Choosing to study at Queen’s could be one of the best decisions you make. We’re a Russell Group university that prioritises academic excellence, meaning a relevant and valuable degree for you.
We offer 200+ degree options across all fields of study.
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WHY CHOOSE QUEEN’S
Excellent accommodation options
Belfast student accommodation is the lowest cost in the UK (NatWest Student Living Index, 2020) with state-of-the-art rooms in the heart of the city centre.
The UK's Best Value Student City
At £5,000 cheaper per year than London, Belfast has the lowest student cost of living in the UK. (Mercer Cost of Living City Ranking 2021)
Enabling your future career
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.
Top 200 universities in the world
We are ranked 198 in the Top 200 universities in the world according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023.
An amazing university experience. Queen’s is ranked in the top 140 in the world for graduate prospects (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020).
There's so much more to university than the library and the lab. Find out why you'll love your time in Belfast.
MOST AFFORDABLE PLACE TO BE A STUDENT
Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the UK (Mercer Cost of Living City Ranking 2021).
Fees, scholarships and bursaries. Could you be eligible for one of our many scholarships?
Take a physical or virtual tour of the cutting-edge facilities at our beautiful campus.
There’s a buzz on campus…and the focus is all on One Elmwood.
It houses both the Students’ Union and University Services, in one purpose-built facility to give access to a range of services and opportunities all in one building.
Set right at the heart of campus and with a rooftop terrace overlooking the area, the brand new state-of-the-art building brings student services with a range of facilities so students can access services, collaborate in shared spaces, get support and advice, and socialise in first class venues.
STUDY SOMEWHERE AMAZING
Northern Ireland is the happiest place in the UK (Lloyds Bank Happiness Index, 2020).
We offer a network of support services dedicated to helping you get the most from your time at Queen’s.
A UNIQUE, EXCITING PLACE TO LIVE
Belfast is also in the safest region in the UK (UK British Crime Surveys 2019/20).
Find out more about what it's like to be a Queen's student, what living in Belfast is really like and top tips and advice to make the most of your time at university.
A beautiful and friendly city in equal measures, Belfast was recently found to have the happiest students in the UK.
BE READY FOR YOUR FUTURE
Queen’s is ranked 11th in the UK for graduate prospects (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022).
Our team can help you to develop your employability throughout your time at Queen’s and beyond.
Is your son or daughter starting at Queen's? See the support services we have in place for our students.
Study a foundation degree or other higher education qualification at one of Northern Ireland’s six further education colleges then progress to complete your degree at Queen’s University or other local institutions, or enter full time employment.
Find out how we can help you enter university, with hundreds of course options across Northern Ireland.
Belfast is connected to the rest of the UK, Ireland and Europe by sea, road, and air.
- 58 direct flight destinations from Belfast to the UK, Europe and the USA
- 99 cross-channel sailings each week
- 2 airports in Belfast
- Dublin airport is just 90 minutes away
Don't let travelling put you off, once you get here Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the UK (Which? University, 2018).
Belfast is a compact city that is really easy to get around on foot. If you need to take public transport, the metro bus stops right outside Queen's main building.