• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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    393
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.02 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    3.18 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.74 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    79.7 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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    12.5
  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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    1,540
  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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    881
  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    76.6 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    91.6 / 100.0

Queen Mary, University of London is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities in recognition of its excellence across research and teaching. Graduates from Russell Group universities are especially valued by employers, giving them a head start when they apply for jobs. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across the humanities and social sciences, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering.

Entry Requirements

  • The university takes into account individual educational experience and context when considering applications.
  • The university accepts a broad range of qualifications including A and AS level, Extended Project Qualifications (EPQ), International Baccalaureate (IB), BTEC Level 3 Diplomas, Access to HE Diplomas and combinations of qualificaitons.
  • For A and AS levels, offers are expressed in terms of 3 A level grades, and a pass in practical elements is expected where relevant. AS levels are not currently considered, unless for medicine or dentistry applicants who started A levels before September 2015. EQP qualifications may be considered in addition to 3 A level grades.

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.

Teaching Methods

  • Students have direct contact with academics and teaching staff through small seminar groups and tutorials, where discussion and feedback is actively encouraged.
  • Students are provided with opportunities to secure work placements, design their own research projects, help in the local community and even travel overseas, in order to channel their knowledge and skills into real-life experiences.
  • Modules are assessed by a combination of methods depending on subject area: examinations, coursework, practical assessments, dissertations/projects and professional capability assessments.
  • All students have a personal adviser to provide support.
  • Many degrees are accredited by professional bodies, while some also entitle students to exemption from professional examinations, giving them a head-start in their chosen careers.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Undergraduate programmes are made up of core, compulsory and option modules allowing students to study key elements of their subject area as well as select more specialist option modules. The composition of programmes varies between subjects.
  • A number of degrees come with 1-year industrial experience placement. Many sandwich degrees are available in Science and Engineering or Economics and Finance faculties. Internships are also available, for example politics students can apply to shadow a parliamentarian at Westminster for 4 months as part of their studies.
  • Foundation programmes are available in Science and Engineering, plus for international students, also Humanities and Social Sciences, Business and Management and in Malta, a 1-year medicine foundation programme.
  • Opportunities to study overseas for a semester or year are available at partner universities in Australia, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore and the United States. Erasmus+ exchange programmes also operate to a number of destinations across Europe, depending on degree subject. Students on language degrees can study abroad as part of their programme. QMUL students can also study a language at the university’s language centre, and some schools offer optional language models.
  • Several programmes include the opportunity for field trips in the UK and overseas, which may incur additional costs.

Student Services and Facilities

  • The main library is at Mile End, with medical libraries at Whitechapel and West Smithfield campuses.  Students can also use other Universities 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.
  • 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 university has made significant investment in its buildings, with redevelopment of the Engineering building, a new Dental School and new Graduate Center, home to the School of Economics and Finance. There are future plans to develop a Life Sciences Centre.

Disability Services

  • The Disability and Dyslexia Service (DDS) offers support for all students with disabilities, specific learning difficulties and mental health issues at Queen Mary.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Students' Union

  • All students are members of the Queen Mary University of London Students’ Union (QMSU); Medicine and dentistry students are also members of Barts and The London Students’ Association (BLSA). All QMUL students are also members of Student Central, the University of London Students’ Union.
  • The union offers more than 200 societies and 60 sports clubs to choose from – and students can start their own society too.
  • QMSU offers more than 1,200 opportunities to volunteer on and off campus in leadership, sports, creative, community and tutoring roles. Related Raising and Giving (RAG) activities fundraise thousands of pounds each year for charity.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The university’s proximity to Canary Wharf, the City, and central London, plus numerous employer recruitment events and the university's JobOnline vacancy site, means that students have good access to work opportunities.
  • On-campus jobs include assisting with conferences, conducting campus tours, helping with open days and working in cafés and restaurants.
  • There is a dedicated officer to assist Queen Mary students and graduates source paid temporary work on campus and in the local area.

Careers Guidance

  • QMUL's Careers and Enterprise team provides support in choosing a career, CV and application writing, interview techniques and other employer recruitment methods to help students apply for internships, part-time work, a graduate role or further study. The employability service keeps up to date with the demands of the job market, ensuring that graduates are in the strongest position possible when they leave.
  • A range of innovative schemes help students develop the transferable skills and experience they need following graduation, including placements with local charities (QProjects), business consultancy projects, internship placements and mentoring opportunities.
  • Students have the opportunity to meet employers on campus with over 400 employers and training organisations visiting annually.
  • Each year, hundreds of start-ups are launched at QMUL. The university offers student entrepreneurs support and advice on growing their own businesses, including business mentoring and funding schemes.

Student Mix

Student population

Small
<5,000
Medium
5,000–10,000
Large
>10,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 72%
  • Postgraduate 28%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 93%
  • Part Time 7%

Where students come from

  • UK 68%
  • EU 10%
  • Other 22%

Student gender

  • Male 47%
  • Female 53%

History

  • The university's roots lie in the People's Palace, a philanthropic project established in 1887 to bring education and culture to the East End; it was permanently admitted to the University of London in 1915 as 'East London College'.
  • Mergers since then have included Westfield College in 1989, one of the first colleges to provide higher education to women, and in 1995 the medical schools of St Bartholomew's and the Royal London hospitals, creating Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry; today the school ranks in the top 7 for research excellence (REF 2014).
  • In recognition of its academic excellence, QMUL joined the Russell Group of leading universities in 2012.

Notable Alumni

  • Dame Laura Cox DBE – High Court Judge and leading practitioner in human rights law.
  • Dr Paul Bruce Dickinson – Lead singer of Iron Maiden, writer, entrepreneur and broadcaster.
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala – Booker Prize-winning novelist and Academy Award–winning screenwriter.
  • Professor Sir Peter Mansfield – Nobel Prize-winning physicist.
  • Professor Carl Murray – Astrophysicist, academic, and member of NASA's Cassini mission.
  • James Parkinson – Surgeon, scientist, social reformer and political activist.
  • Sir Roy Strong – Art historian, curator, writer, broadcaster and landscape designer.
  • Professor Karen Vousden CBE – Chief Scientist of Cancer Research UK.
  • Professor Robert Winston, Baron Winston – Fertility expert, broadcaster, scientist and politician.
  • Dr Arthur Wint OD MBE – Olympian, doctor and senior diplomat.

Further Details

Address Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London
E1 4NS
UCAS Code Q50