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QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST
In the top 180 universities in the world (QS world university rankings)
Part of the elite Russell Group – the UK's Ivy League – we're the 9th oldest university in the UK (Complete University Guide 2018) with a worldwide reputation for excellence.
Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from Nigeria and from all over the world. We have 17,000 students from over 80 countries, 3,500 staff and 100,000 graduates worldwide. We're one of the UK's leading universities with a heritage dating back over 150 years.
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Fatima Zahra Abdullahi Sidi, Molecular Pathology of Cancer, from Nigeria
"Queen's university makes you future-ready. No matter the course you're studying it opens your mind to exploring possibilities. I instils in you the zeal to want to do more and to achieve more."
Postgraduate Entry Requirements
Entry to graduate diploma or taught masters programmes at Queen's University Belfast usually requires either a UK upper second-class (2:1) or a lower second-class (2:2) undergraduate degree. For most courses, your major subject or content of your Bachelor degree may also be considered. Please check our Course Finder for detailed entry requirements.
The comparable Nigerian qualifications are as follows:
UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)
A good Bachelor degree awarded by a recognised Nigerian university with ‘second class, upper division’ and minimum CGPA 3.5/5.
UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)
A good Bachelor degree awarded by a recognised Nigerian university with ‘second class, lower division’ and minimum CGPA 3.0/5.
When submitting your application, please ensure that you upload copies of official transcripts for completed programmes as well as those currently in progress. Degree award certificates for programmes already complete should also be provided.
Sometimes, it may be possible to exercise flexibility in the case of applicants who have completed their degree with slightly lower grades than those outlined in their offer letter. In these cases, the decision will be at the discretion of the Academic Selector.
On completion of your degree, please forward a copy of your official transcript and award certificate to email@example.com to confirm the award of your qualification and the overall grade. Unfortunately, we cannot advise you further until we receive this documentation.
INTO Queen's Preparation Courses
If you are interested in Computing, Finance or Management courses, but do not meet the entry requirements, you may wish to consider a a pre-masters Graduate Diploma offered by INTO Queen's.
Students interested in undertaking a PhD at Queen’s University need good grades in their Bachelor and Masters degree programmes awarded by a recognised university, in addition to a strong research proposal.