STEM, Social Sciences & Drama

Queen Mary, University of London
London, England
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    STEM, Social Sciences & Drama

  • Location

    London

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

    Queen Mary, University of London is popular for its prestige, contained campus, and access to all things East London. Similar to King's College London, the University of Oxford, and the University of Glasgow, Queen Mary is a part of the prestigious Russell Group which makes it a fantastic option if you are looking for a rigorous academic push. Some possible subjects you might like to study here are STEM fields, drama, English, business, and the biological sciences. Nearby landmarks include St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, and Hoxton Square. Although the main campus building dates from 1887, the university perfectly combines history with modernity. During your time at Queen Mary, you will have the comfort that comes with living on an enclosed campus while also having access to everything London has to offer.

  • Term

    Fall 4 2019

  • Program Dates

    Sep 13, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    May 15, 2019

  • Credit

    60 - 60 UK Credits

  • Eligibility

    3.00 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $21,350

  • This session is closed and is no longer accepting applications.

Program Description

At Queen Mary, you will live on a traditional U.S.-style campus. The area surrounding Queen Mary is vibrant, rich in history, and is one of the most interesting & fashionable parts of London.

All courses are taught by host university faculty at Queen Mary, University of London. You will take classes alongside British and other international students. Located in the East End and boasting the only campus of this style in Central London, Queen Mary is most known for courses in STEM, drama, English, and business.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

  • Students must have at least sophomore standing (second year) at their home university at the time of participation.
  • All applicants are required to submit an academic letter of recommendation and a letter of intent along with the standard ISA application.
  • All students participating in an academic year program are required to obtain a British Tier 4 visa before departure for an additional cost.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

UK Credits

60 - 60

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

16 - 16

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

24 - 24

Academic Information

Course Availability & Syllabi

  • The courses listed below are only a sample of what the university offers. Please see the full Queen Mary Module Catalog linked here and below for additional courses.
  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the England Site Specialist.

Course Credit

  • Students are required to take exactly 60 U.K. credits per session. Per Queen Mary, 15 U.K. credits are considered equivalent to 4 U.S. semester credits/6 quarter units.
  • Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student's home university.
  • Classes are lecture style with a seminar (smaller group) following the lecture. Focus is on individual study.
  • English & Drama classes are the most competitive to register for at the university. Students should be prepared to select modules from other departments to fulfill the full-time student requirement.
  • According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Course Level Recommendations

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed in the Queen Mary Module Catalog. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the Queen Mary module level classifications of a 4, 5, or 6 level, which correspond with the three year bachelor's degree cycle. Courses classified as level 5 and level 6 are considered upper division and recommended for juniors and seniors with 3000- and 4000-level of experience in the subject. These Queen Mary and ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
  • If a student does not have the necessary pre-requisite experience, Queen Mary will not approve them for the course. Students will then provide additional module choices.

Understanding the Course Code (EX ESH101A) & Using the Catalog

  • the first three letters refer to the department the course is being offered through (ESH= English)
  • the last three numbers refer to the unique number assigned to the class
  • their is a separate column that tells you the course level (4= Level 4, 5= Level 5, 6= Level 6)
  • When filtering the courses in the Queen Mary Module Catalog make sure the Associates filter is always set to "YES". This will make sure that every class you are looking at is open to study abroad students. You can further narrow your search by using the Semester filters (1= Fall & 2=Spring) or the Level filters (4=Freshman/Sophomore, 5=Junior, 6=Senior). Level 7 is graduate level and cannot be taken by undergraduate students.

Transcript Information

  • The transcript from Kingston will reflect UK credits for each course. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.

The courses listed on our ISA website are only a sample of what the university offers. Please see the full Queen Mary Module Catalog linked below for additional courses.

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Courses

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Queen Mary, University of London
Additional Course Offerings to the Sample Below
Study Abroad Course Catalog
Biological & Chemical Sciences
Sample Course Options
Cell Biology
BIO111
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Business & Management
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Business Law
BUS205
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Economics & Finance
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World Economy
ECN102
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Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
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C Programming
ECS501U
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Engineering & Materials Science
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Aircraft Design
DEN6305
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Polymers
MAT313
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English & Drama
Sample Course Options
Action Design
DRA245
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Beyond Acting
DRA302
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Dance Theatre
DRA237
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Feminism(s)
ESH393
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Medieval Troy
ESH318
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Poetry
ESH124
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Languages, Linguistics & Film
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Paris in Art
COM4023
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What Is Cinema?
FLM003B
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Mathematical Sciences
Sample Course Options
Calculus I
MTH4100
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Calculus III
MTH5102
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Cryptography
MTH6115
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Physics & Astronomy
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Fluid Dynamics
SPA6310
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Thermodynamics
SPA5219
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Politics & International Relations
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Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Mary Howington

Program Manager, England

LONDON TEAM

Maria Suvagau

Resident Director, England

Marina Kozhuharova

Assistant Resident Director, England

Imogen Brooks

Student Services and Custom Programs Coordinator (Summer), England

Joseph Sullivan

Student Services Coordinator, England

Shelby Staub

Student Services and Internship Coordinator, England

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

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Housing

Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the British lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average tourist. Uncovering the uniqueness of your surroundings will help you to feel right at home. No matter which type of housing you choose, you will commute to class as most locals do, via the underground (aka the Tube), the overground, public bus, or walking. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Apartment

Apartments are a great housing option if you are seeking complete independence during your time abroad. Apartments are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and availability is limited. Rent and utilities are included in the program price, and each apartment is fully furnished. The apartments are located in Notting Hill and Mile End. Apartments typically house three to four ISA students, with shared room occupancy. Meals are not included but laundry machines are available for use at no extra cost. You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Dorm1

The residence halls at Westminster and King's College are located off campus, anywhere from half a mile to three miles from the respective campuses. The dorms have shared kitchens on each floor, and laundry facilities are typically available for an additional cost. You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Dorm2

The residence halls at Roehampton, Queen Mary, Kingston are located on campus. ISA does not have control over which dorm you are assigned to by the university. They have shared kitchens on each floor, and laundry facilities are typically available for an additional cost. You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

ISA excursions allow you to explore the timeless, quaint, and historical landscape of the United Kingdom (and potentially surrounding countries) that you may not have the chance to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on weekend trips, day trips, and optional trips.

Brighton

Brighton is known for several things, including being one the cultural and LGBT capitals of England, inspiration for famous artists and musicians, and its architecture. Some UK polls place it as the happiest and 'coolest' (not a reference to temperature!) city in England, and its name is undoubtedly among the world's most recognizable beach towns.

Bulgaria & Greece

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of Bulgaria, the oldest nation in Europe, before hopping over to the cradle of western civilization in Greece. On this excursion, you will learn about the culture and economy of both countries, the impact the European Union and Brexit have on you, and experience some of the best sights and cuisines in Europe.

Cambridge

Cambridge is a quintessential British town. You'll get to explore traditional British architecture, visit the many street food markets, go for a punt on the river, and see the famous Cambridge University. You will have the opportunity to discover the many religious, cultural, and political influences that helped develop universities all across England.

Canterbury & Dover Caste

Canterbury is the birthplace of the Anglican Church and religious capital of England. It has inspired writers such as Geoffrey Chaucer, Father of English literature, the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, and author of the famous Canterbury Tales. Then journey southeast to Dover, England's biggest port and most popular point of entry to the British Isles. Immerse yourself in the magnificent scenery surrounding the chalk cliffs aptly named the White Cliffs of Dover.

Stonehenge & Bath

The monument of Stonehenge is one of Britain's oldest Neolithic remnants and easily one of world's most famous sites. It is situated rather mysteriously amidst several hundred burial mounds and at great distances from any logical source for such large stones. After visiting Stonehenge, head northwest towards Bath, an ancient Roman town most famous for the baths constructed here over two millennia ago to take advantage of natural hot springs. Aside from the springs, Bath was home to many famous writers, poets, and celebrities, including the much-beloved novelist Jane Austen.

Stratford-upon-Avon

On this excursion, you will explore one of the most fascinating and historically significant cities in the UK. The town of Stratford-upon-Avon was chartered in 1196 and is to this day considered a market town, a special municipal status within the UK. It is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of the one and only William Shakespeare. Additionally, until the Industrial Revolution, Stratford was the gateway to the British canal network and was a town of appreciable importance for commerce and trade.

Windsor Castle

The town of Windsor is an unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. It is widely known as the site of Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of the British Royal Family. Windsor Castle itself is the oldest continuously used royal residence in the world. Her Majesty the Queen's Royal Standard flies from the Round Tower when she is in residence.