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We are ranked in the top 50 universities in Europe and in the top 20 in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17).


Frequently-asked questions


Fees and payment

About us

Student status

How you study


How are applicants selected?

Entry requirements for each course can be found on the relevant course page. Equivalent professional qualifications and practical experience are accepted at the discretion of the programme director. Prospective students are not usually interviewed as part of the application procedure.

I wish to check on the progress of my application. Who do I contact?

Please email the Admissions Office via:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7269 7421

Please note that all applications are automatically acknowledged by email soon after receipt.

How do I pay?

You can pay by phone, Worldpay or Flywire:

Paying over the phone:

  • To make a payment by phone please call us once you have received your offer.
  • A 2% fee is charged for payment by credit card and we do not accept American Express.
  • Fees paid by this method will be charged in pound sterling.

Pay by Worldpay

  • To arrange a payment using this method, please contact us on once you have received your offer. You will be sent a secure email link via Worldpay, a payment processing company.


  • Best for international participants: accepting over 70 currencies via credit card, debit card, or bank transfer.
  • Simply visit and follow the instructions on the website once you have received your offer. Please use the same email address that you used when you applied to the course.


Are there any bursaries or scholarships offered by QMUL Online?

There are a number of funding options available depending on your nationality, employment and other factors. Please contact us for further information.

How much will my postgraduate course cost?

The cost of Queen Mary Online postgraduate courses is £10,000 (MA/LLM). There are various bursaries and discounts that you may be able to receive. Please contact us for details.

In addition to these fees you should also budget for:

  • Text books
  • Travel and accommodation for your graduation ceremony should you wish to attend.


What is your ranking?

We are ranked in the top 50 universities in Europe and the top 20 in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17).

Where are your students from?

Our outlook is firmly international, with staff and students representing 162 nationalities.

What is your history?

QMUL began life as the People’s Palace, a Victorian philanthropic project designed to bring culture, recreation and education to the people of east London. We also have roots in one of the first colleges to provide higher education to women, Westfield College, and the medical colleges of St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals.

What will my student status be?

When you enrol on our programmes, you will be fully registered with Queen Mary University of London. You will also be eligible for a QMUL Student ID card.

What will be on my degree certificate?

When you graduate from QMUL, you will receive your Postgraduate Degree Certificate around six months after the award date. The certificate will only state the programme and degree awarded and will not state ‘Distance Learning’.

Do I require text books?

Yes, you will need to purchase your own books. These are widely available at good bookshops or internet bookshops.

What equipment or software will I need?

You must have regular access to a computer (or mobile device) with an internet connection.

To get the most from your studies, your computer should have at least the following minimum specification:

  • a web browser (the latest version of Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer). This must accept cookies and have JavaScript enabled
  • screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater
  • sufficient bandwidth to download documents of at least 2 MB and the following applications installed:
  • a word processor that reads Microsoft Word format (.doc)
  • Adobe, or other pdf reader.
  • Adobe Flash Player 7.0 or later to view video material
  • Media player that plays MP4 files