Queen Mary University of London welcomes students taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The EPQ is an excellent opportunity for students to undertake a self-directed and self-motivated project which allows students to explore a topic of interest in depth through independent research.
We recognise the EPQ as a qualification that provides students with a strong foundation in their transition to university study. This qualification enables students to use their problem-solving and decision making skills; demonstrate initiative and enterprise; evaluate and reflect on their project; develop time management and presentation skills; and show their analytical and critical thinking.
Our policy on offer making including EPQs is detailed below. Please note this policy does not apply to clinical programmes in Medicine or Dentistry, including Oral Health.
Dual EPQ Offers
A dual offer includes both our normal three A-Level grade offer and an alternative offer including the EPQ. For example, if a course requires ABB from three A-Levels, we may provide the following offer to applicants taking an EPQ:
GCE Advanced A-Levels Grades ABB
GCE Advanced A-Levels Grades BBB and A in Extended Project
To be considered for a dual offer, you must be taking an EPQ alongside three A-Levels:
Your qualifications and predicted grades will be assessed once we have received your application.
Talking about your project
In order for us to assess your application for a dual EPQ offer:
The EPQ is a great way for you to demonstrate your academic ability and potential within your UCAS application. It’s also an opportunity for you to express your passion for a topic that you are interested in or highlight the skills you are developing which will aid your university studies or future career. Talk about your project enthusiastically to make your personal statement stand out.