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Why Queen Mary?

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a leading Russell Group university based in the capital’s vibrant East End. Set alongside the beautiful Regent’s Canal, our main site in Mile End is one of the largest self-contained campuses in London. We’re known for our world-leading research and high-quality teaching, and have a great track record for graduate employability.

Whether you’re looking to gain work experience, secure funding for a start-up, or study abroad, we’ll provide you with the support you need to create your own future; Queen Mary is a truly special place to study.

What we offer

Career success

10th in the UK for graduate starting salaries (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016)

Expand your CV

From the Houses of Parliament to Microsoft, many of our programmes offer the chance to take up industrial placements

Study abroad

Students can study at universities across Europe, the USA, Asia, New Zealand and Australia

World-class university

In the top 100 universities in the world and the top 50 in Europe (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015)

High-quality teaching

9th in the UK amongst multi-faculty universities for research quality (REF 2014)

Student satisfaction

First in London among Russell Group universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016)

International outlook

In the top 25 most internationally diverse universities in the world (Times Higher Education 2016)

Great location

Our Mile End campus is close to Shoreditch, Canary Wharf and the City, and just 15 minutes on the Tube to Oxford Circus

Generous support

Our £1,571  bursaries are available each year for students whose household income is less than £25,000; £1,256 each year for household incomes less than £42,600*


Our Students’ Union offers hundreds of volunteering opportunities in the local community


Become a part of our inspiring community, which includes 7 Nobel prize-winning staff and alumni

*You do not need to make a separate application for the QMUL Bursary. To receive a QMUL bursary, you must have applied to your regional student funding authority for income assessed UK government financial support for higher education students.

Find out more reasons to choose Queen Mary.

Helping you to develop your future career

QMUL aims to produce the pioneers and influencers of the future. Whether you are studying drama, dentistry or engineering, we can help you get hands-on experience, develop transferable skills and increase your knowledge of your chosen field before you even graduate.

Our award-winning Careers and Enterprise team runs a variety of programmes to help students develop invaluable skills and gain insight into their chosen field before they even graduate. These include:


Winner of the Guardian Employability Award 2014, our scheme places QMUL students with local charities to help with activities like building a website, planning an event or applying for funding.


A dedicated service helping students and recent graduates find paid short-term and part-time work on campus and in the local area. Students can browse vacancies on the Queen Mary University of London JobOnline site.


This scheme sources paid internship opportunities for QMUL students and recent graduates with companies like Pfizer, the Wolfson Institute for Cancer Prevention, Morgan Stanley and the Ragged Museum. QInterns has placed over 311 students across QMUL since 2013.

Success story

Second year Theoretical Physics student Sabrina Alam joined Queen Mary through Clearing and has already managed to secure a job for when she graduates.

Sabrina Alam

"I found out about the internship at Avention after reading one of the newsletters sent by the Careers and Enterprise team. The internship was targeted at second and third year students. However, I received a lot of support from my departmental careers officer which definitely helped with the challenging three-stage interview process. My internship allowed me to get practical experience in the corporate world of the City and gave me the opportunity to develop invaluable business contacts. It was hard work but it helped me to challenge myself. I was then offered a permanent position at the company for when I graduate by the Senior VP himself."

Sabrina Alam, Theoretical Physics MSci, 2018

Read more of our success stories.

Student life

Queen Mary has one of the most active Students' Unions in London. The union organises over 300 events each year, including everything from graffiti workshops to speed meeting and a floating cinema. Our students also have access to Qmotion, QMSU’s Health and Fitness centre on campus.

We have a huge variety of ways you can get involved, including over 250 societies and 60 sports clubs. From Game of Thrones to Parkour, Anime to Robotics, our students can take part in what they love or learn something new
Miranda Black, QMSU President
QMUL Disco Society
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