Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a research university and constituent college of the University of London, dating back to the foundation of London Hospital Medical College in 1785. Based in Mile End in the East End of London, Queen Mary is organised into three faculties – the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

A member of the Russell Group of leading British research universities, Queen Mary is a major centre for medical teaching and research and is part of UCL Partners, the world’s largest academic health science centre. Times Higher Education ranks Queen Mary 48th in its 2018 ranking of European universities, and it was ranked 15th in the Times Higher Education Best Universities in the UK 2017. There are eight Nobel Laureates amongst Queen Mary’s alumni and current and former staff.

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