Why Queen's

Why Queen's?

A first-class student experience in world-class facilities.

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 17,000 students from over 80 countries, with 3,500 staff and some 100,000 graduates worldwide.

  • A Russell Group university: one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities
  • Ranked 26 in the UK, Queen’s enjoys 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)
  • Students taught by world-leading academics (Guardian University Guide 2013)
  • Ranked in the top 20 in the UK for graduate employment
  • Five consecutive Times Higher Education Awards (2008-2012), including ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ 2009
  • Lowest cost of living in the UK (Mercer.com 2012)
  • Safest region in the UK (British Crime Survey 2011)
  • Queen’s offers Queen's offers a full range of courses to international students who need additional language training through INTO Queen’s

Queen’s University is cited 22 times in the top 20 universities by subject.
(Times Good University Guide 2011)

Entrepreneurship is the lifeblood of our students

Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2009.

Enterprise and entrepreneurial skills are embedded throughout the curriculum with culminated in Queen’s winning the prestigious title of ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards in 2009.

We are one of the eminent research universities in the world today

Queen’s pioneering research aimed at protecting the lives and livelihoods of some of the poorest people on the planet has been recognised in the award of ‘Outstanding Engineering Research Team of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education awards 2010.

A team from the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering received the title as recognition of their work in tackling the world’s worst case of ongoing mass poisoning and creating the first low-cost chemical free arsenic removal plant in India.

Five Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education, including Northern Ireland’s Comprehensive Cancer Services programme in 2011.