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How to apply

Now that you’re exploring undergraduate study options at Queen Mary, your next steps are to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree, foundation programme, diploma or apprenticeship, and to follow the appropriate application procedure as laid out below.

Undergraduate degree courses

Applications for the majority of our undergraduate courses go through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

You need to apply on directly on the UCAS website, where you can also find out further information on the applications process and answers to frequently asked questions. Alternatively, you can phone UCAS on 0371 468 0468 or email enquiries@ucas.ac.uk.

The institution code for Queen Mary is Q50.

How do I apply?

You can choose up to five courses on your UCAS form. You can apply for more than one course offered by a university – just make a separate entry for each choice.

If you’re interested in medicine or dentistry, you can only apply for up to four courses in these subjects.

When can I apply?

You can apply from September, and applications should reach UCAS by 15 January. The cut-off date for medicine and dentistry is 15 October.

More flexible deadlines apply to international applicants, but early application is recommended for popular courses.

UCAS Extra

Queen Mary welcomes applications for the UCAS Extra Scheme, for all courses and degree programmes, except A100 Medicine, A101 Medicine (Graduate Entry) and A200 Dentistry.

You are allowed an additional choice through UCAS Extra if you:

  • have had unsuccessful or withdrawal decisions from all five of your choices
  • have cancelled outstanding choices and have no offers
  • have declined all your offers.

You must have used all five choices on your UCAS application form to be eligible for UCAS Extra.

If you need further advice on the UCAS Extra Scheme, please contact the Admissions Office on 0207 882 5511 or email admissions@qmul.ac.uk

Medical and dental students

If you're applying for one of our undergraduate programmes in medicine and dentistry you'll also need to sit the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) in addition to meeting the standard academic entry requirements. This test assesses your aptitude for medical and dental study.

Find out more about UKCAT and how to register.

Find out more about the admissions requirements for our undergraduate programmes in medicine and dentistry.

Studying Medicine in Malta

Our five-year degree in Malta is an exciting alternative to the standard London-based MBBS. Students interested in our Malta-based Medicine programme should apply directly to Queen Mary, rather than via UCAS. We are still accepting applications for 2018 entry.

Find out more.

Intercalated Degrees

Medical and dental students studying at Barts and the London who are eligible to intercalate must complete an online application form and submit this together with a CV by midday on 4 February 2019. Please note that the form will not go live until 4pm on Friday 18 January 2019.

Applicants from external medical schools are welcome to apply online for our intercalated degrees.

Find out more.

International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme

Students outside the UK can apply for our International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (ISEFP) via email or online.

Find out more.

Science and Engineering Foundation Programme

UK, EU and international students can apply for one of our Science and Engineering Foundation Programmes via UCAS. 

Find out more.

International Foundation Programmes

International students interested in applying for one of our International Foundation Programmes (IFPs) can submit their applications either through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) (applicable for September start programmes only) or through an online application form.

Please note that if an ‘Apply’ link isn’t available on the course page, this indicates that the application period for the relevant academic year has not yet started.

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Pre-Masters Graduate Diplomas

You can apply for a Pre-Masters Graduate Diploma either through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) (applicable for September start programmes only) or through an online application form.

Please note that if an ‘Apply’ link isn’t available on the course page, this indicates that the application period for the relevant academic year has not yet started.

Find out more.

Degree Apprenticeships

A Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology Solutions at Queen Mary offers you an alternative pathway to entering the digital or technology sector.

To gain a place as a degree apprentice, you must apply directly to one of our partner employers in response to a job vacancy advertised. Applications cannot be made via UCAS.

Find out more.

Transfer and advanced entry

It may be possible to join undergraduate degree programmes at the beginning of the second year of study.
If you’re applying for advanced status on the basis of an approved post-A-level qualification, such as the BTEC HND, you should apply via UCAS.

If you want to transfer to Queen Mary, you’ll be considered on the basis of your current syllabus, academic references and results. You must have the approval of your current institution and be eligible to proceed to the next year of studies.

Get in touch with the Admissions Office on  0207 882 5511 or email admissions@qmul.ac.uk for advice on transfer and advanced entry applications.

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