Queen’s is at the social and cultural heart of Belfast.
Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the UK (Mercer Cost of Living City Ranking 2023) and was voted one of the top 15 friendliest cities in Europe (Condé Nast Traveller, Readers' Choice Awards 2021).
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.
#2 Our research has global impact
99% of our research environment is world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021).
#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. 98% of our current international students were satisfied with the library service (International Student Barometer 2022).
#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. Queen’s is ranked in the top 170 in the world for graduate prospects (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022).
#7. We’ll enable your future career
We are dedicated to student employability and our strong industry links mean Queen's is ranked 9th in the UK for career prospects after 15 months (Guardian University Guide 2024).
#8. Student-approved accommodation
Our student accommodation was ranked 2 out of 8 UK participating universities for cost of accommodation (International Student Barometer 2020/21), and we’ve recently added over 1200 new rooms across two brand new city centre sites. 96% of current international students were satisfied with their safety and security (International Student Barometer 2022).
#9. You’ll find a place to belong
There are over 215 student-led clubs and societies on campus; while a £20 million sports investment has helped make us number one (out of eight participating UK universities) for sporting facilities (International Student Barometer 2020/21).
#10. You’ll be fully supported
We offer a network of support services, such as the One Elmwood Student Centre, and a range of generous bursaries and scholarships to help you get the most from your time at Queen’s. 93% of current international students feel there is a friendly attitude towards international students at Queen’s (International Student Barometer 2022).