School of Economics and Finance

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The School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary, University of London is recognised as one of the UK’s top departments. We have over 40 full time academic staff and 800 students from all over the world, following a range of Bachelors and Masters degrees, as well as PhDs.

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 NSS 2013 (National Student Survey) 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 and top 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 reflects the growth and strength of the School of Economics and Finance by placing us in the top 6 economics departments in the UK, and 3rd in London. 

In recognition of our excellence in research and teaching, Queen Mary, University of London is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK universities 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 also consistently among the top 10 universities for student employability and graduate starting salaries in the UK (The Sunday Times University Guide 2013). 

The School is affiliated with the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) UK, the CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment) and the CBI (Chartered Banker Institute). Students are able to benefit from professional accreditations, further training, and exam exemptions. 

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. Students have access to excellent facilities and resources, and the opportunity to attend topical guest lectures held by renown economists, as well as a series of careers events and workshops. 

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 located close to London’s main financial districts in Queen Mary’s main campus in Mile End, a creative and culturally diverse area of east London.

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. 

Some lectures are also held in our campus in Charterhouse Square located in central London, near Barbican and Farringdon.  


Contact us if you would like to find out more.

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