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<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong>, University <strong>of</strong> London<br />

<strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong><br />

<strong>Undergraduate</strong> Degrees in <strong>Geography</strong><br />

and Environmental Science<br />


The east London<br />

advantage<br />

Barts and The London serves a<br />

huge population <strong>of</strong> unrivalled<br />

diversity in the east <strong>of</strong> London,<br />

but is also next door to the City <strong>of</strong><br />

London, one <strong>of</strong> the UK’s richest<br />

neighbourhoods. This means that<br />

our medical and dental students<br />

encounter a huge range <strong>of</strong><br />

medical conditions while building<br />

the patient contact hours they<br />

need to become confident and<br />

competent pr<strong>of</strong>essionals.<br />

“East London and the wider<br />

Thames Gateway <strong>of</strong>fer our<br />

medical students the opportunity<br />

to observe a wide range <strong>of</strong><br />

diseases – from diabetes,<br />

hypertension, heart disease,<br />

cancer, obesity, TB and even<br />

malnutrition. This is a unique<br />

learning environment for their<br />

medical training.”<br />

Cathy Baker, Head <strong>of</strong> Graduate<br />

Entry Programme in Medicine<br />

2012 Olympics on<br />

our doorstep<br />

The 2012 Olympics are taking<br />

place very close to <strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong>’s<br />

Mile End campus, and our<br />

Whitechapel and West Smithfield<br />

campuses are also not far away.<br />

Barts Hospital, the new Royal<br />

London Hospital and our<br />

associated Trusts will provide<br />

healthcare for the Olympic<br />

athletes and the general public<br />

during the summer games. This<br />

will be an exciting time to be in<br />

London.<br />

Campus-based<br />

Barts and The London is part <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong>, the only College <strong>of</strong><br />

the University <strong>of</strong> London to <strong>of</strong>fer<br />

extensive campus-based facilities.<br />

This promotes a sense <strong>of</strong><br />

community and encourages an<br />

active student life. All our first<br />

year medical and dental students<br />

who live a certain distance from<br />

the <strong>School</strong> are allocated places in<br />

residences at the Whitechapel,<br />

Charterhouse Square and Mile<br />

End campuses. East London also<br />

<strong>of</strong>fers affordable privately-owned<br />

accommodation at a walking<br />

distance from our campuses. See<br />

page XX for more details about<br />

accommodation.<br />

State-<strong>of</strong>-the-art<br />

clinical facilities<br />

We have modern state-<strong>of</strong>-the art<br />

buildings alongside more<br />

traditional teaching facilities such<br />

as our fantastic library. The Dental<br />

<strong>School</strong> now contains a clinical<br />

skills laboratory which closely<br />

simulates the real clinical

Contents<br />

Welcome to the<br />

<strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong> 2<br />

Accommodation 16<br />

<strong>Undergraduate</strong> fieldwork<br />

in the Cairngorms, Scotland<br />

Degree programmes<br />

in <strong>Geography</strong> and<br />

Environmental Science 6<br />

Career opportunities 10<br />

Student life, Students’<br />

Union, student support<br />

and health services 14<br />

<strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong><br />

Entry requirements 18<br />

Living in London 20<br />

Next steps 24<br />

Students in Mojave Desert, field trip 2011<br />

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<strong>Undergraduate</strong> field<br />

trip to Los Angeles<br />

Cover image: Thomas Wooldridge (2008). A tyre fire on the 2012 Olympic games site<br />

sends up plumes <strong>of</strong> smoke, while a cyclist carries on his journey unabated.

Welcome to the <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong>

The <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong> 3<br />

Welcome to the <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong><br />

At the <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong> at<br />

<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong> you will be taught<br />

by internationally renowned<br />

academics, whose cutting-edge<br />

research interests span the globe,<br />

but who are also committed to<br />

using their knowledge to provide<br />

teaching <strong>of</strong> the highest quality.<br />

<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong> is consistently ranked<br />

in the top 20 universities in the UK<br />

and in the top 130 in the world<br />

(THE World University Rankings<br />

2011/12). We are also a member<br />

<strong>of</strong> the Russell Group <strong>of</strong> leading UK<br />

universities, recognition <strong>of</strong> our<br />

excellent teaching and research.<br />

The <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong> was<br />

ranked joint first in the UK in<br />

the government’s most recent<br />

Research Assessment Exercise<br />

(RAE 2008). This puts us<br />

alongside Oxford, Cambridge,<br />

Durham and Bristol.<br />

The <strong>School</strong>’s teaching has also<br />

been graded ‘excellent’ (the<br />

highest category) by the Quality<br />

Assurance Agency, and in the<br />

Guardian University Guide 2013,<br />

we were in the top ten for<br />

geography and environmental<br />

studies. In the most recent<br />

National Student Survey, 86 per<br />

cent <strong>of</strong> our students expressed<br />

overall satisfaction with the<br />

teaching on their course.<br />

Why study<br />

geography<br />

<strong>Geography</strong> is a broad subject,<br />

ideally suited to tackling the<br />

range <strong>of</strong> complex social, political,<br />

economic and environmental<br />

issues facing the contemporary<br />

world; from climate and<br />

environmental change, to<br />

inequalities in health, the growth<br />

<strong>of</strong> world cities and new patterns in<br />

international trade, migration and<br />

development. Studying geography<br />

will give you both the substantive<br />

knowledge and transferable skills<br />

needed to work in a wide range <strong>of</strong><br />

areas within both the public and<br />

private sectors, from urban and<br />

regional planning to international<br />

aid organisations, and from<br />

environmental management<br />

to advising businesses on<br />

sustainability issues.<br />

Why study<br />

environmental<br />

science<br />

From global challenges such<br />

as climate change and loss <strong>of</strong><br />

biodiversity to protecting the quality<br />

<strong>of</strong> our local waterways, we are all<br />

affected by environmental issues.<br />

A degree in environmental science<br />

will enable you to understand these<br />

complex problems and train you<br />

to protect and manage the<br />

environment. Combine your interest<br />

in environmental science with<br />

business management to<br />

understand how industry can make<br />

environmentally informed decisions<br />

in an increasingly competitive<br />

market.<br />

Ricky Stevens,<br />

BSc <strong>Geography</strong><br />

“Studying geography at<br />

<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong> has been the<br />

best experience <strong>of</strong> my life!<br />

The university is brilliant, the<br />

lecturers are very friendly and<br />

approachable and there are a<br />

lot <strong>of</strong> opportunities available if<br />

you put in the effort. One <strong>of</strong> the<br />

best things about studying here<br />

is the field trips, which allow you<br />

to visit Scotland, Wales and<br />

Florida. The programme content<br />

<strong>of</strong>fers a wide variety <strong>of</strong> modules<br />

ranging from studies on coasts<br />

and rivers to climate change<br />

and glaciers, so there really is<br />

something for everyone. If you<br />

have a passion for geography<br />

and are looking to be taught<br />

and guided by people who are<br />

passionate about the subject<br />

they teach, then <strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong> is<br />

the only place to be.”<br />

In 2009 and 2010 Ricky was<br />

awarded Royal Geographical<br />

Society fieldwork grants to<br />

carry out research on glacial<br />

dynamics in Iceland

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The <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong><br />

Welcome to the <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong> (cont.)<br />

Environmental scientists are trained<br />

as multi-skilled graduates, able to<br />

investigate problems and create<br />

solutions. It can be seen as both a<br />

broad BSc degree and as specific<br />

preparation for work in the<br />

environmental sector.<br />

Studying geography<br />

and environmental<br />

science in London<br />

London is one <strong>of</strong> the world’s<br />

premier global cities. It is<br />

the centre <strong>of</strong> British politics,<br />

business, finance and the media.<br />

It’s also a fascinating place in<br />

which to study geography and<br />

environmental science.<br />

London is home to some <strong>of</strong><br />

the UK’s wealthiest and most<br />

impoverished populations,<br />

creating a huge disparity between<br />

rich and poor. This is reflected in<br />

our location: <strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong>’s Mile<br />

End campus is very close to both<br />

the financial districts <strong>of</strong> the City<br />

and Canary Wharf, as well as<br />

some <strong>of</strong> the most deprived innercity<br />

communities. This <strong>of</strong>fers a<br />

great opportunity to contextualise<br />

the study <strong>of</strong> economic geography,<br />

development and inequality.<br />

It’s not all theoretical though.<br />

There are opportunities for you to<br />

put your learning into practice, for<br />

example by working with local<br />

community organisations in the<br />

East End. In the past students<br />

have worked with local charities<br />

and community groups on issues<br />

such as bullying and racism in<br />

schools, the impact <strong>of</strong> the 2012<br />

Olympics and the campaign for<br />

a living wage.<br />

Environmental concerns are<br />

particularly acute in an urban<br />

environment, covering issues<br />

such as widespread land and river<br />

pollution, the lasting legacy <strong>of</strong><br />

industry on the land, and the<br />

massive challenge <strong>of</strong> effective<br />

waste disposal. You are also able<br />

to witness first-hand the effects <strong>of</strong><br />

human action (and inaction) and<br />

learn about developing effective<br />

strategies to cope with climate<br />

change, one <strong>of</strong> the biggest<br />

challenges <strong>of</strong> the Twenty-First<br />

Century.<br />

London is home to some great<br />

resources for geographers. One<br />

<strong>of</strong> our first year modules includes<br />

a field trip to the Royal<br />

Geographical Society in South<br />

Kensington to hear about the<br />

history and contemporary work<br />

<strong>of</strong> the organisation and see a<br />

selection <strong>of</strong> images and objects<br />

from its extensive archive<br />

collection. You will also have<br />

access to both the British Library<br />

and Senate House Library, as well<br />

as excellent museums such as<br />

the Natural History Museum.<br />

Teaching, learning<br />

and support at<br />

<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong><br />

Teaching and learning methods<br />

are diverse, ranging from lectures<br />

and seminars through to a range<br />

<strong>of</strong> practical work, including<br />

laboratory and field-based study.<br />

At <strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong> we place a tutorial<br />

system at the heart <strong>of</strong> our<br />

teaching: in addition to lectures<br />

and seminars, you will meet<br />

regularly in small groups with a<br />

personal academic tutor and on a<br />

one-to-one basis in the final year.<br />

We have recently spent over £2.2m<br />

upgrading and extending our<br />

laboratory facilities, which have<br />

been designed specifically to<br />

cater for physical geography and<br />

environmental science teaching<br />

and research.<br />

Fieldwork<br />

Fieldwork is central to all our<br />

degree programmes. It is an<br />

essential and enjoyable learning<br />

experience which helps to foster<br />

group identity and provides a<br />

unique opportunity to learn not<br />

only exciting techniques but a<br />

range <strong>of</strong> transferable skills, from<br />

project planning to teamwork.<br />

Fieldwork takes place in all three<br />

years at locations in both the UK<br />

and abroad. Destinations currently<br />

include Belfast, Dublin, Durham,<br />

Las Vegas, Los Angeles and<br />

Mumbai for those specialising in<br />

BA programmes, and Dorset,<br />

Somerset, Scotland and Florida<br />

for BSc students. We also work<br />

closely with local community<br />

groups and make use <strong>of</strong> London’s<br />

diverse landscapes, areas and<br />

facilities for fieldwork exercises.<br />

Students on a field trip to Florida

The <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong> 5<br />

International study<br />

While at <strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong> you may<br />

also take advantage <strong>of</strong> the College<br />

Exchange Scheme and apply to<br />

study for either one semester or a<br />

year at a range <strong>of</strong> universities in<br />

the US (in California, Florida and<br />

New York), Australia or Denmark.<br />

You will also have the opportunity<br />

to work alongside students visiting<br />

the College from these institutions.<br />

The University<br />

<strong>of</strong> London<br />

As <strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong> is part <strong>of</strong> the<br />

University <strong>of</strong> London, you will<br />

graduate with a University <strong>of</strong><br />

London degree.<br />

The federal University <strong>of</strong> London<br />

is a wide-ranging body made up<br />

<strong>of</strong> more than 50 institutions,<br />

which together form the largest<br />

and most diverse university in<br />

Britain. The University <strong>of</strong> London<br />

has an outstanding international<br />

reputation founded on the quality<br />

<strong>of</strong> its teaching and research.<br />

<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong> is self-governing;<br />

however all the University <strong>of</strong><br />

London's central facilities,<br />

including Senate House Library,<br />

which contains 1.4 million<br />

volumes, are available to our<br />

students.<br />

Marco Bartholdy, BA Cities,<br />

Economies and Social Change<br />

“The best things for me about<br />

the college would have to be<br />

the accessibility to resources<br />

and an outstanding academic<br />

staff. Rarely have I found myself<br />

in a position where the college<br />

has not been able to provide<br />

support, advice, or resources.<br />

The lecturers in my <strong>School</strong><br />

have been clear, succinct and<br />

helpful throughout my studies.”<br />

Students at Jokulsarlon, Iceland Students in Mojave Desert, LA field trip 2011

Degree programmes in <strong>Geography</strong><br />

and Environmental Science

Degree programmes<br />

The <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong> 7<br />

Single honours<br />

These <strong>of</strong>fer a balanced coverage<br />

<strong>of</strong> contemporary geography.<br />

Specialisation is possible with a<br />

bias towards human geography in<br />

the BA and physical geography in<br />

the BSc.<br />

• L700 BA <strong>Geography</strong><br />

• F800 BSc <strong>Geography</strong><br />

Specialised single honours<br />

The following degree programmes<br />

focus on specific areas <strong>of</strong><br />

geography and environmental<br />

science (the BA Global Change<br />

(FL71) programme also <strong>of</strong>fers<br />

students the opportunity to<br />

undertake an internship project<br />

in the final year):<br />

• L720 BA Human <strong>Geography</strong><br />

• F810 BSc Environmental<br />

<strong>Geography</strong><br />

• F850 BSc Environmental<br />

Science<br />

• FL71 BA Global Change:<br />

Environment, Economy<br />

and Development<br />

• LL31 BA Cities, Economies<br />

and Social Change<br />

These degree programmes focus<br />

on those aspects <strong>of</strong> geography or<br />

environmental science concerned<br />

with economic activity or business<br />

respectively. They involve studying<br />

modules in the <strong>School</strong>s <strong>of</strong><br />

Economics and Finance or<br />

Business Management alongside<br />

geography modules.<br />

• L721 BSc (Econ) <strong>Geography</strong><br />

• FVN1 BSc <strong>Geography</strong> with<br />

Business Management<br />

• F8N2 BSc Environmental<br />

Science with Business<br />

Management<br />

Joint honours<br />

Joint honours degrees mean<br />

you can study another subject<br />

alongside geography.<br />

• LL71 BSc (Econ) <strong>Geography</strong><br />

and Economics<br />

• LL72 BA <strong>Geography</strong><br />

and Politics<br />

MSci programme<br />

The new four year MSci in<br />

Environmental Science includes<br />

a further year <strong>of</strong> study specialising<br />

in the science and management<br />

<strong>of</strong> freshwater and coastal<br />

environments from uplands and<br />

hillslopes, through rivers and<br />

floodplains to estuaries. The MSci<br />

also includes an independent<br />

research project linked with a<br />

partner environmental organisation<br />

and a residential field course<br />

at our research site on the<br />

Tagliamento River, northern Italy.<br />

• F750 MSci Environmental<br />

science<br />

Shirley Dowuonah-Hammond,<br />

BSc Environmental Science<br />

“As a mature student on<br />

the environmental science<br />

degree it has been an<br />

amazing experience, meeting<br />

students from diverse<br />

backgrounds, working as part<br />

<strong>of</strong> a team in which everybody<br />

has different skills and<br />

knowledge to contribute.<br />

The support from my tutor<br />

was much more than<br />

I expected and was very<br />

encouraging and inspiring.”

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The <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong><br />

Degree programmes<br />

Marianne Gelister,<br />

BA Global Change<br />

“The Global Change<br />

programme at <strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong><br />

enables me to combine<br />

both physical and human<br />

geography modules, providing<br />

a diverse degree programme<br />

and developing my<br />

understanding <strong>of</strong> the intricate<br />

links between human and<br />

physical processes. In the first<br />

year, for example, my lectures<br />

ranged from carving glacier<br />

dynamics to the<br />

commodification <strong>of</strong> nature.<br />

In addition, the degree has<br />

equipped me with great<br />

analytical skills, and the<br />

fieldwork has provided<br />

excellent opportunities to<br />

apply the knowledge and<br />

skills learnt in lectures and<br />

laboratory sessions.”<br />

Structure<br />

<strong>of</strong> degrees<br />

Our degree programmes follow a<br />

modular system. In the first year,<br />

all students study a certain<br />

number <strong>of</strong> compulsory modules<br />

with some variation according to<br />

their interests and the degree for<br />

which they are registered.<br />

Practical and study skills are<br />

taught throughout the year in the<br />

tutorial modules, with different<br />

pathways through the degree<br />

programme for BA and BSc<br />

students.<br />

The second and third years allow<br />

greater specialisation in what you<br />

study. The modules in the <strong>School</strong><br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong> are informed by the<br />

research interests and expertise <strong>of</strong><br />

staff, ensuring that they reflect the<br />

latest developments in the field.<br />

Topics covered include:<br />

• Hydrological Processes<br />

• Pollution<br />

• Hazards<br />

• Coastal Processes<br />

• Environmental and Climatic<br />

Change<br />

• Globalisation and Development<br />

• Environment, Nature<br />

and Society<br />

• Urban Futures<br />

• Historical Geographies<br />

• Gender, Identity and Belonging<br />

• Health, Inequality and Society<br />

• Geographical Information<br />

Systems<br />

• Research Methods<br />

You can also take modules <strong>of</strong>fered<br />

by other <strong>School</strong>s in related areas:<br />

for example, in Politics and<br />

International Relations, Economics<br />

and Finance, Business and<br />

Management, English and Drama,<br />

or Biological and Chemical<br />

Sciences.<br />

Find out more about our modules<br />

at: www.geog.qmul.ac.uk/<br />

undergraduate/modules<br />

Environmental scientists can take<br />

additional modules in biology,<br />

chemistry, materials,<br />

law and politics.<br />

In their final year, all single<br />

honours geography and<br />

environmental science students<br />

also undertake an independent<br />

research project <strong>of</strong> their own<br />

choice and design, with the<br />

exception <strong>of</strong> students on the<br />

Global Change (FL71) course who<br />

have the option to undertake an<br />

internship project working with an<br />

organisation in the field <strong>of</strong> global<br />

change. Joint honours students<br />

may also opt to undertake an<br />

independent research project.

Working in the local community<br />

The <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong> 9<br />

One <strong>of</strong> the things which makes<br />

the <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong> at<br />

<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong> unique is our work<br />

with the local community. As<br />

part <strong>of</strong> your research training<br />

and fieldwork you will be able to<br />

observe and participate in local<br />

community projects, such as<br />

working on the campaign for<br />

a living wage or exploring local<br />

river restoration activities.<br />

We also encourage you to<br />

volunteer or take up internship<br />

opportunities with local<br />

community organisations,<br />

providing valuable work<br />

experience.<br />

Lizzsy Daish, BA <strong>Geography</strong><br />

“I volunteer with the East London<br />

Community Land Trust, who are<br />

part <strong>of</strong> London Citizens, a large<br />

community organisation who<br />

campaign on social issues on<br />

behalf <strong>of</strong> local people. I got<br />

involved with London Citizens<br />

through the <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong><br />

and then went on to find an area<br />

within the organisation that I was<br />

really interested in.”<br />

Students working with London Citizens<br />

Students getting involved in local river restoration projects.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities<br />

The <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong> 11<br />

The breadth <strong>of</strong> the skills and<br />

subjects covered in our degree<br />

programmes means that a very<br />

wide range <strong>of</strong> careers is open to<br />

geographers and environmental<br />

scientists. A geography or<br />

environmental science degree<br />

is recognised by employers as<br />

indicating that you have an<br />

extensive range <strong>of</strong> transferable and<br />

key skills, (including information<br />

technology and communication<br />

skills, report writing, statistical<br />

analysis, oral presentations, group<br />

work and project management),<br />

which are <strong>of</strong> great value to them<br />

and to you in your career.<br />

<strong>Geography</strong> graduates might work in<br />

areas such as finance, marketing,<br />

journalism, business, planning,<br />

environmental management and<br />

consultancy, teaching and<br />

research.<br />

Environmental science graduates<br />

may choose to work in the<br />

environmental sector as<br />

consultants, conservationists,<br />

government advisors, or<br />

environmental managers.<br />

Or they may choose to use their<br />

transferable skills in related fields<br />

such as business, journalism,<br />

policy and planning, teaching<br />

or research.<br />

Graduate pr<strong>of</strong>ile: Ridhima Gupta,<br />

BSc Environmental <strong>Geography</strong><br />

“I’m working as an intern at WWF-India<br />

in the ‘Water Resources and Policy’<br />

Department. At present I’m working on the<br />

‘Living Ganga Program’ which aims to<br />

introduce the concept <strong>of</strong> ‘Environmental<br />

Flows’ in India through policies and by<br />

influencing relevant stakeholders.<br />

Graduate pr<strong>of</strong>ile:<br />

Daisy Ashby,<br />

BA <strong>Geography</strong><br />

"I’m now working as a Project<br />

Officer for the Department<br />

<strong>of</strong> Trade and Economic<br />

Development, Government<br />

<strong>of</strong> South Australia. My time<br />

at <strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong> helped me<br />

prepare for my job by making<br />

me feel confident enough in<br />

my own ideas to speak my<br />

mind, and equipped me with<br />

integrity and a sense <strong>of</strong> ethical<br />

standards.”<br />

I can relate to a lot <strong>of</strong> things from my degree to my current work.<br />

My three year degree managed to cover quite a wide array <strong>of</strong> topics<br />

in detail, all <strong>of</strong> which are relevant at WWF.<br />

I also learnt how to organise my time well.”<br />

Fieldwork in the Cairngorms

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The <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong><br />

Career opportunities<br />

Graduate<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>ile:<br />

Ben<br />

Tanish-<br />

Griffiths,<br />

BA<br />

<strong>Geography</strong><br />

"The<br />

<strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> Goegraphy is<br />

affiliated to London Citizensthe<br />

UK’s largest civic alliance,<br />

with over 250 schools,<br />

synagogues, churches,<br />

mosques, charities, youth<br />

clubs, trade unions and other<br />

local associations. They<br />

collaborate with London<br />

Citizens and other local<br />

organisations to strengthen<br />

London’s vibrant civil society<br />

and work together for the<br />

common good. Just before I<br />

graduated in 2011 with First<br />

Class Honours I joined London<br />

Citizens’ Money Mentors<br />

Summer project, “Mission:<br />

Money Mentors”, where I<br />

worked with other<br />

undergraduates to deliver<br />

financial education to<br />

thousands <strong>of</strong> young<br />

Londoners. After another<br />

internship at the International<br />

Transportation Workers<br />

Federation, I re-joined the<br />

organisation on a more<br />

permanent basis to work with<br />

Money Mentors and TELCO.<br />

The connections I made<br />

through the <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Geography</strong> were really useful<br />

when it came to finding my<br />

job."<br />

Recent graduate destinations<br />

include: a researcher for the<br />

BBC; a ‘green’ advisor to the<br />

petroleum industry; a film-maker;<br />

and a fashion editor for Grazia<br />

Magazine. Others have gone on to<br />

work in the City <strong>of</strong> London, set up<br />

their own businesses exporting<br />

wine or manufacturing fair-trade<br />

clothing, or work for employers<br />

including the Environment<br />

Agency, Morgan Stanley,<br />

Groundwork Trust, Yorkshire First<br />

Regeneration Agency and the<br />

Benfield Trust, to name but a few.<br />

We provide excellent support<br />

for career development.<br />

<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong> has a dedicated<br />

university careers service<br />

(www.careers.qmul.ac.uk). The<br />

<strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong> runs specially<br />

Employer forum<br />

tailored talks and events for<br />

geography and environmental<br />

science students, covering<br />

everything from getting part-time<br />

work while you study<br />

to applying for internships and<br />

graduate jobs. Recently we held<br />

an ‘employer forum’, where<br />

students had the opportunity to<br />

talk to recent graduates and<br />

employers about their current jobs<br />

and career paths (pictured below).<br />

According to the First Destinations<br />

Survey (2011), 89 per cent <strong>of</strong><br />

graduates from the <strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong><br />

<strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong> were<br />

in work or further study six months<br />

after graduation, which places us<br />

in the top 10 <strong>of</strong> geography and<br />

environmental studies departments<br />

in the UK terms <strong>of</strong> graduate<br />


Graduate<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>ile:<br />

Rachna<br />

Kanzaria,<br />

BSc (Econ)<br />

<strong>Geography</strong><br />

and<br />

Economics<br />

"I’m now a<br />

secondary<br />

school<br />

teacher, teaching geography<br />

and economics.<br />

The <strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong> <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Geography</strong> has an excellent<br />

reputation with very friendly<br />

staff and a great variety <strong>of</strong><br />

courses to choose from.<br />

<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong> helped me<br />

prepare for my job by helping<br />

me with time management<br />

and learning how to present to<br />

large groups <strong>of</strong> people in the<br />

different modules I studied.<br />

There are a number <strong>of</strong> ways<br />

geography students thinking<br />

<strong>of</strong> becoming a teacher can<br />

prepare for getting a teaching<br />

job. The first thing I would<br />

suggest is joining the Student<br />

Associates Scheme, which<br />

allows you to gain experience<br />

in a school and pays you to do<br />

it! After that, you can apply for<br />

some sort <strong>of</strong> teaching<br />

qualification such as the<br />

PGCE or GTP."<br />

Graduate<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>ile: Vishal<br />

Pankhania,<br />

BSc (Econ)<br />

<strong>Geography</strong><br />

with Business<br />

Management<br />

"I’m currently working as a<br />

graduate surveyor within a<br />

medium-sized chartered<br />

practice; I’m involved primarily<br />

in valuations and other<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>essional services such as<br />

lease extensions, rent reviews<br />

and lease enfranchisements.<br />

Studying geography at <strong>Queen</strong><br />

<strong>Mary</strong> was an enjoyable and<br />

memorable experience. It<br />

helped me develop as an<br />

individual and equipped me<br />

with the transferable skills<br />

utilised in the working world.<br />

Transferable skills such as<br />

data analysis, research<br />

methods and the ability to<br />

confidently present<br />

information have been most<br />

utilised in my job. My job<br />

involves analysing data and<br />

presenting that information in<br />

reports. This was something<br />

we <strong>of</strong>ten did on my course in<br />

the form <strong>of</strong> research projects<br />

and then presentations on key<br />

findings. Going to university<br />

exposes you to experiences<br />

and situations which test your<br />

character and ability. <strong>Queen</strong><br />

<strong>Mary</strong> <strong>of</strong>fers a well recognised<br />

degree and a lasting<br />

impression on your CV."<br />

Loch More, north-west Scotland

Student life – Students’ Union,<br />

student support and health services

Student life – Students’ Union,<br />

student support and health services<br />

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Students’ Union<br />

All <strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong> students<br />

automatically become members <strong>of</strong><br />

QMSU, an active and flourishing<br />

Students’ Union run by students<br />

for students. Best known for its<br />

clubs and societies, there are<br />

many to choose from, whether<br />

your interests lie in football or<br />

philately. And if you have a<br />

passion that isn’t represented, you<br />

can always start your own club.<br />

Clubs and societies provide a<br />

great opportunity for meeting<br />

people, especially those who are<br />

studying a different subject to<br />

you. One <strong>of</strong> the aims <strong>of</strong> QMSU is<br />

to ensure that your time at<br />

university is not just about work,<br />

but also includes socialising and<br />

personal development.<br />

Qmotion<br />

Qmotion is <strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong>’s recently<br />

refurbished health and fitness<br />

centre. Equipped with a great<br />

range <strong>of</strong> exercise machines and<br />

weights, there’s also a women-only<br />

area and loads <strong>of</strong> classes including<br />

yoga, spinning and Pilates. There’s<br />

a squash court and sports hall on<br />

campus, and a swimming pool a<br />

short distance away.<br />

Sports<br />

Playing sports is a good way to<br />

relax after a day spent studying.<br />

<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong> teams regularly<br />

compete against other college<br />

teams, and there’s a great social<br />

scene with after-match drinks and<br />

a regular social night, Hail <strong>Mary</strong>,<br />

hosted by one <strong>of</strong> the SU’s sports<br />

teams. There’s even a team <strong>of</strong><br />

cheerleaders, the <strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong><br />

Angels!<br />

QM Provide: Volunteering<br />

Volunteering with charities and<br />

non-pr<strong>of</strong>it organisations is a<br />

brilliant way to explore what<br />

London has to <strong>of</strong>fer, make a<br />

difference and really get involved<br />

in your local area.<br />

You can volunteer on a regular<br />

basis in a placement with a local<br />

charity or organisation, doing<br />

anything from mentoring local<br />

school students, to volunteering<br />

in local hospitals, to becoming a<br />

helpline volunteer and managing<br />

a local sports team.<br />

See: www.providevolunteering.org<br />

Student support<br />

You will be assigned an academic<br />

adviser when you start at <strong>Queen</strong><br />

<strong>Mary</strong> who will stay with you<br />

throughout your studies. Your<br />

adviser will help you choose<br />

modules (some programmes <strong>of</strong>fer<br />

greater flexibility when it comes to<br />

module choice), sign any forms<br />

you need and help you with any<br />

academic or personal problems<br />

that you have.<br />

Most students find it extremely<br />

helpful to have one adviser on<br />

hand throughout their time at<br />

<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong>.<br />

Health services<br />

All the services are provided for<br />

all students and staff living in<br />

the London Borough <strong>of</strong> Tower<br />

Hamlets. In order to access these<br />

services and other available<br />

services under the NHS, you need<br />

to register with the Globe Town<br />

surgery at the Student Health<br />

Centre at the beginning <strong>of</strong> term.<br />

Students living outside Tower<br />

Hamlets can be treated on<br />

campus in the event <strong>of</strong> an<br />

urgent medical situation.<br />

For more information see:<br />

www.globetown.org/qmu<br />

Advice and counselling<br />

Our advice service <strong>of</strong>fers in-depth<br />

and specialist advice on a range<br />

<strong>of</strong> financial, practical and legal<br />

issues, such as student finance,<br />

housing rights, immigration law<br />

and international student issues.<br />

Counselling is also available –<br />

from cognitive behavioural therapy<br />

to ongoing weekly therapy groups<br />

and support groups on specific<br />

issues, such as anxiety and<br />

academic performance. Our<br />

advice and counselling service is<br />

a completely free and confidential<br />

service.<br />

For more information see:<br />



Accommodation<br />

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<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong>’s Student Village<br />

incorporates 2,000 rooms on<br />

campus, all provided in selfcatered<br />

houses, flats and<br />

maisonettes. All rooms in the<br />

Village have a bathroom en-suite,<br />

and you’ll share a kitchen.<br />

‘‘<br />

‘‘<br />

You feel like you belong a bit more, living on campus. The place is<br />

packed with people all doing the same thing, unloading their cars<br />

at the beginning <strong>of</strong> term. It’s really sociable.<br />

Jen Holton<br />

If you are a single, full-time, firstyear<br />

undergraduate, apply during<br />

the normal admissions cycle, and<br />

have not lived in <strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong>’s<br />

housing before, you may be<br />

eligible for accommodation on<br />

campus. Priority is given to those<br />

applying by the deadline <strong>of</strong> 30<br />

June <strong>of</strong> the year <strong>of</strong> entry, and<br />

those who live furthest away. This<br />

<strong>of</strong>fer does not extend to students<br />

who join through the Clearing<br />

process or those holding insurance<br />

<strong>of</strong>fers with <strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong>, although<br />

every attempt is made to<br />

accommodate them, subject to<br />

availability.<br />

If you live close enough to the<br />

College to commute, you will<br />

normally be expected to live at<br />

home until rooms become<br />

available after term begins, once<br />

all those students who cannot<br />

commute are housed. Once you<br />

have firmly accepted your <strong>of</strong>fer to<br />

study at <strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong>, full details on<br />

how to apply for College housing<br />

will be sent to you by the<br />

Admissions Office.<br />

<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong> students also have<br />

access to places in the fully<br />

catered Intercollegiate Halls in<br />

central London, which are owned<br />

centrally by the University <strong>of</strong><br />

London.<br />

Another option is a house share.<br />

There are a number <strong>of</strong> privately<br />

let houses in the area suitable for<br />

groups <strong>of</strong> students to share. The<br />

residences <strong>of</strong>fice can put you in<br />

touch with local landlords, as well<br />

as groups <strong>of</strong> students who are<br />

looking for extra people to make<br />

up numbers.<br />

For more information, see:<br />

www.residences.qmul.ac.uk<br />

‘‘<br />

I had a beautiful canal view from<br />

my room. I just can’t believe this<br />

is student accommodation – it’s<br />

very airy, bright, fresh and clean.<br />

Fariah Khan<br />


<strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong><br />

Entry requirements

<strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong><br />

Entry requirements<br />

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A/AS-levels<br />

Vocational or<br />

applied A-levels<br />

Key Skills<br />

Tariff/Grades requirement: 320-340 points from the best three A-levels. Though a B in<br />

<strong>Geography</strong> at A-level is preferred, it is not required. If you do not perform well in one<br />

subject and do better in others, that is acceptable providing you gain the minimum<br />

number <strong>of</strong> points required for the degree programme.<br />

Additional information: A level maths at grade B or above and 340 points is required for<br />

LL71. A science A-level is required for the following degrees: F850 and F8N2. A science<br />

A-level and 340 points is required for F750.<br />

Excluded subjects: General Studies.<br />

The following Applied A-levels and Double Awards only are acceptable: Art<br />

and Design; Business; Information and Communication Technology; Leisure<br />

and Recreation; Media; Performing Arts; Science; Travel and Tourism.<br />

Results <strong>of</strong> Key Skills tests may be requested, but will not form part <strong>of</strong> the <strong>of</strong>fer <strong>of</strong> a<br />

place.<br />

BTEC National<br />

Certificate (12 units)<br />

BTEC National<br />

Diploma (18 units)<br />

International<br />

Baccalaureate<br />

Acceptability: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications.<br />

Subjects and grades required: Overall Double Award DD.<br />

Acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications.<br />

Subjects and grades required: Overall DDM.<br />

Acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications.<br />

Subjects and grades required: 32 points overall.<br />

Additional information: 36 points overall and higher level maths at grade 5<br />

or above required for LL71. Higher Level at grade 5 in a science subject for F850, F8N2<br />

and F750. Higher level at grade 5 in <strong>Geography</strong> preferred for F800, F810, L700, L720.<br />

European<br />

Baccalaureate<br />

Access<br />

qualifications<br />

Other<br />

qualifications<br />

European and<br />

international<br />

qualifications<br />

Acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications.<br />

Subjects and grades required: 75 per cent.<br />

Subjects and grades required : Achieve Access to HE Diploma including at least 45<br />

credits at Level 3, with 24 at Distinction and 12 at Merit. The Access Diploma should<br />

be in an appropriate subject area and should include a science component for<br />

F750, F850 and F8N2.<br />

The College welcomes applications from those holding qualifications not listed above.<br />

Staff in the Admissions and Recruitment Office will be happy to advise you as to the<br />

acceptability <strong>of</strong> your qualification.<br />

The College accepts a wide range <strong>of</strong> EU and International qualifications, for information<br />

please contact the Admissions Office, or visit: www.qmul.ac.uk/international/countries.<br />

We also accept students onto the International Science and Engineering Foundation<br />

Programme. For more information visit www.languageandlearning.qmul.ac.uk/<br />

intsefp/index.html.<br />

Interviews and open days<br />

Most applicants to the <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong> are invited to attend an interview and open day. You will be able<br />

to take extended tours <strong>of</strong> the campus and to meet current students. Offers are made on the basis <strong>of</strong> your<br />

interview performance and your UCAS form.

Living in London

Living in London<br />

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A world-famous<br />

capital city, London<br />

is an exciting place<br />

to live. If you’re new<br />

to the city, you’re<br />

in for a treat; and<br />

if you’ve lived here<br />

before, then you’ll<br />

know there’s always<br />

more to explore.<br />

Either way,<br />

student life in<br />

London promises<br />

to be an adventure.<br />

With eight million residents,<br />

London is up there with Tokyo<br />

and NYC in terms <strong>of</strong> sheer size.<br />

Yet rather than a single city,<br />

London is actually a patchwork<br />

<strong>of</strong> different areas – many <strong>of</strong> them<br />

former villages in their own right.<br />

These neighbourhoods <strong>of</strong>ten retain<br />

their own centres, with a parade <strong>of</strong><br />

shops, bars and restaurants that<br />

reflect the area’s particular and<br />

historic character. This diversity<br />

means that whatever the occasion,<br />

there is always somewhere to suit<br />

your mood and budget.<br />

<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong>’s main campus is at<br />

Mile End, well connected to the<br />

rest <strong>of</strong> the city by tube and only<br />

one stop from the Olympic Park at<br />

Stratford. Mile End (Central line)<br />

and Stepney Green (District and<br />

Hammersmith & City lines) are<br />

both a short walk away.<br />

‘‘ the canal, hanging out in Victoria<br />

I really enjoy visiting food and<br />

clothes markets at the weekend,<br />

my favourites include Brick Lane,<br />

Roman Road, Borough and<br />

Broadway. I also like cycling along<br />

‘‘<br />

Park, various pubs, the Genesis<br />

Cinema, house parties, and making<br />

use <strong>of</strong> all the free museums and<br />

exhibitions around London.<br />

Lizzy Daish, BA <strong>Geography</strong>

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Living in London<br />

1 Old Street,<br />

and surrounding<br />

EAT… Yelo, on Hoxton Square<br />

(Thai food) Shish, an upmarket<br />

kebab restaurant.<br />

VISIT… White Cube2 Gallery. This<br />

area is the epicentre <strong>of</strong> the East<br />

End’s artistic community.<br />

SHOP… The Hoxton Boutique.<br />

The Sunday Flower Market at<br />

Columbia Road is legendary<br />

among Londoners.<br />

2 Shoreditch,<br />

and Brick Lane<br />

EAT… Brick Lane is London’s<br />

‘Curry Capital’– an entire street<br />

lined with Indian and Bangladeshi<br />

restaurants. Brick Lane<br />

Beigel Bake, open 24-hours<br />

(great for bagel emergencies).<br />

VISIT… The Old Truman Brewery,<br />

a converted brewery and home to<br />

numerous fashion designers, artists<br />

and DJs. All Star Lanes, a boutique<br />

bowling alley serving burgers and<br />

cocktails.<br />

3 Bow Wharf<br />

The complex includes: The Fat<br />

Cat Café Bar; The Thai Room;<br />

and Jongleurs Comedy Club,<br />

which, as well as the comedy, has<br />

a bar and restaurant plus postcomedy<br />

disco on Friday and<br />

Saturday nights.<br />

4 Docklands, and<br />

Canary Wharf<br />

EAT… Ubon by Nobu (the sister<br />

restaurant to the West End<br />

favourite <strong>of</strong> the stars),<br />

or Carluccio’s, an Italian chain<br />

serving exceptional food.<br />

Wagamama in the Jubilee Place<br />

Mall. Bene Bene, which <strong>of</strong>fers a<br />

huge selection <strong>of</strong> seriously cheap<br />

sandwiches, salads, bagels and<br />

desserts.<br />

VISIT… The Museum <strong>of</strong> London<br />

in Docklands, which explores the<br />

story <strong>of</strong> the docks from Roman<br />

settlement through to recent<br />


The <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong> 23<br />

Euston<br />

Kings Cross<br />

British Library<br />

Leicester Square<br />

Holborn<br />


Senate House<br />

Bloomsbury<br />

ULU: Students’ Union<br />

Chancery Lane<br />

Clerkenwell<br />

Barbican<br />

Islington<br />

CITY OF<br />

LONDON<br />

Old Street<br />

1<br />

2<br />

Liverpool<br />

Street<br />

Shoreditch<br />

Brick Lane<br />

Aldgate<br />

TOWER<br />


Whitechapel<br />

5<br />

Bethnal<br />

Green<br />

Victoria<br />

Park<br />

Stepney Green<br />

3<br />


6<br />

Mile End<br />

Park<br />

To Olympic<br />

Stadium<br />

Mile End<br />

Charing<br />

Cross<br />

Temple<br />

St Paul’s<br />

Blackfriars<br />

Mansion<br />

House<br />

Bank<br />

Monument<br />

Tower<br />

Hill<br />

Tower<br />

<strong>of</strong> London<br />

Limehouse<br />

4<br />

St James’<br />

Park<br />

Waterloo<br />


London<br />

Bridge<br />

Wapping<br />

Canary<br />

Wharf<br />

To O2<br />

Arena<br />

5 Bethnal Green,<br />

and Victoria Park<br />

EAT… E Pellici, on Bethnal Green<br />

Road, an Italian greasy spoon<br />

café which has been around<br />

since 1900. Broadway Market has<br />

a great choice restaurants, pubs<br />

and bars.<br />

VISIT… Modern Art and Vilma<br />

Gold galleries on Vyner Street,<br />

just north <strong>of</strong> Bethnal Green.<br />

6 Mile End, and<br />

surrounding area<br />

EAT… with Mile End’s big range <strong>of</strong><br />

eating places, our students never<br />

go hungry, whatever their culinary<br />

skills. The small parade <strong>of</strong> shops<br />

between the College and Mile<br />

End Station includes a Nando’s<br />

barbecue chicken restaurant,<br />

Roastars c<strong>of</strong>fee, a Budgens with a<br />

hot food counter, and the Golden<br />

Bird, a popular Chinese restuarant.<br />

Turning right out <strong>of</strong> the College<br />

towards Stepney Green, there’s the<br />

Pride <strong>of</strong> Asia (Bangladeshi), and<br />

The Half Moon, a Wetherspoon’s<br />

pub serving traditional pub fare.<br />

The Palm Tree pub by Regent’s<br />

Canal and The Crown pub at the<br />

top <strong>of</strong> Grove Road are also<br />

both highly recommended.<br />

VISIT… Mile End Park, 90 acres<br />

<strong>of</strong> greenery in the heart <strong>of</strong> the<br />

East End where you’ll find an<br />

ecology park; an arts park; and<br />

a terraced garden and a sports<br />

park. The Mile End Stadium,<br />

includes an eight lane athletics<br />

track, artificial hockey/football<br />

pitches and grass football pitches.<br />

The Genesis Cinema, go on<br />

Wednesday night for a student<br />

discount. The Whitechapel<br />

Gallery: famous for exhibitions<br />

by big name artists.

Next steps<br />

<strong>Geography</strong> graduates

Next steps<br />

The <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong> 25<br />

Visit us<br />

The best way to find out about<br />

<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong> is to visit; talk to<br />

academic staff in the school you<br />

are interested in, see the halls <strong>of</strong><br />

residence, sample a sandwich<br />

from a campus café.<br />

The College runs two annual<br />

Open Days as well as bookable<br />

Campus Tours throughout the<br />

year. You’ll be shown around by<br />

one <strong>of</strong> our students in a small<br />

group – so you’ll have the chance<br />

to ask as many questions as you<br />

like. Find out more about visiting<br />

us at: www.qmul.ac.uk/visitus<br />

Applying to<br />

<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong><br />

For all full-time higher education<br />

programmes at universities and<br />

colleges in the UK, students must<br />

apply online at: www.ucas.com<br />

You’ll find full instructions to help<br />

you fill in your online application,<br />

plus help text where appropriate.<br />

UCAS also has a comprehensive<br />

guide called Applying Online,<br />

which can be downloaded from<br />

the website (www.ucas.com).<br />

Most applicants to the <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Geography</strong> are invited to attend<br />

an interview and open day. You<br />

will be able to take extended tours<br />

<strong>of</strong> the campus and to meet<br />

current students. Offers are made<br />

on the basis <strong>of</strong> your interview<br />

performance and your UCAS form.<br />

There are three types <strong>of</strong> applicant:<br />

1 Students at a school or college<br />

registered with UCAS<br />

All UK schools and colleges (and<br />

many establishments overseas)<br />

are registered with UCAS to<br />

manage their students’<br />

applications. Advice is available<br />

from your teacher or a careers<br />

adviser at your school or college.<br />

You fill in an online application<br />

and submit it to a member <strong>of</strong><br />

staff.<br />

After checking your details, and<br />

having added the academic<br />

reference, your school or college<br />

submits the completed application<br />

online to UCAS. You pay online<br />

using a credit card or debit card.<br />

You may also be able to pay<br />

through your school or college.<br />

2 Independent applicants in the UK<br />

Other UK applicants, who are not<br />

at school or college, apply online<br />

independently. It is likely that you<br />

are a mature applicant, who,<br />

unlike school and college<br />

students, cannot readily seek<br />

advice from your teacher, but<br />

can instead consult with various<br />

careers organisations (such as<br />

Connexions).<br />

You are responsible for paying<br />

the correct application fee, for<br />

obtaining and attaching the<br />

academic reference and for<br />

submitting the completed<br />

application online to UCAS.<br />

‘‘<br />

I can’t stress enough how<br />

important it is to go to the<br />

university and have a look<br />

around, and talk to a student<br />

who can tell you about what<br />

it’s like to be there.”<br />

Helen Pritchard-Smith.<br />

Student<br />

3 International applicants outside<br />

the UK (EU and worldwide)<br />

Except for those whose school or<br />

college is registered with UCAS,<br />

individuals from the EU (excluding<br />

the UK), and worldwide, apply<br />

online independently. Advice is<br />

available from British Council<br />

<strong>of</strong>fices and other centres<br />

overseas, such as your school<br />

or college or one <strong>of</strong> our overseas<br />

representatives.<br />

You will find a step-by-step guide<br />

to applying at:<br />

www.qmul.ac.uk/international/<br />

howtoapply<br />

Contact us<br />

Admissions Coordinator<br />

<strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong><br />

<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong>, University <strong>of</strong> London<br />

London<br />

E1 4NS<br />

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8168<br />

email: geogadmissions@qmul.ac.uk<br />

For more information, see:<br />

www.geog.qmul.ac.uk<br />

@QMUL<strong>Geography</strong><br />


Admissions Coordinator<br />

<strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Geography</strong><br />

<strong>Queen</strong> <strong>Mary</strong>, University <strong>of</strong> London<br />

London<br />

E1 4NS<br />

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8168<br />

email: geogadmissions@qmul.ac.uk<br />

@QMUL<strong>Geography</strong><br />

For more information see: www.geog.qmul.ac.uk<br />


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