About Queen Mary, University of London
Queen Mary is one of the largest colleges of the internationally recognized University of London. Founded in 1887 as the People’s Palace, Queen Mary was admitted to the University of London in 1915. The University welcomes almost 17,000 students, with about
6,500 overseas students – representing 38% of the student population. Each year we welcome students from more than 100 countries, who together with our students from the UK, make up a truly vibrant and intellectually-focused community.
Queen Mary’s 3,000 staff deliver world class degree programs and research across more than 240 degree programs in Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, in Medicine and Dentistry and in Science and Engineering.
Qualifications and Graduate
graduating from Queen Mary University
Your degree will be awarded by the University of London and Queen Mary, so you can be sure that wherever your future employers are based, they will recognize its quality. 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 also ranked highly for student employability (The Guardian University Guide 2012).
The third edition of the QS World University Rankings ranks 19 subjects taught at QM as among the world’s best: English, History, Linguistics, Geography, Law and Film were positioned among the global Top 50-100. Modern Languages, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Biological Sciences, Medicine, Materials Science, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Finance and Politics all appeared in the Top 200, described by QS as the ‘world’s elite’.
Fantastic Academic Reputation
Queen Mary is a member of the 1994 Group of research-focused universities and one of 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group. The university has made a strategic commitment to the highest quality of research, but also to the best possible educational, cultural and social experience for its students. Indeed, we believe that a vibrant research environment means that our students have access to the world’s leading experts in their chosen subjects. We have invested in this principle through a systematic program of recruiting to Queen Mary the best academic staff in their disciplines from around the world. We are currently ranked in the top 150 universities in the world (THES World University Rankings 2011) and the work of our academics regularly features in the news – both in the UK and internationally.
Queen Mary’s Location in the Heart of London
Queen Mary is the only University of London College to have an integrated residential campus right in the heart of London. This provides a completely secure and enjoyable living and studying environment. The Mile End campus is located in the East End, very close to the City, London’s busy financial district. Getting to other parts of London is easy with two underground stations within five minutes’ walk.
The East End is one of the most vibrant, exciting and culturally diverse areas of London. There is something for everyone: street markets, parks, cafes, restaurants, pubs, museums and galleries. Brick Lane, which is walking distance from the campus, is famous for its eclectic market, Indian restaurants, 24-hour bagel shops and is also now home to a growing number of upcoming artists and designers. It is slowly becoming one of the trendiest areas of London, so it is certainly worth getting to know.
The Mile End campus is also close to the site of the 2012 Olympic Games with the main stadium being less than one mile from campus. The area has benefited from the Olympic legacy and a host of new facilities have opened in the local area, including the opening of the Westfield Stratford City, one of the largest inner city shopping centers in Europe. A huge park is also being developed on the Olympic site, benefitting the Queen Mary campus and surrounding areas.
Many of the new facilities will be reused and the plans are part of the regeneration of the east end of London. 2013 will certainly be an exciting time for students and staff at Queen Mary!