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Where you'll be studying

Where you'll be studying

London is a cultural, artistic and economic powerhouse, a city where amazing food from around the world is never far away, and where historic streets are waiting to be explored and spill their secrets.


There’s so much to do, it is a world city, and so you have the world at your fingertips. This year London was rated the best students’ city in the world*. And it definitely comes across that way. *QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2023
— Talhah Atcha, President of the Student's Union, Global Health, Law and Governance MSc (2019)

East London

East London is easily one of the most vibrant parts of the city. It’s international and bustling – a place where new ideas spring up and great things take shape. We’re proud to be an East London university, and can’t wait to show you what that means.

It’s great that Queen Mary is a campus based uni in East London, where it’s not only the centre of entrepreneurial startup tech and creative, but also very artistic. You can always find something that suits you.
— Miranda Xie, International Education rep for Student's Union

London is open

From history, culture, fantastic food to good times, your London life is ready and waiting for you!

London is Open

Getting here and getting around

London is an incredible city to live in, and your time here will give you plenty of opportunities to explore. Getting around has never been easier, and our two largest campuses, Mile End and Whitechapel, are well connected to the rest of the city, UK, and further afield. Mile End campus is just five minutes’ walk from two Tube stations and several bus routes stop right outside campus.

On either campus, you’re just a short journey away from Oxford Circus, Leicester Square, King’s Cross Station, and the rest of London’s amazing sights. If you’re going abroad, London City Airport is just over 30 minutes’ away on public transport.

The location allows you take advantage of the many opportunities to study abroad that Queen Mary offers.

Students sitting by canal
Students walking by graffiti

Gain experience and get ahead

Studying in London will give you many opportunities to get ahead when it comes to your career.

Queen Mary’s main campus in Mile End is less than 20 minutes from the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Tech City, offering you amazing opportunities to reach employers and some of the world's most exciting complanies.

Many Schools can help you find internships and work placements, and our Careers and Enterprise team runs an award-winning work experience programme, taking full advantage of our links to businesses and organisations across London. Develop your skills, strengthen job applications and stand out from the crowd with work experience and internships – we’re ready to support you. 

Be the one who puts their skills to the test

Industrial placements can boost your communication, problem solving and team working skills, but most importantly, they offer you a taste of working life. You’ll see day-to-day how the industry works and how different skills are put to use. It looks fantastic on your CV and lets you combine your studying with new skills and ways of understanding the subject.

If you opt for a degree with a year in industry, normally you’ll spend the Year in Industry / Professional Placement after your second year of study. If you’re eager to boost your career and really start to understand your chosen industry, a placement could be for you. Whatever you choose, our Careers and Enterprise service will work with you to make sure you can get some work experience while you’re here.


Freshers students standing by Thames River
Students sitting around table

Everyone could be the one

At Queen Mary, we believe that everyone could be the one that makes a difference. We are proud to be part of the Russell Group, an association of 24 world-leading research-intensive universities in the UK. We believe passionately that the more diverse our students are, the more powerful our ideas become. Living in London, you will get a truly global education. By the end of your degree, you will have friends and contacts across the world.

As a Queen Mary student, you can use the University of London’s central facilities, including Student Central and the Senate House Library. In addition, there are museums, galleries and libraries, which will support your learning and are often free.

Inside the Senate House library
Students laughing on campus

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