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The School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary is highly regarded as one of the top economics and finance schools in the UK. We have over 40 full time academic staff and 800 students from all over the world, following a range of Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes.

We are a thriving department with a rich history of both domestic and international excellence in research and teaching.The breadth and depth of our expertise enable us to offer courses and supervision in virtually all major areas of Economics and Finance and our quality of teaching and research has been widely acknowledged.

Our research excellence
We performed exceptionally well in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), which recognised the department as among the top six economics departments in the UK for overall research quality.

High quality learning experience
The School is proud of its consistent provision of high quality teaching in both finance and economics.  Our outstanding National Student Survey 2013 score confirms our leading position in the UK by ranking us number one nationally for overall student satisfaction in Finance at 98% and joint third in the UK, top out of the Russell Group universities andtop in London for Economics at 97%.  The School also scored highly for student satisfaction with academic support, feedback provided to students, learning resources and personal development.

The 2014 Sunday Times Good University Guide places the School in the top 6 economics departments in the UK, and 3rd in London. 

The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) has recognised the School as a Centre for Excellence in Financial Services, and our programmes have professional accreditations and exemptions with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) UK, 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 take particular care to ensure that the excellence of our academic programmes is combined with a friendly, supportive and dynamic learning environment within the School.

As a Russell Group university, Queen Mary is 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.

Our staff
Our faculty members are recognised experts in their fields and have a well-established reputation for providing high quality teaching and internationally renowned research.

A particular feature of our teaching is the participation of leading finance professionals working in the finance centres of the City. Their cutting edge practical experience, combined with the academic credentials of our faculty, allow us to create a superbly balanced and enriched educational programme.

The School of Economics and Finance is conveniently located close to London’s main financial districts in Queen Mary’s main campus in Mile End, a creative and culturally diverse area in the heart of east London.  Our location allows our students to benefit from our strong links with top financial firms and industry professionals.

We are the only university in London offering a completely self-contained campus at our Mile End home. Students are able to live in award winning accommodation in our Student Village, whilst benefiting from the friendly campus atmosphere, close proximity to lectures, as well as the excitement of London life. 

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