School Session are awarded 3-4 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. Please contact your home institution Study Abroad or International Office for full details.

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