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Postgraduate Study

A world changing Grad School education.

A Graduate program from Queen’s can act as a springboard to a new or advanced career, or progression into research.

Join us and you’ll work with renowned academics at the forefront of their fields and become part of our vibrant community of creative and critical thinkers.

Graduate earlier than in the US, with one year long programs, helping you reduce the cost of study in a UK city with the lowest cost of living (Which? University, 2018).

Why Choose Queen's

Ranked 173 in top universities in the world

(QS World University Rankings 2020)
World-class university

‘One of the world’s most beautiful universities’ (Huffington Post), Queen’s is the 9th oldest university in the UK, established in 1845 with over 170 years of teaching excellence.

Fast track your studies for less

Graduate sooner with postgraduate degrees typically 1 year (PhDs 3 years) helping you reduce the cost of study in a UK city with the lowest student cost of living (Which? University, 2018).

Employment potential

Queen's offers opportunities for work placements, industry-led programmes and ground breaking research projects. 94.4% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation

State-of-the-art facilities

Be taught by world-leading researchers and experts in their field in state-of-the-art facilities. 15 Queen’s subjects in the top 200 in the world (QS World Rankings by subject 2018)

Queen's International Scholarships

Queen’s offers over £1.5m (US $2,129,757) scholarships to International Students towards tuition fees.

These range between £2,000 (US $2,839) and £3,000 (US $4,259) off first year tuition fees, depending on programme of study. Applicants are automatically assessed following receipt of an offer.

Queen’s also has partnerships with a number of prestigious country specific scholarships for postgraduate study. Scholarships include:

Our Courses

Conflict and Security Studies Questions about peace, security and justice dominate the discourse of governments, international agencies and civil society. As it emerges from conflict, Northern Ireland can help to answer these questions.
Education and Childhood Studies Providing a challenging environment of critical reflection and high quality professional development in a number of areas, our Education degrees are designed with the professional in mind.
Creative Arts and Cultural Studies A place that has produced poets, musicians, writers, leaders of society, we’re building on a rich heritage of culture and creativity, supporting new generations of thinkers who will make their mark in the world.
Health Sciences Our flagship programmes are bringing together researchers working across disciplines to address some of the greatest global challenges of our time including cancer, respiratory conditions, eye disease.

A world class prestigious university

Part of the elite Russell Group (the UK equivalent to Ivy League), we’re the 9th oldest university in the UK (Complete University Guide 2018) with a reputation for excellence, and a distinguished heritage and history.

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

We offer a range of scholarships for top performing students including Marshall, Mitchell, Fulbright Commission, Institute of Irish Studies and Queen's International Scholarships.

The Graduate School

Our historic campus is also an innovative learning environment featuring state of the art, dedicated postgraduate building, The Graduate School.

This fully accessible space has modern, hi-tech meeting and group study rooms, a silent study area and social spaces. It is a vibrant hub, inspiring intellectual exchange and collaboration.

The Graduate School offers an intellectual and social hub that connects students across all disciplines to one another, and to mentors, leaders, and employers within the University and beyond. We support you in becoming ‘what’s next thinkers’, training you to be thinkers, communicators, innovators and leaders who are future-ready.

Queen’s was ranked 2nd out of 120 universities worldwide for our Graduate School (International Student Barometer 2017).

Stand out from the crowd

From career guidance and skills training to financial security and wellbeing, our support network is unrivalled throughout all aspects of your student experience.

Employer led skills development and high quality training programmes help you become a future leader by applying your knowledge to real world challenges.

You’ll benefit from our collaborations with leaders across business, government and the voluntary sector, both locally and globally helping to create mentoring relationships and networks, and we enjoy international partnerships with other Graduate Schools.

Belfast and the Causeway Coast named the number 1 region in the world to visit in 2018*

Experience a culturally immersive and vibrant city with a unique blend of European architecture, historic Irish pubs, top brand shopping and a buzzing arts and social scene.

Belfast provides a launch pad for the UK and Ireland with accessible transport links to most major European cities.

Northern Ireland is the safest region in the UK(British Crime Survey, 2015/16).

(*Lonely Planet 2017)

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