Queen Mary, University of London

Queen Mary, University of London

Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) (until 2000 Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London and still called that in its charter and occasionally still abbreviated to QMW) is the fourth largest College of the University of London. It is organised into four faculties: Arts; Engineering and Mathematical Sciences; Law and Social Sciences; and Natural Sciences, in addition to Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

It is a research-based university, with a strong international reputation, and with twenty-four percent of its students coming from abroad. Queen Mary incorporates several leading international research units such as the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials, as well as many centres for medical and dental teaching and research. In particular the university is very highly rated for Law, Medicine and Dentistry. The School of Law boasts renowned academics and practitioners as its lecturers. It has been given a five star (highest) rating in an RAE assessment. QMUL is known for student employability, The Sunday Times ranked it second highest for graduate starting salaries.


Queen Mary's origins are in the mergers over the years of four older colleges: Queen Mary College, Westfield College, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College and the London Hospital Medical College. In 1989 Queen Mary merged with Westfield College to form Queen Mary & Westfield College. Although teaching had begun at the London Hospital Medical College in 1785, it was not part of QMUL until 1995. In that year the two medical schools merged together and into QMW to form the School of Medicine and Dentistry, although to a large extent a separate Barts and The London identity has been maintained. In 2000, the college adopted the present title of Queen Mary, University of London for day to day purposes, although the official name in the charter has not been changed.

The college was ranked as the world's 100th best higher education institution by The Times Higher Education Supplement in 2004, but moved down to joint 112th place in 2005, alongside Humboldt University of Berlin. In 2006, it had moved back up to be joint 99th. The Times Higher Education Supplement's separate table for the top 100 international Universities in Arts and Humanities subjects included Queen Mary in joint 21st place in the world, alongside University College London. In addition, The Guardian Newspaper's League Tables placed it 12th in the UK in 2005, 42nd by The Times, 28th in 2006. Queen Mary has also been ranked the sixth best UK university for student employability - with the second highest UK graduate starting salary. In 2007 University Ranking published by The Times Higher Education Supplement, it was ranked the world's 149th best higher education institution, along with City University of Hong Kong.

Courses offered

Biological and Chemical Sciences
Business and Management
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Design and Innovation
e-Commerce, Computing and Communications
Electronic Engineering
Film Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials
Mathematical Sciences
Medical-Related Subjects
Medicine and Dentistry
Natural Sciences

Foundation courses:
International foundation course
Science and Engineering Foundation Programme

Queen Mary University of London ranked:

149th in the 2007 THES-QS World University Ranking

160th in the 2008 THES-QS World University Ranking

164th in the 2009 THES-QS World University Ranking

147th in the 2010 QS World University Ranking

172th in the 2011 QS World University Ranking

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