Queen’s is at the social and cultural heart of Belfast, named the best city in the UK (Guardian and Observer Travel Awards 2016).
Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland, and Northern Ireland has the lowest student cost of living in the UK (Which? University, 2018)
10 reasons to study at Queen’s
#1.We’re a world-class university
Queen's is part of an elite UK group of research-intensive universities, known as the Russell Group.
#2 Our research has global impact
We’re ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity, while 75 percent of our research is world-class or internationally leading (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
#3. You’ll be taught by world-leading academics
The world-leading research by our academics informs our exceptional teaching; which means a more relevant and valuable degree for you.
#4. You’ll benefit from £350million campus investment
Over the past decade, Queen's has invested over £350m in cutting-edge facilities, including the £50m McClay Library, placing us joint 2nd in the UK for university facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017)
#5. You’ll get a passport to the world
You can enhance your degree with a range of study or work abroad opportunities, enabling you to broaden your horizons, enrich your university experience and gain the edge in the graduate job market.
#7. We’ll enable your future career
We are dedicated to student employability and our strong industry links mean 94% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation (HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2014/15).
#8. Student-approved accommodation
Our student accommodation is among the UK’s top ten (The Telegraph, 2015), and we’ve added over 1200 new rooms across two brand new city centre sites for 2018.
#9. You’ll find a place to belong
There are over 200 student-led clubs and societies on campus; while a £20 million sports investment has helped establish our reputation as one of the premier sporting universities in Ireland and the UK (Guardian University Guide 2016).
#10. You’ll be fully supported
We offer a network of support services, such as the Student Guidance Centre, and a range of generous bursaries and scholarships to help you get the most from your time at Queen’s.