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Why Study at Queen's

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.

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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.

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World-class education

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.

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'Brien
Planning 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 Baxter
Conflict, Transformation and Social Justice

Our rankings and reputation

Ranked 85 in the Top 100 universities in the world for impact

(Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023)

Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the UK

(Mercer Cost of Living City Ranking 2023)

13th in the UK for Research Intensity

(Complete University Guide 2024)

A member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 UK research intensive universities.