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Postgraduate Study is closer than you think

You don’t have to go far to go further in your career. Follow your passion, advance in your career and even boost your earning power by over €8,000.

A postgraduate degree at Queen’s is only a short journey from home, but it’s a giant leap towards the future you’ve dreamed of.

It’s free and easy to apply for one of our 150 postgraduate programmes, each informed by cutting-edge research and endorsed by business leaders. 

New city, new opportunities

Find new opportunities right on your doorstep. Belfast is the perfect student city, it’s a vibrant and affordable place to live.

You’ll find that you’re right where you need to be. There are great accommodation options, including an array of private and university options available for all budgets. In Belfast, you’re guaranteed a great place to live, so you can concentrate on new experiences, new people, and new ways to build your future.

Belfast vs Dublin Cost Comparison

Meet the people who’ll help you go further

Find your crowd at Queen’s. You’ll build your career network though our vibrant postgraduate community.

Every bright future starts with a first step. At Queen’s, you can collaborate on projects with Ireland’s biggest employers, work with innovators at the forefront of your field and feel energised by people who share your spark. 

Browse our MSc, PgDip and PgCert programmes

Masters Programmes


Ranked in the top 170 in the world for graduate prospects

(QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022)


Queen’s offers lower tuition fees than many other similarly well-regarded Irish universities, including Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin

(Source: University websites)

ROI students can access loans of up to €6,360* to cover tuition fees. That’s less than your projected earnings boost just a year after graduation.


Employees with a Master’s can expect to earn an average of €8,093* more a year than someone only holding a Bachelor’s degree.

*(£7,000,, Department for Economy for Northern Ireland, 2019)

Queen’s is just two hours from Dublin, less than 90 minutes from Monaghan and under 2.5hrs from Donegal. Cross-border train services run eight times daily, while an hourly bus service runs 24 hours.

Citi Bank
"Queen’s students have just the right skills for the types of jobs we offer. It’s a natural place for us to come and recruit. In terms of resources, such as the trading toom, and relevant course content, Queen’s is second to none.."

Head of Citibank Europe
Headquartered in Dublin

“It really made me stand out from the competition” – Masters’ Study at Queen’s
“I was working in admin roles…now my career has advanced globally” – Masters’ Study at Queen’s
“I secured a great role immediately” – Masters’ Study at Queen’s
"I really enjoyed my time at Queen's and made friends for life" – Masters' Study at Queen's
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"One of my main reasons for choosing Queen’s was the funding options made available to me. In the Republic of Ireland, there isn’t a system in place like the Student Finance NI scheme. By choosing to study in Northern Ireland, I have been able to avail of a tuition fee loan which has covered the majority of my university fees. "

Rebecca McGettigan, Donegal

MA History


Our bespoke career guidance and skills training will raise your leadership profile and increase your visibility with Ireland’s top employers.

You’ll learn directly from business leaders in their own environment; work on real-world projects with industry specialists and meet the people who will redefine your future career. 

You can even attain an additional Chartered Management Institute accreditation through our leadership programmes in the Graduate School. 



As you are welcomed to Belfast, you will discover that Queen’s iconic campus serves as a beacon for a city that puts innovative and learning at its core. Our stunning Graduate School boasts a dynamic and inspiring environment where you will be challenged to think differently.

Here, the modern, hi-tech meeting rooms, study areas and social spaces are a buzz with big ideas, engaging debate and interdisciplinary collaboration beyond borders.

Lanyon July2018


As a member of the elite Russell Group of research-intensive universities, Queen’s has a global reputation for excellence, thanks to the famous poets, presidents and world leaders who hold degrees boasting our crest.

A postgraduate degree from Queen’s is a mark of distinction, signalling that you have studied at the pinnacle of your chosen field. What you learn here, you will carry with you throughout your career. 

The cutting edge research by our academics informs our exceptional teaching; which means a more relevant and valuable degree for you.