An experience like no other
Want a Russell Group education in an affordable, fun and friendly UK capital – all just one hour from London? We’re a university that prioritises academic excellence and is dedicated to helping you discover your potential.
Achieve great things
Committed to excellence, we provide a world-class education for students from all backgrounds and nationalities. Recognised as one of the leading universities in the world, our aim is to inspire our students to be tomorrow's global citizens through leadership and citizenship. Our students go on to make significant contributions to society, a fact of which we are very proud.
A member of the prestigious Russell Group, enjoy being taught by world-leading academics working at the forefront of their disciplines. The teaching you receive is fully informed by researchers having huge impact across the globe, which means a more relevant and valuable degree for you.
A rich history
175 years of history and heritage and the ninth-oldest university in the UK, follow in the footsteps of pioneering students and researchers working, studying, and making a difference around the world.
We're better together
Today, our Social Charter commits us to the principles of equality and social justice, and a safe and welcoming place for all LGBT students. Be part of it!
An appealing aspect of Belfast is how affordable the city is for students because of the reasonably priced accommodation and low living costs. It makes being a student that bit easier.
Eithne O'BrienPlanning and Design
Queen’s had the respected academics that I wanted from a university. But more importantly than that that, it gave me to the lifestyle I wanted due to its location, environment, and university community.
Charlotte BaxterConflict, Transformation and Social Justice
Our rankings and reputation
Ranked 198 in the Top 200 universities in the world
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023)
Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the UK
(Mercer Cost of Living City Ranking 2021)
Joint 1st in the UK for Research Intensity
(Complete University Guide 2022)
A member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 UK research intensive universities.
Both in the city centre and close to campus, our student accommodation is the lowest cost in the UK (Mercer Cost of Living City Ranking 2021).
Campus with a heartbeat
With 21st century facilities and an outlook combining excellence in education with a student-centred ethos, it’s easy to live student life to the full.
A degree to go anywhere
We're dedicated to helping you stand out in today’s crowded job market. Ranked in the top 170 in the world for graduate prospects (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022).