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ARHU-in-London Academic Overview

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research universities, committed to improving social justice and achieving the previously unthinkable. Queen Mary has a long, proud and distinctive history stretching back to 1785. Its four founding institutions were founded to improve the lives of people with less privilege and Queen Mary continues its commitment to enhancing the lives of people of east London and beyond. Queen Mary offers students a stimulating, supportive and high-quality learning experience, with teaching inspired by world-leading research.

Academic Structure

Arts & Humanities-in-London students can enroll in 12 to 15 credits.  The curriculum is comprised of the following:
Course Credits Notes
Elective courses (UMD resident credit and transfer credit) 12-15 (equivalent) Facilitated by Queen Mary University of London
Internship (Optional) - ARHU486 or ARHU286 3 Facilitated by CAPA

Course Descriptions

Elective classes at Queen Mary are offered for UMD resident or transfer credit.  Students will choose from a variety of elective courses offered in English within a wide variety of academic disciplines. 

Students who complete the optional internship will earn 3 credits for ARHU486 or ARHU286.

Students are permitted to audit courses, but no credit is awarded for audited courses and audited courses will not count towards the required minimum of credits that students must take.

Academic Policies

All students are also expected to adhere to the academic policies of the institution where they are registered (Queen Mary).  Students are expected to attend all scheduled class meetings.  Final exams are held at the end of the semester and are mandatory for all students. Queen Mary has its own exam schedule.

UMD students are also held to the UMD code of academic integrity while participating on this program.

Credit & Grading

The Arts & Humanities-in-London program is a hybrid credit program. This means that all students take a combination of resident credit (RC) and transfer credit (TC) while they are abroad. To see which courses are RC and which are TC, please refer to the Arts & Humanities-in-London Course Evaluations.

Resident Credit: Applies to courses that will show up on the UMD registration and for which you will receive a grade that is factored into your cumulative GPA.

Transfer Credit: Courses that are not counted as resident credit may be evaluated and approved as transfer credit. Equivalents for transfer credits and applicability to degree will be determined by your academic advisor. While the grades for transfer credit courses are not factored into your cumulative GPA, the following conditions apply to all transfer credits:

    (1)    You may NOT take courses on a Pass/Fail basis.
    (2)    You must receive the equivalent of a C- or better in a given subject in order for the course credit to transfer to UMD.

At the end of the semester, Queen Mary will provide transcripts to Education Abroad for evaluation. EA will post any resident credit grades and evaluate transfer courses for credit. If a student believes there has been an error with one or more grades, contact the program Coordinator in Education Abroad who will be able to request a grade report from your host institution.