Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research universities. The university combines world-leading research with a strong commitment to social justice and public engagement, and is proud to open its doors to any student who has the potential to succeed. Queen Mary is the only campus-based Russell Group University in London, and its global community of students and staff represent more than 160 nationalities.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

Full Service
Full Service

Offers degrees in a wide range of subjects

UCAS Code: Q50

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 69%
  • Postgraduate 31%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 93%
  • Part Time 7%

Where students come from

  • UK 67%
  • EU 10%
  • Other 24%

Student gender

  • Male 46%
  • Female 54%

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • The main library is at Mile End, with medical libraries at Whitechapel and West Smithfield campuses. Students can also use other University of London libraries and Senate House in Bloomsbury. Mile End Library is home to the Queen Mary Archives, with records, personal archives and rare prints dating from the 17th century to the present.
  • All student accommodation has Internet access, and there is free Wi-Fi across campuses and other member universities through the eduroam network.

Student jobs

  • Queen Mary's location, in the vibrant heart of East London – between the City, Canary Wharf and Olympic Park –yields a rich variety of part-time work opportunities. 
  • Queen Mary is a campus university, so there are also hundreds of paid part-time job opportunities available within the university, from e-learning assistants to research internships. 
  • Queen Mary's Careers and Enterprise team runs a temping agency on-campus, as well as the Queen Mary JobOnline vacancies board to help students access opportunities.

Careers advice

  • Each of Queen Mary's academic schools is supported by a Careers Consultant (from Queen Mary's award-winning Careers and Enterprise team), who works in close partnership with staff and students to provide a programme of careers support relevant to discipline and student interests. 
  • As well as providing over 6,000 one-to-one careers appointments each year, this team of Careers Consultants feeds in to their school an exciting range of opportunities from the Queen Mary Careers and Enterprise Hub. In 2017/18, the Hub generated 1,335 opportunities for work-based experience (from internships to student consultancy); ran over 100 employer events (from recruitment fairs to alumni networking breakfasts) and posted vacancies from 3,519 employers. 
  • At Queen Mary, over 400 students are also supported each year to try out and/or grow their own business, with £50,000 in seed funding available in 2017/18, alongside an incubator programme and weekend hacks.

Health services

  • Queen Mary provides a free Student Health Service, available on campus.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • The Advice and Counselling Service offers a range of specialist, professional and confidential services to support students with financial, welfare, legal, emotional and psychological issues. 
  • Specialist support is available for students and applicants who have experience of local authority care, estrangement from family, domestic violence, forced marriage or the asylum and refugee process. A Drug and Alcohol clinic and a Psychiatric clinic are also provided.

Disability support

  • The Disability and Dyslexia Service (DDS) offers support for all students with disabilities, specific learning differences such as dyslexia, and mental health issues. Please refer to the university website for details of how Queen Mary supports disabled students and ensures that they have access to appropriate reasonable adjustments.

Other services and facilities

  • The Advice and Counselling Service provides welfare and financial advice to applicants, as well as specialist Tier 4 immigration advice to international applicants and current students. 
  • Specialist facilities include the Hitchcock Cinema, drama studios, River Laboratory and Astronomical Observatory, along with new laboratories and facilities in the Biological and Chemical Sciences building. The Blizard Institute provides a world-class biomedical research environment. The Linguistics Department at Queen Mary has state-of-the-art facilities for experimental research in linguistics.
  • The university has made significant investment in its buildings, with redevelopment of the Engineering building, a new Dental School and new Graduate Centre, home to the School of Economics and Finance.

Students' Union

  • The Queen Mary Students' Union's mission is 'Together we improve students' lives'. It exists to support students during their time at university and ensure that their voice is heard, acting on student feedback via elected student representatives. A range of services including a Sport and Fitness Centre, Academic Advice Service, study and social spaces, a multifaith centre, shops, cafés, events and bars. The Students' Union also runs campaigns and initiatives to improve the education and welfare of all students.
  • The SU offers more than 200 student-led societies, 60 sports clubs, 20 volunteering groups and eight student media outlets. It provides opportunities for students to develop their interests, gain new skills and make new friends through programmes such as the Queen Mary Skills Award, Try Something New programme, Green Mary project (sustainability), Get Active, Sports Leagues and more. Day trips, visits, theatre trips and crafternoons are also offered.
  • The SU offers more than 1,200 opportunities to volunteer on and off campus in leadership, sports, creative, community and tutoring roles. Fundraising through the Raise and Give groups raise tens of thousands of pounds for charity each year.


  • Queen Mary University of London has grown from four historic institutions, all of which were founded to help the less privileged: Queen Mary College, Westfield College, St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College and The London Hospital Medical College.
  • Of these, The London Hospital Medical College was England's first purpose built medical school, and Westfield College was the first residential higher education institution for women in London.
  • In 2019, Queen Mary hosted an exclusive event for its students with the world-leading technologist, business leader and philanthropist, Bill Gates.

Fascinating Fact

  • Queen Mary University of London is a pioneer of the Living Wage, which has benefited millions of UK households. Its research underpinned the policy, it was a founding partner of the Living Wage Foundation and was the first university to pay the Living Wage.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Dame Laura Cox DBE – leading practitioner in human rights and discrimination laws, former High Court judge.
  • Dr Bruce Dickinson – lead singer of Iron Maiden, songwriter, broadcaster and entrepreneur.
  • The late Professor Sir Peter Mansfield FRS – physicist, jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for pioneering work on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
  • Professor Carl Murray – astrophysicist, professor of mathematics and astronomy at QMUL, member of NASA's Cassini mission.
  • Mrs Bushra Nasir CBE – award-winning educationalist, the first female Muslim headteacher of a state secondary school in the UK.
  • Mr Dara Nasr – managing director of Twitter UK.
  • Sir Marcus Setchell KCVO – pioneering obstetrician and former surgeon-gynaecologist to the Queen.
  • Professor Karen Vousden CBE – chief scientist at Cancer Research UK.
  • Professor Robert Winston, Lord Winston – fertility expert, broadcaster and scientist.
  • Dame Colette Bowe – entrepreneur and former civil servant.


Queen Mary University of London, 327 Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS