Science at Queens

"[The Sciences] allow us to write with a piece of chalk on a blackboard the very structure of the universe and the shape of it. I mean… what's not to love?" - Dara O'Briain

This is an exciting time for school leavers to pursue a career in science-related fields. There is a high demand for graduates in Northern Ireland, GB and globally, and starting salaries for Queen’s University graduates in the Sciences currently start from £18K. At our Science at Queen's event in May 2017, attendees had a unique opportunity to hear about some of the reasons why they (or their son or daughter!) should consider a science degree. They also heard from graduates of our courses and employers, and had the opportunity to ask questions.

Our Student Hub allowed attendees the opportunity to chat with our current students regarding their course experiences and view demonstrations of some of the projects they have been working on. There was also time for our guests to meet and engage freely with our academic staff and industry employers. They were available to discuss and highlight potential opportunities for employment and placements, and further answer any questions.

Our School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering have recently launched an exciting new undergraduate course entitled MSci / MEng Chemical Technology. Staff from this course were available for questions and discussion.

We will be planning a similar event in 2018 - please keep an eye on this page for more information.

Why Queen's University?

The UK's ninth oldest university, Queen's is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive institutions and is ranked 8th in the UK for its world-class research output (REF 2014). It is also in the top one per cent of global universities.

Why Belfast?

Belfast is one of Europe’s most friendly and fashionable regional capitals. Described by Lonely Planet as a ‘must-see visitor destination’, it was also voted one of the world’s top ten destinations by National Geographic Traveler in 2012. 

In Mercer's 2014 Worldwide Cost of Living survey, Belfast was recognised as having the lowest cost of living in the UK, making it an ideal city in which to live, work and study.

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