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School of History


There are a wide range of educational resources and social facilities available to you both on and off campus.

Educational Resources and Facilities

On campus, the college library not only gives you access to the main book collection, but also to an extensive collection of DVDs, online journals and other electronic resources.

Off-campus, you will have access to the University of London’s Senate House library, and to the libraries of all Universities within the University of London.

The British Library, along with a number of other well-known museums, galleries and educational establishments (e.g The Institute of Historical Research, the British Film Institute are all within easy reach.

Queen Mary’s IT Services provide several open access computer rooms (some with extended opening times) for class teaching and individual use. These enable around 1,300 students to use computers on campus during an average term-time afternoon.

You will also have access to workspaces across campus.

Campus Life

Our vibrant campus houses a wide range of cafes and restaurants.

Drapers, Queen Mary’s campus bar, is a lively student social hub and hosts a variety events throughout the year.

Our students enjoy discount fees for the on-campus health and fitness centre, QMotion, which houses a large gym and runs a full programme of fitness classes.

The QM Nursery is open 48 weeks of the year, with 65 places available for children of students and staff aged 3 months to 5 years.

We have an on-campus bank and free ATM; a village shop for essential supplies; a bookshop stocked with all core texts; prayer rooms; and a Student Health Centre.


From the moment you arrive at QMUL, we want you to start enjoying the unique experience of life at a campus University with quick access to the whole of London and its history and culture. 

Our campus is situated in one of the most exciting and inspiring areas of the capital. East London is a diverse, multi-cultural area, and our students are part of the community that makes it such an interesting place to study, live and work.

What to Do

We are a short journey from: the Olympic Village & Westfield shopping centre at Stratford; the cutting-edge restaurants, shops, bars and galleries of Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Hoxton; and local independent cinema, The Genesis, which offers student discounts and special screenings.

Central London is only a short tube journey - about 10 minutes - allowing you to explore the bustling city at your leisure. Many of our students find part-time work in London, alongside their studies.

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