Queen's University Belfast: School of Mathematics and Physics


Queen’s University Belfast
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences


The School of Mathematics and Physics is one of six Schools that sits within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

The comfort and security of our modern world is provided by amazing by amazing advances in science and technology, focused on improving our lives. 

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences spans disciplines that impact on all our lives and will continue to shape our future. Our international mix of staff and students make up a vibrant community that is home to some of the most innovative and globally significant research and teaching. We work where industry and research meet, providing the platform to spin out research into commercial opportunities and engage with industry on cutting-edge research with realworld objectives.

With strength in traditional engineering disciplines, the Faculty brings together diverse topics – from cyber security to city planning, architecture, data analytics, psychology or mechanical engineering - to create a dynamic multidisciplinary setting for students and academics to thrive. Underpinning our research is the drive to solve the big challenges that society faces, whether it is understanding the human brain’s perception to aid Parkinson’s sufferers, or clean energy production through CenTACat, our research is leading the world in an environment rooted in the ideals of Athena SWAN where we actively promote Women in Science and Engineering.

Come and join us, and help change the world!

Postgraduate Study

Within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences we have six Schools and within each School, we offer a range of innovative and dynamic postgraduate programmes. Our postgraduate taught offerings for September 2019 entry cover subject areas as diverse as cyber security, city planning, architecture, data analytics, psychology and mechanical engineering. Find out more by clicking on the links below and registering your details with us; we'll be in touch with more information as soon as possible.

Postgraduate Taught 

Underpinning all of our Faculty's research is a drive to solve the big challenges that society faces. Whether it is studying the impact of Intelligent Autonomous Manufacturing Systems, or understanding more about clean energy production through the Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy, this research is leading - and changing - our world.

Find out more about Research in our Faculty

The Institute of Electronics, Communication and Information Technology  
A unique research and innovation campus, ECIT is home to almost 200 people, including academics, students and engineers who work closely with world-leading companies and entrepreneurs. It launched in 2004 as the anchor tenant at the Northern Ireland Science Park and is currently led by Professor John McCanny.

ECIT also houses The Centre for Wireless Innovation which is redefining wireless communication and sensing systems and The Centre for Data Science and Scalable Computing which is addressing the challenges relevant to the big data phenomenon.

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Additional Videos
MSc City Planning and Design
MSc Environmental Engineering
MSc Software Development
MSc Data Analytics
MSc Construction and Project Management
MSc Applied Cyber Security
MSc Architecture (March)


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