English language and Study Skills modules are your passport to greater academic achievement in your course of study at Queen Mary.
We offer a wide range of in-sessional modules which can help you to maximise your performance at university and improve the quality of your academic assignments. If you are an international student, and English is not your first language, then these modules are suitable for you. Home students who have English as their first language also find they benefit from the academic skills that these modules develop.
Some modules are credit-bearing and may be offered as part of your programme diet; other modules are non-credit bearing and either develop your general academic skills or develop your skills in relation to a specific degree programme or school. All modules focus on English for academic purposes and include: writing for your discipline, English grammar, proofreading skills, presentation skills and lecture comprehension.
To register for Credit Bearing Modules, please check your programme diet, consult your academic advisor and/or your Erasmus/Study Abroad co-ordinator.
To register for Non-Credit bearing Modules, log into MySIS, choose the In-sessional Course Bookings from the menu, and follow the instructions.
All these courses are entirely free to the student and there are no extra costs for materials. The maximum class size is 30, but the average is 16. Most classes last two hours and are once a week, except for Credit-Bearing modules (EAL4750 and EAL4760), which meet twice weekly for 2 hours on each occasion. The minimum age to enrol on In-sessional modules is 17 years on the 1st of September of the year of enrolment.
Teaching on in-sessional modules starts in Week 2 of Semester 1, on 4th October 2016 - and continues till 16th December 2016, and in Semester 2, teaching starts in Week 2 on 16th January 2017 - and continues till 31st March 2017.