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Subject-specific sessions

Our academic schools hold a range of taster events, student panels and alumni discussions throughout the year to give you a taste of the subjects we teach. 

Humanities and Social Sciences

Modern Languages and Cultures Virtual Taster Event

Decolonizing the Curriculum: Rethinking the Study of Modern Languages at University

Wednesday 17 February 2021, 5-6.30pm (GMT)

We are delighted to invite you to this taster session in Modern Languages, co-hosted by Queen Mary University London and University of London in Paris (ULIP). The event is part of a wider British Academy-funded initiative to give school students an insight into the diverse areas of study covered by a degree in Modern Languages.

It will focus in particular on recent debates around literature, decolonizing the curriculum and political activism within education. Whilst we will look at materials in a range of languages, translations will also be on hand, and no prior knowledge of the language is necessary to take part.

The event is primarily designed for sixth form students, but we warmly welcome students of any age. 

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Comparative Literature Virtual Taster Event

Wednesday 24 February 2021, 5-6pm (GMT)

Are you interested in studying literature from around the world? In how texts, myths and ideas travel across time and space? If so, Comparative Literature is the degree for you!

In this taster session, you’ll learn more about the modules we offer (ranging from the global short story to representations of climate change across the world) and about the questions that comparatists are interested in: for example – how has the idea of the hero changed since antiquity? What cultural and historical shifts made it possible for our heroes to change from Odysseus, the cunning, triumphant and virile protagonist of Homer’s epic, to the hero of Joyce’s Ulysses, an ordinary middle-aged man whose wife cheats on him?

You will get a chance to meet some of our students, who’ll tell you what it’s like to study at Queen Mary, and you’ll hear about the careers that our graduates have gone on to pursue. Students with no language qualifications and students with knowledge of a foreign language are equally welcome! This taster day is suitable for Years 10 to 13; no prior knowledge of the subject is necessary. 

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Linguistics Virtual Taster Event

Wednesday 17 March 2021, 5-6pm (GMT)

Have you ever wondered what studying linguistics at university involves? Come along to our virtual taster session! You will discover how a BA in Linguistics offers new perspectives on language, culture and society, and you’ll also have the opportunity to hear from students studying BA Linguistics about their own year abroad and work experiences during their degree.

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Film Studies Virtual Taster Event

Wednesday 24 March 2021, 5-6pm (GMT)

This Taster Session will present an overview of who we are and what we do, mentioning some of our exciting and pioneering work in film theory and practice. You will be able to gain an insight into the multifaceted world of film analysis from the standpoint of film culture, philosophy and global cinemas alongside film practice perspectives. The taster sessions are designed to illustrate the multifarious opportunities afforded by our various programmes to engage with diverse dimensions of film. Department staff will be happy to provide information and respond to questions following the taster sessions. There will be an opportunity to meet some of our students, who will be able to answer queries about the student experience at Queen Mary.

This event is suitable for Years 10 to 13. Students with a background in film and related subject areas are equally welcome!

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Science and Engineering

Girls in Maths Virtual Taster Event

Thursday 8 April 2021, 10-11.30am (GMT)

We're inviting female students to join us virtually and discover what studying a Maths degree at university is really like! This will be a great opportunity to gain an insight into student life at Queen Mary. 

Students will be able to join us for:

  • A taster lecture on: How close is too close in space? (Dr Shabnam Beheshti)
  • A taster lecture on: Pricing for pet insurance (Gaik Ng FIA)
  • A talk on transitioning to university
  • A talk about Careers in Maths

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.

This taster course is open to year 12 students.

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Medicine and Dentistry

Medicine MBBS Malta Open Day

Friday 5 March 2021

Wednesday 19 May 2021

Friday 18 June 2021

Eager to learn more about the Medicine MBBS Malta programme?

Throughout the academic year, QMUL Malta hosts a number of open days where you are able to speak with current students, admissions and academic staff from the Malta campus. 

Given the current situation, we are expecting that the majority of these days will take place online. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this page with any changes.

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Contact our schools

Our Schools and Institutes webpage contains a list of all of our academic school websites, where you can find specific contact information.

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