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Module registration

Our Study Abroad and Exchange programmes put you in charge of what you study. We want to give you the broadest possible intellectual experience. To make this possible, our course system has a flexible modular structure. We offer you a range of over 950 modules to choose from over the course of the academic year.

As a student on our Study Abroad or Exchange Programme you can take modules from across the whole range of our academic schools, allowing you to specialise according to your own interests, knowing that each session will be thought-provoking, challenging and exciting in equal measure.

Exchange students from our European partners take 50% of their modules within the academic school where the exchange takes place and the rest within the same Faculty of the academic department (either Humanities and Social Sciences or Science and Engineering).

  • You can select your module choices before you start your exchange programme. You will normally take four modules per semester.
  • You can pre-register for modules from mid-June for full-year and autumn semester students and in October/November for spring semester students. We will normally confirm your module choices within a month of your pre-selection.
  • Please note that module allocations are made on a first-come-first-served basis. We strongly recommend that you pre-register for your modules as soon as possible.

London, UK & European-focussed modules

If you are interested in taking some modules with us that have a unique focus on the city, country and/or continent in which you will be studying abroad, feel free to take a look at the following list which we have curated for your ease: Queen Mary module list - London, UK & European focus [PDF 555KB]

Pre-register for your modules

You will be invited to pre-register for your modules prior to your arrival at Queen Mary. We will send you full details of how to register in your Countdown newsletters (via email). 

You will be given full guidance notes on how to complete the online Module Registration process. When selecting modules, you must check that they meet the requirements of your home institution – it is your responsibility to ensure that you will receive full credit for the modules you take at Queen Mary. 

Add/Drop period

We also allow you to add or drop modules when you arrive at Queen Mary during the first two weeks of term. This process helps you to make necessary changes if, for example, you have a timetable clash (course conflict). 

Module directory

For further information about our modules, including details of the different subject areas that you can study with us, please check our Module Directory. This gives you a full listing of all of our modules on offer to you.

  • Please read the guidance notes included on the page and ensure you filter by modules open to 'Associate students' 
  • When searching for modules please click on your host school at Queen Mary
  • This directory is updated every April/May for the following academic year.

Checking your eligibility
For the most part, students in the UK only take modules in their major academic school(s) and students do not take electives. As you will be taking modules alongside Queen Mary degree-seeking students, and will be graded exactly like them, a minimum background is required at non-introductory level.

Each Queen Mary module has a code attached to it, which begins with a number - 4, 5, 6 or 7:

Module code starts with
Study Abroad students should have taken at least the following in the relevant subject field at home:For reference, Queen Mary degree-seeking students will have already completed the following number of modules in the academic school:
4 (introductory, 1st year modules) No minimum number of classes required, though some STEM subject areas will require sufficient relevant background (always check for pre-requisites for all Queen Mary modules) 0 to 4 modules
5 (intermediate, 2nd year modules) 3-4+ classes 4 to 12 modules
6 (advanced, FINAL year modules) 6-7+ classes, should also be your major 8 to 20 modules
7 (Postgraduate studies) Full degree at undergraduate level in related area
Full degree at undergraduate level in related area
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