Welcome to Queen Mary,Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. With 21,187 students, 4,000 staff and an annual turnover of £400m, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges.
Students by the canal,We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. We have been based in a creative and culturally diverse area of east London for over 130 years – our main site in Mile End is one of the largest self-contained residential campuses in the capital.Our research excellence,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.Russell Group institution,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 business and the public sector.High-quality learning experience,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.We have invested £105m in new facilities over the past five years to offer our students an exceptional learning environment. Recent developments include the £39m Graduate Centre, set to provide 7,700 square metres of learning and teaching space, and the Dentistry Building, the UK’s first new dental school in forty years. Future developments include the planned Life Sciences Building, which will play a key role in the regeneration of the wider Whitechapel area following the arrival of Crossrail.
Facts and figures：23,120 students in total.16,993 undergraduates and 4,842 postgraduates.549 study abroad students from more than 29 countries.Our diverse student community includes:.162 nationalities.More than 3,400 students studying joint programmes overseas, mostly in Nanchang and Beijing (China) but also in Piraeus (Greece) and Paris (France).More than 700 distance learning students, mostly in medicine, but also in humanities and social sciences21,697 full-time students and 1,423 part-time students.3 main libraries in the UK, plus our students use the University of London’s Senate House Library in Bloomsbury
The beginning of the QMUL journey
A 19th-century idea:Our heritage can be traced back to the late 19th century with the establishment of the People’s Palace, a philanthropic organisation designed to bring culture, recreation and education to the East End. It inspired and delighted the local community with a vibrant calendar of social events and facilities including swimming baths, concerts and a Winter Garden enclosed in glass.The People’s Palace was a collaborative project funded largely by the Beaumont Trust and the Drapers’ Company, one of the historic Livery Guilds of the City of London. A constant source of financial and organisational assistance throughout our history, the Drapers’ Company continues to support our work through the Drapers’ Charitable Fund, and is commemorated in the name of our Drapers’ Lecture Theatre and Students’ Union bar
The next generation of tradespeople:The People’s Palace also established Technical Schools to train a new generation of tradespeople for the key industries of east London; however, many students excelled at their studies and progressed into further academia, demonstrating a significant need for higher education opportunities in the local area. As the success of the People’s Palace Technical Schools continued to grow, it was decided that teaching would be extended in the sciences and introduced in the arts and humanities – and it was this commitment to academic excellence that led to the Schools’ permanent admission to the University of London in 1915 under the new name of East London College (ELC).
A reputation beyond the East End:By 1934, the College’s influence and reputation had developed beyond the capital: students came from almost every county in Britain, along with many countries across the world. Awarded its own Royal Charter by Queen Mary of Teck, ELC took the name Queen Mary College, and began to expand its teaching and research opportunities as well as its campus, partnerships and accolades.
20th century and beyond:The latter half of the 20th century brought a merger with Westfield College, an early pioneer of women’s education, and St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, one of the world’s leading medical schools. Today, the teaching and research at Queen Mary University of London spans three faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences; Science and Engineering; and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. True to our roots, our vibrant and diverse community of staff and students are not only renowned for their academic ability, but their active commitment to public good.