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Queen Mary University of London: Ranking, Admissions and Tuition

    Queen Mary University of London (Queen Mary) is a renowned world-leading institution in the UK, based at five campuses across east and central London. Founded in 1989, Queen Mary University of London is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the metropolis of London (population range of more than 5,000,000 inhabitants). Queen Mary now offers over 240 degree programmes across three faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine and Dentistry and Science and Engineering

    It is ranked 17th in the European Teaching rankings by the Times Higher Education in 2019 and was the very first Russell Group institution to deliver degree apprenticeship programmes.

    The institution strives to provide students with the ideal learning environment and has invested GBP 105 million to expand and build out facilities over the past five years. From a recent redevelopment of the engineering building that introduces brand new, state-of-the-art robotics facilities, to the UK’s first new dental school in over forty years, Queen Mary is constantly improving its student offerings. Presently home to more than 20,000 students from 162 nationalities, Queen Mary boasts a hugely diverse student population with 44% of  total student community being international students. It’s award-winning careers service offer at students with the opportunity to book one-to-one careers appointments with trained advisors and attend events to meet employers from all over the UK. This has led to Queen Mary being ranked 10th in the UK for the highest graduate starting salaries by the Sunday Times Good University Guide.

    Researchers at Queen Mary have been recognized for their work to influence areas such as cancer treatment and astronomy. In fact, Queen Mary was ranked 5th in the UK for the quality of research outputs (i.e. at 3* and 4* level) in the latest REF2014 exercise.

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    Queen Mary is one of the UK’s top ranked Universities and was recently ranked among the top 100 universities in the world in the latest survey of the QS World University Rankings. Similarly, the Times Higher Education ranked Queen Mary at 9th among multi-faculty institutions in the UK.

    Average tuition fees per year

    Undergraduate: £22,150

    Postgraduate: £18,780

    Costs per year

    Living costs: £12,600

    Campus accommodation: £6,935

    • Engineering & technology
      • Chemical Engineering
      • Civil Engineering
      • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
      • General Engineering
      • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Business & economics
      • Economics & Econometrics
      • Accounting & Finance
      • Business & Management
    • Arts & humanities
      • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
      • Art, Performing Arts & Design
      • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Social sciences
      • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
      • Geography
      • Communication & Media Studies
    • Physical sciences
      • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
      • Physics & Astronomy
      • Mathematics & Statistics
      • Chemistry
    • Law
      • Law
    • Life sciences
      • Biological Sciences
    • Psychology
      • Psychology
    • Computer science
      • Computer Science
    • Clinical, pre-clinical & health
      • Medicine & Dentistry
      • Other Health


    How to apply

    Step 1

    Students must select their preferred course of study from Queen Mary’s list of undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

    Step 2

    Queen Mary currently accepts a broad range of overseas qualifications. Students must check for their country/region information to find out whether they have the right qualifications or otherwise. 

    Step 3

    International students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the undergraduate programmes for which they have applied. Students should visit the university’s website for the full list of English language requirements.

    Step 4

    All undergraduate applications should be made via UCAS and postgraduate applications should be made online.

    For further information on entry requirements and details on application students are encouraged to visit the University’s website.


    Student support

    From mentoring to financial guidance schemes, the university offers lots of advice and support to help its students navigate the different stages of student life and fulfil their career potential.

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    There are various sources of funding available for international students at Queen Mary. These include external sources of funding and a significant package of competitive Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas. Its database enables you to search for available scholarships via school/country or both.

    Academic support

    From learning student buddy schemes to development workshops, there are many supports available to help students make the transition to their new level of study. Queen Mary also offers opportunities for students to enhance their degree, including the chance to learn a new language or study abroad.

    Career support

    The university prepares and guides students during and after school. Graduates benefit from work experience opportunities and postgraduate study.

    Counselling service

    Therapists  and school counselors offer a range of different types of support including, group therapy, one-to-one counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, and workshops on specific topics like exam anxiety or stress management.

    Student support contacts

    Every school or faculty at Queen Mary University of London has a dedicated Student Support Contact who are ready to offer students advice on matters that affect them.

    Student Enquiry Centre

    Queen Mary’s Student Enquiry Centre is the place for students to get assistance with specific queries they might have whilst studying there. This can be anything from internships to student records to immigration.

    Disability and Dyslexia Service

    The university has a dedicated center to help students with specific learning difficulties, disabilities and mental health issues.

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    Language Centre

    The university runs a series of programmes and courses in academic English, modern languages and applied linguistics. Offered at foundation, pre-masters and pre-sessional levels, these courses are designed to help international students prepare for study.

    Teaching quality

    Queen Mary is among the 24 leading UK universities represented by the prestigious Russell Group, that are highly committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, excellent graduate employability track record and unrivalled links with the private and public sectors.

    Queen Mary offers students an incredibly supportive and high-quality learning experience, with teaching inspired by world-leading researchers in various fields. Queen Mary ranks second in London among Russell Group universities in terms of student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018), with a number of its subject areas receiving over 90 per cent for overall satisfaction including German, drama, medicine, history and Iberian studies.

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    Queen Mary’s teaching methods are varied based on subjects or departments. As well as lectures, students may also experience small group teaching:  seminars, tutorials,exercise classes, workshops and problem-based learning (PBL) sessions (for medicine and some materials courses). Most students will also get the chance to work on group projects – this is useful experience for the real world of work, where teamwork ability and collaboration are highly prized.

    All students are encouraged to develop the skills of independent study and students will get good experience of this working on reports, peer work, essays, projects, final year dissertations and general reading around the subject.

    The university’s Learning Development service teaches students a range of workshops on aspects like organizational skills and note-taking.  and also runs tutorials on any aspect of study plus drop-in maths support regularly

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