Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions. We have over 25,000 students, close to 4,500 members of staff and an annual turnover of £462m. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. We are based in a creative and culturally diverse area of east London and our site in Mile End is one of the largest self-contained residential campuses in the capital.
|Type||Public research university|
|Established||1785 – London Hospital Medical College
1843 – St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College
1882 – Westfield College
1887 – East London
|Endowment||£37.3 million (2020)|
|Budget||£507.6 million (2019–20)|
|Chancellor||Anne, Princess Royal|
|Location||London, England, United Kingdom|
Queen Mary has a long, proud and distinctive history built on four historic institutions stretching back to 1785 and beyond. Our founding institutions are: St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, London Hospital Medical College, Westfield College and Queen Mary College.
All four institutions were founded to improve the lives of people with less privilege. St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College and The London Hospital Medical College were established to improve the health of the local communities in the City and east London. Westfield College and Queen Mary College provided education to women and working class communities in the East End, respectively, at a time when these groups faced extreme barriers to education.