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Why study at Queen's?

10 reasons to study at Queen’s

#1.We’re a world-class university

Queen's is part of an elite UK group of research-intensive universities, known as the Russell Group.


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#2 Our research has global impact

We’re ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity, while 75 percent of our research is world-class or internationally leading (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

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#3. You’ll be taught by world-leading academics

The world-leading research by our academics informs our exceptional teaching; which means a more relevant and valuable degree for you. 


#4. You’ll benefit from £350million campus investment

Over the past decade, Queen's has invested over £350m in cutting-edge facilities, including the £50m McClay Library, placing us joint 2nd in the UK for university facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017)

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#5. You’ll get a passport to the world

You can enhance your degree with a range of study or work abroad opportunities, enabling you to broaden your horizons, enrich your university experience and gain the edge in the graduate job market.

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#7. We’ll enable your future career

We are dedicated to student employability and our strong industry links mean 94% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation (HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2014/15).


#8. Student-approved accommodation

Our student accommodation is among the UK’s top ten (The Telegraph, 2015), and we’ve added over 1200 new rooms across two brand new city centre sites for 2018.

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#9. You’ll find a place to belong

There are over 200 student-led clubs and societies on campus; while a £20 million sports investment has helped establish our reputation as one of the premier sporting universities in Ireland and the UK (Guardian University Guide 2016).

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#10. You’ll be fully supported

We offer a network of support services, such as the Student Guidance Centre, and a range of generous bursaries and scholarships to help you get the most from your time at Queen’s.

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