Queen Mary University of London – UK
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Queen Mary University of London – UK

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the world’s leading universities, with first-class academics delivering inspirational teaching informed by their latest research. The University places great emphasis on ensuring that students are able to pursue rewarding work in a career of their choice when they leave, and they are in the top ten per cent of universities for graduate starting salaries in the UK. They also offer something no other university can – a stunning residential campus in the heart of London’s exciting East End.

Students will be welcomed into a diverse and supportive community of staff and students from all over the world, with a wide variety of life experience. This makes QMUL a place of academic and personal self-discovery. Supporting the student on their journey helps students develop as independent thinkers, ready to make their own contribution to society. All this is just part of what makes QMUL such a special place to study.

QMUL has a distinguished history, dating back to 1123 (the foundation of St Bartholomew’s Hospital) and is now one of the largest colleges of the internationally recognised University of London and in the top 100 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2015).

The University currently has more than 20,000 students, of whom about one third are from overseas. With students and staff from more than 150 countries, this makes for a truly cosmopolitan environment that is welcoming to students from all over the world, being named as “one of the world’s 20 most international universities” in Times Higher Education (2015).

QMUL is the only college in the University of London to have an integrated teaching, research and residential campus in central London. Their main campus in the East End of London is located between the two financial areas of London – The City and Docklands – and is well served by public transport. Studying on campus means that students can experience all of the benefits of a campus community as well as the limitless opportunities of living in one of the safest areas to be a student in London (Complete University Guide ‘Crime in student cities and towns’ 2015).


Teacher at the School of Economics and Finance, QMUL. Credit: Queen Mary University of London.

QMUL – an internationally renowned university

QMUL was named among the top 100 universities in the world in the influential Times Higher Education World University Rankings, after rising nearly 50 places in three years to 98th position in the world and 16th in the UK.

They are one of the UK’s leading research-led universities – in the most recent national assessment of research quality, they were placed 9th in the UK (REF 2014) among multi-faculty universities. This means that the teaching on their programmes is directly inspired by the world-leading research of their academics.

QMUL is one of 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group, that are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, excellent graduate employability and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

The Group, which includes other top universities such as Oxford and Cambridge, attracts the brightest students from all over the world as well as almost two thirds of available research funding in the UK.

The exceptional standards of research and teaching at Russell Group universities means that their graduates are especially valued by employers, founders and universities around the world, giving you a head start when you apply for jobs or further study.

Centre for Commercial Law Studies

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies is based in the heart of legal London at the postgraduate law centre in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. CCLS and the Department of Law are the two departments within the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London.

CCLS has approximately 100 doctoral and 700 LLM and MSc students from some 80 countries and has trained over 10,000 lawyers since its establishment. The students benefit from learning from leading academics who in turn involve experienced practitioners in their teaching teams.

In July 2016 CCLS will launche a Dual LLM along with Singapore Management University wherein students spend time in both Singapore and London and receive degree awards from both institutions after the 15 month programme.  Further details on the QMUL-SMU Dual LLM can be found here.



School of Economics and Finance

The School of Economics and Finance is located in Queen Mary’s main campus in Mile End, a creative and culturally diverse area in the heart of east London, close to the London financial district.

The faculty members are recognised experts in their fields, and their research has impact on policy making and the public debate. The breadth and depth of their expertise enable QMUL to offer courses and PhD supervision in all major areas of Economics and Finance.

QMUL is the only university in London with a self-contained campus. Students are able to live in award-winning accommodation in the Student Village at Mile End, whilst benefiting from the friendly campus atmosphere, close proximity to lectures, as well as the excitement of London life.

Graduate education in the School is organized around several Masters programmes and a structured doctoral programme. The University’s research culture is fostered by two weekly seminars for invited speakers and regular international conferences.

A number of scholarships are available for International Students ranging from £3,000 – £10,000.  Further details can be found here.

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