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Why choose Queen Mary, University of London Entry requirements Foundation programmes popular in Japan Undergraduate degree programmes popular in Japan Taught Postgraduate programmes popular in Japan Research areas of interest to Japanese students English language requirements Tuition Fees and Scholarships Living expenses Living at Queen Mary

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Accommodation Student Life: Student Union, Sports and Societies London Welfare, support and health care Japanese students at Queen Mary Careers for international students Arrival/Welcome programme How to apply Finding out more and getting help

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Why choose Queen Mary, University of London?

Queen Mary is one of the largest colleges of the internationally recognised University of London. We offer first class teaching, research and resources in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Queen Mary was founded in 1887 as the People's Palace and was admitted to the University of London in 1915. We currently have over 15,000 students, 20 per cent of whom are from overseas. This makes for a truly cosmopolitan environment that is welcoming to students from all over the world. Queen Mary's 2,800 staff deliver world class degree programmes and research across a wide range of subjects in Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, in Medicine and Dentistry and in Science and Engineering.

Academic reputation As a member of the 1994 Group of researchfocused universities, we have made a strategic commitment to the highest quality of research, but also to the best possible educational, cultural and social experience for our students. Indeed, we believe that a vibrant research environment means that our students have access to the world's leading experts in their chosen subjects. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) we were ranked 13th in the UK by the Times Higher for the quality of our research. The Guardian placed Queen Mary even higher, 11th in the UK. Queen Mary also excelled in several subject groups, ranked in the top five for many, including: • Linguistics (ranked 1st) • Geography (ranked 1st equal with Bristol, Cambridge, Durham and Oxford) • Drama, dance and performing arts (ranked 1st for Drama) • Dentistry (ranked 2nd)

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• English Language and Literature (ranked 2nd) • Epidemiology and public health (ranked 3rd) • Pre-clinical and human biological sciences (ranked 4th) • Health Services Research (ranked 4th) • Cancer studies (ranked 5th) Queen Mary was also ranked in the highest quartile for: • Law • Iberian Languages • History • Computer Science • Economics and Econometrics • Other hospital-based clinical subjects Substantial achievements in a number of other extremely competitive subjects, including Russian, French, Materials, Politics, Pure Maths and Electronic Engineering were also recorded. Business and Management, a new department not entered at all in the 2001 RAE, equalled the

Cass Business School at City University in the Times Higher RAE ranking, coming within the top half of business schools in the UK. Queen Mary is also ranked in the top 200 universities in the world (THES World University Rankings 2008). The work of our academics regularly features in the news – both in the UK and internationally – www.qmul.ac.uk/news/

Graduate employment Degrees are awarded by the University of London and Queen Mary, and wherever you work in the world, you can be assured that employers will recognise its quality. The College has one of the UK’s best records for student employability and graduate starting salaries. (The Guardian). The College Careers Service offers a range of support services for all students, to help with choosing a career, job hunting, applications and interviews. (www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/index.shtml).


Location – the heart of London

London 2012 and the Thames Gateway

Queen Mary's locations span London's diverse districts. Two of our four campuses are in east London, in the Borough of Tower Hamlets between The City and Canary Wharf, a multicultural and socially diverse area that is one of the most rapidly developing parts of London. Our main residential campus – Mile End – has the advantage of being one of the closest universities to the site of the 2012 Olympic Games, and Whitechapel, a ten minute walk away, is home to part of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Our other campuses are in central London: at Charterhouse Square and Barts Hospital, on the edge of the City of London, the key financial district; and at Lincoln's Inn Fields, in London's Legal District, the home of our Graduate School of Law and the worldfamous Centre for Commercial Law Studies.

East London is witnessing numerous exciting regeneration projects, including the building of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games facilities. Queen Mary will be involved on multiple levels: from offering 1,000 residential rooms and dental care to Olympic/Paralympic officials, to providing skilled teams of keen student volunteers.

As the capital city, London holds an unrivalled position within the UK. The city is a net exporter of skills and talent to the rest of the country and is a net importer of young people from all regions. It is the most popular location for European headquarters of international businesses and globally competes with other international cities such as Paris, Tokyo and New York. This combined with its historical significance, political and legal importance, and its status as a renowned centre for the arts, ensures it remains one of the most attractive places to live, study and work in the UK.

Why choose a University of London college? • The University of London is one of the oldest, largest and most respected and famous universities in the UK • You will be able to take advantage of the University’s facilities and the expertise of the staff, knowledge and brainpower in the other 39 institutions in the federation • All Queen Mary students have access to University of London amenities. This includes the world-famous Senate House Library, which has more than two million titles and around 5,500 current periodical titles. • The University of London Union (ULU), is one of the UK’s largest students’ unions, and offers cafés, bars, venues and sports facilities • The federal University offers more advantages – there are unique degree programmes and research initiatives, which bring together the best academic staff and facilities across the University.

“Queen Mary has caught the mood of regeneration in east London.” Sunday Times Good University Guide

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications and applications are considered on an individual basis. The following summarises those qualifications most common in Japan.

Entry to foundation programmes The majority of Japanese students will be asked to complete a foundation year before progressing on to a Bachelors degree programme at Queen Mary. To apply for one of our foundation courses you must have achieved a good Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate). Alternatively, we will also consider students with the International Baccalaureate (IB), or A-Levels. You will also be required to take an English language test such as IELTS or TOEFL.

Entry to Bachelors degrees To be eligible to apply for one of our Bachelors programmes you must have completed a foundation programme as above OR have completed year one of a Bachelors degree programme, with GPA 3.2 on a scale of 4 / 75 per cent, at a recognised university in Japan. Alternatively, we ask that you have completed an associated degree in a related subject with grade B or above. Students with an associate degree from Japan will be considered for both year one and year two entry. However associate degree holders with three - five years of related work experience may also be considered for the Postgraduate Foundation Programme. This is a year long course which will give you access to a Masters programme. International Baccalaureate (IB), or three ALevels are also accepted. You must also have an excellent command of English and will be required to take an English language test such as IELTS or TOEFL. In the main, Bachelors programmes at Queen Mary require IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 580/TOEFL IBT 92, however Arts programmes including those offered by the School of Law, require IELTS 7.0 / TOEFL 610 / TOEFL IBT 100

Entry to Masters degrees (all one year) To be eligible to apply for one of our Masters programmes you must have completed a four year undergraduate Bachelors degree with GPA 3.2 on a scale of 4 / 75 per cent from a recognised university in Japan. The usual entrance requirement to a taught Masters degree programme is the equivalent of an upper second class Honours degree from a UK university. This is approximately a GPA 3.2 on a scale of 4 / 75 per cent in Japan. However, all applications are considered on an individual basis and students may be admitted to Masters programmes with a lower level degree if they have relevant work experience.

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In the main, Masters programmes at Queen Mary require IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 580/TOEFL IBT 92 however Arts programmes and those offered by the School of Business Management require IELTS 7.0 / TOEFL 610 / TOEFL IBT 100. The School of Law require IELTS 7.0 (writing 7.0)/TOEFL 610 (TWE 5)/TOEFL IBT 100 (writing 27).

Entry to Research degrees (MPhil/PhD: three years) The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Masters degree from a UK university or recognised university in Japan. However, many departments also accept students with the equivalent of an upper second class Bachelors degree from a UK university (GPA 3.2 on a scale of 4 / 75 per cent in Japan). You must also have an excellent command of English and will be required to take an English language test such as IELTS or TOEFL. In the main, Queen Mary require IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 580/TOEFL IBT 92 however Arts programmes and those offered by the School of Business Management require IELTS 7.0 / TOEFL 610 / TOEFL IBT 100. The School of Law require IELTS 7.0 (writing 7.0)/TOEFL 610 (TWE 5)/TOEFL IBT 100 (writing 27).


Foundation programmes popular in Japan

You can find full programme listings in our prospectus; the following is a selection of some of the most popular courses with Japanese students.

International Foundation Programme in Social Sciences and Humanities (IFP) This programme offers a route to undergraduate degrees for international students. The programme includes academic modules, which are taught by Queen Mary academic staff, and English language and study skills, and is fully integrated within College. The programme is for students who cannot directly enter an undergraduate degree at a UK university, or who need to improve their subject knowledge and English language and study skills before starting university study. The International Foundation Programme prepares you for a degree in Law, Economics, Business, Politics, International Relations, Geography, History or European Studies with a Modern Language.

Content Students on the IFP study four modules: English language and study skills and three academic options. Students choose their options from the following list depending on what they wish to study for their undergraduate degree: • Business Studies • Economics Mathematics for Economics • International Relations and Politics • Human Geography • History - Making the Modern World • Introduction to Literature, Art and Film • Japanese • Spanish Details The IFP is a full-time programme, starting in September and finishing in June. Students who complete the IFP with sufficient grades can progress to undergraduate degrees at Queen Mary in the following areas: • LLB Bachelor of Laws • BSc Business Management

International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (ISEFP) This programme offers a route to undergraduate degrees for international students. The programme includes academic modules, which are taught by Queen Mary academic staff, and English language and study skills, and is fully integrated within College. The programme is for students who cannot directly enter an undergraduate degree at a UK university, or who need to improve their subject knowledge and English language and study skills before starting university study. For example, you may not have studied sufficient Maths or Science in English before. Details The ISEFP is a full-time programme, starting in September or in January. Students who complete the ISEFP with sufficient grades can progress to undergraduate degrees at Queen Mary in the following areas:

• BSc Economics

• Biomedical Sciences (leading to Medicine and Health professions)

• BSc Economics, Finance & Management

• Engineering

• BA Human Geography

• Biological Sciences

• BA Politics

• Material Sciences

• BA International Relations

• Physics

• BA History

• Chemistry

• BA Journalism and Contemporary History (with City University)

• Mathematics • Computer Science • Environmental Science or Environmental Management

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Undergraduate degree programmes popular in Japan

LLB The LLB is a three-year programme. It includes compulsory subjects in the first and second year: property, trusts, contract, criminal law, tort, constitutional and administrative law and EU law. These satisfy professional requirements as to foundations of legal knowledge and skills. From these strong foundations, you are in a good position to choose from a wide array of options for your second and third years. Second and third year choices range from traditional legal courses, such as family law, evidence, commercial law, company law and intellectual property law, to less traditional programmes such as the law relating to ethnic minorities and the use of force in international law. In the final year you may replace a taught module with an option in legal research and writing, which involves supervised research in a topic of your choice. Programme outline Year 1 • Public Law I (Constitutional Law)

• Conflict of Laws

• Law and Government in the USA

• Constitutional Rights in the USA

• Law and Literature: Shakespeare

• Criminology (Also available as part I and part II)

• Law and Literature: Western Modernity • Law, Justice and Ethics

• Dissertation • European Comparative Law (Also available as part I and part II) • EU Justice and Home Affairs (Also available as part I and part II) • Economic Approach to Law • Ethnic Minorities and the Law • Family Law • Intellectual Property Law • International Commercial Transactions • International Environmental Law • International Human Rights • Labour Law • Law and Globalisation: Companies, International Trade and Human Rights • Law and Medical Ethics

LLB English and European Law This programme follows the same pattern as the LLB. However, the third year is spent studying at a European university. This will provide you with knowledge and understanding of civil law systems generally and the law of at least one EU country. We currently have links with universities in Paris, Rennes, Berlin, Sienna, Copenhagen, Leuven, Utrecht and Leiden. Students wishing to study at an institution that does not teach in English must have fluent language skills and be prepared to take language classes provided by the College. You will benefit considerably from your year overseas. Most students return with excellent results from the overseas assessments, and the extra understanding and insight gained is of considerable benefit to your final year of study.

• Common Law I (Law of Contract)

• Law and Social Crisis

• Law of Property I (Land Law)

• Law of Evidence

• Criminal Law

• Media Law

Year 2 • Law of the European Union (half-option)

• Origins of Western Legal Tradition

• Administrative Law (half-option)

• Revenue Law

• Common Law II (Law of Torts) • Law of Property II (Equity and Trusts)

• Sentencing and Penal Policy (Also available as part I and part II )

• Plus one full or two half-options from the list below

• Social and Economic Law of the European Union (Also available as part I and part II )

Year 3 • Jurisprudence

• United Kingdom Human Rights

Year 2 • Law of the European Union (half-option)

• Use of Force in International Law

• Administrative Law (half-option)

Half-Options include:

• Common Law II (Law of Tort)

Options include: • Commercial and Consumer Law

• Aspects of Modern European Law

• Law of Property II (Equity and Trusts)

• Civil Rights in the USA

• Company Law

• Plus one full or two half-options from the list below

• Democracy and Justice

• Comparative Law: Law of Obligations (also available as a half option) Comparative Law: Asian and African Legal Systems

• Electronic Commerce

• Competition Law

• Law and Government

• Plus three options or a combination of full/half options totalling three.

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• Public International Law

• Internet Regulation

Programme outline Year 1 • Public Law I (Constitutional Law) • Common Law I (Law of Contract) • Law of Property I (Land Law) • Criminal Law

Year 3 • During the third year of the programme, students spend an academic year studying law at a university outside the UK with which the Department of Law has an


exchange programme under the Erasmus scheme. The list of available places may change from year to year. Students select their host institution midway through stage two.

Year 2 • Human Resource Management • Marketing • Operations Management • Organisation Theory

BSc Business Management The Business Management programme aims to develop the ability to make critical analyses and evaluations relevant to management. This is achieved by building an understanding of the forces at work in business, alongside knowledge of techniques, mainly through active exposure to the process of critical analysis. This programme balances the development of concepts and techniques, and their application. Firstly, economics, accounting, law, research methods and organisational behaviour are introduced in the context of current business issues. Later, modules in marketing, human resource management, corporate strategy and the management of technical change reinforce and extend concepts and analyse their application. This broad-based degree places business issues in their economic, social and technical environments; and can be complemented by taking modules in other departments, such as politics, geography, modern languages, economics and finance.

• Research Methodology 3 • Strategy Two options from: • Business Law

BSc Economics, Finance and Management This programme is of particular relevance if you are considering a career in business and/or finance. A range of choices enables you to develop your own areas of interest, ranging from the economic analysis of strategy, industrial organisation and new technologies, to the study of the contribution of sociology and politics to the complexity of business decisions.

• Company Law for Business • Coordination and Social Dynamics • Critical and Post-modern Theories of Organisations • Financial Institutions

Programme outline Year 1 Core modules: • Principles of Economics

• Managerial Accounting

• Mathematical Methods in Economics and Business 1

• Managing Knowledge

• Spreadsheets and Data in Economics

• Microeconomics for Managers

• Fundamentals of Management

Year 3 • Corporate Social Responsibility

• Microeconomics 1

• International Business

• Statistical Methods in Economics 1

• Organisational Change and Development

• Elements of Accounting

• Macroeconomics 1

• Theories of Management Four options from: • Dissertation

Year 2 Core modules: • Games and Strategies

• Extended Essay

• Business Law

Programme outline Year 1 • Academic Communication for Business and Management

• Financial Management

• Financial Markets and Institutions

• Games of Strategy

• Corporate Finance

• Innovation and Enterprise

• Microeconomics 2

• Economics for Business

• Managing Diversity

• Marketing

• Financial Accounting

• The Market and Social Order

• Managerial Accounting

• Fundamentals of Management

• Social and Political Marketing

• Organisation Behaviour

• Social Networks

Options include (at least one option from the following)

• Qualitative Research Methods

• Introductory Econometrics

• Quantitative Research Methods for Business

• Statistical Methods in Economics 2

• Work, Employment and Society

• Money and Banking • Macroeconomics 2 • International Finance • Selected Topics in Macroeconomics

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Year 3 Core modules:

Year 2 Core modules:

• Fundamentals of Corporate Strategy

• Games and Strategies

• Human Resource Management

• Macroeconomics 2

Options include (at least six options from the following): You must take at least three options from: • International Finance

• Statistical Methods in Economics 2 • Microeconomics 2 • Selected Topics in Macroeconomics • Introductory Econometrics

• Investment Analysis • Management of Technology

Options include (two options from the following)

• Futures and Options

• Statistical Methods in Econmics 2

• Advanced Microeconomics

• Macroeconomics 2

BSc Economics

• Games and Strategies

This degree offers professional training in economics and finance, providing an excellent basis for employment in the private or state sector and for further academic study. The first two years cover a core of macroeconomics, microeconomics and the quantitative techniques used in economic analysis and investigation. Final-year options enable you to apply this core knowledge to a variety of more specialised areas.

• Economics of Social Issues • Financial Markets and Institutions • Money and Banking • International Finance • Corporate Finance • Microeconomics 2 • Selected Topics in Macroeconomics

BA Politics The BA in Politics is primarily designed to familiarise you with the discipline, including political theory, ideas and ideologies, government and institutions, area studies and comparative politics. As with all the degree programmes in the Department, the BA in Politics is taught within a modular framework. Programme outline Year 1 Core modules: • Introduction to Politics • Comparative Government and Politics • Political Analysis, either • International Relations since 1914, or one other module • chosen from another department, for example Modern Languages, History, Geography Year 2 Core modules: • Modern Political Thought

Year 3 Options include (at least six options from the following)

• British Political System

• Investment Analysis

• Latin American Politics

• Econometric Theory • Economics Project 1 (1 module)

• International Relations in a Globalising World

Programme outline Year 1 Core modules:

• Advanced Microeconomics

• The Comparative Politics of the Middle East

• Health Economics

• Nations, States and Nationalisms

• Principles of Economics

• Development Economics

• Options from other departments

• World Economy

• Applied Econometrics

• Mathematical Methods in Economics and Business 1

• Economics Project 1 (1 module)

• Spreadsheets and Data in Economics

• Business Cycles

• Microeconomics 1

• Environmental Economics

Options include:

• Macroeconomics 1

• Public Economics

• Statistical Methods in Economics 1

• Case Studies in Ethnic Conflict: Ireland and Northern Ireland

• Labour Economics

• Mathematical Methods in Economics and Business 2

• Futures and Options

For each module you will have a weekly two hour lecture followed by a one-hour class. Some of your work will be computerintensive, using networked terminals in the Department’s computer laboratories.

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• Industrial Economics

Options include:

Year 3 Core modules: • The Research Project

• Electoral Behaviour • Theories of the Self


• European Integration and the European Union as a Political System

Options include:

• Select Topics in British Government 1

• International Security in the Contemporary World

• Select Topics in British Government 2

• Political Economy of Global Development

• The Politics of Economic Ideas

• Modern Political Thought

• French Politics

• British Political System

• Theory and Practice in Environmental Politics

• Latin American Politics

• Themes and Issues of the Comparative Politics of the Middle East

• Nations, States and Nationalisms

• The History and Politics of Immigration in Britain

International Relations (IR) at Queen Mary covers the broad themes and theories associated with the study of IR, but also draws on the Department of Politics’ distinctive expertise in a number of areas. Students undertake the historical study of International Relations since 1914, through the Cold War, and into the current era of globalisation and the ‘war on terror’. They also examine Theories of International Relations, applying them and reflecting on their relevance through the use of both historical and contemporary examples. Programme outline Year 1 Core modules:

Mechanical Engineering will show you how parts, machines and systems work, and how to design and analyse them. This could be a car engine, a jet engine, a power station or even a household object – the emphasis in this programme will be on energy and design.

• The Comparative Politics of the Middle East • The Politics of Post-Communist Europe • The Nation in the Global Age • Debates in Contemporary Political Theory

BA International Relations

BEng Mechanical Engineering

• Options from other departments Year 3 Core modules: • The International Relations Research Project Options include: • Themes and Issues of the Comparative Politics of the Middle East • European Politics: National Identity and Ethnicity

Examples of recent industry-led group design projects include the design of a solarpowered racing car, and the testing of a combustor from a microgas turbine in collaboration with the graduate training programme at Rolls Royce. Students will be given help in securing suitable work experience. This ranges from an entire year out in industry (sandwich year) to a short contract over the long vacation. The Mechanical Engineering degree programmes are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Programme outline Year 1 • Aspects of Mechanical Engineering • Stress Analysis

• War in World Politics

• Mechanics of Fluids

• Alternative Approaches to International Theory

• Dynamics

• Globalisation: Issues and Debates

• Thermodynamics • Engineering Maths

• Introduction to Politics

• US Foreign Policy

• International Relations since 1914

• Case Studies in Ethnic Conflict: Ireland and Northern Ireland

Year 2 • Engineering Design

• Electoral Behaviour

• Electrical Technology

• Theories of the Self

• Engineering Maths

• European Integration and the European Union as a Political System

• Structural Analysis

• Political Analysis, either • Comparative Government and Politics, or one other module • chosen from another department, for example Modern Languages, History, Geography Year 2 Core modules: • International Relations in a Globalising World

• Mechanics of Fluids 2 • Vibration and Control • Heat Transfer • Graphical Communication, Design and Manufacture

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Year 3 • Individual Design or Research Project • Materials Selection and Design • Thermodynamics 2 • Computer Aided Engineering • Modelling and Analysis of Mechanical Systems • Operational and Financial Management Options include: • Design of Engineering Systems • Combustion in Automobile Engines • Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer • Vehicle Dynamics Sandwich Year • Optional year out of working in industry

BEng Aerospace Engineering

Programme outline Year 1 • Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineering is concerned with the design, construction and operation of aircraft, helicopters and spacecraft. The skills you will develop on the degree apply to future spacecraft and high performance aircraft, and also to the next generation of ground transport, such as high-speed trains.

• Stress Analysis

You will study Aerospace modules in the first year alongside other engineering modules, then specialise further in aerospace engineering in the second and third years. All these programmes are accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society. Students will be given help in securing suitable work experience. This ranges from an entire year out in industry (sandwich year) to a short contract over the long vacation.

• Mechanics of Fluids • Dynamics • Thermodynamics • Engineering Maths Year 2 • Low Speed Aerodynamics • Electrical Technology • Engineering Maths • Structural Analysis • Mechanics of Fluids 2 • Vibration and Control • Design • Communication, Design and Manufacture Year 3 • Individual Design or Research Project • Applied Aerodynamics • Aerospace Structures • Management • Computer-aided Engineering for solids and Fluids Options include: • Spacecraft or Aerospace Design • Aircraft Propulsion • Stability and Control • Maintenance Planning Sandwich Year • Optional year out working in industry

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Taught Postgraduate programmes popular in Japan

You can find full programme listings in our postgraduate prospectus; the following is a selection of some of the most popular.

LLM The School of Law offers a suite of 18 LLM programmes of study, each leading to the award of a University of London LLM degree. Whichever programme you decide to follow, you will be dealing with complex issues systematically and creatively. Taught by Queen Mary’s expert teachers, you will leave with an advanced and thorough understanding of the key and current trends and issues in your chosen fields. Specialisms include: • Banking and Finance Law • Commercial and Corporate Law • Comparitive and Interbational dispute Resoution • Competition Law • Computer and Communications Law • Economic RegulationEuropean Law • Human Rights Law • Intellectual Property Law • International Business Law • Law and Development • Legal Theory and History • Medical Law • Public International Law • Public Law • Tax Law • Environmental Law

For many of our students, LLM study is a stepping stone to developing academic and professional expertise in a particular field of law. For others, it is an opportunity to gain postgraduate knowledge and skills across a broad range of subjects. The programmes of study provide a flexible mix of classroom based teaching (assessed by formal examinations or coursework) in taught three courses, followed by more self-directed work on a 15,000 word dissertation. One of the distinctive features of the LLM at Queen Mary is the exceptionally wide range of over 105 options. These are advanced programmes of study, so you will be expected to direct your own work and develop high level legal and transferable skills.

MSc Management and Organisational Innovation This programme is designed to deliver an advanced study of organisations, their management and the changing external context in which they operate.

• the role of business innovation, creativity, and knowledge management within organisations This programme is specifically designed for students who wish to develop their skills and knowledge to pursue a management career in a globalised environment. Programme outline You will take four modules in each semester and then write a dissertation for submission by the end of August. Core modules: • International Marketing • International Human Resource Management • Knowledge and Information Management • Organisation Theory • Research Methods for Business and Management • The Firm and the Market Optional modules may include:

It will enable you to develop your understanding of:

• Strategic Games for Managers

• markets - the development and operation of markets for resources, goods and services

• Quantitative Research Methods

• the external context - economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological, together with their effects at local, national and international levels upon the strategy, behaviour, management and sustainability of organisations

• Innovation and Global Competition • Qualitative Research Methods

• customers - the role of marketing (customer expectations and orientation) • people - the management and development of people within organisations • organisations - their internal aspects, functions and processes; their diverse nature, purposes, structures, and governance, together with the individual and corporate behaviours and cultures which exist within and between organisations and their influence on the external context

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MSc International Financial Management This programme is designed to provide a critical and research driven study of aspects of financial management, and the changing international context in which they operate, developing your ability to apply knowledge and understanding of financial management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively. It will enable you to: • develop your understanding of some of the key theories, approaches and issues in the field of financial management. • demonstrate transferable cognitive skills in relation to the analysis, synthesis and evaluation of the knowledge of financial management. • evaluate the appropriateness of the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods in particular contexts. • develop a range of personal skills including presentation, argumentation, evaluation, problem solving, interactive and group skills, self-appraisal, and autonomy in the planning and management of learning. Programme outline You will take four modules in each semester and then write a dissertation for submission by the end of August. Core modules: • Corporate Finance for Managers • Financial Accounting • International Macroeconomics and Finance • Research Methods for Business and Management • The Firm and the Market • The Global Economy Optional modules may include: • Finance for Development • Innovation and Global Competition • Knowledge and Innovation Management • Strategic Games for Managers

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MSc Marketing This programme will provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of the working practices, theories and issues connected with the dynamic and increasingly important field of marketing in the global business arena. It will be attractive to both graduates and professionals who are interested in a career in marketing, or who wish to widen their knowledge and competencies in this field. The programme will identify processes of globalisation and their impact on multinational enterprises and national firms. It will compare strategies involved in marketing, examine the growing field of emarketing, discuss the contemporary debate over marketing ethics and contrast different approaches to the study of marketing and their implications. You will gain an understanding of the nature of global brands and their centrality for sustainable relationships with major stakeholders.

You will also learn about the appropriateness of the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods for marketing, how to perform market research and how to design marketing programmes. Programme outline You will take four modules in each semester and then write a dissertation for submission by the end of August. Core modules: • Brand Management • International Marketing Communications • International Marketing • Research Methods for Business and Management • The Firm and the Market • Understanding Consumer and Market Behaviour


Optional modules may include:

Optional modules may include:

• Corporate Finance

• E-Marketing

• Knowledge and Innovation Management

• Financial Derivatives

• Innovation and Global Competition

• Innovation and Global Competition

• International Finance

• Markets and Society

• Strategic Games for Managers

• Qualitative Research Methods

• Quantitative Research Methods

• Quantitative Research Methods

• Qualitative Research Methods

MSc International Human Resource Management and Employment Relations

MSc Finance and Investment

This is a critical and research-driven programme that provides an intensive course of study and in-depth knowledge in the field of international human resource management and employment relations. You will: • gain an insight into the key theories, policies and practices involved. • develop the skills to be able critically to appraise complex and contradictory areas of knowledge. • be able to evaluate the appropriateness of the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods in particular contexts. • will develop a range of personal skills including presentation, argumentation, evaluation, problem solving, interactive and group skills, self-appraisal, and autonomy in the planning and management of learning. Programme outline You will take four modules in each semester and then write a dissertation for submission by the end of August.

This programme aims to train you in areas of finance which have major practical and theoretical interest, especially investment analysis, corporate finance issues such as optimal capital structure and mergers and acquisitions, banking, derivatives, finance microstructure and taxation. The programme is intended to give professional postgraduate training to students wishing to pursue careers in the City, Government or elsewhere in the private sector. Those registering for the MSc in Finance and Investment take four core modules in the first semester and four core modules in the second semester. In order to reflect the practical and applied side of this programme the department organises a number extra optional modules, whose subject matter changes from year to year, that aim to provide further practical training to students. These modules are often taught by City practitioners, who provide an insider’s view on topics of interest to the financial community.

MSc Banking and Finance This programme aims to train students and professionals in areas of banking which have major practical interest, especially investment analysis, analysis of financial statement, issues such as optimal investment, banking, and risk and portfolio management. The programme is intended to give professional postgraduate training to students wishing to pursue careers in the City, Government or elsewhere in the private banking sector. Those registering for the MSc in Banking and Finance take eight modules in total. Three core modules must be in the first semester and three core modules in the second semester. In order to reflect the practical and applied side of this programme the department organises a number of extra optional modules, whose subject matter changes from year to year, that aim to provide further practical training to students. These modules are often taught by City practitioners, who provide an insider's view on topics of interest to the banking community. Programme outline Pre-sessional modules: • Mathematics • Statistics Programme modules:

Programme outline Pre-sessional modules:

• Quantitative Methods in Finance • Commercial and Investment Banking

Core modules:

• Mathematics

• Comparative Employment Relations

• Statistics

• International Human Resource Management

Core modules:

• Financial Derivatives

• Quantitative Techniques

• International Finance

• Money and Banking

• Asset Management

• Investment Analysis

• Risk Management or Behavioural Finance

• International Reward Management • Managing Diversity • Research Methods for Business and Management • The Firm and the Market

• Investment Management • Financial Statement Analysis

• Behavioural Finance • Empirical Finance

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Taught Postgraduate programmes popular in Japan (cont)

MA International Relations The MA in International Relations is concerned with analysing the key theoretical and empirical issues and concepts in international relations. You will discuss the historical significance of globalisation and how it relates to a number of key issues in international relations including state sovereignty and international order, conflict and war, human rights and the political economy of North-South relations. You will also undertake a critical survey of the main theories associated with the study of international politics. It is primarily concerned with the varying theoretical explanations for why things happen in world politics. As well as addressing analytical questions the programme will also address the normative and political dimensions of theory. There is an extensive list of module options designed to allow students to develop their expertise and apply theories and concepts within particular issue areas. The programme provides students with a set of analytical skills and knowledge that will allow them to think, talk and write critically about contemporary international issues, as well as a firm foundation for further study. Programme outline The programme is built around the core modules – globalisation and International Relations and Theories of International Relations – which provide points of entry to the optional modules listed below. In addition to each core module, students choose two other modules in the second semester. On satisfactory completion of coursework you will independently research and write a dissertation of 15,000 words on a topic of your choice. Each individual student is assigned a personal supervisor to give advice and assistance for this part of the programme.

Study options include: • Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development • International Security: War and Peace in a Global Context • Democratisation and State Autonomy in the Middle East

MSc Globalisation and Development This MSc programme examines the relationship between globalisation and processes of social and economic development at various scales and in various spaces within an increasingly transnational world. Through an innovative range of pedagogical methods: seminars, workshops, multimedia presentations, and engagement with key professionals and consultants, you will have the opportunity to discover the latest theoretical and practical approaches to research and applied work in globalisation and development. In particular the programme aims to develop an advanced and critical understanding of geographies of globalisation and development and to engage with questions of power and resistance. The programme also seeks to equip you with the skills necessary to engage directly with practitioners, and to undertake detailed and effective applied research in the field. Programme outline Compulsory modules: • Social Science Research: Methods and Methodologies • Understanding Globalisation and Development I

Core modules: • Global and Comparative Politics (30 credits) • Dissertation (60 credits) Study options include: • Issues in Democratisation • The Politics of Media

• Globalisation and Development in Practice

• Democratisation and State Autonomy in the Middle East

• MSc dissertation Optional modules include: You may replace one of the specialist modules above with other approved modules from Queen Mary, including from the MA Global and Comparative Politics taught in the Department of Politics.

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Programme outline The modules offered examine a range of present-day challenges and dilemmas, which concern modern democracies, both new and old, in different parts of the world. You will take the two core modules, collectively titled, ‘Global and Comparative Politics’ in the first semester. You will also take two further modules in the second semester from the options listed below.

• Democracy in Plural Societies

• Globalisation and International Relations • Dissertation

The MA in Global and Comparative Politics will provide you with an intellectually stimulating analysis of the key issues in international and global politics. You will discuss the changing dynamics of state power, the dimensions of regime change, the role of civil society in contemporary global politics, and the challenge posed to states by ethno-nationalism, migration and cosmopolitanism. In addition, the programme will provide you with advanced skills in comparative analysis, as well as a developed understanding of methodological approaches to the study of Political Science. You can choose from a extensive list of module options designed to locate the key theoretical debates and discussions in a comparative empirical context.

• Understanding Globalisation and Development II

Core modules: • Theories of International Relations

MA Global and Comparative Politics

• Nationalism, Democracy and Cosmopolitanism


MSc Biomedical Engineering Biomedical engineering is a new and rapidly emerging field of engineering that relies on a multidisciplinary approach to research and development by applying the principles of science and engineering to biological and medical problems.Specialists in this area face problems that differ significantly from the more traditional branches of engineering. Nevertheless, the biomedical engineer relies on methodologies and techniques developed in more traditional engineering fields, which are further developed and adapted to the particular complexities associated with biological systems. These applications vary from the design, development and operation of complex medical devices used in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, to the characterisation of tissue behaviour in health and disease, to the development of software products and theoretical models that enhance the understanding of complex biomedical issues. This programme aims to prepare specialists with advanced skills in experimental and numerical techniques, computational modelling and in-depth understanding of engineering approaches to biological problems, allowing you to participate in the advancement of knowledge and technology in this field.

The MSc in Biomedical Engineering is organised by a team of Medical Engineers within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, which has an internationally leading reputation in research, working closely with collaborators in Europe, US and Asia, on exciting research and development projects in this field. Programme outline The programme includes three core modules, five option modules and a research project. Core modules • Mechanics of Continua • Research Methods and Experimental. Techniques • Medical Ethics, Law Regulatory Practice in Bioengineering • Research Project (four modules) Option modules may include: • Biomechanics and motion analysis • Advanced Bioflluid Mechanics

global supplies of affordable sustainable energy. These concerns elevate this energy need as perhaps the greatest single challenge facing the world in the 21st century. The current acute nature of the challenge results from the confluence of concerns about energy supply and demand, security, and the effects of energy production and use on the environment. As a result there is an increasing demand for postgraduates specialising in this field. This programme will provide you with unique expertise in the fundamentals of energy and the environment. Specialist modules provide knowledge and understanding of existing technologies as well as the ability to contribute to the design and development of new technologies and devices in this field, to develop new technologies to extract energy from diverse energy sources and to use existing and design new energy conversion devices as necessary. Programme content The programme is structured into two core modules which each student must take, and additionally six elective modules and an individual project.

• Tissue engineering.

Core modules:

• Functional Materials in Medical Engineering

• Advanced Environmental Engineering

• Princials and Applications of Medical Urology • Implant Design and Technology

• Research Methods and Experimental Techniques • Engineering Thermodynamics (depending on background)

• Clinical Measurements

• Mathematical Methods (depending on background)

MSc Sustainable Energy Systems

• Research Project (four modules)

The MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems is an interdisciplinary degree addressing the scientific, engineering and technical aspects of global concerns about the availability of energy sources, sustainability of these sources through exploitation of new technologies or preservation of existing sources, and environmental concerns. The impetus to specialise in this area stems from the large projected increases in global population and energy demand and is underscored by the need for new workable

• Renewable Energy Engineering

Option modules may include: • Renewable Energy Materials • Sustainable Energy Economics • Advanced Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer • Combustion Concepts and Modelling • Advanced Propulsion • Piston Engines and Analysis • Advanced CFD • Advanced Aerodynamics

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Taught Postgraduate programmes popular in Japan (cont)

MSc Aerospace Engineering Aerospace engineering has come a long way since the Wright brothers first succeeded in powered flight in 1903. The subject has evolved and diversified, ranging in topics from aerodynamics to flight control, from space engineering to simulation and design, requiring engineers to have the ability to operate and develop advanced devices that are based on complex theoretical and computational models. This programme aims to prepare specialists with advanced skills in computational modelling, numerical techniques and indepth understanding in engineering approaches to aerospace problems, with particular emphasis on space, aerodynamics and flight simulation. Upon completing this programme you should be able to develop novel computational and technology products for the aerospace industries.

Programme outline The programme includes two core modules, six option modules and a research project.

• Advanced Flight Control and Simulation of Aerospace

Core modules:

• Vehicles

• Mechanics of Continua

• Principles of Spacecraft Design

• Research Methods and Experimental Techniques

• Space Missions Engineering

• Research Project (four modules) Recommended modules may include: • Advanced Flight Control and Simulation of Aerospace Vehicles

Option modules may include:

• Computational Methods for Aerospace Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics • Advanced Topics in Aerodynamic • Aeroelasticity • Vehicular Crashworthiness

• Principles of Spacecraft Design

• Computational Engineering

• Space Missions Engineering

• Combustion Concepts and Modelling

• Computational Methods for Aerospace Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics

• Robotics

• Advanced Topics in Aerodynamic • Aeroelasticity

MSc Software Engineering This MSc programme focuses on advanced theoretical and practical techniques in program design, and the management of software project risk. It includes training in vital areas such as security, specification, risk management, usability and design integrity. The role of software is increasingly important in our everyday lives and the management of the accompanying risks is crucial, especially for business and safety-critical systems where failure can be catastrophic. This makes the skills you will learn on this MSc increasingly marketable. You will learn advanced techniques in program design (including software patterns and component technologies) and information handling (structured information, databases). You will study key issues of interactive system design, leading to the ability to identify issues and trade-offs in the design of human-computer interaction, and to invent and evaluate alternative solutions to design problems. You will gain knowledge in the mathematical foundations of software and the practical application of these techniques. You will develop skills to manage software project risks and learn about the development of tools to support decision-making. You will also gain essential team and research skills.

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Programme outline Core modules: • Advanced Program Design (in Java) • Interactive Systems Design

Programme outline There are no optional modules. Enrolment onto a specific degree programme constitutes the specialisation and module choice.

• Research Methods (double module) • MSc Project and at least one of: • Software Risk Assessment

Semester 1 • Either Java Programming or Advanced Software Technologies (1) As determined by the Department to suit the applicants’ academic and professional profile

• Digital Broadcasting (1) • Internet Infrastructure • Security and Authentication Semester 2 • Network Modelling and Performance • Satellite Communications • Multimedia Systems (1) • Wireless Networks (1)

• Specification and Verification Study options include: • Advanced Database Systems and Technologies • Algorithms and Complexity • Distributed Systems and Security • Entrepreneurship in Information Technology • Foundations for Information Retrieval • The Semantic Web • XML and Structured Information

MSc Telecommunications (Network Pathway) This programme provides postgraduate training in the principles and applications of telecommunications, particularly in the way the subject is moving towards integrating voice and data applications with the Internet. It builds on the internationally acknowledged research expertise of our staff, as well the substantial amount of teaching given by staff on the University of London BT MSc in Telecommunications Engineering. This pathway puts emphasis on telecommunications technology, especially mobile technology. At the end of the programme, you will be equipped with the skills needed for a wide range of jobs in the expanding telecommunications industry, from designing infrastructure and services for the new 3G mobile networks to working on the expansion of the Internet with new technologies and protocols.

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Research areas of interest to Japanese students

Queen Mary has internationally renowned research groups in fields as diverse as the humanities, law and social sciences; science and engineering; and medicine and dentistry.

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws

Throughout the Medical School there is a large range of internationally recognised and pioneering research. The School boasts leading SARS and HIV/AIDS research units, and some of the most eminent research teams in fields from flu to cancer. Queen Mary boasts the first Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre to be based at a university. This £11million project, launched in 2004, takes an innovative 'molecules to patient' approach to research. The William Harvey Research Institute is devoted to

Our Humanities and Social Sciences Research Centre provides a dedicated site for externally funded research projects (totalling more than £10 million since 2000) - including bodies such as the Arts and Humanities Research Board, the Economic and Social Research Council and the Leverhulme Trust. This includes our top rated Centre for Commercial Law Studies, which aims to promote the systematic study and research of national and international commercial law and its social and economic implications. It focuses strongly on the global development of international commercial law. The £800,000 Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) is unique to Queen Mary, and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board. This is a world class facility for large and small-scale editing projects in historical biography, diaries and correspondence, lead by renowned academic Professor Lisa Jardine.

Science and Engineering Queen Mary continues to invest in supporting excellence in science and engineering, as an integral part of our multi-faculty mission. Queen Mary's Astronomy Unit is one of the UK's premier astronomy centres, with a number of researchers involved in international space programmes. This includes NASA's ongoing Cassini-Huygens mission to Jupiter and Saturn, and the Rosetta mission to Mars. We are the main UK institution involved in the research and development of the world's longest physics linear collider. Our computer scientists work on core developments - like building fast reliable networks and smart secure software as well as on novel technologies applied in things like insect motion , playing jazz and recognising faces. Their most recent EPSRC grant of £230,000 will investigate human error.

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understanding basic pathogenic mechanisms in cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases, and aims to discover and develop novel opportunities for therapy. The Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine includes the Centre for Environmental and Preventive Medicine (CEPM) headed by Professor Nick Wald, and the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Epidemiology, Mathematics, and Statistics (EMS) unit, led by Professor Jack Cuzick. The Institute of Cancer is awarded grants totalling more than £5million per annum, with the NHS committed to building an international cancer centre at the Medical School.


English language requirements

The standard English language requirement for both undergraduate and postgraduate study is that you must achieve a score of IELTS 6.5/ TOEFL 580/ TOEFL IBT 92 by the time you begin your programme. Some programmes, however, require a higher standard of English, notably medicine and dentistry and postgraduate business and law. If you have an English language score but it does not meet the College’s requirements you should still apply. The College may ask you to either retake your English test, such as IELTS or TOEFL or attend the College’s presessional English course for a period of either 4,8 or 12 weeks (instead of taking IELTS or TOEFL again). On satisfactory completion of your pre-sessional course you may enter into your undergraduate or postgraduate degree course directly.

Pre-sessional English The English Language and Academic Skills Summer Programme offers you a unique opportunity to make rapid progress in academic English, and to acclimatise to life in the UK , London and at Queen Mary. It is a time to make friends and learn about other cultures before the academic year begins. The programme will help you to: • improve your overall ability in English. • learn study skills such as note-taking, academic writing and participating in seminars • develop the skills you need to work independently at university. The programme consists of three 4-week blocks. You can join for 4, 8 or 12 weeks between June and September. English Language entry requirements are different for each department. The minimum level that we would recommend entry onto the whole 12 week programme is IELTS 5.5, although some Queen Mary departments may require higher entry levels.

You can find more information on our presessional English courses including term dates and fees here: www.languageand learning.qmul.ac.uk/elss/presessional/

English language support at Queen Mary In addition to our pre-sessional English courses, all Queen Mary students can attend in-sessional English language and study skills courses. These programmes are free of charge. They are intended to support students during their studies and enable them to make the most of their time at university. Each course lasts for 10 weeks with lessons once a week for two hours.

There are two main courses: Academic Writing: this programme develops the skill of writing long pieces of work on academic topics. It covers areas including: analysing questions, developing and structuring ideas, revising and redrafting, formal and informal style, as well as the basic features of written. General English: this programme focuses mainly on the skills of speaking and listening. It aims to improve overall fluency and confidence, as well as to working on grammar and pronunciation, Everyday English, slang and vocabulary will also be covered. For more information: www.learndev.qmul.ac.uk/elss/insessional/

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Tuition Fees and Scholarships

Undertaking a degree programme over a number of years involves careful financial planning. During this period prices are likely to rise and you must allow for this when planning your finances. Students' costs comprise tuition fees and living costs.

Tuition Fees 2011 Presessional courses

£

Y2E1 5-week pre-sessional English language programme (tuition only)

1,600

Y2E2 9-week pre-sessional English language programme (tuition only)

2,550

Y2E3 13-week pre-sessional English language programme (tuition only)

3,700

Foundation courses FGHY/HZ International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme - Undergraduate Foundation Certificate

10,200

CCX1, FFX1 and FFY1 Science and Engineering Foundation Programme - Undergraduate leading to BSc/MSci

10,200

Fixed Fees for the duration of your studies* The tuition fee for new undergraduate students is fixed for the duration of your course at the entry fee level, in order to allow you to accurately predict the total cost of your studies. If you are enrolling at Queen Mary to study LLB law for example the tuition fee would be as follows:

Y2GE Social Sciences and Humanities - Foundation Certificate

10,200

Y2QE Social Sciences and Humanities - Pre-Masters Diploma

10,200

Academic Year

Year of Study Tuition Fee (£)

Standard Arts/Classroom based Courses £11,300

11,300

2011

1

11,300

Standard Laboratory-based Courses £13,250

13,250

2012

2

11,300

2013

3 and final

11,300

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate taught courses Arts/Classroom based courses Courses £11,300

11,300

Laboratory-based Courses £13,250

13,250

There are some exceptions to these fees, please see www.qmul.ac.uk/international/feesfinance for the most up to date information.

*There is an exception for undergraduate medicine and dentistry, due to the rising cost of providing medical and dental education.

For a full list of tuition fees in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary, please see: www.qmul.ac.uk/international/feesfinance/

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Living Expenses

The UK Borders Agency recommend that you allow GBP 9,600 living expenses for one academic year in London. This includes: Accommodation

Study related books and equipment

Utility bills

Clothing

Food

UK Travel (not international travel)

A more detailed budget can be found on our Advice and Counselling service web pages: www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk/international/money /planning

Scholarships

Part-time Employment

We constantly seek students of the highest quality, and, in recognition of the important investment that international students are making in their education, we are pleased to offer a range of scholarships in the following departments to reward outstanding academic achievement: Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering and Materials, Biological and Chemical Sciences, Economics, Law, History, Languages Linguistics and Film, English and Drama, Geography.

Most international students can work parttime during their studies. Whether or not you can work will depend on the conditions written on the UK immigration sticker or stamp in your passport. International students can work up to 20 hours a week during term-time, and full-time during College vacations. College vacations are the Christmas and Easter breaks, and during the summer if you are studying at undergraduate level. The Careers Service at Queen Mary provides details of many part time work opportunities both within the university and off campus.

Like all capital cities London can be expensive, but if you are careful, you can find ways of living cheaply. There are numerous student discounts available (including travel) and there are many cultural, musical, theatrical events that are free. Students enrolled at Queen Mary, University of London automatically become a member of the University of London Students’ Union (ULU), which gives them discounts on many everyday expenses. Queen Mary is also a member of International Students’ House (www.ish.org.uk). ISH provides a number of discounted sporting, travel, cultural and social opportunities and events for international students across the UK.

You can find out more about vacancies and Queen Mary’s careers service online at: www.careers.qmul.ac.uk

Student profile

As this information changes from year to year, the most up to date information on scholarships, eligibility and how to apply can be found at: www.qmul.ac.uk/international/scholarships Queen Mary is also pleased to announce a number of studenships for graduate study each year: www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduatestudentships/

Ferda Dumrul Awarded LLM Scholarship 2008 I worked very hard to prepare my scholarship essay, expressing myself and my targets clearly. I could not believe it when Queen Mary informed me I had been awarded a scholarship. I never dreamt that I would be able to follow an LLM programme in the UK in one of the best Law Schools with full funding. It just goes to show anything is possible!

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Living at Queen Mary

Location

Facilities

Queen Mary is the only University of London College to have an integrated teaching, research and residential campus in central London. Getting to other parts of London from the main Mile End campus is easy with two underground stations within five minutes walk. The closest airport is City, a twentyminute taxi ride away and all of London’s major international airports (Heathrow and Gatwick) can be reached in an hour.

The College has invested heavily in new buildings and upgrading existing facilities and boasts excellent academic, housing and social facilities on campus. The most recent additions to the campus are the new fitness centre, the Blizard Building and our student village overlooking Regent’s Canal. The village contains residences, a shop, a launderette, cafe bar and a central reception. A central focus on the campus is the modern, award-winning library which has study space for a thousand students. Students also have access to the collections of the University of London library. All students have free access to email and the Internet. Workstations can be found throughout the College and many of the rooms in the student village offer an intranet connection point. Depending on your subject, you may find that some teaching takes place in laboratories or other practical facilities such as studios, editing suites and IT labs. Our facilities here at Queen Mary are excellent.

The College’s other campuses are all in central London: at Charterhouse Square and Barts Hospital; in Whitechapel, home to the Will Alsop Blizard Building, the largest open plan laboratories in Europe; and Lincoln’s Inn Fields, the School of Law building in the heart of ‘legal London’.

For more information: www.qmul.ac.uk/ qmlearning/teaching/department/

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Albert Stern House and Cottages (Student Residences) 2 Arts Research Centre 3 Beaumont Court (Student Residences) 4 Catering Building - The Hive - Gallery - Ground - Bank - Book shop - Conference and Hospitality Office 5 Chapman House (Student Residences) 6 Chesney House (Student Residences) 7 Computer Science 8 Creed Court (Student Residences) 9 School of Law (also at Lincoln’s Inn Fields site) 10 East Gate 11 Engineering Building - School of Engineering and Materials Sciences - Department of Electronic Engineering 12 Faculty of Arts

13 Francis Bancroft Building - Mason Lecture Theatre - Clinical Medical Lecture Theatre - School of Business and Management - Education and Staff Development - Turnball Centre - Biophysics in Dentistry - Biomaterials - Disability and Dyslexia Service - Audio Visual Services - Language Lab - Bar Med 14 G E Fogg Building - School of Biological and Chemical Sciences 15 G O Jones Building - Department of Physics - Learning Resource Centre - Lecture Theatre 16 Geography Building - Drapers’ Lecture Theatre - Advice and Counselling - Health Centre - Department of Geography

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17 Graduate Centre for Humanities and Social Science (Lock-keeper’s Cottage) 18 Hatton House (Student Residences) 19 QMotion (Health and Fitness Centre) Students’ Union shop 20 Humanities Building (under construction 2009) 21 Ifor Evans Place (Student Residences) 22 Informatics Teaching Laboratory (ITL) 23 Library 24 Lindop House (Student Residences) 25 Lodge House(Student Residences) 26 Lynden House (Student Residences) 27 Mathematical Sciences 28 Maurice Court (Student Residences) 29 Maynard House (Student Residences) 30 Multi-Faith Centre 31 Nursery 32 People’s Palace - Great Hall - Skeel LT 33 Pooley House (Student Residences) 35 Principal’s Office

34 Queens’ Building - Main Reception/Enquiries - College Administration - Admissions Office - Residences Office - Security Lodge - The Octagon - Department of Economics 36 Richard Feilden House - Blomeley Centre (Student Union Offices) - The Curve - Student Residences 37 Selincourt House (Student Residences) 38 Sir Christopher France House (Student Residences) 39 St Benet’s Chaplaincy 40 Student Village Shop 41 Varey House (Student Residences) 42 Joseph Priestley Building - Engineering and Materials Science (Nanoforce) - School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

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Accommodation

The College provides a range of accommodation options including modern fully catered and self–catered rooms. 2,000 rooms are on, or are a short walk from, the campus. Students are able to apply for a place in accommodation as soon as they have an offer of a place from Queen Mary. The majority of our rooms are single occupancy, although we do have some provision for families, and single sex accommodation is available. Features of our ensuite and non-ensuite bedrooms: • All bedrooms are carpeted and are equipped with a single bed, wardrobe, bookshelves, desk, chair and storage space • Computer data connections (except in the smaller Student Houses) • Communal kitchens for 3-11 students that are fully equipped with refrigerators/freezers, cookers, microwave ovens (six person or over flats only), washing up facilities, storage cupboards, food preparation surfaces and dining areas • A personal refrigerator is provided in all of the ensuite bedrooms at Mile End, Dawson Hall and Floyer House • Basic insurance up to £ 3,000 • Launderettes situated in, or close to all residences • Shop, café bar, 200 seat restaurant, central reception and security office (which is manned on a 24 hour a day basis) at the Mile End campus

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In addition to our own halls of residence, Queen Mary has an allocation of approximately 220 places reserved in University of London inter-collegiate halls for first year undergraduates and first year postgraduates, full year associates, IFC and SEFP students. Located in Central London close to its popular cinemas, theatres and museums, these halls offer the opportunity to meet students from other Colleges of the University of London. These halls are centrally located and may suit students studying at Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Charterhouse Square, whilst being easily commutable to Mile End and Whitechapel campuses.

There is no requirement for students to live in Queen Mary accommodation, and in fact, many of our students do live elsewhere – sometimes with family or friends. There is a wide range of private accommodation available with varying facilities and costs in the East London area. Our Residences Office can provide advice and guidance on all aspects of renting in the private sector. The Office also offers lists of rooms/flats/houses and a contract reading service. You are advised that you should be in the UK before you begin your search, as private accommodation must be inspected and cannot be pre booked from overseas. For more information: www.qmul.ac.uk/residences


Student Life: Students’ Union, Sports and Societies

Student Union At Queen Mary, we know how important it is for you to feel at home and to make the most of your student experience. Our students have the best of both worlds – on the one hand, experiencing life in one of the world’s most exciting cities and on the other, benefiting from the lively community feel of campus life. Queen Mary's Students' Union is located on the main Mile End campus. It is one of the most active unions in the University of London and forms an important part of College life. Other facilities include squash courts, a multipurpose sports hall and approximately 75 clubs and societies (including sports). We also have a very active volunteering programme. Popular annual events on campus include the Freshers' Ball, Rag Week and the Summer Ball. For more information see: www.qmsu.org/ In addition to the work of the Students’ Union, our residences team also organise events throughout the year. Using social club subscriptions, wardens arrange: a Christmas Party; Cinema Nights; Inter-Halls Soccer Club; Music Nights; the Sunday Club exploring London for free; and a Summer Jam.

Bars The Students’ Union runs a number of bars, the biggest of which is the recently refurbished Drapers Arms. A large investment has enabled the QMSU to offer a very high-quality social space. During the day it offers fresh coffee and juices, smoothies and a range of food options from healthy salads and wraps to more traditional bar food, as well as range of vegetarian options. In the evening it is a stylish bar with great faculties for showing live sport in high definition, and transforms into a nightclub with state-of-theart light and sound systems. Our entertainments programme aims to please everyone with a range of events including typical student cheese nights, r’n’b, alternative/indie, live music and cinema. Clubs, societies and the community The Union is not just about entertainment and commercial services. It’s an excellent starting point to meet people, make friends and learn new skills. We fund more than 100 clubs and societies, so whether your interest lies in sport, politics, history or conservation, the Union is the place to make it happen. Furthermore, through a variety of Student Community Action projects such as working

with children, the disabled and the homeless, Union members also have the opportunity to get involved with the local community via our accredited volunteering programme, Provide. Special interest societies The Union offers a host of leisure activities to satisfy every taste and if your particular interest is not listed here, you can always start a society yourself. Societies include: Afro-Caribbean; Anime; Arabic; Arts; Bahai; Bengali; Buddhist; Business; Catholic; Chinese International; Christian Union; Computer Science; QM Conservatives; Cypriot; Debating; Economics; East London Health; Electronic; Engineering; Every Nation; Forensic; French; Geography; Hindu; Human Resources; Islamic; Jewish; Korean; Krishna Consciousness; Latino; Law; Literature; Mah Jong; Malaysian; Model United Nations; Music; Pakistani; Persian; Politics; Pool; PsiStar; Salsa; Science Fiction; Sikh; Singapore; Somali; Sri Lankan; St John's Ambulance; Theatre Company; Turkish; Young Socialist and more. A full list can be found online at: www.qmsu.org

Sports Taking part in sport at university is a great way to keep fit, make friends and generally have a good time. Queen Mary Students’ Union has over 50 sports clubs ranging from Aikido to Rugby, Fencing to Rowing. The Students’ Union has recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment, so in addition to the sports hall and squash courts, there’s a brand new Health and Fitness Centre, QMotion. QMotion is home to a whole host of gym equipment including a cardiovascular zone, a resistance zone, and free weights. You can use these facilities with the expert advice of fully trained gym instructors who will be on hand for pointers on training regimes and to instruct approximately 30 classes per week. We also offer classes such as yoga and pilates. Membership for the Health and Fitness Centre are at subsidised low rates for students.

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London

With 7 million inhabitants from all over the world, and 300 hundred languages spoken, London is one of the great global cities. Being a student here means that you are right at the centre of things, right as they happen. And you can enjoy a wide range of activities about the city for free. Galleries, museums and more The majority of galleries and museums in London offer free entry, with a discretionary donation. This means that you have access to such wonders as The British Museum, The National Gallery, The Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Tate Britain, Tate Modern and many more. Short-term exhibitions may often have an entry charge, but you can enjoy the world-class permanent exhibitions at all these venues free of charge.

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Walks London is full of surprises, and without doubt, is best experienced on foot. On the Tube or even on a bus, it’s difficult to get a sense of the shape of the city and you may miss unexpected sights and hidden corners. Several websites offer walking plans including www.tourcaster.com and www.bluebrolly.com Markets The major markets include Petticoat Lane, Portobello Road, Covent Garden (not strictly a market anymore, but still a great tourist attraction with buskers, street artists and stalls), The Columbia Road Flower Market, Borough Market, Camden Market and Spitalfields Market. Music There is always live music in the capital, and often, there’s often a performance you can enjoy for free. For more information go to www.allinlondon.co.uk/whats-on for listings of free venues and events around the city. You can also check www.timeout.com/london for the latest arts and entertainment listings.

Food and eating out London’s many retaurants offer almost every type of food. Within five minutes walk of Queen Mary’s Mile End campus you will find Greek, Middle Eastern, Indian and Japanese restaurants. There are also many places to buy affordable food – from supermarkets and street markets nearby to more specialist shops. For example, you can find Bangladeshi foods and ingredients in and around Brick Lane and Spitalfields, Turkish in Walthamstow and Green Lanes, Vietnamese in Mare Street and Kingsland Road, West African in Dalston, Pakistani in Queen’s Road and Leyton, Portugese around Stockwell Road, Japanese in Ealing, Greek in Camberwell, Caribbean in Tottenham, Chinese in Poplar and Russian in Mayfair.


Welfare, support and health care

Japanese Students at Queen Mary

Welfare and support

There are currently 50 students from Japan at Queen Mary studying a range of courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The Advice and Counselling service at Queen Mary offers professional advice and support to international students throughout your time with us. Our areas of expertise include finance and funding, visa extension issues, advice on student immigration requirements and counselling support for personal/ emotional issues.

Hiromi Minemura, Department of Physics I became passionate about studying physics after realising that it is all around us in everyday life. I enjoyed everything about the programme, what I found most interesting was Quantum Physics, that led me on to study Theoretical Physics. I also enjoyed solving all the difficult mathematical equations!

We also organise a number of social activities throughout the year including a trip to Stonehenge for summer solstice. In last year’s i-graduate international student survey our Advice and Counselling Service was ranked 3rd in the UK (i-graduate 2007).

I chose Queen Mary because the Department of Physics has an excellent reputation. I also wanted to live in London. I enjoyed going to the pubs, food markets, and flower markets at the weekends. My fondest memory of London is simply hanging out with my friends. I really enjoyed meeting people from other backgrounds, for example, for the first time I had friends who were Islamic and Jewish. I introduced them to Japanese food, and they shared their special cultural food with me.

As a member of the international community at Queen Mary, you will automatically have membership of International Students’ House (ISH). ISH offers a wide range of services to international students including an advice, travel, accommodation and extensive social programme. For details of these and other services please see the ISH website: www.ish.org.uk

After returning to Japan I started working for the Fujifilm Corporation as a technical engineer in the recording media division. I work in the head office in Tokyo; much of my work involves dealing with customers who are in the USA. I am on the project management side so I manage development plans and schedules with our clients. Most of my clients are PC manufacturers, system engineers, software engineers etc. My physics background really helps me on a daily basis.

Healthcare

I would definitely recommend Queen Mary to prospective Japanese students. Everyone is very friendly and helpful, so whenever you have any problems, you will always find someone to help you. One thing you might notice is that there are fewer Japanese students at Queen Mary compared to some other London universities, but I think that is a good thing, as you can learn English faster.

There is a Health Centre on campus where you can make appointments with local General Practitioners from the Globe Town Surgery Practice. You (and your family) are entitled to free medical treatment under the UK health service (NHS) if you are registered on a programme lasting six months or more. If you coming to the UK for less than six months, you should make sure you have adequate medical insurance cover. You can find out more about Queen Mary’s Advice and Counselling service online at: www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk/

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Careers for international students

Careers for international students International students are able to stay and work in the UK for two years after graduation under the post study work scheme (www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/). Over the years, many of our international graduates have gone on to successful careers in their chosen field both in the UK and overseas. By choosing to study in London, our students enhance their career prospects by gaining a diverse network of friends and contacts while developing their potential in a vibrant, creative and stimulating environment. As well as being the centre of governance in the UK, London is one of Europe’s principal business centres and one of the World’s truly global cities: Law – Five of the world’s six largest law firms have head quarters in London and one third of all the UK's practising solicitors are employed by companies based in London. 60 per cent of large solicitor's firms (those with 26 partners or more) are in London. London is home to bodies that regulate and control the legal profession such as the Law Society, The Inns of Court and the General Council of the Bar. Business Management and Finance London is the World’s largest international banking centre with more overseas banks than any other city in the world. The London Stock Exchange is the largest foreign exchange market in the world, bigger than New York and Tokyo combined, and accounts for nearly a third of total world activity. There are almost 14,000 overseasowned companies based in London from 92 countries. More than 300,000 people are employed in financial services in London and 75 per cent of the Fortune 500 companies have London offices. Humanities and Media - London is home to the world’s largest PR agencies; seven of the top ten agencies worldwide have their corporate head quarters in London, raising combined revenues in excess of $3.5 billion. London is also home to one of the largest

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concentrations of national and international news outlets in the world. The Foreign Press Association is one of the oldest clubs for foreign correspondents in the world. Media companies based in London include BskyB, BBC, ITV, CNN, MTV, Reuters, Associated Press, Disney, News International, Time Warner and Virgin. Science, Engineering and IT – London is Europe's IT and telecommunications capital as well as a city with an eminent history of scientific exploration and applied engineering. It is home to over 100 biotechnology companies, five internationally renowned medical schools, 1,300 biomedical researchers in 28 universities and over 50 clinical research centres. It is also home to the largest concentration of IT software and services companies in Europe; 19 of the top 25 European software and IT service suppliers have their HQ in London. 46 of the World's top pharmaceutical companies are located in London and the Home Counties and the city leads the way in the growth areas of mobile, broadband and wireless technologies. It is at the forefront of developing Europe's third generation wireless networks.

At Queen Mary, we are committed to providing students with the best possible environment for learning, so that they can get the best out of their degree – and aim high in their future career. Our careers service can also help, offering one to one advice sessions, general career information, vacancy information, aptitude tests, careers talks, seminars, recruitment fairs, employer presentations and workshops. We’ve also recently launched a new law careers portal. Our academic departments maintain good links with industry and ‘Provide’ – our student run volunteer exchange - offer a range of volunteering opportunities in the local community that our international students can take advantage of. You can find out more about Queen Mary’s careers service online at: www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/


Arrival/Welcome programme

Airport collection New international students are offered a free airport collection service before the start of term each year. Check the website for details of dates and to book a place: www.qmul.ac.uk/international Welcome programme The College runs a two-day welcome programme for all new international students. This is a programme especially designed to introduce international students to the College, London and the UK dealing with academic, cultural and social aspects with special sessions on immigration and visa issues. Students will be introduced to college facilities and services including library and computing services, health advice and other support services. Students will also be enrolled as part of the programme.

Term dates 2011-2012 Semester A

21 September - 16 December 2011 [teaching begins on 22 September]

Semester B

9 January to 30 March 2012

Exam period

30 April to 8 June 2012

Semester C (Taught Masters students only)

June to September Writing up dissertation/research project

You can find out more about the Welcome programme for International Students online at: www.qmul.ac.uk/prearrival

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Finding out more and getting help

How to apply

Foundation programmes Applications should be made directly to the Admissions Office using the foundation application form available at www.qmul.ac.uk/international/foundation/. For more information and assistance please get in touch with one of the contacts listed in the section of this brochure ‘Finding Out More and Getting Help’. Undergraduate degrees Applications must be made through the UK universities central applications procedure UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service). The deadline for international students is the 30 June of the same year you want to apply. However, places are sometimes available after July through clearing. For more information and assistance with UCAS view the web site: www.ucas.ac.uk or please get in touch with one of the contacts listed in the section of this brochure ‘Finding Out More and Getting Help’. Masters degrees Applications must be made directly to the Admissions Office using the postgraduate application form available from www.qmul.ac.uk/postgrad/. You will need to send the following information in your application pack: 1. A completed application form 2. English Transcript of your bachelor degree 3. Two Academic references 4. Evidence of English language ability (or state when you will be taking an IELTS/ TOEFL test) 5. Personal Statement

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There is no fixed closing date for applications but you should remember that decisions on applications will be made as quickly as possible and popular programmes may become full. We strongly advise all students to apply early, particularly those students who wish to get financial support from Research Councils or other award giving bodies. If you would like more advice on making an application please see the section of this brochure entitled ‘Finding Out More and Getting Help’. Research degrees (MPhil/PhD) Applications should be made directly to the Admissions Office using the Queen Mary University of London application form available from www.qmul.ac.uk/postgrad. There is no deadline for applications. If you are applying for a MPhil or PhD degree you should send a research proposal explaining in as much detail as possible the particular area in which you wish to research in addition to the documents listed above. If you would like advice on your application please see the section of this brochure entitled ‘Finding Out More and Getting Help’. Applying for a Visa All students coming to study in the UK for longer than six months must apply for permission to come to the UK (some students need a 'visa' and others need 'entry clearance' - both are permission to enter the UK ). It is not difficult for genuine students to obtain permission to come to the UK. However, you do need to complete the application form carefully and provide the correct documentation and information for staff in the embassy to make decisions on your application. You can apply for a visa when you have your offer letter. You can find more information about this on the UK Border Agency website: www.ukba.homeoffic

My name is Ceri Bevan and I am the member of staff with responsibility for Japan at Queen Mary. Please contact me by e-mail on c.bevan @qmul.ac.uk with any questions you may have. I guarantee a response within 48 hours. I am familiar with the education system in Japan. I am frequently in Japan and available to hold one to one informal counselling sessions. If you would like help in applying to Queen Mary you can also contact our representatives in Japan. Please contact me and I will be able to direct you to your nearest representative office. You can also contact the British Council in Japan. They currently have offices in Tokyo and Osaka. For further information please visit: www.britishcouncil.org/japan.htm


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