We're ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2021).
Queen Mary University of London places 114th in the world and 19th in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2021).
Our School of Law is ranked 8th in the UK (Guardian 2021).
We take pride in our teaching and research and have made a strategic commitment to the highest quality of research across a wide range of subjects. We have invested in this principle by systematically recruiting the best academics in their disciplines from around the world.
Record of excellence
Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) – the most recent national assessment of research confirmed our place in the top group of research-led universities in the UK. We ranked 9th overall in the UK among multi-faculty universities and 5th in the UK for the percentage of 3* and 4* research outputs.
Russell Group institution – we are one of 24 leading UK universities committed to maintaining the best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, excellent graduate employability and unrivalled links with business and the public sector. Find out more about the Russell Group:
Highly regarded - we're ranked 35th in the UK in the Complete University Guide for 2021.
Award winners – we have nine Nobel Prize-winners amongst our former staff and students, and over 55 academy and society fellows amongst current academic staff.
Public engagement – we were the first institution to be awarded the Engage Watermark Gold Award for excellence in public engagement.