About us

About Queen Mary University of London

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

Our reformer heritage informs our conviction that great ideas can and should come from anywhere. It’s an approach that has brought results across the globe, from the communities of east London to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

Students in lecture theatre

Queen Mary offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across the full disciplinary spectrum, including in subjects that you don’t always find at a Russell Group university.

Queen Mary Graduation

Queen Mary is a truly global university. We have five campuses at our home in London but also sites in China, Malta and Paris.

Barts Cancer Institute research

Our reformer heritage informs our conviction that great ideas can and should come from anywhere. The outcomes of our research are felt around the world, and are reflected in our excellent teaching.


Queen Mary grew from the great charitable institutions of London's East End, with a history dating back to 1785.

Our community

The diverse profile of our undergraduate students in London is distinctive for a Russell Group university and any research-leading university across the world:

  • 11 per cent are from the EU
  • 39 per cent are from non-EU overseas countries
  • 90 per cent are from state schools
  • 70 per cent are BAME
  • 57 per cent are the first in their family to enter Higher Education.