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Queen Mary University of London is a Russell Group university with a focus on world-leading research and open inclusivity. Studying your postgraduate degree with us means that you will work with renowned academics at the forefront of their field and become part of our vibrant London community. Whether you want to further explore your chosen academic subject, advance your career or broaden your employment options, a postgraduate degree from Queen Mary could open up doors for you.
Discover our extensive range of postgraduate qualifications, with full time, part time and online options available at one of our open events, or search our course finder.
Queen Mary consistently ranks highly in UK university rankings. This year Queen Mary once again ranked in the UK's top 20 in the QS World University Rankings 2020 and also climbed six places in this year's Complete University Guide rankings.
In the latest Graduate Outcomes survey, 95% of our postgraduate and PhD graduates are in graduate-level employment or further study within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes survey 2020).
Our London location and position between The City, Canary Wharf and the Olympic Park means we're in the perfect location if you're looking to enhance your career and get ahead in the highly competitive job market and our Career and Enterprise team are here to help you get the skills and work experience you need for today's competitive job market. They can support you with your career planning and connect you to employers through careers fairs, sector tasters, internships and our online vacancy board.
We continually invest in our campuses to ensure that all our students have access to the most up-to-date teaching and research facilities.
You can take advantage of our dedicated Graduate Centre which offers 7,700 sqm of learning and teaching space including a 200-seat lecture theatre, a landscaped courtyard, a student enterprise ‘hub’, and 24-hour work areas tailored specifically to the needs and working patterns of postgraduates.
Each year we offer a generous support package of scholarships, bursaries and studentships to newly-qualified postgraduate applicants. Last year we awarded scholarships and studentships to a total of over £10 million. This year we will be making a similar investment to support the next generation of research students. Awards are available to both home and overseas students. Find out more about funding your Masters and funding your PhD.
The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences is one of the largest departments at Queen Mary University of London's Mile End campus.
We are committed to excellence in research and teaching and provide a supportive and friendly environment for staff and students.
The School of Business and Management was established in 2002 with a staff of five, and has quickly made a name for itself as a cutting-edge research department. The School now employs more than 30 academic staff, and expects to grow more in the near future. Situated between the two financial centres of the City of London and Canary Wharf, the School is in a prime position for students who aspire to a career in business management.
All of our programmes focus on developing your ability to make relevant critical analyses and evaluations. Within the School, this is achieved through the investigation of modern business issues and management techniques. Our major research focuses include Equality and Diversity, and Globalisation. The School contributes to many joint programmes, covering the essentials of business and management across a wide variety of disciplines.
We encourage applications from graduates from diverse fields, who seek to gain business management knowledge. Graduates with first and higher degree qualifications in Business Management have excellent job prospects in industry, finance and commerce as well as in the public sector and charities. We have excellent links with the corporate world, which we use both as a source of advice and as an occasional special input into our teaching.
Entry to the School’s MA and MSc programmes is dependent on a good upper-second-class degree at undergraduate level (or overseas equivalent). For entry into the MSc in International Human Resource Management and Employment Relations, a first degree in social science related subject, such as sociology, psychology, business, management, politics, economics or law is required. Consideration will also be given to good arts’ graduates. There is no formal deadline for applications, but courses generally start to fill up by the middle of March each year. The School reserves the right not to process applications which arrive later than 15 August. Students whose first language is not English are required to have skills to a recognized standard (see below).
Proficiency in English
Students whose first language is not English must be able to demonstrate English language skills to a recognised standard of minimum IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. Evidence must be provided with application forms. Local British Council Offices can advise on suitable courses. with application forms. Local British Council Offices can advise on suitable courses must be provided. Students who have an IELTS score of 6.5or equivalent (including 6.0 for writing) will be accepted subject to their satisfactorily completing a pre-sessional English Language course run by the College. Courses are of up to three modules and run for four, eight or twelve-weeks between July and September.
For further information and advice about the most appropriate courses to take, please contact: The Learning Development and Continuing Education Unit Alan Hart Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 2830email: email@example.com or Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 2827Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 7923email: firstname.lastname@example.org/elss/presessional/
These courses are also open to, and
recommended for, students who meet the required standard but wish to improve their English Language skills prior to commencing Masters degree course, as it will make their Masters year significantly easier and more enjoyable. Masters fees will be discounted by the cost of one English language module, currently £820, for students who satisfactorily complete a pre-sessional English language course at Queen Mary and take up a Masters programme with the School of Business and Management.
The Institute of Dentistry at Barts and The London, School of Medicine and Dentistry has a long history of innovation in dental education and research. The Dental School of The London Hospital Medical College was formed in 1911. The Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry was formed in 1995 and merged with Queen Mary, University of London in the same year.
The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise results saw Barts and The London join Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College and University College London in the top 5 medical and dental schools in England for quality of research. The School was ranked first in London, ahead of University College, Imperial College and King’s College.
The Institute of Dentistry shares the vision of Queen Mary that learning takes place in a research environment that enriches the teaching process. It acknowledges its location in London's East End, embracing the potential this offers for teaching and learning. We offer a friendly, focused and successful environment for postgraduate study.
The Sunday Times University Guide 2008 says:
"Queen Mary is a frontline institution within a globally excellent university. It offers a campus base for students in a parkside location, yet it lies just minutes from central London. Its teaching excellence spans dentistry, science, social science and arts subjects and its research profile is even better."
The Atlas of tooth development presents developments we are contributing toward estimating age in Archaeology, Anthropology, Forensic Odontology and Clinical Paediatric Dentistry.
The School of Economics and Finance has always had a strong commitment to teaching and research of the highest possible quality and this is reflected in various national and international quality indicators:
* 94% and 96% students satisfaction in, respectively, economics and finance study (National Student Survey 2015)
* 3rd in London and 17th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2016
* 3rd in London and 17th in the UK in the Sunday Times University Guide 2016
* 3rd in London and top 20 in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2016
* 6th in the UK in the Times Good University Guide 2014
* 96% of our graduates are in work or further study within 6 months of graduation (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2013)
* MSc Investment and Finance ranked 6th for Careers and ranked in the Financial Times Global top 40 (Financial Times: Masters in Finance Pre-experience 2015)
We offer a range of Masters programmes – MSc and MRes- delivered by world-class academics at the forefront of research and teaching in economics and finance.
We have built a reputation for our blend of academic and practical approaches to teaching, with invaluable contributions from respected City practitioners and industry experts enabling students to gain both practical insights, along with the theories and concepts behind topical issues.
Professional body associations and partnerships
Recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Financial Services by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), our MSc programmes also have accreditations and exemptions with the Chartered Financial Analyst UK (CFA), the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), and the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI), as well as a partnership with Frontier Economics – Europe’s leading economic consultancy. These associations demonstrate the exceptional standard of our programmes.
We provide access to excellent facilities to enhance the learning experience of our students. These include:
• Real Time Data/Trading Software: access to Reuters and Bloomberg trading terminals (in our designated trading room) as well as Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation (TWS) and FXCM FX Trading Station.
• Time Series Data Software: A full range of economic and financial data is available through DataStream, Macrobond and the WRDS platform (including Bankscope and CRSP).
• Statistical Analysis Software: A wide range of Econometric software including Eviews, Stata, Matlab, Gauss.
• Free online access to The Economist and the Financial Times.
• Additional optional modules: designed to equip students with further practical training, key technical skills and improve employability prospects.
Careers and opportunities
Our dedicated careers consultant runs a regular programme of careers events, workshops and drop in sessions designed to equip students with a knowledge of job options, provide networking opportunities with recruiters and the chance to meet many banking and finance organisations on campus.
Our academics and City practitioners also work in well-recognised financial institutions leading to plentiful opportunities to network and establish relationships to lead to employment and internship opportunities.
An ideal location
Close to London’s main financial districts – the City of London and Canary Wharf, we provide the ideal location in which to live, study and find career opportunities.
Queen Mary is a major international research university, which is part of the world-famous University of London. The campus is situated in a historic, vibrant and multicultural part of London.
In the National Student Survey of 2011 the School of Engineering and Materials performed exceptionally well:
-Department of Materials, #1 in UK
-Department of Aerospace Engineering, #2 in UK
-Department of Mechanical Engineering, #5 in UK
The School of Engineering and Materials was formed in January 2007, combining the expertise of academics in both Engineering and Materials departments. Our postgraduate degrees are designed to equip you with the skills for a wide range of careers. The engineering and scientific skills you gain are highly valued by employers in all sectors of industry and academia.
The School of Engineering and Materials has excellent laboratories to facilitate both research and learning. The aeronautical lab has a large number of low and high speed wind tunnels used for teaching and research. Recently we acquired an advanced facility for teaching and research for flight simulation and control. The department has a strong research tradition in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in general and in particular in aerodynamics and acoustics. The computational labs are well-equipped with desktops and workstations. This is supplemented by our medium size computing clusters and advanced large scale cluster.
The School of English and Drama brings together two of Queen Mary's outstanding departments: the Department of English and the Department of Drama.
Both departments are large and dynamic centres of research excellence. Our staff have national and international reputations for excellence. Due to the outstanding quality of our academic's research, we were ranked first out of all UK Drama departments in the last National Research Exercise and fifth out of all UK English departments in the last National Research Exercise. Our researchers are also committed to excellence in teaching, as evidenced by our high scores in student satisfaction.
Queen Mary offers the perfect location to study drama or literature. As a student at a London university, you will have access to the city's many theatres, galleries, museums, libraries, and other cultural resources. And as a student of a campus university, you will benefit from a close-knit campus community located on the picturesque Regent's Canal.
For more information about the School, see our website: www.sed.qmul.ac.uk
The School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London, is recognised as an international centre for excellence in teaching and research. In the government's teaching quality assessment programme we have been graded 'excellent'. Almost 80 per cent of the School’s research outputs (books and articles) are rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) placing it 5th in the UK for this measure. Scores increased across all areas and the School is ranked joint 11th for geography in the UK overall (REF 2014).
The School’s postgraduate school grows apace. We offer an attractive range of masters programmes that reflect the distinctive research strengths of the department:
- MA/MRes Cities and Cultures
- MA/MSc/MRes Geography
- MA/MRes Global Development Futures
- MSc Environmental Science by Research
- MSc Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments (PgCert and PgDip options)
- MA London Studies (PgCert option)
We offer MRes Geography, MRes Cities and Cultures for those students undertaking the ESRC 1+3 award (masters followed by PhD). Queen Mary University of London is an Economic and Social Research (ESRC)-funded Doctoral Training Centre.
London Social Science Consortium - www.londonsocialscience.org.uk
* Please visit www.geog.qmul.ac.uk for further information about the School or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/QMULGeography
* For Masters Admissions visit www.geog.qmul.ac.uk/admissions/masters/index.html
We are one of the largest history departments in London and offer a very wide range of degree courses and research opportunities.
We provide first-rate teaching fuelled by cutting-edge research within a friendly, welcoming atmosphere with an emphasis on student support. RAE 2008 has ranked Queen Mary among the top 15 research universities in the UK. The History department, having entered all of its academic staff performed very well with nearly a third of our research rated as 'world leading' and nearly two-thirds as 'internationally excellent' or better.
On our website you can find out more about the undergraduate and postgraduate courses that we teach, about our staff and their research, about events taking place at Queen Mary and elsewhere, and about our latest news.
Queen Mary has an active and flourishing interest in graduate work in Film Studies, leading to the degrees of MA, MPhil and PhD. The Department of Film Studies is one of the leading centres for graduate film study in London and benefits also from its close collaborative links with staff and graduate students at several other institutions of the University of London, such as the SOAS, Goldsmiths College, Birkbeck College, Royal Holloway, UCL and KCL.
From the earliest days of British cinematic history, most British studios were in London. The capital remains the part of Britain where film is most available for study – through the British Film Institute, including the BFI Southbank, National Library and National Archive, which are all a short tube journey away from Queen Mary. The research ethos of the Department of Film Studies is further developed through a lively programme of graduate seminars and lectures by distinguished film specialist guest speakers, including our public Hitchcock Lecture series. Past speakers have included Richard Dyer, Douglas Pye, Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, Christine Gledhill, Richard Allen, Kevin Brownlow, Diane Negra, and Laura Mulvey and Annette Kuhn. Talks have also been given by directors José Luis Borau, Karel Reisz, Claude Sautet and Jean-Paul Rappeneau, by Spanish actress Eulalia Ramón, and by Hollywood star Betsy Blair.
In addition to these activities, members of the Department have been responsible for organising major international conferences, including symposia celebrating the centenaries of the births of Luis Buñuel and David Lean, on the life and work of Lindsay Anderson, and on place and space in film. These events are regarded as an integral part of the research culture in film, and introduce MA and PhD students at the College to filmmakers and scholars working in the discipline.
The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film is situated in the ArtsOne Building on the University’s main campus at Mile End, with its own AV facilities, including a state-of-the-art cinema for screenings, lectures and research seminars, a studio space for practical production shooting, and two editing rooms and a sound studio for post-production work. The University library contains an extensive collection of English and foreign language films on DVD and video and offers private viewing facilities to support students’ research. Reflecting many years of teaching and research in this area, the library also has a large collection of books and journals on film, and corporate memberships which enable Queen Mary students to use the University of London Library and the British Film Institute Library.
The School offers Bursaries to cover tuition fees the home rate and are awarded to well-qualified MA applicants. If you wish to be considered for a bursary, including an AHRC award (if eligible), we recommend that you apply for an MA Programme, before mid-February, for entry to the next academic year starting at the end of September. The deadline (normally mid-February) will be announced in January each year and details are advertised on www.jobs.ac.uk. Late applications will still be considered for admission. There is no separate application form.
A 5 Star Law School
Queen Mary has an international reputation in teaching and research and one of only eight UK law schools to be awarded a 5 Star grading for research of international excellence in the Government's last Research Assessment Exercise. The Guardian recently rated us 5th amongst UK law schools, and the Times 15th.
The School of Law consists of the Department of Law and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS). The School of Law is based at Lincoln's Inn Fields, Mile End and Charterhouse Square.
The Queen Mary, University of London LLM is offered by the School of Law (comprising staff members from the Department of Law and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies). LLM administration is based at Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Undergraduate teaching takes place exclusively at Mile End and is the prime responsibility of the Department of Law which, in addition to its LLM teaching, also runs a number of MA and MSc courses.
Most postgraduate teaching, including the LLM, a range of MScs, Certificates, Diplomas and distance learning programmes in commercial law areas takes place at Lincoln's Inn Fields and is administered by CCLS.
Research degree supervision is subject specific and may be provided by staff in either the Department of Law or CCLS. Prospective students should view both sites before making the appropriate contact.
Information on Scholarship can be found on our website - http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/llmscholarships/index.html
Further info regarding Law related Courses can be obtained from:
The School of Mathematical Sciences is one of the largest UK mathematical science departments and is one of five Schools in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Queen Mary. The university has recently invested in a new foyer and entrance area for the Mathematical Sciences Building, with a Penrose tiling pattern wrapped around the outside of the building.
Queen Mary is one of London and the UK's leading research-focused universities, ranked 11th in the Guardian RAE2008 table. We are part of the internationally-renowned University of London and can be found in East London. As part of a university-wide strategic commitment to research of the highest quality, the School of Mathematical Sciences has embarked on a three-year programme of academic staff recruitment. We have a very strong research presence across the spectrum of Pure and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. The School also has large and popular undergraduate and graduate Schools.
A key aspect of the school is the way it is strongly integrated both academically and socially to the benefit of all members. It is a very busy School with a large number of regular seminar and workshop activities. The resulting research record output is strong and the School has demanding educational standards for its undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is a faculty of QMUL. One of the leading medical schools in the UK, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry brings together two venerable teaching institutions: St Bartholomew's Hospital, which dates back to 1123, and The London Hospital Medical College, which was the first purpose-built medical school in England and Wales, founded in 1785.
This wealth of tradition is combined with some of the most modern medical facilities in the UK, including the largest new hospital in Europe, the first new dental hospital building in the UK for 40 years, and in the Blizard Building, some of the largest open-plan biomedical research laboratories in Europe.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group that are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, excellent graduate employability and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.
We are a broad-based, vibrant and growing School of scholars, all of whom are active in research and publication. Our interests include political theory and thought, contemporary British politics, European politics (East and West), Latin American politics, nationalism, the politics of the Middle East, conflict management and regime transition, the politics of democratisation, political communication and media policy, environmental politics, migration, public policy and political economy, and international relations.
We offer postgraduate programmes in International Relations, International Public Policy, Public Policy, British Politics and joint programme MSc International Business and Politics.
The School provides close supervision and monitoring of our research students, who are part of an intellectually challenging and stimulating environment, in which they have opportunities for interaction with other students and staff across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences which itself has an excellent research track record. As a student you are welcome to attend the variety of events and seminars held within the School.