Standalone Modules

All of our 15 and 7.5 credit taught modules are available to be studied as individual modules for non-award bearing learning.

For a list of all available modules please see here

Individual modules can be studied either on campus or via distance learning.
Submission of assessment is optional.

Semester 1 modules are studied September – December. Exams will be in January.
Semester 2 modules are studied January – March. Exams will be in March/April.

Please note:

  • Priority for onsite study is given to students applying for award bearing courses
  • Overseas students studying individual modules cannot be sponsored for Tier 4 visas

Distance learning is delivered via the University’s online learning platform - QMplus. Onsite lectures are recorded and made available to Distance Learning students, together with copies of the slides and other supporting materials.


Posters and oral presentations will be delivered via Skype.
Examinations can be at Queen Mary University of London or at an approved local venue (usually a British Council or a local Academic Institution)

Applicants will be required to have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject or commensurate experience.

English Language Requirements

Applicants for whom English is not a first language will also require a minimum IELTS score of 7 (with 5.5 in each component) or equivalent, unless their undergraduate degree was studied in and awarded by an English speaking country. For more information on acceptable English language qualifications please see here.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted by e-mail to
As part of your application you will be required to provide the following documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Transcript
  • Two references (at least one of these must be an academic reference)
  • Proof of English Language ability (if applicable)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV

Modular fees for 2018-19

15 credit module
£740 (Home/EU students)
£1820 (Overseas students)

7.5 credit module
£370 (Home/EU students)
£910 (Overseas students)