Applications to degree programmes in the School of Geography should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). For details of how to apply go to: www.ucas.ac.uk/students/applying/howtoapply
If you have any queries about applying to study with us, please see the Frequently asked questions below or contact us at:
Admissions, School of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London, London, E1 4NS
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8168
Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 7032
Frequently asked questions
What is the deadline for making an application to Queen Mary through UCAS?
What do I do if I’ve missed the deadline for applications?
Who is the Admissions Tutor and what are they looking for?
What if my predicted grades are below your standard offer?
What if I already have qualifications, but they fall below your standard offer?
Can I transfer to QMUL from a different university?
Occasionally we accept direct transfers from students in Year 2 of our degree programmes and you must apply to us through UCAS. We do not recommend students change institution part way through their degree, although we do recognise that occasionally students may need to relocate for personal or financial reasons. Your A2 subjects and grades must meet our general entrance requirements. We will also need to ensure that the subjects you have studied at your current institution prepare you in terms of skills and knowledge for your chosen degree programme at QMUL. Therefore, you are advised to contact the Admissions Tutor prior to application, informing us of the title and content of all courses you are currently studying and indicating your reasons for transfer. We will expect you to pass all your first year courses and demonstrate clear academic ability. You may be restricted from taking some of our modules.
We do not accept transfers on to Year 3 of our degree programmes.
What if my GCSE and AS performance was poor?
What should I write in my personal statement?
The personal statement is a chance for you to explain to the Admissions Tutor why you want to study Geography or Environmental Science at university and to show your knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, the subject. It is also a chance for you to tell us more about yourself, something we can not get just from your qualifications or your reference. For example, your interests and skills, or what you might contribute to life at university and to other students.
When writing your personal statement, consider the following:
- Establish your commitment and motivation to study. Show enthusiasm and demonstrate your knowledge. Say what particularly interests you about your chosen areas of study and mention your career aspirations.
- Emphasise your academic interests. Write about your current studies and talk about the skills you have developed. Be warned: it is quite likely that you will be asked about whatever you write about in this part of the statement in your interview.
- Detail any work or voluntary experience. Explain what you learnt from that experience and describe how this may help you in your proposed studies.
- Show your awareness of the broader subject. Demonstrate an understanding of current affairs, especially where relevant to your chosen subject.
- Write about your outside interests and achievements. Think about the skills involved and how they might be relevant to studying for a degree
- Presentation. Make sure that your personal statement is clearly expressed (good grammar), correctly spelt and well presented. Your personal statement should demonstrate that you are a careful and diligent student who cares about the quality of your work.
What are the entry requirements for studying Geography and Environmental Science at Queen Mary University of London?
|A/AS-levels||Tariff/Grades requirement: 300–340 points from the best three A-levels. Though Geography at A-level is preferred, it is not required. If you do not perform well in one subject and do better in others, that is acceptable providing you gain the minimum number of points required for the degree programme.|
Additional information: A-level maths at grade B or above and 340 points is required for LL71. A science A-level is required for the following degrees: F850 and F8N2. A science A-level and 340 points is required for F750.
Excluded subjects: General Studies
|Vocational or applied A-levels||The following Applied A-levels and Double Awards only are acceptable: Art and Design; Business; Information and Communication Technology; Leisure and Recreation; Media; Performing Arts; Science; Travel and Tourism.|
|Key Skills||Results of Key Skills tests may be requested, but will not form part of the offer of a place.|
|BTEC National Certificate (12 units)||Acceptability: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications.|
Subjects and grades required: Overall Double Award DD.
|BTEC National Diploma (18 units)||Acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications.|
Subjects and grades required: Overall DDM.
|International Baccalaureate||Acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications.|
Subjects and grades required: 32 points overall.
Additional information: 35 points overall and higher level maths at grade 4 or standard level maths or maths studies at grade 5 or above required for LL71. Higher Level at grade 5 in a science subject for F850, F8N2 and F750. Higher level at grade 5 in Geography preferred for F800, F810, L700, L720.
|European Baccalaureate||Acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications.|
Subjects and grades required: 75 per cent.
|Access qualifications||Subjects and grades required: Achieve Access to HE Diploma including at least 45 credits at Level 3, with 24 at Distinction and 12 at Merit. The Access Diploma should be in an appropriate subject area and should include a science component for F750, F850 and F8N2.|
|Other qualifications||The College welcomes applications from those holding qualifications not listed above. Staff in the Admissions and Recruitment Office will be happy to advise you as to the acceptability of your qualification.|
|European and international qualifications||The College accepts a wide range of EU and International qualifications, for information please contact the Admissions Office, or visit www.qmul.ac.uk/international/countries. We also accept students onto the International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme. For more information visit www.languageandlearning.qmul.ac.uk/intsefp/index.html.|