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Fields of Study: Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences

Take thought-provoking courses in the humanities and social sciences, or challenge yourself by studying unique topics in physics and computer science. Popular courses include The Universe, Artistic Rebellion in London and Paris, The International Politics of Global Health, London Performance, and Practical Machine Learning. Each course is three weeks long, but some courses are offered during both sessions, giving you the possibility to combine courses in the order that best suits your interests.

Unique study opportunities

  • Explore why Shakespeare is a global force and how his plays are interpreted in different parts of the world.
  • Take field trips to galleries and museums to see how artists instigate cultural rebellion.
  • Meet expert chemists and learn what it’s like to work in the field of chemistry today.
  • Learn about the elementary particles and fundamental forces of behavior between all matter.


Language of Instruction: English

Language Study: None

Courses and credit

Requirements While Abroad

To successfully complete this program:

  • Take a full-time course of study: Two courses for a total of 12 quarter/8 semester UC units.

Current Program Courses

Below is a list of courses offered Summer 2019. Not all courses are offered during both sessions, and some courses have prerequisites.

Session 1
  • Artistic Rebellion in London and Paris
  • British Horror and Fantasy Cinema from Dracula to Harry Potter
  • Chinese Language and Culture 1
  • Issues and Debates in International Relations
  • Introduction to International Law
  • Introduction to Particle Physics
  • Financial Programming
  • Migration and Urban Change in London and Paris
Session 2
  • Chinese Language and Culture 2
  • Global Shakespeare
  • International Business
  • London in Modern European Literature, Fine Art and Film
  • London Performance Past and Present
  • Practical Machine Learning
  • State Crime: Government Violence and Corruption
  • The Universe

Catalogs and resources

  • Current courses: Consult the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) site for course descriptions.
  • UCEAP Course Catalog: See a list of courses UC students have taken on this program.
  • Campus Credit Abroad: Learn the types of credit (major, minor, general education, elective) students from your campus received at this location

Academic culture

Instruction usually takes place on campus from Monday through Friday for 3 or 4 hours per day between 9 am and 5 pm. ​Some courses include a field trip, and as a QMUL student you’ll be welcomed into places and speak to experts that even most Londoners don’t normally have access to. Field trips take place within class hours but may also be scheduled during the evening or on weekends. You are expected to study independently outside of class hours.


You will earn direct UC credit and grades for all coursework. The P/NP grading option is not available on this program.