You can apply online for all our taught programmes. This page takes you through the process, and outlines the information and documents you will need.
To locate the correct online application form, first choose your programme from the taught programme finder, then click through to the programme description. Click on the relevant 'Apply now' button on the page to access the online application form.
If you are unable to access the online form, please contact the Admissions team. The Admissions team will also be able to help with advice, or if you have any difficulty using the online application form. See our enquiries page for their contact details.
International applicants are welcome to contact one of our authorised local representatives for assistance with making an application. They will guide you through the application process and can upload documents online. They do not charge for their services. You can find details of in-country representatives on your country page.
You must provide the following supporting documentation:
- Completed application form
- Degree transcripts. Please provide a transcript of your degree(s). If you have not yet completed your degree please provide a transcript of your results achieved to date
- If your degree was from a UK university, please upload a transcript of your marks for each year
- If your degree was from an overseas institution, you should supply a transcript of your marks for each year of your studies and a copy of your degree certificate together with a certified translation if the document is not in English. Please note that original documentation will be required before you enrol. International applicants are also advised to include high school transcripts
- Referee details. Please provide the contact details of one or two referees on your application as required. At least one reference must be from an academic referee who is in a position to comment on the standard of your academic work and suitability for postgraduate level study. Where appropriate, a second referee can provide comment on your professional experience.
- Your academic referee(s) may already have provided you with a reference that you can use to support any application for study or research that you make. We call these ‘open’ references. Open references will normally only be accepted if they are written on headed paper, provided as a colour copy of the original, and provide the referee’s work contact details. If you have open references, please upload these at the time of application
- If you do not have open reference, we will contact your referee(s) via email to supply a reference, preferably electronically. Please note, we can only accept references provided by email if it is sent from a university or company email address. References from a personal email address such as 'Yahoo' or 'Hotmail' are not acceptable.
- Your referee(s) can also supply a paper reference in response to the reference request email your referee will receive. Paper reference forms should be endorsed by an appropriate institution/company stamp or on official institution/company letterhead, and should be provided as a scanned colour copy of the original.
- Statement of purpose
- Your statement of purpose should explain why you want to study your chosen programme and how it will help your life and career. This should typically be one side of A4 paper.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)/ Resume
This list of documents may vary slightly from course to course, so you will need to check the guidance notes and academic school website for the programme that you are applying for.
- IELTS/TOEFL certificate (if applicable)
International applicants should provide evidence of English language ability: IELTS, TOEFL, or other acceptable proof. Please see the international students section for more details.
What happens after I submit my form?
All complete applications will be considered by Admissions Tutors. Providing you have included all the required documentation, we aim to inform you of a decision on your application within four weeks of receipt.
The Admissions Office will be happy to answer any questions you may have. See the enquiries page for contact details. If you would like more information on course content, please contact the relevant school or department.
Can I apply for more than one programme of study?
You may apply for a maximum of two taught programmes or one taught and one research programme at Queen Mary per application cycle.
Please note that you can only study for one qualification at a time, so if you receive offers for both programmes you will be required to accept one and decline the other.
Is there a deadline for receipt of applications?
Application deadlines are typically published on the individual programme webpage. For postgraduate programmes, you should also check the key dates and deadlines listed here.
Decisions on applications will be made as quickly as possible and popular programmes may become full, so we advise applying as soon as possible. If a programme does become full we will update our webpages accordingly. Students seeking financial support from Research Councils or other award giving bodies are advised to apply early.
Is there an application fee?
No, the university does not charge an application fee.
Is my qualification recognised?
Our International Office have a list of countries/regions for which we have published admissions information online. Alternatively, we use UK NARIC to check the equivalency of international and European qualifications.
What happens after I submit my form?
We will send you an email acknowledgement of your application. Complete applications are reviewed by Admissions selectors in order of receipt. If we require additional information in order to assess your application, we will contact you by email.
Where can I find out more about English language requirements?
Please see: www.qmul.ac.uk/international/languagerequirements
Specific entry requirements for each course are detailed in each programme description on the A-Z course finder. Each application is considered on its own merits and receives full consideration from academic staff. For all postgraduate programmes, QMUL welcomes applications from candidates who wish to be considered, at least in part, on the basis of relevant experience gained either in the workplace or similar environment. It is very hard to generalise about entrance requirements across the many subjects and awards we offer, but the following guidance may prove useful.
The usual entrance requirement for entry to a research degree is a good second class honours degree or a masters degree from an UK university, a recognised equivalent from an accredited overseas institution or an equivalent professional qualification.
Taught masters degrees
The usual entrance requirement for entry to a taught masters degree is a good second class honours degree from a UK university (except clinical medical or dental), a recognised equivalent from an accredited overseas institution or an equivalent professional qualification.
Taught postgraduate diploma course
The usual entrance requirement for entry to a postgraduate diploma is either a first degree of approved standard, or evidence of professional or educational attainment, which is assessed by the academic selector as being of an acceptable entry standard.
QMUL welcomes students from all over the world. The College Charter states that our work shall be carried out in a spirit of tolerance, freedom of opinion, mutual concern and community service, and undertakes to avoid discrimination against any person on the grounds of religion, race, sex or politics. The university has a policy statement on Equal Opportunities in Employment, which we are actively implementing. Anti-harassment procedures have been agreed, aimed at eliminating incidents of racial or sexual harassment.
Applicants with disabilities
The university welcomes applications from students with special needs, and continues to invest money in improving facilities and accessibility. A Guide for Students with Disabilities is available from the Disability Co-ordinator and further information about our provision for students is available at: www.dds.qmul.ac.uk
All applications are considered on academic merit but, in order that we can offer you appropriate advice about services and facilities, it is important that you provide information about your particular needs at the application stage. Please use the section on the application form to give details of any illness, disability or learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, as well as outlining the support you feel you will need to successfully complete your course of study. When an offer is made, the College's Disability Co-ordinator may contact you to discuss your needs in more detail.
If you would like to visit the university before submitting an application, please contact the Disability Co-ordinator in the Welfare and Counselling Service. There are many organisations who are happy to advise students preparing for Higher Education but a good place to start is SKILL: The National Bureau for Students with Disabilities, 336 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA, Tel: +44 (0)20 7274 0565
Terms and Conditions
General terms and conditions for prospective students
In accordance with UK government consumer law advice for providers and students QMUL publishes general terms and conditions for prospective students. When we make offers of admission, they are subject to the relevant terms and conditions.
Our terms and conditions can be found here.
Contract with Queen Mary University of London
The acceptance of your postgraduate offer marks the beginning of a contract between you and Queen Mary University of London.
When to accept your offer
We would encourage you to accept your offer within 1-2 months of receiving it if possible. This will secure your place on the programme (as long as you satisfy all offer conditions prior to the start of the programme). We reserve the right to withdraw offers which have not been accepted by this deadline.
Cancelling your acceptance
There is a 14 day cancellation period which covers your legal right to cancel the acceptance of your offer within 14 calendar days. This relates to consumer protection law*. Whilst the 14 days is the legal minimum, we will normally allow you to change your decision after this 14 day period is up.
How to cancel your place
If you wish to cancel your acceptance, please request this in writing via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your full name, Queen Mary applicant ID number, programme applied to and your date of birth.
If you are applying to a QMOnline programme you will be prompted for a small non-refundable deposit payment upon acceptance of your offer. Fees for QMOnline programmes are published separately and are governed by a specific set of terms and conditions relating to fees and deposits.
All other programmes:
For all other programmes, you may be required to pay a fee deposit in order to receive a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) and/or receive enrolment information. This will depend on your fee status and the programme you are applying to:
For UK and EU students: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/tuitionfees/deposits/
For international (non-EU) students: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/international-students/tuitionfees/deposits/
You will only need to pay this deposit once you’ve firmly accepted an offer and there are no further conditions to meet. You will be notified via email if you’re required to pay a deposit.
Any payments received will be treated in line with our University Fee Regulations. If a payment has been made to Queen Mary University of London, you have a legal right to cancel this payment within 14 calendar days of accepting your offer and receive a refund. Cancelling this payment also denotes your decision to decline your confirmed place on the course you’ve applied to at QMUL. Once cancelled there is no guarantee that we will be able to reinstate your place, as it may be given to an applicant on a waiting list. There is no guarantee that payment will be refunded in full after 14 calendar days of offer acceptance.
You should contact email@example.com if you have submitted payment and wish to request a refund.
*Please note that whilst this summary refers to undergraduate students, the same principles apply to postgraduate students. There is additional information available here.