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Address and Location
Based in the heart of London’s East End, Queen Mary’s main campus is in Mile End with offshoots in Whitechapel, Holborn, and Smithfield. The campus is well served with tube and bus routes and the onsite accommodation offers canal-side living and views down to Canary Wharf.Queen Mary University of London Mile End Road London E1 4NS T: +44 (0)20 7882 5555
Background and History
Queen Mary is the result of many mergers of smaller colleges over the years and can trace it routes back to the mid-Victorian period when there was a desire to improve the lives of those living in London’s East End. Queen Mary College, Westfield College, St. Bartholomew’s Medical College and the London Hospital Medical College have all merged to form Queen Mary which became part of the University of London in 1915.
Location and Accessibility
By Rail: The nearest tube station is Mile End on the District, Hammersmith and City and Central lines. Connections to the national rail network are available at Liverpool Street station, which is also on the Central line.
By Road: Queen Mary is outside the congestion charging zone so less of a hassle to visit by car than some other London universities, although still not advisable due to traffic and parking issues. Numerous buses are available that go along Mile End Road and stop at the university.
Most facilities are wheelchair friendly and accommodation is available designed for usage by people with disabilities.
What’s on offer
BA, BSc, BEng, MEng, MA, MSc, LLM, MBA, Graduate (Conversion) Diploma, Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate, MRes, MPhil, PhD.
Entry requirements vary greatly by subject, examples include:
Biological Sciences: BBB-ABB at A-level
Law: A*AA at A-level
Medicine: AAAb at A-level and the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)
Vocational qualifications and other qualifications (IB etc) are considered on a case by case basis, the admissions office should be contacted for further information.
Go on to work / study
Employed after 6 months
Average UCAS points
Lowest UCAS points
1st Class degree
Means-tested Queen Mary Bursaries are available to home students as well as the National Scholarship Programme. Excellence Scholarships worth £3,000 are available in the Science and Modern Foreign Languages and further scholarships are available for medical and dentistry students.
Queen Mary graduates have the second highest starting salaries in the country, boosted by the amount of medical and dental graduates and the high quality of their science and law degrees. Access is available to the largest university careers service in the country, run centrally through the University of London.
Total Students: 16,919
Male-to-female student ratio: 48:52
Student-to-staff ratio: 13.6:1
Overall completion rate: 89%
Percentage of students going straight into employment: 71.7%
2012 League Table ranking: 37
* Notable alumni include J.G Ballard, Pete Doherty and the lead singer of Iron Maiden.
* In WW2 the entire college was evacuated to Cambridge where is shared facilities with King’s College.
* The East End location makes it a cheaper alternative to the central London universities.
*The hectic pace of living in the capital is not for everyone, however nearby Regents Canal, Mile End Park and Victoria Park should help you find some tranquil respite.
*If you’re keen on the sciences or medicine why not consider King’s or Imperial, which are also strong in these subjects.