Foundation courses (one year)
- A good Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with grade B/4 or above for all subjects
For information on applying to study for a foundation course at Queen Mary, please refer to English language and foundation courses.
Undergraduate degrees (three and four years)
- UK Foundation or,
- Undergraduate bachelor degree year 1 wfrom a recognised university in Japan or,
- Associate Degree in a related subject with grade B or above or,
- Three A-levels or,
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
Please refer to the prospectus and department websites for individual subject A-level and IB requirements.
For details on the University of London External Diploma/Degree transfers.
Please note that students with an associate degree from Japan will be considered for both year 1 and year 2 entry. However, Associate Degree holders with three to five years of related work experience, may be considered for the Postgraduate Foundation Programme.
English language requirements
- Please refer to English language and foundation courses for different course requirements
- Students with A’ levels or IB will not require IELTS or TOEFL
- Students who achieve slightly below these requirements may be admitted onto a presessional English course at Queen Mary. Please see the Entry Level Guidelines for English Language for full details
For information on applying to study for a undergraduate course at Queen Mary, please refer to undergraduate study.
Taught degrees (MSc/MA: one year)
Queen Mary regularly welcomes Japanese students on to postgraduate courses.
Students that apply to one of our Master degree courses are normally expected to have achieved an Upper Second Class bachelor degree. However, some courses may require higher grades while others will accept a Lower Second Class classification. Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the postgraduate study section of our website.
QMUL’s equivalency table for Japanese qualifications:
|UK Qualification||First Class (1st)||Second Class upper (2:1)||High Second Class Lower (2:2)||Standard Second Class Lower||Third (3rd/Pass)|
|Japanese Equivalent||A or 90% overall. (At least S overall in the S, A, B, C scale)||B overall or 80% overall. (At least A overall in the S, A, B, C scale)||C overall with average of 75%. (At least B overall with average of 75% in S,A,B,C scale)||C overall or 70% overall (At least B overall in S,A,B,C scale)||D overall or 60% overall (At least C overall in S, A, B ,C scale)|
Please note that all applications are considered on an individual basis and students may be admitted to masters programmes with a lower-level degree if they have work experience relevant their application
Applicants whose grades do not meet our minimum requirements may, in some cases, be considered for entry onto our Pre-Masters programmes
Research degree (MPhil/PhD: three years)
The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master's degree from a UK university or recognised university in Japan. However many departments also accept student with the equivalent of an upper second class bachelor degree from a UK university.
- Please refer to English language requirements for different course requirements.
- Students who achieve slightly below these requirements may be admitted onto a pre-sessional English course at Queen Mary. Please see the Language Centre programmes for full details.
For further information on how to apply, please refer to:
The above list is for guidance only and is not conclusive. Students unsure about the acceptability of their qualifications should write to Queen Mary's International Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Admissions Office (email@example.com), with full details of their educational background.
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"I chose Queen Mary almost without any hesitation because Queen Mary had a high reputation especially in IP law and had the wide range of very attractive modules for me, which covered subjects closely related to my works and being and becoming increasingly important to global business operations.
I very much enjoyed studying at Queen Mary. The lecturers gave us high-quality and interesting classes which I miss already. They are quite eminent and busy scholars, however, they are friendly to us and supportive for our researches and future career."
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