The School of Geography at QMUL hosts, or co-hosts, five research centres:
- The City Centre conducts theoretical and applied research on cities, builds urban research across the human geography themes, and develops links to other research at Queen Mary and outside the academy.
- This centre is a formal partnership between Queen Mary and The Geffrye Museum of the Home. It is an international hub of research, knowledge exchange and public engagement activities on past and present homes.
- This centre aims to facilitate, promote and develop interdisciplinary work on migration at Queen Mary. It hosts a programme of events, seminars, workshops and conferences through the academic year that explores migration from diverse disciplinary perspectives. The centre is committed to acting as a focal point in London for research related to migration and to offer opportunities to scholars of migration within and beyond Queen Mary to share and develop their work through participation in the centre's events and publications.