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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(link is external), and to the libraries of all Universities within the University of London.

The British Library(link is external), along with a number of other well-known museums, galleries and educational establishments (e.g The Institute of Historical Research(link is external), the British Film Institute(link is external)) 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 workrooms in the Arts Two building as well as the Lock Keeper’s Cottage – a purpose-built postgraduate study centre overlooking Regent’s Canal. The Lock Keeper’s Cottage includes workspaces, computing facilities, a seminar room and a common room with a kitchen.

PhD students may also use the facilities at the Arts Research Centre, Mile End – a perfect spot to work, meet and relax.

Campus Life

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

Drapers(link is external), 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(link is external), 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(link is external) 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.