International students

Information for students from South Korea

 

Queen Mary University of London has a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Over the years, many thousands of international students have graduated from the university and gone on to pursue successful careers. Today, we are home to students from more than 162 different countries and over 45% of our student body come from outside of the UK. This diversity contributes to a lively and welcoming community which should make you feel comfortable and at home.

We are 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 provides our students with the benefits of both a large campus environment, and the countless academic and social opportunities provided by London.

There are currently 28 students from South Korea studying at Queen Mary who are enrolled on a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Queen Mary's International Office staff visit South Korea once per year, details of our next visit can be found on these pages.

 

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

Recognition of Korea (Republic of) qualifications for Foundation Courses (one year)

Academic:

Recognition of Korea (Republic of) qualifications for undergraduate entry

Academic:

  • UK Foundation or
  • 1st year of undergraduate bachelor degree from a recognised university in Korea (Republic of) with GPA 3.2 on a scale of 4 / 75% or,
  • three A levels or,
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Please refer to the prospectus and department web sites for individual subject A level and IB requirements.

Second Year Entry:

  • Korea (Republic of) Junior College Diploma holder with grade B or above in a related subject

English:

For details on the University of London External Diploma/Degree transfers.

For information on applying to study for a undergraduate course at Queen Mary, please refer to undergraduate study .

Undergraduate Law information and Student Ambassadors from Korea

The School of Law website has an international section that includes entry requirements that are specifically for the School's programmes. These pages also include our International Student Ambassadors from Korea.

Postgraduate

Taught degrees (MSc/MA: one year)

Academic:

 

UK Bachelor Degree ClassificationSouth Korean Bachelor Degree Classification
First Class (1st)

4.2 out of 4.5

4.0 out of 4.3

3.7 out of 4.0

90%

Upper Second Class Hons (2:1)

3.5 out of 4.5

3.3 out of 4.3

3.2 out of 4.0

80%

High – Lower Second Class Hons (2:2)

3.3 out of 4.5

3.1 out of 4.3

2.8 out of 4.0

75%

Standard – Lower Second Class Hons (2:2)

3.0 out of 4.5

2.8 out of 4.3

2.5 out of 4.0

70%

Third Class Hons (3rd)

Pass GPA

60%

 

English:

Research degrees (MPhil/PhD: three years)

  • The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a masters degree from a UK university or recognised university in Korea . However, many departments also accept student with the equivalent of an upper second-class bachelor degree from a UK university.

English:

Please note that Junior College Diploma holders with three to five years' related work experience will usually be considered for the English language and foundation courses, a one-year course gaining them access to a masters Programme.

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Hyewon, LLB in Law Graduate 2016 - School of Law

LLB student from South Korea

Hyewon graduated with LLB (Hons) in July 2016. She started the Legal Practice Course (LPC) in August, and her training contract with Dentons commenced in August 2018.

During my first year, I looked for a variety of experiences including volunteering activities, sports and societies. I attended almost all the events organised by the School of Law and law societies in order to get to know about pursuing a legal career and issues evolving around law in general. I joined QM Amnesty International Society and was elected as Vice-Treasurer for 2013-2014. I was also selected to be an assistant in the Human Rights Department of the Queen Mary Pro Bono Society.

In my second year, I was the Human Rights Department Manager. I was in charge of hosting talks with death row survivors by liaising with Amicus, organising fundraising events such as film nights and bake sales for Whitechapel Mission and Refuge, and securing international placements at the human rights organisations in the United States. Thanks to the placement opportunities offered by the Placement Department of the QMPBS, I volunteered as a receptionist at Pop Law legal clinic a number of times where I had a chance to shadow solicitors.

In my final year, I was responsible for running the QMPBS as Executive Secretary. I was lucky enough to be awarded the Language Learning Scholarship which financially enabled me to study French through the entire year. Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre for which I worked as a Student Adviser provided me with a valuable opportunity to learn how to deal with clients and work in teams by interviewing clients under the supervision of a solicitor and drafting legal advice letters for them. I was also selected as a representative of QMUL School of Law and QMPBS for the international placement with Andreas Neocleous LLC, one of the largest law firms in Cyprus. My main role involved assisting associates in the corporate and commercial department.

While studying law, I gave serious thought to the practice of it. Since the academic side is very different to the practical side, I wanted to be assured that a career in law is the right path for me. So I attended almost all the networking events available in order to talk to solicitors. I also tried to get legal experience as much as possible. In the end I realised a career in law would suit me very well.

 

Scholarships and Funding

In country representatives

UKEN

607, Osung Building,

113, Yeokam-ro

Gangnam-gu,

Seoul

06242

South Korea

Tel: +82 2 2052 1221

Email: uken@uken.kr

http://www.uken.kr

 

IDP Education Ltd

Gangnam (Seoul)

4f, Wooshin Building1304-5

Seocho-dong Seocho-gu

South Korea

Tel: 82 2 533 7246

Email: Info.gangnam@idp.com  

 

UKUHAK

Wooin Building 13f, 826-4,

Yeoksam-dong,

Gangnam-gu,

Seoul, 135-080

Tel: 82-2-563-0901

Email: ukuhak@ukuhak.com    

ukuhak.com

 

Visits to your country

Country manager

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

Mr Jake Duffin
Deputy Head of International Student Recruitment

email: j.w.duffin@qmul.ac.uk 

Tel +44 (0)20 7882 6522

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