School of Mathematics and Physics


International students gain much more than a degree in the UK. 

Here there is the opportunity to learn new skills and to take advantage of the excellent standards of teaching that the UK provides.   At the School of Mathematics and Physics in Queen's you will meet, work with and be taught by internationally acclaimed physicists and mathematicians.

Studying in the UK also helps you learn the English language through your student, friends and everyday life.  Students from all over the world come here to study.  We have almost 1000 students in total, 175 of them are postgraduate researchers.  It has 136 staff comprising of 61 academics, 46 research fellows and 29 support staff.

Physics at Queen's was ranked 3rd out of 41 for research intensity in United Kingdom's most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise (2014) as published by the Times Higher Education.  Mathematical Science was ranked in the top 20 out of the 92 Mathematics departments in the UK in the same REF exercise.

The University offers a special welcoming and orientation programme to all new international students, and English Language courses are available to various levels.  More information on these and other matters, such as how to apply to the different programmes, find accommodation, tuition fees, etc can be found in the website of our International Office.

Tuition fees for EU students are the same as for UK students.  You may find that the cost of living in Northern Ireland is lower than in many other regions of the UK.  Additional information on studying in the UK is available from the British Council, in particular on sources of funding.  Awards for undergraduate study in the UK are available to permanent residents of a Commonwealth country through the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

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