About us

Welcome to Queen Mary

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. We have over 28,000 students, close to 4,500 members of staff and an annual turnover of £512m.

Students by the canal

We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. We are based in a creative and culturally diverse area of east London and our 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.

Russell Group institution

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.

High-quality learning experience

Queen Mary offers outstanding students a stimulating, supportive and high-quality learning experience, with access to state-of-the-art facilities and teaching inspired by our world-leading research. The QS World Universities Rankings place us in the top 9% of universities worldwide, and our Dentistry, English and Law courses are ranked in the global top 50 (QS Subject rankings 2021).