Queen Mary has a long, proud and distinctive history built on four historic institutions stretching back to 1785 and beyond.
Our founding institutions are: St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, London Hospital Medical College, Westfield College and Queen Mary College. All four institutions were founded to improve the lives of people with less privilege.
Queen Mary offers outstanding students a stimulating, supportive and high-quality learning experience, with teaching inspired by our world-leading research. Queen Mary ranks top in London among Russell Group universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016), with a number of our subject areas receiving over 90 per cent for ‘overall satisfaction’ including Medicine, Dentistry, Law and English.
Queen Mary offers over 240 degree programmes across three faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, and Medicine and Dentistry.
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.
Our Queen Mary student are well placed to make the transition into their chosen career or further study. From their first day here, we work with them to give them the guidance, tools and opportunities they need to boost their skills and gain confidence.
Our students have gone on to make a difference in recognised organisations around the world: BBC, Environment Agency, Financial Times, Institute of Cancer Research, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, Penguin Random House, UK Parliament, etc.
At Queen Mary, you can experience campus life while living in one of the most exciting cities in the world. We provide a range of affordable accommodation on or near our campuses in Mile End, Whitechapel and Charterhouse Square.
Living in Queen Mary accommodation gives you the opportunity to study and socialise with students from all over the world.
Our largest campus, in Mile End, is one of the largest self-contained campuses in London. Located alongside the historic Regent’s Canal, it has everything you need to live, study and socialise, from cafes, bars and a nightclub to a 24-hour library, computer labs and sports facilities.
All Queen Mary Libraries house an extensive collection of books and journals, both electronic and print. Our Libraries are not only a quiet place to study – they also offer bright and open spaces where you can relax and socialise. The main library is on the Mile End Campus. It was designed by Colin St John Wilson, who also designed… the British Library!
IT Services is a key enabler to the successful fulfilment of Queen Mary’s strategic goals of excellence in research, and teaching and learning. Our services support students and colleagues and range from email and internet access, to state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, business application software and high performance computing in support of research.
There is a free Student Health Service available on campus. Students living in Queen Mary accommodation at Mile End or Whitechapel and students living in the borough of Tower Hamlets (E1, E2, E3 and E14) are encouraged to register with the Student Health Service.
Queen Mary has five campuses in London, all of which are well connected to a range of public transport, including the London Underground system, with central London just minutes away.
Most of our undergraduate students are based in Mile End which is set alongside the surprisingly green and peaceful Regent’s Canal. Our Mile End campus offers a community where you can live, relax and study. We have two shops, four cafés, two restaurants, a bar, a gym, a nookshop and a bank on site.
Qmotion, on our Mile End campus, is the Union’s sport and fitness centre. The gym is equipped with the latest facilities, holds a wide range of group exercise classes, and offers a number of additional services, such as personal training.
The Queen Mary Students’ Union (QMSU) works hard to keep our students happy and busy during their time with us. There are over 300 diverse societies and 60 sports clubs for our students to join, as well as a host of events and activities organised throughout the year.