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Medicine, Health & Life Sciences

Begin your Career-Defining education in 2021.

The Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences at Queen’s University has a reputation for excellence in education and research.

Through our research, we strive to address some of the world’s greatest challenges in health, food and the environment. To meet these challenges, our academic staff undertake world-leading research through our Schools and Global Research Institutes. This has resulted in new treatments for patients and greater levels of protection for the food we eat.

Our hope is that students, from around the world will join with us to both learn and bring new ideas and approaches to help drive forward our ambitions to enhance and advance life.

By providing an enriched environment of research and innovation we attract and develop the very best postgraduate talent.

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Postgraduate Courses

We have four Schools and within each School, we offer a range of innovative and dynamic Postgraduate programmes

School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences aims to enhance the way we use technology in research, food security, microbiology, ecosystem biology, sustainability and many other related areas. Courses include:

  • MSc Advanced Food Safety
  • MSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare
  • MSc Ecological Management and Conservation Biology
  • MSc Global Food Security (Food Safety) (Online)
  • MSc Leadership for Sustainable (Rural) Development
  • MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • MSc Parasitology and Pathogen Biology 

The School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy at Queen’s is acknowledged as a leading centre for Pharmacy teaching and research in the UK. At Queen’s we believe in providing students with as authentic a learning experience and environment as possible. Courses include:

  • Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice
  • Industrial Pharmaceutics

The School of Nursing and Midwifery

Learn from our internationally recognised experts in healthcare education and research. Our innovative teaching methods and high-tech learning environment create a unique experience for our students. Courses include:

  • Advanced Professional and Clinical Practice
  • Advanced Professional Practice
  • Caring for Children and Young People with Complex Needs
  • Professional Nursing (Adult)
  • Professional Nursing (Children and Young People)

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

A perfect balance of world-class teaching resources and internationally recognised infrastructure. Courses include:

  • Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics
  • Cancer Medicine
  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Experimental Medicine
  • Global Health
  • Public Health



Top 170 in the world for graduate prospects

(QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022)
World-class university

‘One of the world’s most beautiful universities’ (Huffington Post), Queen’s is the 9th oldest university in the UK, established in 1845 with over 170 years of teaching excellence.

The UK's Best Value Student City

Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the UK (Mercer Cost of Living City Ranking 2023)

Employment potential

Queen's offers opportunities for work placements, industry-led programmes and ground breaking research projects. 94.4% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation

State-of-the-art facilities

Be taught by world-leading researchers and experts in their field in state-of-the-art facilities. 15 Queen’s subjects in the top 200 in the world (QS World Rankings by subject 2023)



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