Why study at Queen's?

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Global & Local

Giving you the best of all worlds.

We’re a world-class university with a global outlook that’s ranked 20th in the world. We’re also in a great place to live and learn…

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Want to know all about Queen’s in one sentence?

We’re all about you.

We’re a world leading university because we’re built around our students. So even before you join us, you’ll find all the support, guidance and understanding you need to make the best decision for your future career potential.

Professor Nigel Scollan, director of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's University Belfast

15 subjects in the top 200 in the world*

With world-leading academics in a range of subject areas, it's no wonder Queen's is ranked in the top 200 for 15 subject areas, including:

Archaeology, English Language and Literature, Law and Legal Studies, Geography, History, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Nursing, Chemical Engineering and several more.

* QS World Rankings 2018 by subject

Our incredible academics

A Global Appeal

Join 1,700 students and staff from 80 countries who are already here

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Founded in 1845

The 9th oldest university in the British Isles

We have a prestigious heritage of giving our learners and research a distinct advantage in their careers.

History and heritage

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Always investing, always improving

We're investing in your future

Over the past decade, we have invested almost £350 million in schemes to support world-class research and education and to provide an exceptional student experience, including over £50 million worth of investment in the award-winning McClay Library.

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Julie Jia - Msc Management

Now running her own wine company in Hong Kong

Your future career

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Bo Yang - PhD Study

Now a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Stanford

Students make the difference

We're ranked in the top 20 Universities in the UK for student experience (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016).

Academic Excellence

In the World’s Top 200 Universities*

Join us where learning and research go together to maximise your career and earning potential.
*QS World University Rankings 2019

Academic Excellence

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Your future career

A launch pad to an exciting future

Queen's has links to some of the biggest businesses across Northern Ireland.

Your future career

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Where is Queen's?

We are where you want to be

A world class institution on the western edge of Europe.

Where is Queen's?

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A world class campus with world class facilities

Queen's is one of the UK's biggest Campus Universities; a campus which is constantly being improved upon.

We blend our proud heritage with cutting-edge facilities for the best experience of University life. In fact our facilities are ranked 2nd in the UK by students.

(Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017)

Campus and facilities

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