Campus and facilities

A Campus University at the heart of Belfast City

Queen's is at the heart of Belfast's culture, as well as its art and social scenes. We're proud to be part of a bustling, cosmopolitan city boasting a vibrant social life and rich cultural heritage.

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An award-winning library

Queen's has invested over £50m in the McClay Library, blending the best features of a traditional library with the latest technology.

Facilities include computing and media services, IT training rooms, quiet study and group work areas, a cafe, a Language Centre and a vast range of printed works.

The McClay Library


Cutting-Edge Facilities

Across health sciences laboratories, business, engineering and computing.

Including a financial Trading Room with Bloomberg terminals, interdisciplinary health and life sciences research facilities and innovative engineering hubs.

Investing in your future

Over the past decade Queen's has invested over £350m in the improvement of facilities, including the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queen's Management School and the William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Riddel Hall.
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Campus Development

Over the past decade Queen's has heavily invested in cutting edge facilities, including the McClay library and the Graduate school. The investment is ongoing with a new school of law building and school of Biological Sciences, amongst others, currently under construction.

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Advanced sports and fitness hub

The very best indoor and outdoor facilities

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Queen's Student Union Building

Students' Union

A vibrant centre of activity and entertainment

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An extraordinary University experience

Our Students’ Union, societies and clubs will help you to meet and make friends with other students and feel part of campus life. Over 200 clubs and societies are a great way to meet friends, discover new talents, and get a break from studying.

Naughton Gallery

Arts at Queen's

The University boasts the award-winning Naughton Gallery, one of Belfast’s most exciting art spaces.

The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry reinforces the University’s reputation as a world literary power, while the Brian Friel Centre for Theatre Research is a world-class studio theatre for performing arts students.

Art and culture

Queen's Film Theatre

A boutique cinema on campus

Film fans will be impressed by Queen’s very own, full-time cinema, the Queen’s Film Theatre (QFT).

Presenting the best in classic and new world cinema, it's a unique cultural venue, with almost 50 years of experience, it brings high-quality film experience to Belfast audiences in a friendly intimate space.

Queen's Film Theatre

Lanyon building and front lawn from right hand side at night
"I love the old buildings and the fact that everything is close by. It's about a 15-minute walk to the city centre and there are always things to do at night."
Adam Bunting
Business Information Technology

Ulster Museum

Situated within Botanic Gardens, directly beside the main Queen's campus, the Ulster Museum is a serene architectural and cultural space.

The Museum is home to historical artefacts, relics, works of art, photographic exhibitions, wonders of nature and famously, an Egyptian mummy, Takabuti.


Botanic Gardens

A hugely popular part of south Belfast, Botanic Gardens is great for a short stroll, a wander around the Victorian Palm House or a lie on the grass.

A hive of activity and a riot of colour in the summer months, the Gardens are immaculately maintained all year round and are home to numerous varieties of trees, bushes, shrubs and flowers.


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