Queen Mary, University of London offers the best of both worlds: the advantages of life in the capital city with the convenience and economy of a developing residential area of London. As the only University of London College having a central London campus location, Queen Mary offers Residence Halls overlooking the Regent's Canal and an extensive new student village. Read more about our Student Accommodation.
The Queen Mary College Advice and Counselling Service is available to all Postgraduate students, and can help with finance advice and support with personal problems. All students can register with the College Health Centre too. This offers information, advice and guidance on a range of practical issues including financial problems related to study costs and international students issues. Queen Mary also offers a Counselling Service which is free and confidential to any registered student. Support for mature students is also offered. Read more about the Queen Mary welfare services.
The School attaches great importance to the provision of support, both academic and pastoral, to its students. It recognises that there is a need for students, especially those who have come from abroad to be able to discuss their individual course choices and progress during the academic year.
All programmes of study have dedicated tutors.
We recognise that students, especially those from outside the UK, need to be able to discuss the choice of their subjects and their progress during the course of the academic year. We have a Student Liaison Officer who is available for consultation throughout the teaching year, whilst every LLM student is also assigned a member of staff as their personal tutor. Students with special needs should contact us to confirm that suitable arrangements can be made.
MA Research and Law
All students enrolled in this programme will attend a Research Methods course, exposing them to a broad range of theoretical and practical approaches to legal research. The bulk of the course, however, will consist in a programme of individual research devised specifically to support the student’s individual research interests.
PhD and MPhil
College regulations require that each student is normally allocated two supervisors and you may expect to see your primary supervisor every two weeks or so during term-time in the initial stages of your research. All supervisors are qualified members of staff with major research projects and publications of their own. The College and School provide guidelines, which enable students to know what they can expect from their supervisors. These are set out in The Handbook for Research Students which is given to students on arrival as part of the welcome pack.
We aim to provide a friendly and helpful atmosphere for students and members of the School. Research training is offered through a series of PhD research seminars at which you are required to present your work, and through a formal training course run at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Participation in these courses is a compulsory part of the first year of research. Finally, Queen Mary offers a wide range of College-wide courses throughout the year on different aspects of the PhD research process.