When you join Queen Mary, you become part of a thriving research community of 1,700 postgraduate students, working with world-leading researchers and contributing to understanding some of today’s most pressing global challenges.
Fifth in the UK for percentage of research ranked 4* and 3* (REF 2014)
English, History, Drama, and Law ranked in the global top 50 (QS Subject rankings 2017)
Medicine, Geography, and Linguistics ranked in the top 100 (QS Subject rankings 2017)
One of the world’s most internationally diverse universities (THE 2017)
92 per cent of PhD students are employed within six months of graduating
Top 20 in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2018)
Joint-highest UK rating for timely PhD completion (HEFCE 2013)
Member of the prestigious Russell Group of UK universities.
£5m annually from UK Research Councils to support doctoral research (2016/17)
£2.5m annually in studentships for full-time PhD study (2016/17)
£100,000 distributed annually by the Doctoral College for research support
£137m annual research income (2015/16).
Five attractive campuses with excellent facilities located in central and east London
Three libraries on campus – Queen Mary is a member of Research Libraries UK, which represents 34 of the leading research libraries in the UK and Ireland
Our London location offers access to an unparalleled array of academic resources, world-class libraries, museums, and research institutes
Major investment projects include:
£39m Graduate Centre with dedicated space for research students
£78m dental school with the most modern facilities in the UK
£30m redevelopment of engineering facilities
£19m investment in the School of Maths
£45m Blizard Building – a hub for research in cell and molecular science and home to some of Europe’s largest open-plan labs
Approval to develop a new 40,000sqm Life Sciences Institute at Whitechapel that will bring together academics, industrial partners and the NHS to improve health and wellbeing for patients on regional, national and international levels.
Our PhD students become a part of QMUL’s Doctoral College which provides training and development opportunities, advice on funding, and financial support for research
In the past year, our Doctoral College has provided financial support for PhD collaborations with CERN, Switzerland; The Universities of Trento, Turin, and Venice in Italy; The École Normale Superieure in Paris; The Freie Universität, Berlin; New York University, University of Chicago, and University of California; McMaster University, York University, University of Toronto and University of British Columbia in Canada; Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Each PhD project is supervised by at least two specially-trained academics
Six training providers operate within Queen Mary, offering more than 100 workshops for researchers
A QDip (Diploma in Researcher Development) is awarded upon completion of 210 hours of training
Two careers consultants are dedicated to supporting PhD students