Queen Mary, University of London

Queen Mary is one of the largest colleges of the internationally recognised University of London. We currently have 15,000 students, 5000 of whom are from overseas. This makes for a truly cosmopolitan environment that is welcoming to students from all over the world. We offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses together with extensive research opportunities in the following main areas: medicine and dentistry, science and engineering, humanities and social sciences.

Queen Mary, part of the Russell Group

Queen Mary, University of London is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities, recognition of our excellence in research and teaching. The Group, which includes other top universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and UCL, attracts the brightest students from all over the world and almost two thirds of research funding in the UK. Graduates from Russell Group universities are especially valued by employers, giving you a head start when you apply for jobs.

A new learning resource centre with 24-hour access opened in 2003, and a new student village with 2,000 en-suite rooms followed in 2004. More residences and an arts quarter, containing research facilities, a conference centre, drama studio and teaching space, were completed in 2006. In September 2008 a £6-million health and fitness centre was also opened on the College's Mile End campus. A £15-million Humanities building is due to open in spring 2010 and a biosciences innovation centre is already under construction, next door to the £44-million award-winning Blizard Building - a striking new part of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry's campus in Whitechapel.

Queen Mary is the only college in the University of London to have an integrated teaching, research and residential campus in central London. The main Mile End campus is located between the two financial areas of London - 'The City' and Docklands - and is well served by public transport. Studying on campus means that students can experience all of the benefits of a campus community as well as the limitless opportunities of living in London.

Academic strengths

Queen Mary, University of London is a leading research university, with particular strengths in medicine and dentistry, law, materials, physics, economics and history. Over 80 per cent of Queen Mary's departments scored four or above in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise and we are ranked fourth in the UK for Arts and Humanities research (Times Higher Education Supplement).

The College has several leading international research units such as the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials. The College offers English Language and foundation courses to prepare students for undergraduate and postgraduate entry. There are also courses throughout the academic year to help students develop their academic writing, conversational English, and presentation skills.


The College has invested heavily in both new and existing resources, boasting excellent academic, housing and social facilities on-campus. Students have access both to the College's modern library and to the collections of the University of London library. All students have free email and internet access and the student-to-computer ratio is one of the highest in Britain. The most recent addition to the campus is the new student village. Overlooking Regent's Canal, the village contains residences, a shop, a launderette, cafe bar and a central reception.

Aside from Mile End, the College has other campuses in central London: at Charterhouse Square and Barts Hospital; and in Whitechapel, home to the Will Alsop Blizard Building, the largest open plan laboratories in Europe. The new School of Law building in Lincoln's Inn Fields is in the heart of 'legal London' and conveniently located for the University of London, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and its postgraduate library.

The College Careers Service offers a range of support services for all students. Queen Mary graduates have the fifth highest starting salaries in the UK (The Sunday Times) and we are also ranked highly for student employability (The Guardian).

Student Life

Queen Mary's Students' Union is located in a large purpose-built building on the main Mile End campus. The building contains a shop, cafe, bars, sports facilities and union offices. It is one of the most active unions in the University of London and forms an important part of the College, being the focal point of students' social life.

A brand new state-of-the-art Health and Fitness Centre opened in 2008. The gym includes two studios, a ladies-only gym, a squash court and sports hall. A range of social activities including walks, day trips, cinema nights are organised for international students each year.

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