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.
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.
Our membership of the Russell Group reflects our achievements over the last decade, notably the considerable improvement in research strength across a broad academic range, acknowledged in the 2008 RAE and the expansion in student numbers with steadily increasing entry standards. These achievements have been made alongside our firm commitment to our local community and to widening participation.
Professor Simon Gaskell, President and Principal of Queen Mary
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.