Queen's University Belfast
Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, one of three Queen's Colleges in Ireland, it became an independent university in 1908 and is the ninth oldest university in the UK. Today, Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.
Queen’s is ranked 24th in the UK for Research Power (REF 2021/ Times Higher Education) with over 88% of research submitted by Queen’s has been assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent Power (REF 2021/ Times Higher Education). Northern Ireland has been named the safest region in the UK (UK British Crime Surveys 2019/20).
Building on its disciplinary excellence, the University has created four new flagship Global Research Institutes which bring leading academics together to tackle some of the greatest global challenges of our time in the areas of: Global Peace, Security and Justice; Cyber Security; Health Sciences; and Food Safety.
Queen’s is globally connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world. A partnership with China Medical University has led to the creation of the China Queen’s College (CQC) in Shenyang.
Queen’s is one of the UK’s leading institutions for research commercialisation. It has created more than 70 spin-out companies and is in the top 5 in the UK for Intellectual property (IP) commercialisation.
External recognition includes the award of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize on seven occasions - the most recent being for world-class achievement in global cyber security. The University has also been honoured by Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship, awarded by Her Majesty The Queen for excellence in electronics and computer engineering.
Based in the heart of Belfast, which was named the best UK city by the Guardian and Observer travel awards 2016, Queen’s is committed to enhancing its historic campus and the surrounding conservation area while providing 21st century facilities for education and research. Over the last 10 years the University has invested £350 million in developing world-class facilities with ambitious plans to invest a further £350 million over the next decade.
Global Research Institutes
The Institute for Health Sciences
The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
The Institute for Global Food Security
The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology
With over 25,000 students from over 80 countries, Queen’s University provides a world-class educational experience to students from all backgrounds.
Students enjoy being educated by world-leading academics working at the forefront of their disciplines and a significant investment in the student experience has resulted in high levels of student satisfaction and employability rates.
The University is situated in Belfast, a modern capital city, known for its welcome, accessibility and affordability. Described by Lonely Planet as a ‘must-see visitor destination’, Belfast has the lowest student rent in the UK (NatWest Student Living Index 2020).
One of the UK's biggest campus universities, and the 9th oldest, Queen’s blends its proud heritage with cutting edge facilities for the best experience of University life.
Over the past ten years, the University has invested significantly to provide world-class facilities for its students and staff. This has included the development of a state-of-the-art Graduate School, which is home to a thriving postgraduate community; the award-winning McClay Library; Computer Science Building; School of Law; and the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine. The University has also invested in sporting facilities, new purpose built student accommodation in Belfast City Centre and has just announced plans for the development of a world-class Student Centre.
To see the full range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, take a look at the Course Finder or download the PG Prospectus.
The Graduate School
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
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Queen’s University Belfast
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