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Queen Mary University of London

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Queen Mary University of London (Queen Mary) is a world-leading institution based at five campuses across east and central London. Its history dates back to 1785, with the founding of England's first medical school at the Royal London Hospital. Students can study a wide variety of degrees including humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. The university places 19th in the UK and 114th in the world (QS Subject rankings 2021) and was the first Russell Group institution to deliver degree apprenticeship programmes.

The institution strives to provide students with the perfect learning environment and has invested GBP 105 million in new facilities over the past five years. From a redevelopment of the engineering building that introduces brand new, state-of-the-art robotics facilities, to the UK's first new dental school in forty years, Queen Mary is constantly improving its student offering.

Queen Mary boasts a hugely diverse student population, with over 27,000 students from more than 160 different countries, and 50 per cent of the university's student community is made up of international students.

The award-winning careers service on offer at the institution provides students with the opportunity to book one-to-one careers appointments with trained advisors, look through over 2,000 work experience opportunities and attend events to meet employers from all over the UK. This has led to Queen Mary being ranked 10th in the UK for graduate starting salaries by the Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Research at Queen Mary is world-leading, as academics at the peak of their careers work to influence areas such as cancer treatment and astronomy. In fact, Queen Mary was ranked fifth in the UK for the quality of research outputs (i.e. at 3* and 4* level) in the most recent REF2014 exercise.

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What's new

What's new

Covid-19 update

The university has put in place numerous measures to safeguard the health and well-being of all staff and students. Queen Mary has plans to welcome students in September 2020, however, in the event that some students are unable to travel the university will facilitate educational access online, using a blended learning methodology.

All government guidance and protocols are adhered to with a view to ensuring the campus is Covid-19 secure. This includes the reconfiguration of facilities such as lecture theatres, libraries, learning spaces and social spaces.

The university has not made changes to the entry criteria and scholarships are still available for eligible students. Pre-sessional English courses remain available, with some being offered online. Queen Mary also have a comprehensive set of resources to assist students, which includes regular updates on the situation. Students can consult the university website for more.

International centre in China

Queen Mary University of London has opened an International Centre for Teaching and Learning (ICTL) with one of China's top universities, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU).

The centre, which launched on 25 June 2018, forms part of the Queen Mary University of London Engineering School of NPU (QMES), a Sino-foreign Joint Educational Institute. Its aim is to establish the best teaching and learning practice across STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Queen Mary University of London launches new apprenticeship

The university recently launched a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, specifically designed for the social sector. This undergraduate programme is the first of its kind in the UK.

New partnership between India and UK

The university recently launched a Resilient Futures India Initiative. Based in New Delhi, this project invites experts from both India and UK to discuss complex global challenges including equality, health and environmental sustainability.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Queen Mary is one of 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group, that are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, excellent graduate employability and unrivalled links with the business and public sector.

Queen Mary offers students a stimulating, supportive and high-quality learning experience, with teaching inspired by world-leading research. Queen Mary ranks second in London among Russell Group universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018), with a number of its subject areas receiving over 90 per cent for overall satisfaction including drama, German, history, Iberian studies and medicine.

Queen Mary's teaching methods are varied. As well as lectures, students may also experience small group teaching including tutorials, seminars, workshops, exercise classes and problem-based learning (PBL) sessions (for medicine and some materials courses). Most students will also have the chance to work on group projects. This is a very useful experience for the real world of work, where team work ability is highly prized.

All university students need to develop the skill of independent study and students will get good experience of this working on essays, reports, projects, final year dissertations and general reading around the subject. This can be a big difference from school or college but is another very useful and transferable skill.

The university's Learning Development service teaches students a range of workshops on aspects like note-taking and organisational skills, and also runs tutorials on any aspect of study plus drop-in maths support.

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Department structure

Department structure

Queen Mary is made up of a number of faculties, schools and departments:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

In the QS subject rankings 2021, Performing arts, English Language and Literature, and law were ranked in the global top 50. In the Guardian University Guide 2021 rankings, law was ranked 12th in the UK. The faculty offers degrees in a wide range of disciplines, from law and politics, to film studies and literature. Its research grant funding is around GBP 7 million annually, and more than GBP 1 million is invested in scholarships for research students.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

The faculty provides research and teaching excellence across engineering, science and mathematics through its five academic schools.

The faculty has invested over GBP 50 million into buildings, equipment and teaching practices in the past few years to ensure that students are taught using the most advanced teaching methods in first-class laboratories.

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is a faculty of Queen Mary. Through partnership with its linked trusts, notably Barts Health NHS Trust, and its associated University Hospital Trust Homerton, Newham, Whipps Cross and Queen's (Romford), the school's research and teaching is informed by an exceptionally wide ranging and stimulating clinical environment.

According to the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is placed within the top seven UK institutions in all three Units of Assessment namely Clinical Medicine Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care and Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy. It is nationally and internationally recognised for research and attracts GBP 40 million annually in research income. Dentistry and Medicine are ranked 11th and 15th in the UK respectively by the Guardian University Guide 2020.

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How to apply

Step 1

Students must select their course of study from Queen Mary's list of undergraduate courses or postgraduate courses.

Step 2

Queen Mary accepts a broad range of overseas qualifications. Students must check for country/region specific information to find out whether they have the right qualifications.

Step 3

International students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which they have applied. Students can check the university's full list of English language requirements.

Step 4

All undergraduate applications should be made through UCAS and postgraduate applications should be made online.

For more information on entry requirements and details on application students are encouraged to visit the university website.

In light of Coronavirus, some application processes have been adapted and students can check the university's dedicated page for the latest updates.

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Queen Mary is home to one of the largest self-contained student campuses in central London. It is also home to a range of facilities for students to use and enjoy across its campuses in the heart of the capital.

With plenty of greenery and outdoor spaces, its largest campus in Mile End offers students a safe and peaceful space to relax, study and socialise. It has everything that students need. As well as lecture theatres, laboratories and an extensive 24-hour library, it has shops, restaurants, a bar, gym, bank and accommodation all on site. All facilities are a five-minute walk away, making student lives easy.


Queen Mary's 24-hour Library in Mile End recently underwent a GBP 1.5 million refurbishment, providing even more study and computer spaces. Medical and dental students can make use of the specialist medical libraries at Whitechapel and West Smithfield. All students have access to the University of London's Senate House Library in Bloomsbury.


The Student Health Service can be found at the Mile End campus.


Students have access to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, including the London Aquatics Centre as well as basketball and netball facilities.

QMotion Health and Fitness Centre

QMotion is the sport and fitness centre for Queen Mary University of London at the Mile End campus. There is also a smaller gym located at the Charterhouse Square campus for Medicine and Dentistry students.

Students' Union Hub

The Hub is home to a majority of the Union's activities at Mile End with the Union Reception, bookable spaces for student groups and societies, social spaces and more. Barts and The London Students' Association (BLSA) has its own set of facilities at the Whitechapel campus for medicine and dentistry students.


Queen Mary University of London has a total of 2,928 bed spaces to offer to new applicants at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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Student support

Student support

From financial guidance to mentoring schemes, the university offers lots of advice and support to help its students navigate the different stages of student life and fulfil their potential.


There are a number of sources of funding available for international students at Queen Mary. These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding. The university's database enables students to search for scholarships via school/country or both.

Academic support

From learning development workshops to student buddy schemes, there is lots of support available to help students make the transition to their new level of study. Queen Mary also offers opportunities for students to enhance their degree, including the chance to study abroad or learn a new language.

Career support

The university prepares and guides students for life after graduation, including work experience opportunities and postgraduate study.

Counselling service

Counsellors and therapists offer a range of different types of support including one-to-one counselling, group therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Student Enquiry Centre

Queen Mary's Student Enquiry Centre assists students with specific queries they might have whilst studying there. This can be anything from student records to immigration.

Student support contacts

Every school at Queen Mary University of London has a dedicated Student Support Contact who can offer students advice on matters that affect them.

Disability and Dyslexia Service

The university has a dedicated service to help students with disabilities, specific learning difficulties and mental health issues.

Language Centre

The university runs a series of programmes and courses in academic English, applied linguistics and modern languages. Offered at foundation, pre-masters and pre-sessional levels, these courses help international students prepare for study.

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Queen Mary is part of the internationally recognised University of London, which counts among its members some of the leading higher education institutions in the world. It is proud to trace the roots of today's University back to the great charitable institutions of the city's East End. Queen Mary University of London is one of 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group, that are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, excellent graduate employability and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

The University has evolved into an international hub of education and research excellence. It offers hundreds of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and also offers an inspiring environment in which to undertake a PhD. Students and staff from all over the world are a part of the family and the university continues to bring world class education and opportunities to all students who have the potential, whatever their background. Queen Mary is one of the biggest University of London colleges. The university teaches and researches across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering.

Queen Mary has five campuses in London, with the main campus at Mile End in east London. Its campuses are well connected to a range of public transport, including the London Underground system, with central London just minutes away. Mile End is Queen Mary's main campus. Most academic schools are based there, as well as several halls of residence, lecture theatres, the main Library, and its central administrative services.
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