About Our Students

Dating back to 1845, Queen's University Belfast is the ninth oldest university in the UK with a heritage dating back over 150 years. We have more than 23,000 undergraduate and post graduate students from over 80 countries, with 3,500 staff and some 100,000 graduates worldwide. There are many factors that make our students and graduates exceptional and below are some key facts and statistics about Queen's and our students.

Queen's is-
  • A Russell Group University: one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities
  • Ranked 26 in the UK enjoying a reputation as Ireland’s Oxbridge (Sunday Times University Guide 2013)
  • Ranked in the UK top 20 in 17 subject areas  (Times Good University Guide 2013)
  • Five consecutive Times Higher Education Awards (2008-2012), including ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ 2009
Our Students and Graduates are-
  • Taught by world-leading academics (Guardian University Guide 2013)
  • Ranked in the top 20 in the UK for graduate employment
  • 80% of Northern Ireland's top 100 companies have Queen's graduates in senior leadership roles
  • Highly motivated and focused on their employability and on becoming the leaders of the future with over 14,500 participating in employability related activities both as part of their programmes and as part of centrally co-ordinated activities
Our Student body has-
  • 6,300 in STEM
  • 5,600 in Medical Sciences
  • 4,500 in Arts, Humanities and Languages
  • 3,200 in Education
  • 2,100 in Business and Related Areas
  • 1,300 in Law