School of History

Admissions requirements

Queen Mary is committed to recruiting students of the highest academic calibre. We are looking both for evidence of academic achievement and for the potential to flourish at university level.

Academic achievements

A Levels

3 A Levels at ABB including History, Ancient History or Classical Civilisation as one of your A Level subjects.

We will, however, give consideration to those applicants who we think have real potential but whose predicted grades fall below this level. We recognise that grades do not always tell the whole story.

International Baccalaureate

32 with 6,5,5 in Higher Level subjects including History

European Baccalaureate

Students should achieve an overall score of 77%, with 7 in History.

Access to Higher Education

For applicants taking the Access to Higher Education qualification, our standard offer is a pass with 60 credits, including 45 at Level Three. 15 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or Higher. This must include at least 6 Level Three credits in History at Distinction.

The Extended Project (EPQ)

We welcome candidates with an EPQ in History and will take this into account when assessing your application. We may also ask about your EPQ in our admissions interviews. However, we do not currently include the EPQ as part of your grades.

Applicants with other qualifications

We welcome applications from students with equivalent qualifications, including those returning to education and those applying internationally.

Visit the Queen Mary website for more details about our entry requirements, including our requirements for other qualifications, subjects excluded from our offer, and information for applicants whose first language is not English.

Unconditional Offers (The Outstanding Potential Award)

Every year we make a limited number of unconditional offers, to candidates who especially impress us in their applications. You can find more information on our 'Outstanding Potential Awards' here.