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We're ranked 21st in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2024).



21st in the UK - QS World University Rankings 2024 11th in the UK for law, Guardian University Guide 2024 Joint 7th in the UK for research quality, 2021 REF assessment

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

Queen Mary was ranked joint 7th in the UK for the quality of its research in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment. 92% of the University's research was assessed as internationally excellent or world-leading.  

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:

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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.