With students from over 160 countries, Queen Mary is one of the most internationally diverse institutions in the world.
We are proud to trace the roots of today’s Queen Mary University of London back to the great charitable institutions of the city’s East End.
The London Hospital Medical College was founded in 1785, as part of The London Infirmary that served the poor. The People’s Palace opened in 1887, and brought accessible education, culture, and recreation to the East End – uncovering so much ability that technical education soon blossomed into academic excellence in science, arts, and the humanities. St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College can trace its history back nearly 900 years to 1123, the reign of Henry I.
- Our history dates back to 1785, with the founding of England’s first medical school at the Royal London Hospital.
- We are a Russell Group university, operating across five campuses in London and at sites across Europe and Asia.
- We have over 28,000 students and more than 4,400 members of staff.
- Our students are drawn from over 160 nationalities: approximately 11 per cent are from the EU and 37 per cent are from non-EU overseas countries.
- We have nine Nobel Prize winners among our former staff and students.