Northern Ireland provides a high quality of life in a welcoming environment, and the University plays a pivotal role in its social, economic and cultural development. Queen’s is located in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, one of the world’s most welcoming and fulfilling places in which to live and work. The city offers a high number of restaurants, a thriving arts scene, an excellent shopping experience and an astonishing array of entertainment and cultural venues, from the Odyssey Arena to the Waterfront Hall to the Grand Opera House.
Countryside and leisure activities - Northern Ireland’s stunning scenery becomes apparent only a few miles outside of Belfast’s city centre. There are a wide variety of landscapes, culture and leisure opportunities, a fascinating history and has made a contribution to the world out of all proportion to its compact size.
Within 50 miles of the Queen’s campus you can climb a wild mountain, plunge into Atlantic surf, travel through mystical glens, visit some of the best golf courses in the world, indulge in superb fishing and water sports and enjoy a meal in a Michelin star restaurant.
Living in Northern Ireland - One of the key benefits of this small corner of the world is its high standard of living. The country’s education system has long been recognised as among the best in Europe. Nearly a fifth of public expenditure is spent on Education and Northern Ireland consistently out-performs all other UK regions in Academic qualifications.
The region also offers a healthcare service, a range of affordable and desirable property, and has a crime rate less than half of the UK average.
Travel - Travelling to and from Northern Ireland is both easy and economical. Belfast is within an hour’s flying time from most British cities. The University area is easily accessible from both of Belfast’s airports. There are also direct flights available to Belfast from mainland Europe and North America. Belfast is only a two hour train journey from Dublin and there are regular ferry services to Northern Ireland from Scotland and England.