The university was established in the 19th century, and was known as People’s Palace Technical Colleges. It was meant to provide education to working class individuals living in London’s East End. It was opened by Queen Victoria in 1887. It offered evening classes and had a library, reading rooms, and social activities. It existed to provide education to people of all backgrounds and was a place where people of all classes could meet promoting diversity. The university’s name changed in 1896 to East London Technical College, and in 1905, it was changed to East London College. 

University at a Glance:

Established: Founded in 1887

University Type: Public University

Number of International Students: 45% of the student body

Hostel Type: University Hostel

Climate: Hot summers and mild winters

Yearly Tuition Fee: EUR 20,500

Eligibility: UCAT

ECFMG Approval: Not Approved 

Last Date to Apply: September 2020

University Introduction:

It offers opportunities to individuals with talent and potential. The potential doctors are taught thinking strategies along with subject knowledge. This is further enhanced by early clinical placements. The faculty members are professionals who are passionate of their respective fields. The university offers a five-year program curriculum.


It has internationally recognized faculty. There are numerous areas of study. Some of the fields include Foundation courses, Biological and Biomedical sciences, Business and Management, Chemical sciences, Comparative Literature, Computer and data science, Dentistry, Engineering, English, Film Studies, Global Health, History, Linguistics, Medicine, Modern Languages, Physics and Astronomy, and Psychology.

Campus Life:

The university offers small study groups which make personalized mentoring and support possible. It has a state-of-the-art medical school. The school has 2 shops, two restaurants, a bookshop and a bank. Has a large outdoor space. All the campuses are in close proximity to central London with Museums, cinemas, galleries, theatres and parks in the surrounding areas.  


Students are able to live on campus. The school provides a range of affordable accommodation. Facilities available include cafes, bars, nightclubs, 24hour library, computer lab and sports facilities. The rooms are located minutes from the lecture halls. They have en-suite bathrooms. Some of the rooms are adapted for students with mobility impairments. Undergraduate and postgraduate students have separate accommodation facilities.

Why Should I Study at Queen Mary University of London, Malta?

  • The university is a place where boundaries of research and innovation are pushed.
  • Students receive clinical experience from the start.
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