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London, England

Arts + Sciences (Queen Mary)

Study Program

Dates

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13 weeks

Costs

Credit

16 semester hours

24 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Dates

TBD

Credit

16 semester hours

24 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

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Tentative Dates

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20 weeks

Credit

16 semester hours

24 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Dates

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21 weeks

Costs

Credit

16 semester hours

24 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Apply Now

Request Information

Contact Us

Overview

Take your studies to the most ethnically diverse city in Europe: London! Designed for students across a wide variety of studies – particularly humanities, social sciences, and engineering – this Arts + Sciences program in England’s capital city will treat you to a once-in-a-lifetime experience in British society and culture. 

When class is in session, you’ll spend a full semester studying at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), one of England’s top-ranked universities known for its high-quality education and research. Here, you’ll earn credits toward your degree while learning about British beliefs, behaviors, values, and customs and develop an understanding of how Britain’s business, politics, and education differ from the U.S.  

Outside the classroom, you’ll participate in day trips and excursions organized by CIEE for immersive community engagement and to experience all the incredible city of London has to offer. If you admire contemporary British culture and want to gain an enhanced global perspective, this program is for you!

Unique Experiences

VOLUNTEER WITH QLEGAL

QMUL’s student legal advice team

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ICE SKATE

at Somerset House, a renowned art gallery

MAKE USE OF QMUL’S AMAZING FACILITIES

like its rooftop observatory or media suites

25,000

STUDENTS ON CAMPUS

950

STUDY MODULES TO CHOOSE FROM

5 TH

RANKED UNIVERSITY IN LONDON

Experience
  • london city high aerial
  • CIEE London Center classroom with students
  • London students recreating Abbey Road cover

Your Destination

Home of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games, London is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city. London is at the cutting edge of the arts scene and provides access to music, fashion, museums (all of which are free!), comedy, and theater. There are abundant opportunities for enjoying London – with eight Royal Parks right in the heart of the city and more green space than any comparable city in the world.  

CIEE London is within walking distance of all the tourist highlights of the city, but it is also tucked away in the University district. Located in a beautiful Georgian square just moments from the British Museum and 10 minutes from Trafalgar Square and its art galleries, CIEE London has a lounge, cafe and study areas – perfect for meeting up with fellow students outside of class. It is right in the heart of central London and the perfect place for exploring the city. In the Center, you are a 10-minute walk from the British Library, a 15-minute walk from seeing the free-ranging pelicans in St James’s Park, and a 20-minute walk to the London Eye.     

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in London.

The Culture

London Globe Theater performance

Excursions & Activities

  • Participate in a community-led tour of Chinatown by China Exchange with all proceeds going back into their work on developing cultural understanding of Britain and China’s shared history in London (and globally) 
  • Take a day trip to Oxford, Cambridge, or Bath  
  • Go on a walking tour of Brick Lane’s Street Art and its history of immigration 
  • Participate in theatre trips, museum tours, live music performances, gallery exhibition spaces – all with the benefit of subsidized tickets  
  • Make use of QMUL’s rooftop observatory or media suites  
  • Make connections at the alumni and visiting speaker events  
  • Write for the student newspapers and magazine  
  • Involve yourself in preparing a film or play for production  
  • Undertake leadership training at the School of Business

Program Blogs

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Housing
Academics

Academics

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)  
QMUL is composed of five institutions founded in 1785 and onwards. In 2000, it took on its formal name, Queen Mary University of London. Today, QMUL is the only campus university in London. Roughly 25,000+ students study onsite across its five campuses, with the majority located at Mile End. At any given time, there are more than 1,000 study abroad students living and learning at QMUL, making this university a wonderful place to connect with like-minded international students. QMUL’s roots are in STEM, humanities, business, and law, and students can expect an immersive British international university experience while here. 

Teaching takes place mid-September to mid-December for the fall semester and in almost all cases, fall-only students will complete their assignments within the teaching term. Exception: those studying modules within the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) will have online examinations in January. All students should check their course/module choices carefully on arrival so that they know what to expect.  

Mile End Campus at QMUL 
QMUL’s Mile End Campus offers students access to shops, cafes, a student union, a gym, student doctor and advisory services, numerous libraries, public parks, London buses, and two tube stations are within a three-minute walk. Students can expect to travel between 40 to 45 minutes from QMUL to CIEE London (via The Underground system).

GPA

3.0

Language Requirements

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Requirements

All students take four courses/modules per semester, for a total of 16 U.S. semester credits. Courses/modules can be chosen from a catalog of 950+ choices at levels 4, 5, and 6. Some courses/modules may not be available to study abroad (associate) students, but these can be filtered out when searching for options. CIEE students are also not permitted to enroll in medicine or dentistry courses.

Program Credit

16 U.S. semester/24 quarter credits

Course Credit

4 U.S. semester/6 quarter credits (150 notional hours)

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Classes at QMUL are typically scheduled Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students are expected to complete two to three hours of independent work for every hour in class. Some courses (e.g. languages) meet for 10 hours per week. Others (e.g. STEM) meet for six to eight hours per week with an expectation of 20-25 hours of independent work outside of labs/seminars/lectures. Others (e.g. history) meet for one-hour lectures plus a seminar per module per week with an expectation of three hours of work per one hour in class per module. Most courses combine lectures with local field trips and excursions to help students gain a better understanding of the local culture and use their language skills with local residents.

Class Format

Classes include seminars, lectures, and sometimes labs. They will require students to do independent work outside of class.

Grading

A final assignment will be administered at the end of each course. Dates for these are released at the beginning of each course and should be checked carefully before booking return journeys.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

Course Information

Students take four courses/modules per semester (4 U.S. credits each), but they are not limited to one subject area; they can take courses across any discipline except medicine or dentistry. Preference for course/module allocation is given to those who require a course in order to stay on track to graduate from their home institution. Otherwise, course/module options requested by study abroad (associate) students are viewed equally alongside those requested by home students.   

There are 950+ courses available to students and you can search via discipline via the online Module Directory: Module directory 2023-24 - Queen Mary University of London. You can refine by level and semester of study too. Examples of courses available include: 

  • A History of the Internet 
  • Nuclear Physics 
  • Cognitive Psychology 
  • Tort Law for Business 
  • Cultural Geography 
  • The Buildings of London 
  • Pirates in the Golden Age 

A list of limits on courses/modules is added to the online Module Directory in March for the fall semester and August/September for the spring semester. Searching for courses at these times will give you the most up-to-date information on what will be available when you arrive at QMUL.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant
  • Trailblazer Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Fall 2024 13 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $21,950
Program Academic year 2024-2025 Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date * End Date TBD*
Program Spring 2025 20 weeks Start Date * End Date *
Program Spring 2024 21 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $24,950

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $16,456**

Housing = $5,000

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $21,950

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,155

International Airfare = $1,250††

Local Transportation = $600

Books & Supplies = $200

Visa Fees = $0†††

Personal expenses = $220††††

Total Costs = $3,425

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee:

Select Housing Fee = $750^

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

††round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†††Unless a student is completing an internship, there are no visa fees for academic programs under six months in the UK for US-passport holders. US-passport holders stay in the UK on a Visitor visa.

††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

^based on availability

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $17,956**

Housing = $6,500

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $24,950

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,733

International Airfare = $1,250††

Local Transportation = $600

Books & Supplies = $200

Visa Fees = $0†††

Personal expenses = $250††††

Total Costs = $4,033

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee:

Select Housing Fee = $750^

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

††round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†††Unless a student is completing an internship, there are no visa fees for academic programs under six months in the UK for US-passport holders. US-passport holders stay in the UK on a Visitor visa.

††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

What's Included

Tuition

Housing

Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet

Orientation

Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city

On-site Staff

Full-time program leadership and support in your city

Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Mark Simmons

Center Director

Mark Simmons has an M.A. in History from the University of Aberdeen and a postgraduate degree in Administrative and Information Management from Napier University Edinburgh. 

Seán O’Donnell

Student Life Manager

Seán O’Donnell studied Anthropology at Goldsmiths – perhaps that’s why he is so good at working with students as they explore and study with us in London! He has worked...

Get Started Steps

Get Started

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1

Start an Application 
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2

Connect With Your Campus Study Abroad Office 
Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

3

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