Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions. We are a community of 25,000 students and 4,500 staff, with over 160 nationalities represented on our campuses and are one of the largest University of London colleges. We have an annual budget of over £420m, of which over £140m is research income.
We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. Based in a creative and culturally diverse area of London, we are the only central London university able to offer a completely integrated residential campus, with a 2,000-bed award winning student village at our Mile End home.
The Mile End campus is historically the home of the East London College (later Queen Mary College), which began life in 1887 as the People’s Palace, a philanthropic endeavour to provide east Londoners with education and social activities. It was admitted to the University of London in 1915. Westfield College was founded in 1882 as a pioneering college for the higher education of women, and was granted its Royal Charter in 1932. In 1995, Queen Mary and Westfield merged with two distinguished medical colleges, St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, established in 1843, and England’s first medical school, The London Hospital Medical College which was founded in 1785. Queen Mary has continued to grow and flourish over the years. Notable highlights in recent years include the opening of the award winning Blizard Building at the Whitechapel campus, ArtsTwo, and a new £39m Graduate Centre on the Mile End campus in 2017.
Queen Mary’s institutional strategy 2014-19 sets out ambitious aims and objectives within the context of our institutional values. Detail on the strategy and related sub-strategies can be found via the dedicated micro-site. The University is currently in the process of developing a new strategy.
Queen Mary is a member of the University of London, a federation of some of the world’s leading HEIs, including UCL, LSE, Kings College London and specialist institutions such as the School of Oriental and African Studies and the Royal Academy of Music.
Our integrated teaching, research and residential campus in Mile End is close to the site of the 2012 Olympic Games, and only 15 minutes by tube from central London. Campus buildings overlook the picturesque Regent’s Canal and are in close proximity to the large green spaces of London’s Mile End and Victoria parks. The School of Medicine and Dentistry operates from sites in east (Whitechapel) and central (Charterhouse Square) London, with the world-famous Centre for Commercial Law Studies based in the heart of legal London at Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
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