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Study flexibly and online

Join a global community and get the skills and knowledge you need to progress your career.

Why study with us?

In today’s fast-moving, ever-changing world, we at Queen Mary understand that for you to invest your time to study with us, the programmes we have on offer must be of the highest quality and relevance. We know you would expect nothing less than world-class teaching, delivered by leading academics and professionals at the top of their game. Our aim is not just to meet your expectations but to exceed them.

The distance learning format appealed to my work/life balance. It was very beneficial being able to continue to work and place what I was learning into the international media context within which I work. The ability to be able to study during the hours that suit me made this work. 
Keith Parsons, International Relations MA 

At Queen Mary, you can expect an outstanding education at a top university in a supportive and inspiring environment. It is our commitment to maintaining ground-breaking research, outstanding teaching, excellent graduate employability and links with business and the public sector that have earned us a place in the prestigious Russell Group.

The Group attracts some of 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, which will give you a head start when you apply for jobs or further study.

Find out more in our quick-guide to the Russell Group:

Benefits of studying with a Russell Group uni

Research excellence and innovation

Queen Mary facilitates world-leading research across all academic schools and departments, with an impressive track record of initiating exciting and innovative interdisciplinary collaborations. By joining one of our masters programmes, you will be part of a thriving research community, with access to some of the most brilliant minds in your discipline.

International outlook


QMUL is committed to ensuring that our international students receive the best possible educational, cultural, and social experiences on offer. We are proud to host such a diverse and talented group of international scholars, and believe this is testament to the high quality of our teaching and research, as well the international character of the QMUL community.
Professor David Sadler, Vice Principal (International)

To join Queen Mary is to become part of a truly global community. Thirty five per cent of QMUL students are from outside the UK, and the university boasts an impressive international teaching body, with more than a third of our staff coming from overseas. Our partnerships and activities around the world allow us to deliver teaching and research with an international dimension and impact.

Student experience

Current student Padraig Downey tells us why he chose to study online with Queen Mary, and about the friendships he's developed with fellow students:

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