Topic outline

    • New Students Website

      We recommend that you visit the New Students website for information you will need as you prepare for enrolment.

      The new students website will also provide of support as you navigate the start of term:

      • Advice and Counselling Services
      • Careers
      • Chaplaincy
      • Disability and Dyslexia Service
      • Finance
      • IT Services (MS Teams, Outlook)
      • International Welcome Week

      • Library Services

        The following videos and documents will introduce you to Library Services.

        There will also be an introduction to Library Services at your Welcome Week session on Tuesday 20th September.

      • Introduction to QMPlus

        Introduction to QMPlus!

        QMPlus is an important part of your student life.  It is where you will find guidance on your personal study, including your "asynchronous" educational activities, as well as key information - including deadlines, marking criteria and more!

        Below you will find some video guides to the main features of QMPlus, along with important guides about computer security, plagiarism detection, group work and use of email.  Please watch all these videos!

        • QMplus for new students

          • Module Registration

            How do I select my modules?

            To register for your modules you will need to log-in to MySIS

            The majority of the MSc programmes have a prescribed diet, which means that you will have automatically been enrolled on to your module.
            owever, some programmes have a list of elective modules for you to choose from.

            How do I find the programme diet for my MSc programme?

            You will need to refer to the relevant module alignment from the options listed below:

            • MSc Bioinformatics; MSc Biodiversity and Conservation; MSc Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity & Conservation module alignment is here.
            • MSc Biomedical Sciences; MSc Psychology - Mental Health Sciences is .

            Part-time students will choose half of their taught modules this year and the remainder in their second year. You will learn more about this at your Welcome Week session.

            The deadline for module registration is 7th October, 2022.

            • Timetable

              As you will have seen from the module alignment all MSc programmes (with the exception of MSc Psychology Mental Health Sciences and MSc Biomedical Sciences) will follow block teaching in three week periods. Weeks 1-2 are for block teaching and week 3 is the assessment week. 

              For MSc Psychology Mental Health Sciences and MSc Biomedical Sciences students you do not have block teaching. Your modules will follow the 11 week semester plus one week break for reading week. 

              More information regarding how to search for and access your timetable is available here:

              • Student wellbeing

                The Advice and Counselling Service provides a range of specialist, professional and confidential services to support students and applicants.
                You can find out how to contact the Advice and Counselling Service here

                The Disability and Dyslexia Service (DDS) are here to support students from the point of application through to graduation.
                You can find out more about DDS here:
              • MSc Biodiversity and Conservation Welcome Session

              • MSc Bioinformatics Welcome Session

              • MSc Biomedical Sciences Welcome Session

              • MSc Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation Welcome Session

              • MSc Psychology - Mental Health Sciences Welcome Session

              • Late enrolment

                If you have only just accepted an offer on to one of our MSc programmes and/or won't be able to attend parts of Welcome Week, don't worry, you can contact either your Programme Director or Postgraduate Administrator, Natalie Holland for more information:

                There is also a link to relevant deadlines below:


                • Togetherall

                  In addition to the support available to you via DDS and the Advice and Counselling Service, we also recognise there might be times you feel the need to access support for your wellbeing outside of work hours.

                  Togetherall offers unlimited, 24/7 accessible online support – you can connect with peers, chat online to clinicians, use self-help resources, join groups or take self-assessments. Lots of students at lots of universities find it an incredibly helpful resource. It is also completely confidential and staff at the university cannot see what you are writing or sharing.

                  Togetherall provides immediate support whilst you’re waiting for an appointment to see someone in Student and Academic Services. If you access Togetherall there is no negative impact on your wait for support through our services; it’s just another option that you may want to explore. 


                  • Mental Health First Aiders

                    QMUL is also a member of the Mental Health First Aid network. The purpose of the network is to promote health & wellbeing and provide a supportive and open culture towards mental health. There are a number of Mental Health First Aiders in schools and departments across campus trained to understand the factors that affect wellbeing and who are able to provide immediate support to those in crisis. They will listen without judgement and be able to signpost to additional resources of further support. 

                    If you or someone you know needs to contact a Mental Health First Aider, a list of trained mental health first aiders is available here

                    Alternatively, you can call Security on 3333. You might also like to refer their website for further resources of support.


                    • Students' Union

                    • IT Services

                      Help and support:

                      • The IT Service Desk is your first point of contact for all things IT related. You can chat to the IT Service Desk 24/7 or raise a ticket here or email to
                      • IT will have a help desk on library square 10-4pm from Friday 16th September - Friday 23rd September.

                    • Consent Matters

                      Talking about sex and consent doesn’t have to be difficult. All students are expected to complete our online module, Consent Matters, to learn how to recognise and ask for sexual consent, look out for others on campus, and where to find support if you need it. Take the Consent Matters course. 

                      • International Student Success Programme

                        International students will have access to the International Student Success Progamme which includes the following modules: 

                        • Preparing for student life in the UK 

                        • Culture: Adapting and managing expectations 

                        • Effective Communication 

                        • Looking after yourself and finding support 


                        • International Student Welcome Event

                          There is also an International Social Event which you would have been emailed about. There is no need to book but a reminder of the schedule is below:

                          Monday 19th September

                          10:30 – Coffee & postcards home

                          10:50 – Welcome from Lee Wildman and  International student speaking about their experience at QMUL and living in London/UK 

                          10:55 – Quiz by IR team 

                          11:20 – ACS session (PT employment, graduate route, travelling outside UK, money/budgeting & BRP) 

                          11:25 - Student ambassadors and alumni 

                          • Campus Tours

                            Monday 19th September- Friday 23rd September   

                            Campus Tours will take place every hour (10am start – last tour leaving at 3pm), leaving from the welcome desk in library square. Students do not need to book, multiple tours will be leaving at the same time.  

                            • Welcome Bags

                              Don't forget to collect your welcome tote from the information point in Library Square!

                              • MSc Biodiversity and Conservation module registration

                                Semester A:
                                You need to select 4 X 15 credit modules in total.

                                You will select the following three compulsory 15 credit modules:

                                • BIO771P Research Frontiers in Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation (15 credits)
                                • BIO773P Statistics and Data Analysis (15 credits)
                                • BIO774P Biodiversity Loss – Challenges and Solutions (15 credits)

                                You also need to select one 15 credit module from the following two determined by the stream that you want to follow:

                                Conservation and Habitat Restoration stream

                                Conservation, Ecology and Evolution stream

                                BIO789P Biodiversity Survey and Spatial Analysis (15 credits)

                                BIO737P Ecosystem Structure and Function
                                (15 credits)

                                Semester B:

                                Module selection in Semester B will also be determined by the stream that you selected at the end of Semester A.
                                E.g. if you selected BIO789P then you have to choose the following modules from the ‘Conservation and Habitat Restoration’ stream: 

                                You will choose one 15 credit module from the following two (determined by your stream)

                                Conservation and Habitat Restoration stream

                                Conservation, Ecology and Evolution stream

                                BIO790P Conservation and Restoration in Practice (15 credits)

                                BIO788P Problems and Analysis in Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation (15 credits)


                                You will choose one 15 credit field trip module determined by your stream

                                Conservation and Habitat Restoration stream

                                Conservation, Ecology and Evolution stream

                                BIO796P Overseas field trip: Conservation and Habitat Restoration in Borneo

                                (15 credits)

                                BIO797P Overseas field trip: Marine Ecology and Conservation in Cabo Verde (15 credits)


                                 BIO798P Overseas field trip: Terrestrial Ecology and Conservation in Borneo (15 credits) 

                                Research Project = BIO791P (90 credits) remainder of the year

                                • MSc Student Guide to Studying at Kew