Queen Mary is part of the University of London and studying at QMUL means studying in an innovative and exciting learning environment in the middle of the world’s most diverse city. At Queen Mary the focus is on attaining excellence in four key areas: education, employability, student engagement and learning environment.
Queen Mary, University of London is truly a global university with a diverse student community of over 160 nationalities and international campuses in China, Malta and Paris, in addition to the five vibrant and centrally located campuses in London.
QMUL is extremely popular with international students and there are strong reasons why. Find out more about the University below and if you want to study at Queen Mary, University of London, you can start your applications for September 2021 with an SI-UK consultation today.
Five Reasons to Study at Queen Mary
1. Located in London
London is the best student city in the world and is also ranked in the world top 3 cities for employer activity (QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2019). As a global city, London is a hub for the arts, technology, finance and business. One of the world’s most historic places, London offers great opportunities and a perfect learning environment to international students.
Queen Mary is located in East London, one of the most vibrant parts of the city. It is surrounded by an international community and situated at a convenient distance from the Tech City technology cluster and the financial centres of Canary Wharf and the City. QMUL is a campus based university in the world’s best international city which is why students get the best of both worlds.
2. Career and Enterprise
All international students at Queen Mary University of London have access to their careers and enterprise services. The careers team provides support to QMUL graduates upto two years after graduation for finding jobs or continuing further studies. The QM Careers Hub and other online resources help students find jobs and work experience while the enterprise services offer a range of funding opportunities, support and start-up visas for entrepreneurial ventures.
At QMUL, 92% of the graduates are in work or further studies within six months of graduating (DHLE 2016/17). Queen Mary students have gone on to work with the world’s most recognised organisations such as Accenture, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, Financial times, BBC and BAE Systems.
3. Outstanding Student Experience
International students at QMUL are guaranteed accommodation in Queen Mary halls of residence or withe the university housing partners. The majority of undergraduate accommodation is at the Mile end campus with a whole range of options to suit different student budgets. Affordable living options in self-catering residences along with 24-hour student reception, student support services and maintenance make up for a safe and great student experience.
- Sports Clubs and Student Societies
Students get access to world class sports facilities at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, just 10 minutes away from the main Mile End campus. There are plenty of options to practice the sport of your choice with more than 60 sports clubs to choose from. With over 300 diverse societies and a host of activities and events organised all round the year, students never run out of options to stay busy and happy.
- Campus Facilities
Queen Mary has five different campuses in London in Mile End, Holborn, Whitechapel, Charterhouse Square and West Smithfield, all of which are close to Central London. Students have facilities such as shops, banks, restaurants, cafes, gym, bookstores and bars on campus. They also have easy access to galleries, theatres, museums, cinemas and parks, all in the surrounding areas.
4. Global Rankings & Reputation
- Ranked 12th in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)
- Ranked 110th in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)
- Queen Mary is 19th in the UK and 114th worldwide (QS Subject Rankings 2021)
- Ranked in the top 20 institutions in the world for international outlook (THE 2020)
- 9 Nobel Prize winners among QMUL’s former staff and students
- Ranked fifth in the UK for quality of research outputs (REF 2014)
5. Russell Group University
As a member of the elite Russell Group of universities in the UK, Queen Mary is recognised for its world-class research and is ranked 5th in the UK for research output (REF 2014). For a research-leading Russell Group university, QMUL has one of the most distinct and diverse undergraduate student communities.
Graduates from Russell Group universities are said to earn 10% more than other university graduates over a lifetime. The outcomes of QMUL’s high quality research output are reflected in its teaching. The University has a strong research industry income and have invested £105m on new facilities in the past 5 years.