Queen’s has 14 subjects in the top 200 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020). Plus, four of those subjects are in the World Top 100 (QS World Rankings by subject 2019).
Queen’s currently has over 2,600 international students from 85 different countries and we’re ranked 22nd in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020).
Additionally, 96% of Queen’s Undergraduates and 94.1% of Queen’s Postgraduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation. (HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2016/17)
It doesn’t stop there, Belfast was also named one of the top 10 cities in the UK to develop a digital career (Monster’s Digital Cities, 2019)
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“If you come and study at Queen’s University Belfast, you’re going to get a fantastic degree and career opportunities. You’ll experience an entirely different country and culture so, to any student thinking of coming to Queen’s, I personally vouch that this would be a very good decision.”
And we are 9th in the world for international research collaboration (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
As a member of the Russell Group, Queen’s is recognised as one of the UK’s 24 leading research-intensive universities.
Our researchers are addressing many Global Challenges, tackling the problems facing society, such as Health, Food, Conflict and Technology and we are providing world class facilities in which they can carry out their ambitious work.
96% of current international students were satisfied with the subject area expertise of their lecturers and 92% were satisfied with the learning support provided (International Student Barometer).
- Ranked 3rd in UK for Dentistry (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) Course information
- Ranked 2nd in UK for Pharmacology and Pharmacy (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) Course information
- Ranked 4th in the UK for Food Science (Complete University Guide 2020) Course information
- Ranked 5th in the UK for Celtic Studies, 7th for Iberian Languages, 8th for French (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) Course information
- Ranked joint 8th in the UK for Accounting and Finance (Times Higher Education, 2019) Course information
- Ranked 9th in the UK for Architecture (Times Higher Education, 2019) Course information
- Ranked 9th in the UK for Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Times Higher Education, 2019) Course information
Queen’s is the ninth oldest University in the UK and in the last ten years we have invested £350m to create the award-winning facilities like the McClay Library, Graduate School, Law School and Computer Science building, and we’ll invest a further £350m in the next decade.
That’s why Queen’s was ranked 1st out of 199 universities worldwide for satisfaction with library services and 98% of current Postgraduate Students were satisfied with Queen’s Graduate School. (International Student Barometer 2018)
Plus, 94% of students were satisfied with their safety and security at Queen’s. (International Student Barometer 2018).
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You are guaranteed a warm welcome at Queen’s, which starts with a meet-and-greet at the airport. The support network at Queen’s made the transition to life in Belfast easy, and Queen’s felt like home in no time.” Maria Luiza Amadeu Henriques dos Santos
So it’s not surprising that Queen’s was ranked 1st out of 44 UK universities for satisfaction with cost of living (International Student Barometer 2018).
Our accommodation facilities are also some of the best in the UK - Queen’s was ranked 3rd out of 44 UK universities for satisfaction with accommodation quality (International Student Barometer 2018).
Belfast is the safest region in the UK (British Crime Surveys, 2017/18) which makes it easy to discover the city, which is filled with fantastic places to explore, eat, and socialise.
In fact, Northern Ireland was named the world’s best food destination (International Travel and Tourism Awards, 2018) and Queen’s was ranked 2nd out of 199 universities worldwide for satisfaction with social facilities (International Student Barometer 2018).
As a result of a £20m investment in sport Queen’s was ranked 1st out of 9 Russell Group universities for satisfaction with sporting facilities (International Student Barometer 2018).
Our world class indoor and outdoor facilities are ideal for recreational, competitive or high-performance athletes.