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The east London advantage Barts and The London serves a huge population of unrivalled diversity in the east of London, but is also next door to the City of London, one of the UK’s richest neighbourhoods. This means that our medical and dental students encounter a huge range of medical conditions while building the patient contact hours they need to become confident and competent professionals. “East London and the wider Thames Gateway offer our medical students the opportunity to observe a wide range of diseases – from diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, obesity, TB and even malnutrition. This is a unique learning environment for their medical training.”

Cathy Baker, Head of Graduate Entry Programme in Medicine

2012 Olympics on our doorstep The 2012 Olympics are taking place very close to Queen Mary’s Mile End campus, and our Whitechapel and West Smithfield campuses are also not far away. Barts Hospital, the new Royal London Hospital and our associated Trusts will provide healthcare for the Olympic athletes and the general public during the summer games. This will be an exciting time to be in London.

Campus-based Barts and The London is part of Queen Mary, the only College of the University of London to offer extensive campus-based facilities. This promotes a sense of community and encourages an active student life. All our first year medical and dental students who live a certain distance from the School are allocated places in residences at the Whitechapel, Charterhouse Square and Mile End campuses. East London also offers affordable privately-owned accommodation at a walking distance from our campuses. See page XX for more details about accommodation.

State-of-the-art clinical facilities We have modern state-of-the art buildings alongside more traditional teaching facilities such as our fantastic library. The Dental School now contains a clinical skills laboratory which closely simulates the real clinical


Welcome to the School of Geography

Degree Programmes in Geography and Environmental Science Career opportunities

Student life, Students’ Union, student support and health services

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School of Geography Entry requirements

Living in London

Next steps

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Undergraduate fieldwork in the Cairngorms, Scotland

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Welcome to the School of Geography

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Welcome to the School of Geography

At Queen Mary you will be taught by internationally renowned academics, whose research interests span the globe, but who are also committed to using their knowledge to provide excellent teaching at the cutting edge of the discipline. The School of Geography was ranked joint first in the UK in the government’s most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008). This puts us alongside Oxford, Cambridge, Durham and Bristol.

world; from climate and environmental change, to inequalities in health, the growth of world cities and new patterns in international trade, migration and development. Studying Geography will give you both the substantive knowledge and transferable skills needed to work in a wide range of areas within both the public and private sector, from urban and regional planning to international aid organisations, and from environmental management to advising businesses on sustaina bility issues.

The School of Geography’s teaching has also been graded ‘excellent’ (the highest category) by the Quality Assurance Agency.

Why study Environmental Science?

The School of Geography consistently performs well in university league tables. According to The Guardian’s Good University Guide 2011, we were placed in the top 20 universities in the UK.

From global challenges such as climate change and loss of biodiversity to protecting the quality of our local waterways we are all affected by environmental issues. A degree in Environmental Science will enable you to understand these complex problems and train you to protect and manage the environment. Combine your interest in Environmental Science with Business Management to understand how industry can make environmentally informed decisions in an increasingly competitive market. Environmental scientists are trained as multi-skilled graduates, able to investigate problems and create solutions. It can be seen as both a broad BSc degree and as specific preparation for work in the environmental sector.

In the 2010 National Student Survey, Queen Mary maintained its strong performance with satisfaction rates among students of Human Geography at 98%, placing us equal 3rd within the UK and 1st in London.

Why study Geography? Geography is a broad subject, ideally suited to tackling the range of complex social, political, economic and environmental issues facing the contemporary

Ricky Stevens, third year geography student “Studying geography at Queen Mary has been the best experience of my life! The university is brilliant, the lecturers are very friendly and approachable and there are a lot of opportunities available if you put in the effort. One of the best things about studying here is the field trips, which allow you to visit Scotland and Wales as well as Iceland and Florida. The programme content offers a wide variety of modules ranging from studies on coasts and rivers to climate change and glaciers, so there really is something for everyone. If you have a passion for geography and are looking to be taught and guided by people who are passionate about the subject they teach, then Queen Mary is the only place to be.”

In 2009 and 2010 Ricky was awarded Royal Geographical Society fieldwork grants to carry out research on glacial dynamics in Iceland


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Welcome to the School of Geography (Cont)

Studying Geography in London London is one of the world’s premier global cities. It is the centre of British politics, business, finance and the media. It’s also a fascinating place in which to study geography and environmental science. London is home to some of the UK’s wealthiest and most impoverished populations, creating a huge disparity between rich and poor. This is reflected in our location: Queen Mary’s Mile End campus is very close to both the financial districts of the City and Canary Wharf, as well as some of the most deprived innercity communities. This offers a great opportunity for human geographers. They are able, for example, to contextualise the study of economic geography, development and inequality. It’s not all theoretical though. There are opportunities for students to put their learning into practice, for example by working with local community organisations in the East End. In the past students have worked with local charities and community groups on issues such as bullying and racism in schools, the impacts of the 2012 Olympics and the campaign for a living wage. Physical geographers are well placed too. Environmental concerns are particularly acute in an urban environment, for example widespread land and

river pollution, the lasting legacy of industry on the land, and the massive challenge of effective waste disposal. Students are able to witness first-hand the effects of human action (and inaction) and learn about developing effective strategies to cope with climate change, one of the biggest challenges of the Twenty-First Century. London is also home to some great resources for geographers. One of our first year modules includes a field trip to the Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington to hear about the history and contemporary work of the organisation and see a selection of images and objects from its extensive archive collection. Our students also have access to both the British and Senate House Libraries, as well as excellent museums such as the Natural History Museum.

Teaching, learning and support at Queen Mary Teaching and learning methods are diverse, ranging from lectures and seminars through to a range of practical work, including laboratory and field-based study. At Queen Mary we place a tutorial system at the heart of our teaching: in addition to lectures and seminars, students meet regularly in small groups with a personal academic tutor and on a one-to-one basis in the final year.

We have recently spent over 2.2 million pounds upgrading and extending our laboratory facilities, which have been designed specifically to cater for physical geography and environmental science teaching and research.

Fieldwork Fieldwork is central to all our degree programmes. It is an essential and enjoyable learning experience which helps to foster group identity and provides a unique opportunity to learn not only exciting techniques but a range of transferable skills, from project planning to teamwork. Fieldwork takes place in all three years at locations in both the UK and abroad. Destinations currently include Belfast, Dublin, Durham, Las Vegas and Los Angeles for those specialising in BA programmes, and Dorset, Somerset, Scotland, Iceland and Florida for BSc students. We also work closely with local community groups and make use of London’s diverse landscapes, areas and facilities for fieldwork exercises.

Students on a field trip to Florida

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International study While at Queen Mary you may also take advantage of the College Exchange Scheme and apply to study for either one semester or a year at a range of universities in the US (in California, Florida and New York), Australia or Denmark. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside students visiting the College from these institutions.


The University of London As Queen Mary is part of the University of London, you will graduate with a University of London degree. The federal University of London is a wide-ranging body made up of more than 50 institutions, which together form the largest and most diverse university in Britain. The University of London has an outstanding international reputation founded on the quality of its teaching and research. Queen Mary is self-governing; however, all the University of London's central facilities, including Senate House Library, which contains 1.4 million volumes, are available to our students.

Tom Youngman, second year geography student “For me Queen Mary is the complete package. It is a wellrespected university and part of the prestigious University of London. It has a safe, attractive and friendly campus with excellent student accommodation. The campus is located in an exciting part of London and has a good range of venues such as bars, cafes, restaurants, shops – as well as sport and gym facilities. There is an active Students’ Union, which offers hundreds of sport and social societies, as well as welfare and academic support. I would genuinely recommend Queen Mary – in fact I can’t figure out why anyone would want to go anywhere else!”

Degree programmes in Geography and Environmental Science

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Degree programmes in Geography and Environmental Science

Single Honours These offer a balanced coverage of contemporary geography. Specialisation is possible with a bias towards human geography in the BA and physical geography in the BSc. • L700 BA Geography • F800 BSc Geography Specialised single Honours These degree programmes focus on specific areas of Geography and Environmental Science. The BA Global Change (FL71) programme also offers students the opportunity to undertake an internship project in the final year. • L720 BA Human Geography • F840 BSc Physical Geography • F810 BSc Environmental Geography • F850 BSc Environmental Science • FL71 BA Global Change: Environment, Economy and Development

These degree programmes focus on those aspects of geography or environmental science concern ed with economic activity, business and cities respectively. BSc (Econ) degrees involve studying courses in economics and business outside the School of Geography. • L721 BSc (Econ) Geography • F8N1 BSc (Econ) Geography with Business Management • F8N2 BSc Environmental Science with Business Management • LL31 BA Cities, Economies and Social Change Joint Honours Joint Honours degrees mean you can study another sub ject alongside geography. • LR71 BA Geography and French • LR74 BA Geography and Hispanic Studies • LL71 BSc (Econ) Geography and Economics • LL72 BA Geography and Politics

Shirley Dowuonah-Hammond, second year environmental science student “As a mature student on the environmental science degree it has been an amazing experience, meeting students from diverse backgrounds, working as part of a team in which everybody has different skills and knowledge to contribute. The support from my tutor was much more than I expected and was very encouraging and inspiring.”


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Degree programmes in Geography and Environmental Science

Structure of degrees Our degree programmes follow a modular system. In the first year, all students study a certain number of compulsory modules with some variation according to their interests and the degree for which they are registered. Practical and study skills are taught throughout the year in the tutorial modules, with different pathways through the degree programme for BA and BSc students.

Marianne Gelister, second year, geography student “The geography programme at Queen Mary enables me to combine both physical and human geography modules, providing a diverse degree programme and developing my understanding of the intricate links between human and physical processes. In the first year, for example, my lectures ranged from carving glacier dynamics to the commodification of nature. In addition, the degree has equipped me with great analytical skills, and the fieldwork has provided excellent opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills learnt in lectures and laboratory sessions.”

The second and third years allow greater choice in what you study. There are more than 30 module options to select from in the School of Geography, all of which are informed by the research interests and expertise of staff, ensuring that they reflect the latest developments in the field. Physical geography and environmental science modules currently focus on the following areas of research expertise: • hydrological processes • pollution • glacial and periglacial geomorphology • hazards • coastal processes • environmental and climatic change

Environmental scientists can take additional modules in biology, chemistry, materials, law and politics. Modules in human geography currently focus on the following areas: • globalisation and development • envir onment, nature and society • cultures of regulation • urban futures • historical geographies of globalisation • gender, identity and belonging • health, inequality and society Students can also take modules offered by other Schools in related areas: for example, in Politics and International Relations, Economics and Finance, Business and Management, English and Drama, or Biological and Chemical Sciences. In the ir final year, all single honours geography and environmental science students also undertake an independent research project of their own choice and design, with the exception of students on the Global Change (FL71) course who have the option to undertake an internship project working with an organisation in the field of global change. Joint Honours students may also opt to undertake an independent research p roject.

Subaskar Sitsabeshan, third year environmental science student n 2010 Su as ar o ted to underta e his inde endent resear h ro e t in ndia ( i tured), usin a o ination o hysi a and hu an eo ra hy te hni ues to oo at %ater ua ity issues “Choosing to study environmental science at Queen Mary was an important decision in my life and I am glad I did the right thing. Studying geography and environmental science has changed the way I look at the world, in particular it’s inspired me to do more in response to global issues. The staff are fantastic and extremely helpful and you will always feel at home. I had the opportunity to take both physical and human geography modules and the quality of teaching was truly amazing. You learn about water quality issues on one hand and link them up with poverty issues on the other. The diversity of optional modules in the final year is excellent. And last, but not least, the field trips are excellent, offering an opportunity to gain transferable skills.”

Career opportunities

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Career opportunities

The breadth of the skills and subjects covered in our degree programmes means that a very wide range of careers is open to geographers and environmental scientists. A geography or environmental science degree is recognised by employers as indicating that you have an extensive range of transferable and key skills, (including information technology and communication skills, report writing, statistical analysis, oral presentations, group work and project management), which are of great value to them and to you in your career.

Geography graduates might work in areas such as finance, marketing, journalism, business, planning, environmental management and consultancy, teaching and research. Environmental science graduates may choose to work in the environmental sector as consultants, conservationists, government advisors, or environmental managers. Or they may choose to use their transferable skills in related fields such as business, journalism, policy and planning, teaching or research.

Brad Hillson, Geography Graduate, 2004-2007 "Studying Geography at Queen Mary was a truly global experience. The numerous field-trips ranging from Wales to Florida have provided me with the knowledge and experience to develop and pursue my own line of geographical research. It is this knowledge and these experiences that have equipped me with the skills and maturity to pursue a career in law. I have subsequently been awarded a contract to train as a lawyer at a leading international law firm. Overall I feel the skills I developed from my Geography degree have given me an overwhelming advantage in obtaining a job in such a competitive graduate market.� Fieldwork in the Cairngorms


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Career opportunities

Some of our recent graduates work as: a researcher for the BBC; a ‘green’ advisor to the petroleum industry; a film-maker; and a fashion editor for Grazia Magazine. Others have gone on to work in the City of London, set up their own businesses exporting wine or manufacturing fair-trade clothing, or work for employers including the Environment Agency, Morgan Stanley, Groundwork Trust, Yorkshire First Regeneration Agency and the Benfield Trust, to name but a few.

Stefano Bettani, Geography Graduate, 2007-2010 “For my postgraduate study I decided to study abroad, and found excellent support at Queen Mary. It really helped to chat to professors and peers in moments of doubt. Overall, my experience at Queen Mary was excellent preparation for further study. I have been accepted on to a Masters programme at the University of Washington.”

We provide excellent support for career development. Queen Mary has a dedicated university careers service ( index.html). The School of

Alumni speed meet

Geography runs specially tailored talks and events for geography and environmental science students, covering everything from getting part time work while you study to applying for internships and graduate jobs. Recently we held an ‘alumni speed meet’, where students had the opportunity to talk to recent graduates about their current jobs and career paths (pictured below). According to the First Destinations Survey (2010), 86 per cent of graduates from the Queen Mary School of Geography were in a job or doing further study six months after graduation, which places Queen Mary in the top 10 of Geography and Environmental Studies departments in the UK terms of graduate employment.

Loch More, North West Scotland

Student life – Students’ Union, student support and health services

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Student life – Students’ Union, student support and health services

Students’ Union All Queen Mary students automatically become members of QMSU, an active and flourishing Students’ Union run by students for students. Best known for its clubs and societies, there are literally hundreds to choose from, whether your interests lie in football or philately. And if you have a passion that isn’t represented, you can always start your own club. Clubs and societies provide a great opportunity for meeting people, especially those who are studying a different subject to you. One of the aims of QMSU is to ensure that your time at university is not just about work, but also includes socialising and personal development.

QMotion QMotion is Queen Mary’s recently refurbished Health and Fitness centre. Equipped with a great range of exercise machines and weights, there’s also a women only area and loads of classes including yoga, spinning and Pilates. There’s a squash court and sports hall on campus, and a swimming pool a short distance away.

Sports Playing sports is a good way to relax after a day spent studying. Queen Mary teams regularly compete against other college teams, and there’s a great social scene with after-match drinks and a regular social night, Hail Mary, hosted by one of the SU’s sports teams. There’s even a team of cheerleaders, the Queen Mary Angels!

QM Provide: Volunteering Volunteering with charities and non-profit organisations is a brilliant way to explore what London has to offer, make a difference and really get involved in your local area. You can volunteer on a regular basis in a placement with a local charity or organisation, doing anything from mentoring local school students, to volunteering in local hospitals, to becoming a helpline volunteer and managing a local sports team. See:

Student support You will be assigned an academic adviser when you start at Queen Mary who will stay with you throughout your studies. Your adviser will help you choose modules (some programmes offer greater flexibility when it comes to module choice), sign any forms you need and help you with any academic or personal problems that you have.

Most students find it extremely helpful to have one adviser on hand throughout their time at Queen Mary.

Health services All the services are provided for all students and staff living in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. In order to access these services and other available services under the NHS, you need to register with the Globe Town surgery at the Student Health Centre at the beginning of term. Students living outside Tower Hamlets can be treated on campus in the event of an urgent medical situation. For more information see:

Advice and counselling Our advice service offers in-depth and specialist advice on a range of financial, practical and legal issues, such as student finance, housing rights, immigration law and international student issues. Counselling is also available – from cognitive behavioural therapy, ongoing weekly therapy groups and support groups on specific issues such as anxiety, academic performance. Our advice and counselling service is a completely free and confidential service. For more information see:


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If you live close enough to the College to commute, you will normally be expected to live at home until rooms become available after term begins, once all those students who cannot commute are housed. Once you have firmly accepted your offer to study at Queen Mary, full details on how to apply for College housing will be sent to you by the Admissions Office. Queen Mary students also have access to places in the fullycatered Intercollegiate Halls in central London, which are owned centrally by the University of London.


You feel like you belong a bit more, living on campus. The place is packed with people all doing the same thing, unloading their cars at the beginning of term. It’s really sociable. Jen Holton

Another option is a house share. There are a number of privately let houses in the area suitable for groups of students to share. The residences office can put you in touch with local landlords, as well as groups of students who are looking for extra people to make up numbers. For more information, see:



If you are a single full-time firstyear undergraduate, apply during the normal admissions cycle, and have not lived in Queen Mary’s housing before, you may be eligible for accommodation on campus. Priority is given to those applying by the deadline of 30 June of the year of entry, and those who live furthest away. This offer does not extend to students who join through the Clearing process or those holding insurance offers with Queen Mary, although every attempt is made to accommodate them, subject to availability.


Queen Mary’s Student Village incorporates 2,000 rooms on campus, all provided in selfcatered houses, flats and maisonettes. All rooms in the Village have a bathroom en-suite, and you’ll share a kitchen.

I had a beautiful canal view from my room. I just can’t believe this is student accommodation – it’s very airy, bright, fresh and clean. Fariah Khan


School of Geography Entry requirements

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School of Geography Entry requirements


Tariff/Grades requirement: 300-340 points from the best three A-levels. Though a B in 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 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

Acceptability: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications. Subjects and grades required: Overall Double Award DD.

(12 units)

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: 36 points overall and higher level maths at grade 5 or above required for LL71.

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 : 54 credits at level 3.

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: We also accept students onto the International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme. For more information visit intsefp/index.html.

Interviews and open days Most applicants to the School of Geography are invited to attend an interview and open day. You will be able to take extended tours of the campus and to meet current students. Offers are made on the basis of your interview performance and your UCAS form.

Living in London

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Living in London

With eight million residents, London is up there with Tokyo and NYC in terms of sheer size. Yet rather than a single city, London is actually a patchwork of different areas – many of them former villages in their own right. Many retain their own centres, with a parade of shops, bars and restaurants that reflects its own particular and historic character. Depending on your mood, the occasion and the kind of place you are looking for, you can make this diversity work to your advantage – there’s always somewhere that will suit your mood, budget, and the kind of occasion you are looking for. Queen Mary’s main campus is at Mile End, well connected to the rest of the city by tube. Mile End (Central line) and Stepney Green (Hammersmith and City, and District lines) are both a short walk away.


Queen Mary’s location in London’s East End is an additional exciting feature; especially for human geographers this environment provides the opportunity to study many of the relevant issues on our doorstep, where they happen. The local issues are as much part of the stimulating timetable as a re issues of global inequality. Hanna Lutz, third year geography student.


A world-famous city and the nation’s capital, London is an exciting place to live. If you’re new to the city, you’re in for a treat; and if you’ve lived here before, then you’ll know there’s always more to explore. Either way, student life in London promises to be an adventure.


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Living in London

1 Old Street, and surrounding EAT… Yelo, on Hoxton Square (Thai food) Shish, an upmarket kebab restaurant. VISIT… White Cube2 Gallery. This area is the epicentre of the East End’s artistic community. SHOP… The Hoxton Boutique. The Sunday Flower Market at Columbia Road is legendary amongst Londoners.

2 Shoreditch, and Brick Lane EAT… Brick Lane is London’s ‘Curry Capital’– an entire street lined with Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants. Brick Lane Beigel Bake, open 24-hours (great for bagel emergencies). VISIT… The Old Truman Brewery, a converted brewery and home to numerous fashion designers, artists and DJs. All Star Lanes, a boutique bowling alley serving burgers and cocktails.

3 Bow Wharf The complex includes: The Fat Cat Café Bar; The Thai Room; and Jongleurs Comedy Club, which, as well as the comedy, has a bar and restaurant plus postcomedy disco on Friday and Saturday nights.

4 Docklands, and Canary Wharf EAT… Ubon by Nobu (the sister restaurant to the West End favourite of the stars), or Carluccio’s, an Italian chain serving exceptional food. Wagamama in the Jubilee Place Mall. Bene Bene, which offers a huge selection of seriously cheap sandwiches, salads, bagels and desserts. VISIT… The Museum in Docklands, which explores the story of the docks from Roman settlement through to recent regeneration.

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5 Bethnal Green, and Victoria Park

6 Mile End, and surrounding area

EAT… E Pellici, on Bethnal Green Road, an Italian greasy spoon café which has been around since 1900. Broadway Market has a great choice restaurants, pubs and bars. VISIT… Modern Art and Vilma Gold galleries on Vyner Street, just north of Bethnal Green.

EAT… with Mile End’s big range of eating places, our students never go hungry, whatever their culinary skills. The small parade of shops between the College and Mile End Station includes a Nando’s barbecue chicken restaurant, Roastars coffee, a Budgens with a hot food counter, and the Golden Bird, a popular Chinese restuarant. Turning right out of the College towards Stepney Green, there’s the Pride of Asia (Bangladeshi), and The


Half Moon, a Wetherspoon’s pub serving traditional pub fare. The Palm Tree pub by Regent’s Canal and The Crown pub at the top of Grove Road are also both highly recommended. VISIT… Mile End Park, 90 acres of greenery in the heart of the East End where you’ll find an ecology park; an arts park; and a terraced garden and a sports park. The Mile End Stadium, includes an eight lane athletics track, artificial hockey/football pitches and grass football pitches. The Genesis Cinema, go on Wednesday night for a student discount. The Whitechapel Gallery: famous for exhibitions by big name artists.

Next steps

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Next steps

There are three types of applicant:

The best way to find out about Queen Mary is to visit; talk to academic staff in the school you are interested in, see the halls of residence, sample a sandwich from a campus café.

1 Students at a school or college registered with UCAS

The College runs two annual Open / Visit Days (find out when the next one is at: campusvisitdays/), as well as bookable Campus Tours throughout the year. You’ll be shown around by one of our students in a small group – so you’ll have the chance to ask as many questions as you like. Find out more about visiting the College at:

Applying to Queen Mary For all full-time higher education programmes at universities and colleges in the UK, students must apply online at: You’ll find full instructions to help you fill in your online application, plus help text where appropriate. UCAS also has a comprehensive guide called Applying Online, which can be downloaded from the website ( Most applicants to the School of Geography are invited to attend an interview and open day. You will be able to take extended tours of the campus and to meet current students. Offers are made on the basis of your interview performance and your UCAS form.

All UK schools and colleges (and many establishments overseas) are registered with UCAS to manage their students’ applications. Advice is available from your teacher or a careers adviser at your school or college. You fill in an online application and submit it to a member of staff. After checking your details, and having added the academic reference, your school or college submits the completed application online to UCAS. You pay online using a credit card or debit card. You may also be able to pay through your school or college.

2 Independent applicants in the UK Other UK applicants, who are not at school or college, apply online independently. It is likely that you are a mature applicant, who, unlike school and college students, cannot readily seek advice from your teacher, but can instead consult with various careers organisations (such as Connexions). You are responsible for paying the correct application fee, for obtaining and attaching the academic reference and for submitting the completed application online to UCAS.



Visit us

I can’t stress enough how important it is to go to the university and have a look around, and talk to a student who can tell you about what it’s like to be there.” Helen Pritchard-Smith. Student

3 International applicants outside the UK (EU and worldwide) Except for those whose school or college is registered with UCAS, individuals from the EU (excluding the UK), and worldwide, apply online independently. Advice is available from British Council offices and other centres overseas, such as your school or college or one of our overseas representatives. You will find a step-by-step guide to applying at: howtoapply/index.htm

Contact us Admissions Coordinator School of Geography Queen Mary, University of London London E1 4NS Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8200 Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 7032 email: For more information see:


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Admissions Coordinator School of Geography Queen Mary, University of London London E1 4NS Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8200 Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 7032 email:

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