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World class

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) attracts some of the brightest minds from across the country and the world. Our academic staff's research excellence directly informs their teaching meaning that you will be taught by those at the very forefront of their fields.

Our rankings

We were placed top four in London for dentistry, medicine, law and film (Guardian University Guide 2018)

Nine subjects ranked first in London for student satisfaction: economics, French, finance, German and Scandinavian studies, human and social geography, materials, medicine, physics and astronomy (National Student Survey 2017)

Students graduating at Queen Mary

Exceptional research

Queen Mary has a strong tradition of academic excellence. The results of the most recent UK assessment of research – the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) – have confirmed our place in the very top group of universities nationally. Overall, we ranked 9th in the UK among multi-faculty universities and 5th in the UK for our percentage of 3* and 4* research outputs.

This is an outstanding result for Queen Mary. We have now clearly cemented our position as one of the UK’s foremost research-led universities
Professor Colin Bailey, President and Principal of Queen Mary

What does this mean for you?

Your lecturers will be leading researchers shaping advances in your area of study. Your degree will reflect the latest thinking and will also be grounded in its real-world application. Our research changes society – improving health, social and living conditions, advancing knowledge and understanding in specialist fields, and influencing public policy and debate. As one of our students, you will play an important part in this tradition.

Our students are sought after by employers. Some 91 per cent of graduates were in work or further study six months after completing their course and took home an average salary of £24,000*.

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015/16 – released July 2017. Salary question for UK-domiciled students who opted to answer the salary question

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