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We receive a high number of applications for our programmes and are unlikely to offer places to students who do not meet the stated entry requirements. However, if your predicted grades are just below our entry requirements you might still be considered. Any offers we make will be made at the entry requirements outlined on our website.
If you do not meet our entry requirements, you may want to consider applying for our foundation programme.
We accept BTEC qualifications for the following programmes:
The BTEC entry requirements for these three programmes are stipulated below. We do not accept BTEC qualifications on any other programme in our School.
‘NEW’ National Extended Diploma in Applied Science
‘NEW’ National Extended Diploma in Biomedical Science
‘NEW’ National Extended Diploma in Analytical and Forensic Science or Physical Science
‘NEW’ National Extended Diploma in Animal Management (BSc Zoology only)
Students with National Diploma/Access/Foundation qualifications: we will consider applications, from students with these qualifications, on a case-by-case basis. Where an application shows clear evidence of exceptional quality it is likely we will ask you to attend an interview to assess your knowledge on the subject. Some of our programmes do not accept these qualifications; please see individual degree pages for more information.
Access courses must be Open College Network accredited.
We welcome applications from mature students. You will usually be required to meet the standard entry requirements for our programmes. However, if you have extensive relevant work or research experience but do not quite meet our entry requirements, you can contact our admissions team for further advice:
All applications will be considered on individual merits.
Any offers we make will only be based on three of your A-level subjects taken in the same sitting. These will be specified in the terms of our offer, which you will receive via UCAS track.
We will usually still consider students who are re-sitting their A-levels to achieve higher grades.
For us, the four most important parts on your UCAS application are as follows:
As an international applicant, you may have studied for different qualifications than those stated in our entry requirements. To find out whether we accept your qualification, and how your grades/marks translate please visit our international pages.
On the international pages you will also find information about:
In recognition of the important investment that overseas students are making in their education, we are pleased to offer the Queen Mary Global Excellence Scholarships for outstanding academic achievement.
Our Biomedical Sciences programme provides an ideal background for studying medicine or dentistry.
The 19 highest-ranked students from our Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience and Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics programmes are guaranteed an interview for the five-year A100 Medicine MBBS degree (Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry). Students are selected at the end of the second year on the basis of an aggregate of academic ranking (50%) and UKCAT score (50%).
Of these students, the top five will also be considered for the four-year A101 MBBS Graduate Entry Programme.
Most applicants will not have to attend an interview. However, as applications are considered on a case-by-case basis, a telephone interview may be arranged to assess your suitability for the degree programme.
We do not usually allow students to transfer onto our degree programmes once they have started their studies elsewhere.
For more advice contact our admissions team:
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 3364/3321
Our residences team can help you find student accommodation at Queen Mary. They will be able to provide you with information on what accommodation we have available for students, how and when to apply, and any other questions you may have.
You can browse photos of our accommodation and Mile End campus in this Flickr album.
Our Psychology BSc is accredited by the British Psychological Society and, upon successful completion, you will be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).
All our Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry degree programmes (three and four year BSc and MSci) are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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