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Welcome to Queen Mary

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions.

Welcome to Queen Mary

Queen Mary has over 33,000 students on degree programmes and close to 5,400 members of staff. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. We are based in a creative and culturally diverse area of east London and our site in Mile End is one of the largest self-contained residential campuses in the capital.

14thin the world

for quality of research (THE World University Ranking 2024)

Top20% in the UK

for research partnerships and IP & commercialisation (KEF 2023)


of research assessed as internationally excellent or world-leading (REF 2021)

Our research excellence

Queen Mary has made a strategic commitment to the highest quality of research. We have invested in this principle by systematically recruiting the best academics in their disciplines from around the world. The results of the most recent national assessment of research – the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021) – have confirmed our place in the very top group of research-led universities in the UK. We were ranked 5th in the UK for quality of research (THE World University Ranking 2024) with 92% of our research assessed as internationally excellent or world-leading.

Russell Group institution

Queen Mary is one of 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group, that are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, excellent graduate employability and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

High-quality learning experience

Queen Mary offers outstanding students a stimulating, supportive and high-quality learning experience, with access to state-of-the-art facilities and teaching inspired by our world-leading research. The QS World Universities Rankings place us in the top 9% of universities worldwide, and our Dentistry, English and Law courses are ranked in the global top 50 (QS Subject rankings 2022). Learn more about the Queen Mary Education Approach.

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