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Student life at Queen Mary University of London

Your time as a student is sure to be life-changing and we want you to get the most out of the time you spend with us.

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Social life

Your time at university is a great opportunity to meet people and develop your interests. What's more, you have a world-class city to explore.

Academic experience

Academic experience

You can expect an outstanding education at a top university in a supportive and inspiring environment when you study at Queen Mary.

Sera Shoukro

How did you find your academic experience at QMUL?

“What I enjoy most about the course is the integration of mixed specialities. There is a huge learning curve from hands-on physiotherapy and sports input, which is both challenging and rewarding. There is a very good multidisciplinary focus also”

Graduate profile:

Karim Boudjelal

Karim Boudjelal

Studied:
MSc in Finance and Investment – graduated 2007

Currently:
Working for Deutsche Bank in the City of London

Why did you choose Queen Mary for your postgraduate study?
After having studied Economics in the University of Toulouse 1, I decided to come to London to obtain an MSc in Finance and Investment. Why would a French person come to London to study finance? You all may know the City of London
is at the heart of the world’s financial markets. Therefore, I knew that obtaining an MSc in Finance and Investment in a leading UK University would grant me an added benefit in settling down in the professional world. I chose Queen Mary after researching widely on universities in the UK and establishing that the Department of Economics at Queen Mary was renowned for its excellent research work.

What did you gain from your time at Queen Mary?
The Department of Economics at Queen Mary University of London offers you a range of programmes taught by well-qualified professionals, who will help you to get the best experience from your time in London. Moreover the structure of the MSc, a mix of revision classes, tutorials, and guest speakers keeps the programme intense and helped me to achieve
the best results. From a personal point of view, I enjoyed the warm welcome provided by the staff (workshop and events), which helped me to meet other students from all over the world. This has enriched my experience even more. As a foreigner I was also very pleased by the English modules offered for free which helped me become more confident. The College is also well equipped with excellent modern facilities, especially the gym.

What are your career plans in the next five years?
I now live in London and work for one of the leading investment banks in the world. I definitively think that studying for the MSc in Finance and Investment at Queen Mary prepared me more than adequately for my entry into the corporate world.

Graduate profile:

Ali Mollazeinal

Ali Mollazeinal

Studied:
Computer Science (MSci) – graduated 2007

Currently:
Starting my own company in Iran 

Why did you choose Queen Mary?
Because of its great reputation and academic staff. Also because of its huge Informatics Teaching Laboratory which is exclusive to Computer Science students, meaning there are always computers available when students need them. On top of all this I liked the fact that Queen Mary try to involve students in the College's affairs whenever possible, and that the academic staff are very friendly and approachable.

What did you gain from your time at Queen Mary?
On top of a Masters degree which is respected in most countries, I improved my interpersonal skills and made new friends.

What are your career plans in the next five years?
I aim to grow my company to global standards.

Bina Patel

Why did you choose to study at Queen Mary?

I graduated in 2006 with a BSc in Biochemistry with Forensic Science and and am currently working for a leading pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline, as a Physical Properties Technologist.

I chose Queen Mary as it is a college of the University of London, close to the city centre and I had heard a lot about its high teaching standards.

How did you find your academic and social experience at QMUL?

Working with people of all races, religions, age etc, prepares you for the wide world of work. My course had a lot of lab-based modules, which helped me gain experience working with various instruments over a period of time.

My time at Queen Mary provided me with communication skills, research and planning, organisation, leadership skills, and the day-to-day skills which assist in promoting effective production and work satisfaction.

Careerwise I hope to remain in the area of pharmaceuticals and work my way up the career ladder, and to explore the different areas within the field, to get a taste of the different aspects of the pharmaceutical industry.

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