Queen Mary University of London

London, England, United Kingdom
Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. With around 17,840 students, 4,000 staff and an annual turnover of 300m, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges.
  • #98 Ranking
  • 15 Courses
  • 16900 Students


We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. Based in a creative and culturally diverse area of east London, we are the only London university able to offer a completely integrated residential campus, with a 2,000-bed award-winning student village at our Mile End home.

Our research excellence

Queen Mary has made a strategic commitment to the highest quality of research. We have invested in this principle by systematically recruiting the best academics in their disciplines from around the world. The results of the most recent national assessment of research the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) have confirmed our place in the very top group of research-led universities in the UK. Overall we were ranked 9th in the UK among multi-faculty universities and 5th in the UK for the percentage of our 3* and 4* research outputs.

High-quality learning experience

Queen Mary offers outstanding students a stimulating, supportive and high-quality learning experience, with teaching inspired by our world-leading research. We have also invested more than £250m in new facilities over the last fifteen years to offer our students an exceptional learning environment. This is reflected in our consistently high levels of student satisfaction. In the most recent National Student Survey (NSS 2014), 86 per cent of our undergraduates expressed 'overall satisfaction' with their time here, with eight subjects in the top ten nationally,nine subjects rated as top in London, and 20 out of 28 subjects in the top five in London.

Distance Learning courses

Medicine & Health (5)
Education & Training (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)


Over recent years, we have invested more than £300m in new facilities, establishing an exceptional learning environment. We are the only university in central London to offer a completely integrated residential campus, with a 2,000-bed student village at our Mile End home, which creates a friendly and safe place for study. We are very lucky to be just one tube stop away from the Olympic Park and the new Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, the largest urban shopping centre in Europe. Queen Mary has five campuses. Our main campus is in Mile End, a vibrant and culturally diverse area of east London, close to the financial districts of the City and Canary Wharf. Less than a mile away, is our Whitechapel campus, home to the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. At the centre of this campus is the stunning Blizard Building, which houses the largest open-plan laboratories in Europe. More centrally, our Charterhouse Square and West Smithfield campuses contain some of our medical research facilities, while our Lincolns Inn Fields site is home to the Graduate School of Law and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies. We offer dedicated postgraduate-only spaces for our students, including teaching and study rooms, and laboratories.

Student Life

The College has invested heavily in both new and existing resources, boasting excellent academic, housing and social facilities on campus. You will have access to both the Colleges modern main library and to the other library collections of the University of London. You will also have access to free email, Wi-Fi internet and excellent computer resources. The College Careers Service offers a range of support services, including help with finding part-time work.

Overlooking the Regents Canal, the student village at Mile End has lots of green space, and contains contemporary accommodation, a shop, a launderette, cafés, a bar and a Santander bank branch. Based at Mile End, the Queen Marys Students Union organises social and sporting activities, and is one of the most active students unions in the University of London. A state-of-the-art health and fitness centre allows our students to balance their academic studies with a healthy lifestyle. The gym includes a ladies-only gym, two studios, a squash court and a sports hall.

Our Mile End campus is located one mile from the City of London (hence the name) and a similar distance from Canary Wharf. The hub of Londons creative and cultural community, east London represents the best of the city rich in history, yet always looking to the future, and ethnically diverse, while retaining a uniquely British character. London is one of the worlds most culturally rich and inspiring cities. Living here you can take advantage of some of the best resources in the country, such as special collections, libraries, museums, outstanding art galleries, theatre, and live music venues, as well as first-class sporting and other recreational facilities.


A number of our postgraduate programmes are accredited by the relevant professional bodies, including:

  • All Queen Mary LLM modules, which are taken as part of the Postgraduate Diploma Programme, are accredited by the Law Society and Bar Council of England and Wales and confer CPD points. In addition, all Queen Mary LLM modules are accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Mediation - accredited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and provides full academic exemption from Fellowship exams
  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Dispute Resolution (Arbitration) - components of the programme are accredited, amongst others, by the American Bar Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitration and the Law Society (for CPD hours)
  • MSc Software Engineering - accredited by the British Computer Society. CITP Further Learning (Exemption) and CEng*/CSci (Partial Fulfilment) (*conditional on taking module AMCM055 Software Risk Assessment)
  • MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Microbiology - accredited by the Association of Clinical Microbiologists
  • MSc Medical Electronics and Physics - accredited by Institute of Physics and Electronics in Medicine

Other Degrees