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COVID-19 Update: For updates on the current status of each opportunity, please contact the Advisor listed, or for courses, check the linked Class Roster page.

Academics

All subject areas at Queen Mary are open to Study Abroad students.  You can choose to concentrate in one area, or choose modules from up to four different subject areas. All departments offer pre-registration and there is seldom any problem in getting into any required classes.  Please read over Queen Mary's Academic Information page for more information about their academic program (teaching, credits, grading, etc.)

Your academic experience abroad is going to be very different from home. Working under the policies and processes of the local institution, you may find a lot less structure, or a lot more.

Courses and Credit Approval

  • To find information on specific courses, please visit Queen Mary's Module Directory (course catalog).
  • To discuss program fit, such as program type, expectations, level of structure/independence, or to compare options, get advice from Global Learning advisors. 
  • For assistance in selecting courses, see your faculty or college advisor. (Note: You may earn elective, distributional, minor or major credit depending on your major and college.)
  • Complete the Study Abroad Course Approval and Participation form that is part of the Global Learning application for a record of how your courses will return to Cornell for credit.  This form is a required part of the application process and must be submitted to your college by the deadline.

Academic Policies

  • Take the equivalent of 15 Cornell credits (= 60 UK credits at QMUL) for a full semester, even if it is possible to take fewer and still graduate on time
  • Complete all the academic work and stay until the end of the program, defined as the last officially-sanctioned exam for any course you take abroad

Registration and Grades

  • You will be registered at Cornell and will earn credit for approved coursework for your semester/year study abroad
  • Decisions on the final allocation of credit are made upon successful completion of the course (must earn grade equivalent of a “C” or higher—all courses must be taken for a letter grade)
  • Grades will appear on the Cornell transcript in the same format as they are recorded on the original transcript generated by the study abroad program or university. Grades are not factored into the Cornell GPA.