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CHOOSE QUEEN'S FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDY

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.

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 2023)

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 100 universities in the world

We are ranked 85 in the Top 100 universities in the world for impact according to Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023.

OFFER HOLDERS 

If you have been made an offer to come and study with us at Queen’s, congratulations! We have created an Offer Holder Hub filled with guidance on next steps, reasons to make Queen’s your firm choice, real life student experiences and all the support you need, as you make those all important decisions about your future.

Offer Holder Hub

STUDYING AT QUEEN'S 

13th in the UK for Research Intensity (Complete University Guide 2025)

STUDY SOMEWHERE AMAZING

Northern Ireland is the happiest place in the UK (Lloyds Bank Happiness Index, 2020).

MOST AFFORDABLE PLACE TO BE A STUDENT

Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the UK (Mercer Cost of Living City Ranking 2023).

BE READY FOR YOUR FUTURE

Queen’s is ranked 10th in the UK for graduate prospects (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024).

A UNIQUE, EXCITING PLACE TO LIVE

Belfast is also in the safest region in the UK (UK British Crime Surveys 2020/21).

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Belfast - Northern Ireland's capital city

Belfast is connected to the rest of the UK, Ireland and Europe by sea, road, and air.

Key information:

  • 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 (Mercer Cost of Living City Ranking 2023).

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.

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Other Routes to University

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.

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