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Queen Mary Univeristy of London is a distinctive place to study, live and work. We are one of the world’s best universities, with a genuine commitment to our local community and to the global city of London. We are an international leader in practice-based research and developing collaborations between Higher Education and the creative industries. We work hard to support the creativity of our students, staff and community partners. Our model is one of co-creation: working together in a spirit of mutuality and reciprocity, sharing knowledge and experiences, and caring for each other.

  • Study Box 1 - Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Study
    Queen Mary provides many taught undergraduate degrees which engage with arts and culture

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  • Study Box 2 - Postgraduate
    Postgraduate Study
    Queen Mary provides many taught postgraduate degrees which engage in arts and culture

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  • Study Box 3 - Employability
    Queen Mary works hard to improve their students' employability

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  • Study Box 4 - Placements
    Our programmes support our students' ongoing development

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  • Study Box 5 - Student Activity
    Student Activities
    Queen Mary's diverse student body enriches the institution with a vast range of cultural traditions

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  • Student Societies
    There are numerous student societies focussed on the arts

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Undergraduate Study

Queen Mary University of London provides many taught undergraduate degrees which engage with arts and culture, including*:

Postgraduate Study

Queen Mary University of London provides many taught postgraduate degrees which engage with arts and culture, including*:

*please note, the above courses are a selection of the vast offer of postgraduate courses at Queen Mary. Please visit our website for more details.

Student Employability

Gaining skills for that dream job 

The creative industries present opportunities for students to learn, to engage in practice-based research, and to develop the skills they need to compete in a changing economy. The Media Arts Technology programme exemplifies how cultural projects can help students to acquire skills which increase their employability.

Students across the university are also taking advantage of work placements, internships, volunteering and graduate training schemes in the creative industries. QProjects and the Careers Services are on hand to support student entrepreneurs and researchers.  Queen Mary University of London also facilitates graduates’ transition into London’s cultural industries through projects such as Air Supply in the Department of Drama. Working in the cultural sector improves our students’ career opportunities, and is a rewarding way of continuing to explore their own creativity after graduation.

Follow the Queen Mary's Jobs blog for news, information and advice from our Careers & Enterprise services.

Queen Mary’s Students' Union also helps students with employability and runs activities for students to develop professional and personal skills. Do check out their Employability page 

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Arts and skills development

At Queen Mary, we've been working to include a broader range of skills and experiences as part of our undergraduate degrees to make sure that by the time you graduate, you can stand out from the crowd and apply yourself to whatever you choose to do next.

Students from across Queen Mary can take classes in art and culture, experience work placements in the creative industries, volunteer with local social enterprises or be guided through the extraordinary cultural resources of London. This curriculum will help our students to become creative leaders and make a genuine social impact in their chosen field.

Student Activities

More than just reading books

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Student Artists

Queen Mary University London’s students come from diverse backgrounds, and they enrich the institution with a vast range of cultural traditions, both in the classroom and outside of it. Many of our students are artists too, and we have put in place substantial resources for them to develop as individuals or in groups.

Our vibrant musical culture includes two orchestras, chamber ensembles, a Brass Ensemble, string quartets, a piano trio, a Big Band, two choirs, a capella groups, a beginner vocal ensemble, various jazz groups, pop music bands and improvisation groups. Many students are regularly involved with music-making, some of whom are supported by Music Scholarships.

Here is an overview of all Queen Mary Ensembles.

QMUL’s Student Union also runs a Creative Arts and Photography Competition annually.

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    Quest Radio is QMUL’s official Student Radio Station. Established in 2013, Quest Radio has grown to one of the most popular outlets on campus at the university. In 2015, the studio won Student Media Outlet of the year from the QMUL Student Media Awards. The station is in the process of building a new and fully-accessible state-of-the-art studio in the Student Union hub building.

    TUNE in HERE!

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    The Print, Queen Mary’s official student newspaper, was established in 2014. It aims to provide an eclectic mix of informative, interesting and entertaining content to staff and students and the wider public. Offering news, commentary and entries on science and tech, it also features QMUL societies and sports. Connect HERE!

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    CUB Magazine is a student-run magazine that specialises in art, film, music, style, politics, London and much more. To take a peek or get involved visit the CUB Magazine's website.


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Student Societies

To find, join, run or start a society, check out the QMSU Societies page. All Mile End Societies can be found HERE, and the Barts and The London (BL) Societies HERE.

There are numerous student societies focussed on the arts, including:

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