Undergraduate

Transfer and advanced entry

Thinking of transferring from another university to Queen Mary?  This page gives you an overview of our expected requirements, what you will need to provide and how to make an application. 

In some cases, we are able to consider transfer applications if you have completed part of your university studies elsewhere.  Depending on the course you wish to apply to, it may be possible to join undergraduate degree programmes at:

  • the beginning of the second year (of a three or four-year course)
  • the beginning of the third year of a four-year course

It is not possible to transfer to the final year of any degree programme. 

 

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How to apply

Applications for advanced entry are made through UCAS.  You then choose the appropriate 'point of entry' whilst making your application e.g. for second year entry you would choose point of entry 2.

For further information, please see our How to Apply page. 

Things to consider before applying

  • transfers are always subject to the policy of the School you are applying to
  • transfer applications may only be considered if received by the 15 January UCAS deadline
  • offers are not solely based on meeting academic requirements but are also subject to availability of places and your suitability
  • in most cases, we expect you to have met our first year entry requirements with your achieved A-Level grades (or other equivalent Level 3 qualifications) in addition to your university studies
  • we do not accept direct applications (you must apply through UCAS)

Things to consider

There is a lot to consider before transferring to another university.  We encourage you to speak to your current university about the reasons you wish to transfer as they may be able to help or offer advice.

If you do decide to change institutions, this can affect your:

  • current funding
  • visa
  • accommodation

Further information can be found in our Student Transfer Policy.

We also recommend reading UCAS guidance on 'changing or leaving your course'.

Entry requirements

We normally expect

  1. you have previously met our first year entry requirements for the programme you wish to transfer to with your achieved A-Level grades (or other equivalent Level 3 qualifications)
  2. you have achieved or are on track to achieve a 2.1 in your current degree course
  3. your current degree syllabus is similar to the syllabus offered at Queen Mary (our academic selectors will assess this by reviewing the modules you are taking)

We understand that there may be certain extenuating circumstances surrounding your decision to transfer to Queen Mary, such as choosing to study nearer your home because of serious illness affecting you or a close member of your family. Individual extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the academic school. If you have any questions please contact Undergraduate Admissions to discuss.

We may also consider applications for advanced entry on the basis of post-A-Level qualifications, such as the BTEC HND.  For this type of advanced entry application, you will need to apply through UCAS and choose the appropriate point of entry.  We may request a transcript that details the modules you are taking and grades you may have achieved if necessary.

What you will need to provide

  1. evidence of all your achieved qualifications (Level 3 and university level)
  2. evidence of your current university studies (if not completed, we still need to see the modules you are taking and any achieved grades e.g. an interim transcript)
  3. an academic reference from your current university

Will my application be considered?

Thinking of re-doing your first year?

As we do not accept transfers for all our programmes, there may be cases where you want to complete your first year studies again.   There are a few things to note:

  • we will still require you to meet our first year entry requirements for the programme with your achieved A-Level grades (or other equivalent Level 3 qualifications)
  • we will not consider you on the basis of your first year university studies alone
  • it may not always be possible to re-do the same degree programme again if you have completed your first year studies elsewhere.  This is because academic regulations do not allow the same modules or content to be repeated

Need further guidance?

If you are at all unsure of whether you will be eligible to apply you are welcome to contact our Admissions Office:

admissions@qmul.ac.uk 
+44 (0)207 882 5511

Schools that do not consider transfers

  • School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Medicine and Dentistry (including BSc Global Health and BSc Oral Health)

You can only apply for entry into the first year for all programmes within these Schools.  

Schools that consider transfers

Economics and Finance

Please be aware that we rarely accept applicants for advanced entry onto any of our Economics and Finance programmes.  

All transfer applications are subject to the following suitability assessment:

  • your achieved A-Level grades (or equivalent Level 3 qualification) must satisfy our first year academic requirements (see our Course Finder for details)
  • your current first year achieved and predicted grades must be at least 2:1 with a minimum of 65% in all first year modules taken in the first sitting
  • your degree syllabus (degree modules) must be very similar to our programme specification 
  • a suitable academic reference 

Need further guidance?
You are welcome to contact the School of Economics and Finance before making your application:

+44 (0)20 7882 7355
claire.cooper@qmul.ac.uk

Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

We only consider applications for advanced entry for Electronic Engineering programmes.

All transfer applications are subject to the following suitability assessment:

  • your achieved A-Level grades (or equivalent Level 3 qualification) must satisfy our first year academic requirements (see our Course Finder for details)
  • your current first year achieved and predicted grades must be at least 70% overall
  • your degree syllabus (degree modules) must be very similar to our programme specification 
  • a suitable academic reference 

Need further guidance?
You are welcome to contact the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science before making your application:

+44 (0)20 7882 7332
eecs-ug-enquiries@qmul.ac.uk

Engineering and Materials Science

We consider applications for advanced entry for most programmes within the School of Engineering and Materials Science.  Programmes which do not consider applications for advanced entry are:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering

 

All transfer applications are subject to the following suitability assessment:

  • your achieved A-Level grades (or equivalent Level 3 qualification) must satisfy or be no less than one grade below our first year academic requirements (see our Course Finder for details
  • your current first year achieved and predicted grades must be at least 2:1 
  • your degree syllabus (degree modules) must be very similar to our programme specification 
  • a suitable academic reference 

For your application to be considered you need to apply before the 15 January UCAS deadline.

Need further guidance?
You are welcome to contact the School of Engineering and Materials Science before making your application:

+44 (0)20 7882 8736
sems-ugadmissions@qmul.ac.uk

English and Drama

All transfer applications are subject to the following suitability assessment:

  • your current first year achieved and predicted grades must be at least 2:1 with a minimum of 65% in all first year modules taken in the first sitting
  • your degree syllabus (degree modules) must be very similar to our programme specification 
  • a suitable academic reference 
  • a short statement on why you wish to transfer from your current institution to Queen Mary

Need further guidance?
You are welcome to contact the School of English and Drama before making your application:

+44 (0)20 7882 8571
sed-admissions@qmul.ac.uk

History

All transfer applications are subject to the following suitability assessment:

  • your achieved A-Level grades (or equivalent Level 3 qualification) must satisfy our first year academic requirements (see our Course Finder for details)
  • your current first year achieved and predicted grades must be at high 2:1 (65%)
  • your degree syllabus (degree modules) must be very similar to our programme specification 
  • a suitable academic reference 
  • a short statement on why you wish to transfer from your current institution to Queen Mary

Need further guidance?
You are welcome to contact the School of History before making your application:

+44 (0)20 7882 7355
history-admissions@qmul.ac.uk 

Geography

All transfer applications are subject to the following suitability assessment:

  • your current first year achieved and predicted grades must be at least 2:1 
  • your degree syllabus (degree modules) must be very similar to our programme specification 
  • a suitable academic reference 
  • a short statement on why you wish to transfer from your current institution to Queen Mary

Need further guidance?
You are welcome to contact the School of Geography before making your application:

+44 (0)20 7882 8200
geogadmissions@qmul.ac.uk

Languages, Linguistics and Film

All transfer applications are subject to the following suitability assessment:

  • your current first year achieved and predicted grades must be at least 2:1 
  • your degree syllabus (degree modules) must be very similar to our programme specification 
  • a suitable academic reference 
  • a short statement on why you wish to transfer from your current institution to Queen Mary

Need further guidance?
You are welcome to contact the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film before making your application:

+44 (0)20 7882 8331
sllf-ug@qmul.ac.uk

Law

Please be aware that we do not encourage transfer applications onto any of our Law programmes.  However, we will consider students on a case-by-case basis in exceptional circumstances.  

All transfer applications are subject to the following suitability assessment:

  • your achieved A-Level grades (or equivalent Level 3 qualifications) must satisfy our first year academic requirements (see our Course Finder for details)
  • your current first year achieved and predicted grades must be at least 2:1 
  • your degree syllabus (degree modules)
  • a suitable academic reference 

For your application to be considered you need to apply before the 15 January UCAS deadline.

All applicants applying for second year entry will need to have covered at least three of our first year modules:

  • Public Law
  • Elements of Contract Law
  • Land Law
  • Law in Context (half)
  • Law of the European Union

If you are at all unsure of what your syllabus covers, please ask an academic from your current university department for advice.  

Please also read the School of Law statement on their Undergraduate Frequently Asked Questions page.

Need further guidance?
You are welcome to contact the School of Law before making your application:

Please use the Law Contact page to make your enquiry.

Mathematical Sciences

All transfer applications are subject to the following suitability assessment:

  • your achieved A-Level grades (or equivalent Level 3 qualification) must satisfy or be no less than one grade below our first year academic requirements (see our Course Finder for details
  • your current first year achieved and predicted grades must be at least 2:1 with a minimum of 65% in all first year modules taken in the first sitting
  • your degree syllabus (degree modules) must be very similar to our programme specification 
  • a suitable academic reference 

Need further guidance?
You are welcome to contact the School of Mathematical Sciences before making your application:

+44 (0)20 7882 5470
maths@qmul.ac.uk

Physics and Astronomy

All transfer applications are subject to the following suitability assessment:

  • your achieved A-Level grades (or equivalent Level 3 qualification) must satisfy or be no less than one grade below our first year academic requirements (see our Course Finder for details
  • your current first year achieved and predicted grades must be at least 2:1 
  • your degree syllabus (degree modules) must be very similar to our programme specification 
  • a suitable academic reference 

Need further guidance?
You are welcome to contact the School of Physics before making your application:

+44 (0)20 882 6958
physics@qmul.ac.uk

Politics and International Relations

All transfer applications are subject to the following suitability assessment:

  • your achieved A-Level grades (or equivalent Level 3 qualification) must satisfy our first year academic requirements (see our Course Finder for details)
  • your current first year achieved and predicted grades must be at least 2:1
  • your degree syllabus (degree modules) must be very similar to our programme specification 
  • a suitable academic reference 
  • a short statement on why you wish to transfer from your current institution to Queen Mary

Need further guidance?
You are welcome to contact the School of Politics and International Relations before making your application:

+44 (0)20 7882 8600
politics@qmul.ac.uk