About Northern Ireland

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and is one of Europe’s friendliest and fashionable regional cities. Described by Lonely Planet as a ‘must-see visitor destination’, it was also voted one of the world’s top 10 destinations by National Geographic Traveller in 2012.

Northern Ireland is renowned for its beautiful beaches and coastal scenery, including the Giant’s Causeway, a World Heritage site. It has a fascinating history and cultural heritage and prides itself on many ‘firsts’, including having built the Titanic. Many visitors to Northern Ireland have chosen to make the region their home. People from all over the world are now making an important contribution to life here – in business, education, industry and medicine.

Travelling to and from Northern Ireland is both easy and economical. Most major British cities are within an hour’s flying time from Belfast’s two regional airports, which are both easily accessible from the University. These airports provide flights from many locations in the UK and mainland Europe as well as North America. Belfast has regular ferry services from Scotland and England, and Dublin is just a two-hour train journey away.

Queen’s University is proud to be a driving force in Northern Ireland’s cultural, artistic and economic renaissance, celebrating the innovation and creativity of its people and enhancing its reputation as an international centre of learning. The Faculty’s staff, students and graduates are part of this creative community sharing their learning and research in community and third sector contexts as well as in the creative industries, and in SMEs locally. Members of the Faculty hold board or other advisory positions with policy, cultural, business and third sector organisations locally, nationally and internationally.