Ranked 200 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021).
Described by The Sunday Times as ‘Ireland’s Oxbridge’, the quality of teaching is recognised as being of the highest standard.
Our students are taught by academics passionate about the latest discoveries in their fields. Informed by exceptional teaching, all of our degree programmes come with a promise to produce world-class graduates.
Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group, an independent body of 24 top-ranking, research-led UK universities.
This marks Queen’s as one of the most exceptional teaching universities in the country, alongside heavyweights such as Oxford, Cambridge, and Imperial College London.
and to ensure all our students feel fully engaged. In lectures debate and discussion are actively encouraged. Our teaching is informed by our research, which is of national and international standing. This means we constantly push the boundaries, introducing new ways of thinking into our teaching and assessment.
We have embraced the latest equipment and tools to deliver on our promise of value to students while maintaining traditional teaching models. You can access lectures over the Internet, or download them to your mobile or tablet. Our flexible teaching areas accommodate a wide range of teaching and learning styles.Campus and facilities
The award-winning McClay Library has been designed for the 21st century, encompassing striking open plan architecture with the very latest in educational technology. It gives students a quiet, private environment when they need but also the chance to learn and embrace a raft of skills in preparation for the workplace.What it offers
We are dedicated to helping each of our graduates think of life after Queen's, and gain practical experience during their time with us. This is why many of our degree programmes feature a year in industry either locally or abroad. Our students benefit from the links we have built up with some of the country's biggest employers.Your future career
Over 23,000 students live and study at Queen’s. Of those, more than 2,200 are from over 59 countries; including Malaysia, China, the Indias, the Middle East and the United States. We also employ more than 600 staff drawn from over 70 nationalities.Find out more
Queen's has an excellent academic reputation. Its students enjoy being taught by world-leading academics. The university has won Queen's Anniversary prizes for further and higher education on five occasions, and is recognised for its focus on employability and entrepreneurship skills The Guardian
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A UK-wide research assessment of higher education institutions, REF has placed Queen’s in the top 20 for research quality and impact. It also confirmed that over 75 per cent of the University's research is world-class or internationally leading.More about REF results
"I chose Queen’s because of the sheer amount of research happening at The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research.
This up-to-the-minute research informs our lectures, and we then have a chance to apply what we’ve learned in a real-world setting through hospital-based teaching.
Doctors nowadays are more than just doctors, they are clinical researchers, too. I gained valuable insight into the biomedical research at the Centre as part of a summer studentship. This gave me the opportunity to interact daily with leading researchers and scientists in the labs who were happy to give their time to teach and guide me.
It was inspiring to be in an environment where medical breakthroughs are made literally every week. I now feel confident that I would like to have a research aspect to my daily clinical life. I want to be a part of the upcoming generation of medical researchers making a difference in the world.”
Bachelor of Medicine undergraduate