Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the top universities in the world (we are ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17). We have an international reputation for educating bright, inquiring students over the last 130 years.
Our distinguished history
QMUL started life in 1887 as the People’s Palace, a Victorian philanthropic project that transformed lives by bringing education, recreation and culture to the working people of London’s East End.
We have grown considerably since then, with several distinguished colleges of the University of London joining us, each with its own remarkable achievements and history. These include Westfield College, one of the first colleges to provide higher education to women.
The internationally distinguished medical colleges of St Bartholomew’s (founded in 1123) and the Royal London Hospitals (founded in 1740) now form our Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
We are part of the Russell Group, which represents 24 of the UK’s leading universities.
Experience the world at QMUL
We’re known internationally for our world-leading research and excellent teaching, so you’ll meet people from all over the world at QMUL, drawn here by our academic excellence and our fantastic location.
While always looking outwards, we’ve also kept close links with our local community in east London. Our main campus is still at Mile End, next to the beautiful Regent’s Canal.
If you decide to make us your London home, you’ll live on one of the largest self-contained campuses in London, with Shoreditch and Brick Lane on your doorstep. Leicester Square is only a 20-minute tube ride away, with London’s theatreland and entertainment district waiting to be explored
Globally, we’re ranked in the top 20 for international diversity (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17), so wherever you are from, QMUL will soon feel like home.
Join us for a summer and make QMUL the start of your international academic adventure.
“I can guarantee that you will fall in love with life at Queen Mary”
Elana Medlicott, University of Sydney, spring 2017