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Students who want to know more about a specific course or discipline might find it useful to attend a subject Taster Course before they apply.

16/01/19 - Dentistry: Something to chew over

Dentistry: Something to chew over

Wednesday 16 January 2019, 1:15pm - 4:45pm

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Course Description

The Dentistry Taster Day, hosted by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, will give students the opportunity to visit Queen Mary’s Whitechapel campus and find out what’s involved in studying this subject at university. Students will have the chance to take part in subject-specific clinical skills sessions, allowing them to practically experience what being a dentist involves. There will also be information provided about how to maximise your chances of getting a place on this competitive degree, and the chance to speak to current students about what studying Dentistry is really like.

IMPORTANT: This taster course is open to year 12 students who attend a school or sixth form college located in London only (your school must be located within a London Borough) and who meet the requirements listed below. The taster course is vastly oversubscribed with limited places and applicants must meet the taster course requirements below to be considered for selection. 

Course Requirements

This taster course is ONLY open to students who are: 

  1. In year 12 
  2. Currently studying Biology and/or Chemistry at A-level (or equivalent) 
  3. Have achieved 777666 at GCSE (to include English Language, Maths, Biology and Chemistry – or double science)
  4. Attend a London school (your school must be located within a London Borough) 

And meet one or more of the following criteria (on top of the above): 

  1. Have previously been or currently are eligible for free school meals
  2. Have no parental history of Higher Education
  3. Have parents from non-professional occupations
  4. Have lived, or are currently living, under local authority care
  5. Have a disability

Subject Areas

Medicine, Dentistry and Optometry.

19/02/19 - Materials as an Alternative to Medicine or Dentistry?

Materials as an Alternative to Medicine or Dentistry?

Tuesday 19 February 2019, 1pm - 4pm

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Course Description

Are you considering a career in medicine or dentistry? Have you considered what you could do with your 5th UCAS choice?

Advances in medical and dental treatments are being accelerated by the study of materials science and engineering. Medical treatment has progressed in leaps and bounds, a lot of these have been made possible by discoveries in materials science. This includes the development of bone cement in hip replacement, advanced hydrogels in wound dressing for burns injuries and bio-inert materials for replacement heart valves. In addition, advances in materials have also enabled faster curing of dental cement for fillings and fixtures for orthodontics.

During this course, you will find out about the materials programmes in relation to medicine and dentistry. You will attend a taster lecture given by one of our academics and participate in activities related to the degree programmes. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to talk to staff and current students. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional campus tour lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 students. Students must be studying 2 science subjects at A-level (including; Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths)

Subject Areas

Biological Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry and Optometry, Science and Technology

20/02/19 - English and Drama A-Level Revision & University Taster Day

English and Drama A-Level Revision & University Taster Day

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 10am - 4pm

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Course Description

Group sessions with top academics from Queen Mary University's globally renowned English and Drama departments will look at key A-level English and Drama texts and concepts to help with your revision. Texts and topics to be confirmed. Email: sed-web@qmul.ac.uk with any queries.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 and year 13 students or anyone considering starting their undergraduate studies in September 2019 or 2020. Students must be studying English Literature and/or Drama/Performing Arts/Creative Arts.

Subject Areas

Arts, Dance, Drama and Theatre, English Language and Literature, Humanities, Media, Creative Arts and Visual Cultures.

06/03/19 - Girls Count: Mathematics Taster Day

Girls Count: Mathematics Taster Day

Wednesday 6 March 2019, 12:30pm - 4:30pm

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Course Description

As part of International Women's Week, we invite female students to come along and discover what studying a Maths degree at university is really like! Attending a taster day is a great opportunity to 'try out' a Maths degree and gain an insight into student life at Queen Mary. You will have the opportunity to attend two taster lectures on interesting areas of maths in addition to finding out about the careers available to maths graduates and enjoying a tour of our beautiful campus.

You will be able to engage with female undergraduate students and academic lecturers to have all of your questions about studying at Queen Mary answered. Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research universities, committed to improving social justice and achieving the previously unthinkable. A Russell Group university based in east London, we teach across the full disciplinary spectrum. With staff and students from over 160 nationalities, we are one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the world.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 students. Students must be studying A-level Maths.

Subject Areas

Mathematics and Statistics.

03/04/19 - Thinking about Robotics or Mechanical Engineering?

Thinking about Robotics or Mechanical Engineering?

Wednesday 3 April 2019, 10am - 3.45pm

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Course Description

Robotics is a growing area within the engineering and technology industry with more and more robotics applications in sectors as varied as manufacturing, aerospace and healthcare. Mechanical engineering looks at how parts, machines and systems work, and how to design and analyse them. This course is designed to provide an overview of Robotics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering programmes taught in the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London. You will attend taster lectures and participate in activities related to Robotics or Mechanical Engineering. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional campus tour lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 students. Students must be studying Maths and a second science A-level, preferably Physics or Chemistry, Electronics or Computing.

Subject Areas

Engineering, Science and Technology.

04/04/19 - Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Thursday 4 April 2019, 1pm - 4pm

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Course Description

Do you enjoy maths, physics and biology? Have you thought about a career using maths and physics to solve medical problems?

This course is intended for students who may be thinking about studying biomedical engineering or a subject related to medicine and would like to find out a little bit more about this subject. During the course, you will find out about the kinds of topics covered in the biomedical engineering programme and entry requirements in the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London. You will attend a taster lecture given by one of our academics and take part in activities related to biomedical engineering. Throughout the course, you will have an opportunity to talk to staff and current students. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional campus tour lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Please note: If you have applied to or participated in the Alternatives to Medicine (12/04/19) or the Options for Women in Engineering (15/04/19) course there is some duplication of content.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 students. Students must be studying Maths and either Chemistry or Physics at A level and interested in problem-solving.

Subject Areas

Biological Sciences, Biology, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Sciences, Science and Technology.

05/04/19 - Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Friday 5 April 2019, 1pm - 4pm

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Course Description

Queen Mary University of London is home to the world's first Aerospace Engineering degree programme. Sign up to this taster course to learn about Aerospace Engineering, meet our staff and current students, attend a taster lecture and take part in a related activity. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional campus tour lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 students. Students must be studying Maths and Physics at A level and be creative and interested in problem-solving.

Subject Areas

Engineering, Science and Technology.

08/04/19 - Thinking about Chemical Engineering? How about Materials Science?

Thinking about Chemical Engineering? How about Materials Science?

Monday 8 April 2019, 10am - 3.45pm

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Course Description

There is a lot of crossover between Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. In the past, materials and engineering have always been seen to play a supporting role to more mainstream fields such as chemical engineering. This is no longer true and materials science is now driving innovation and has become an enabler for our technologically driven modern society. High rise skyscrapers are not possible without engineered concrete and steels; jumbo jets cannot fly without carbon fibre composites or advanced engineering alloys, and smartphones are not possible without semiconductors and batteries. In this taster course, you not only learn about the science behind the materials but also how to make use of it in a practical manner.

Sign up to this taster course to learn about Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering, meet our academics and current students, and take part in hands-on activities.

At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional campus tour lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 students. Students must be studying two from Maths/Chemistry/Physics at A level and be creative and interested in problem-solving.

Subject Areas

Chemistry, Engineering, Science and Technology.

10/04/19 - Electronics and Computing for the Digital Age

Electronics and Computing for the Digital Age

Wednesday 10 April 2019, 10am - 4pm

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Course Description

This event will provide an excellent opportunity for students to experience some of the exciting things that our degrees in Electronic Engineering and/or Computer Science have to offer. You will be shown just some of the choices that are open to you in terms of specialist skills you can learn and the outstanding career opportunities they afford. During the day you will get "hands-on" experience with various activities. You will also meet staff and some of our existing undergraduate students to get a feel for life with us.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 and 13 students or anyone considering starting their undergraduate studies in September 2019 or September 2020. You should be studying Maths, Computing or Sciences at A Level (or equivalent level) to attend this taster course.

Subject Areas

Computing and Information Systems, Engineering, Science and Technology.

11/04/19 - Computing in a Business world: Can computers be managed?

Computing in a Business world: Can computers be managed?

Thursday 11 April 2019, 10am - 4pm

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Course Description

The ever-increasing computing power and the promise of technologies based on Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, IoT, etc. bring about contrasting views of our technological future. On the one hand, there is optimism that technology will liberate people and create a better future for all, while on the other hand there are dystopian visions where humans lose control and surrender to technology’s forces. In the midst of these two opposing views, questions are raised on whether humans are able to “manage” technological development and shift it towards one or another direction (optimistic or pessimistic). Let’s find out! We shall look at recent examples from the world of business and consider the transformative impact that computing has had in various industrial sectors. More specifically we shall look at the platform economy (Airbnb, Uber), big data analytics, workplace automation and other examples. To explore all these issues, you will attend a taster lecture, similar to the lectures taught to first-year students at Queen Mary, and also participate in “hands-on” activities. These include a workshop on how businesses use digital technology, where you will be asked to work in groups to design alternative possible technological futures for business organisations and their potential effects for society as a whole. Contributions will enter a competition and the best team will win a small prize. You will also have the chance to find out about our degree programmes that combine technical skills, such as programming, with knowledge of the business environment and project management.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 students or anyone considering starting their undergraduate studies in September 2019 or September 2020. You should typically be studying Maths, Business, ICT or Computing at A Level (or equivalent level) to attend this taster course.

Subject Areas

Business and Management, Computing and Information Systems, Engineering, Science and Technology, Social Sciences.

11/04/19 - Creative Computing

Creative Computing

Thursday 11 April 2019, 10am - 4pm

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Course Description

Creative computing combines creative and technical skills and knowledge in the digital world. How can we understand, use and develop technology to support creative practice? Can computers be creative? This taster day will allow students to explore the creativity and problem-solving found both in design/visual arts as well as computing. Students will be encouraged to provide visual and technical solutions during hands-on coding sessions using Processing, plus there will be mini-lectures to show how universities are investigating this exciting field. You will also meet staff and some of our existing undergraduate students to get a feel for life with us.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 13 students or anyone considering starting their undergraduate studies in September 2019 or September 2020. You should be studying 3 A-levels or equivalent.

Subject Areas

Art and Design, Computing and Information Systems.

12/04/19 - Alternatives to Medicine

Alternatives to Medicine

Friday 12 April 2019, 9.45am - 4pm

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Course Description

What could you do with your 5th UCAS choice?

On this day-long course, you will learn about degree programmes offered at QMUL that require the application of the same skills set like many other medical professions. You will discover that scientists, engineers and medical professionals work hand-in-hand to develop the latest and most beneficial treatments ranging from the latest pharmaceuticals and orthopaedic implants to gene therapy and diagnostic imaging.

Sign up to this taster course to learn about chemical and biological sciences, biomedical engineering and bio and dental materials, meet our academics and current students, experience taster lectures, and take part in experiments and problem-solving activities. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional campus tour lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 students. Students must be studying at least two science subjects at A level from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths.

Subject Areas

Biological Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Health, Healthcare, Medicine, Dentistry and Optometry, Pharmacology, Science and Technology.

15/04/19 - Options for Women in Engineering

Options for Women in Engineering

Monday 15 April 2019, 10am - 4pm

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Course Description

Queen Mary University of London is home to world’s first Aerospace Engineering degree programme and has one of the UK’s largest Biomedical Engineering programmes.

On this day-long course, female students will be introduced to various streams of engineering. The course will inform you about the engineering choices available for you at Queen Mary University of London, helping you to make important educational and career-based decisions.

Sign up to this taster course to learn about all of our engineering programmes, meet our academics and current students, and take part in problem-solving activities related to various engineering programmes. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional campus tour lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 female students. Students must be studying Maths and either Chemistry or Physics at A level and be creative and interested in problem-solving.

Subject Areas

Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Sciences, Science and Technology.

16/04/19 - Do you like Chemistry? Have you thought about Materials Science?

Do you like Chemistry? Have you thought about Materials Science?

Tuesday 16 April 2019, 10am - 3.30pm

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Course Description

If you enjoy chemistry, you may be interested in materials science.

In the past, materials and engineering have always been seen to play a supporting role to more mainstream fields such as mechanical engineering. This is no longer true and materials science is now driving innovation and has become an enabler for our technologically driven modern society. High rise skyscrapers are not possible without engineered concrete and steels; jumbo jets cannot fly without carbon fibre composites or advanced engineering alloys, and smartphones are not possible without semiconductors and batteries. In this taster course, you not only learn about the science behind the materials but also how to make use of it in a practical manner.

Sign up to this taster course to learn about Materials Science and Engineering, meet our academics and current students, and take part in hands-on activities related to Materials Science and Engineering.

At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional campus tour lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 students, year 13 students and anyone who will be starting their undergraduate studies in September 2019 and September 2020. Students must be studying two subjects from Maths, Chemistry or Physics at A level and be creative and interested in problem-solving.

Subject Areas

Chemistry, Engineering, Science and Technology.

24/04/19 - The Wonderful World of Maths (Y12)

The Wonderful World of Maths (Y12)

Wednesday 24 April 2019, 10am - 4pm

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Course Description

We invite Year 12 students to come along and discover what studying a Maths degree at university is really like! Attending a taster day is a great opportunity to 'try out' a Maths degree and gain an insight into student life at Queen Mary. You will have the opportunity to attend three taster lectures on interesting areas of maths in addition to finding out about the careers available to maths graduates and enjoying a tour of our beautiful campus. You will be able to engage with undergraduate students and academic lecturers to have all of your questions about studying at Queen Mary answered.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 12 students. Students must be studying A-level Maths.

Subject Areas

Mathematics and Statistics.

30/04/19 - Modern Languages Taster Day: Learn Languages - Understand Cultures

Modern Languages Taster Day: Learn Languages - Understand Cultures

Tuesday 30 April, 2019, 10am - 4pm

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Course Description

If you are interested in studying French, Spanish, German, Russian, Catalan or Portuguese, this is the taster course for you! You will experience our exciting method of teaching languages through the study of culture. Our students develop their language skills by exploring the literature, film, cultural and political history and life of countries where that language is spoken. We will complement this with sessions on employability prospects, as well as stories from our fourth-year students about the year abroad. At Queen Mary, you can combine up to three languages (depending on your previous experience of language learning) and this taster day will give you a flavour of the opportunities we offer. Students with no language qualifications can also pick up a language from scratch (ab initio) and are equally welcome to attend, as are native and heritage speakers of the languages listed above. Alongside our BA in Modern Languages, we will also provide information on our joint honours programmes with Business, Literature, Linguistics, Film and Politics. Sign up now to find out how you can learn languages, understand cultures and see the world differently at Queen Mary.

Course Requirements

This taster course is open to year 11, year 12 and year 13 students or anyone who is considering starting their undergraduate studies in September 2019 or 2020.

Suitable for anyone interested in studying a language at university, including those without a formal language qualification, native and heritage speakers.

Subject Areas

Arts, Business and Management, Cinematics, TV, Film and Photography, English Language and Literature, Government and Politics, History, Humanities, International Relations, Linguistics, Media, Creative Arts and Visual Cultures, Modern European Languages and Cultural Studies, Modern Languages, World Languages and Cultural Studies.

17/06/19 - School of Law Taster Day

School of Law Taster Day

Monday 17 June 2019, Timing TBC

Booking will open later in the year.

Course Description

The School of Law at Queen Mary is offering a Taster Days for Year 12/13 students looking to start their undergraduate studies in September 2019 or 2020 in Law.

Our Law Taster Day is a great opportunity for you to experience a day as a university student and learn more about the courses we offer.

Alongside meeting some of our world-class academics, you will attend academic sessions where you will gain an insight into what it is to study law at university.  You’ll also take a tour of our Mile End campus and meet our friendly students who will tell you what life at Queen Mary is really like. In addition, you’ll get advice and guidance from our admissions team on preparing your UCAS application.

Queen Mary School of Law was recently named as one of the top 35 in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2019. Come and explore our Mile End campus and see for yourself!

Course Requirements

These taster days are open to year 12/13 students and anyone who will be starting their undergraduate studies in September 2019 and September 2020, who may be interested in studying law at University.

Subject Areas

Law, History, Politics, English Literature.

24/06/19 - School of History Taster Day

School of History Taster Day

Monday 24 June, 2019, 9am - 3pm (Timing and schedule TBC)

Booking goes live in the coming months, but students can register their interest and receive a notification when booking goes live at: https://qmhistory.wufoo.com/forms/m105fxz50lff8em/

Course Description

The School of History at Queen Mary offers a series of Taster Days open to Year 12 (lower-sixth) students from all over the UK. If you are thinking of applying to university, Taster Days are a great opportunity to experience a day as a university student, learn more about the courses we offer, explore our Mile End campus, and get advice on preparing your UCAS application. Queen Mary was recently named as one of the top 25 history departments in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, 2019. Come and see for yourself what we have to offer!

Course Requirements

These taster days are open to year 12 students, who may be interested in studying history at University.

Subject Areas

History.

25/06/19 - School of History Taster Day

School of History Taster Day

Tuesday 25 June, 2019, 9am - 3pm (Timing and schedule TBC)

Booking goes live in the coming months, but students can register their interest and receive a notification when booking goes live at: https://qmhistory.wufoo.com/forms/m105fxz50lff8em/

Course Description

The School of History at Queen Mary offers a series of Taster Days open to Year 12 (lower-sixth) students from all over the UK. If you are thinking of applying to university, Taster Days are a great opportunity to experience a day as a university student, learn more about the courses we offer, explore our Mile End campus, and get advice on preparing your UCAS application. Queen Mary was recently named as one of the top 25 history departments in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, 2019. Come and see for yourself what we have to offer!

Course Requirements

These taster days are open to year 12 students, who may be interested in studying history at University.

Subject Areas

History.

26/06/19 - School of History Taster Day

School of History Taster Day

Wednesday 26 June, 2019, 9am - 3pm (Timing and schedule TBC)

Booking goes live in the coming months, but students can register their interest and receive a notification when booking goes live at: https://qmhistory.wufoo.com/forms/m105fxz50lff8em/

Course Description

The School of History at Queen Mary offers a series of Taster Days open to Year 12 (lower-sixth) students from all over the UK. If you are thinking of applying to university, Taster Days are a great opportunity to experience a day as a university student, learn more about the courses we offer, explore our Mile End campus, and get advice on preparing your UCAS application. Queen Mary was recently named as one of the top 25 history departments in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, 2019. Come and see for yourself what we have to offer!

Course Requirements

These taster days are open to year 12 students, who may be interested in studying history at University.

Subject Areas

History.

27/06/19 - School of History Taster Day

School of History Taster Day

Thursday 27 June, 2019, 9am - 3pm (Timing and schedule TBC)

Booking goes live in the coming months, but students can register their interest and receive a notification when booking goes live at: https://qmhistory.wufoo.com/forms/m105fxz50lff8em/

Course Description

The School of History at Queen Mary offers a series of Taster Days open to Year 12 (lower-sixth) students from all over the UK. If you are thinking of applying to university, Taster Days are a great opportunity to experience a day as a university student, learn more about the courses we offer, explore our Mile End campus, and get advice on preparing your UCAS application. Queen Mary was recently named as one of the top 25 history departments in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, 2019. Come and see for yourself what we have to offer!

Course Requirements

These taster days are open to year 12 students, who may be interested in studying history at University.

Subject Areas

History.

12/09/19 - The Wonderful World of Maths (Y13)

The Wonderful World of Maths (Y13)

Thursday 12 September 2019, 10am - 4pm

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Course Description

We invite Year 13 students to come along and discover what studying a Maths degree at university is really like!

Attending a taster day is a great opportunity to 'try out' a Maths degree and gain an insight into student life at Queen Mary. You will have the opportunity to attend three taster lectures on interesting areas of maths in addition to finding out about the careers available to maths graduates and enjoying a tour of our beautiful campus. 

You will be able to engage with undergraduate students and academic lecturers to have all of your questions about studying at Queen Mary answered.

Course Requirements

Year 13 (final year A Level/IB students). Students must be studying A-level Maths

Subject Areas

Mathematics and Statistics