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Queen's is ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity

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Our research programmes

We're nurturing the next generation of thinkers.

A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen’s is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study.

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The Graduate School

The hub of our postgraduate community.

A dynamic, contemporary space for discussion and study, set in Victorian Gothic surroundings.

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90 per cent

is what our students gave Queen's University in the HEA Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 

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Research impact

Making a difference all over the world

We're having an impact on international issues, through our new Global Research Institutes

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What our supervisors say

Our supervisors have won several Supervisor Excellence Awards

Colin McCoy
"My goal as a supervisor is to prepare students for a successful career, not just as subject experts with cutting-edge knowledge of their field, but as independent, creative and adaptable thinkers"
Professor Colin P McCoy
School of Pharmacy

Dr Gascia Ouzounian, School of Creative Arts

“Supervisors must listen, provoke, and challenge, as much as they must advise, mentor and guide”

Dr Tracy Robson
"I teach students to realize their ambitions, that no challenge is too big"
Dr Tracy Robson
School of Pharmacy

Professor Fiona Magowan

“Successful supervision begins by developing a good working relationship with students. Encouragement, reassurance and confidence-building are essential”

Caitlin Donnelly
"Students need to be supported to develop as scholars, but also as people who are embarking on an often life-changing journey"
Dr Caitlin Donnelly
School of Education