Queen Mary Summer School

Studying at Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research universities, committed to improving social justice and achieving the previously unthinkable.

Starting life in 1887 as the People’s Palace, a Victorian philanthropic project, Queen Mary has always aimed to transform the lives of the working people of the East End through education, recreation and culture. The university has grown considerably since its origins, joining with the distinguished medical colleges of St Bartholomew’s (est. 1123) and the Royal London Hospitals (est. 1740) to form our Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Now, we are a Russell Group university based in east London, teaching across the full disciplinary spectrum. With staff and students from over 160 nationalities, we are one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the world.

Facts and figures

  • Queen Mary is currently ranked at 14th in the UK and 5th in London (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018).
  • Our students are drawn from 160 nationalities. Approximately 9 per cent are from the EU and 35 per cent are from non-EU overseas countries.
  • Queen Mary is a leading research-intensive university and was ranked fifth in the UK for the quality of research outputs (i.e. at 3* and 4* level) in the REF2014 exercise.
Queen Mary is known for its rich history. It was a dream to study at such a prestigious university.
— Arish Choudhary from India, Introduction to International Law