CQC Progression Courses

Queen’s has a long history of welcoming Chinese students to Belfast. The Chinese population of Northern Ireland has a rich history of cultural inclusion and Queen’s global campus community is a friendly, multicultural and safe environment.

There are many opportunities for CQC graduates to enter onto postgraduate courses at Queen’s Schools in Belfast. Queen’s will also operate student exchange programmes in the student’s final year in CQC so that our students in Shenyang gain the full Queen’s experience.

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Postgraduate Taught

MSc Industrial Pharmaceutics

The new MSc in Industrial Pharmaceutics will prepare graduates with the expertise and skills required for employment in an industrial pharmaceutics industry estimated to be worth $1.2 trillion.

Postgraduate Research

The School of Pharmacy is one of the UK’s leading centres for research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Research focuses on making real-world improvements for patients through our expertise in pharmaceutical science and practice. The School of Pharmacy at Queen’s is home to a vibrant community of world-class researchers working to improve patient healthcare, both locally and internationally.

Research Themes

  • Nanomedicine and Biotherapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical Materials Science and Formulation
  • Drug Delivery and Biomaterials
  • Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Healthcare Delivery and Medicines Optimisation


Postgraduate Taught

MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
This Master’s degree aims to teach the fundamental molecular bioscience underpinning biotechnology along with examples of its current applications.

MSc Oncology Drug Discovery
The Oncology Drug Discovery MSc course takes academic and biotech research knowledge and applies it to the development of 21st century health care.

MSc (Res) Experimental Medicine
The MSc in Experimental Medicine offers advanced research training in a broad range of laboratory based biomedical sciences.

MSc Cancer Medicine
The MSc(Res) in Cancer Medicine offers a broad range of experience across multiple disciplines, demonstrating how precision medicine can improve and shape future cancer treatments.

Postgraduate Research

The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast has a reputation for excellence in research and this is reflected in our position in the top ten Universities in the UK for Research Intensity.

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Science is addressing key global challenges in healthcare by making scientific breakthroughs in mechanisms of disease, translating these to innovate therapeutics and preventative interventions to improve patients outcomes.

We drive research excellence and impact delivering innovative solutions to the specific challenges that have been identified in healthcare. Students graduating from China Medical University – The Queen’s University of Belfast Joint College are eligible to apply to the following research streams within Medicine and Health Sciences.

Cancer Research and Cell Biology

Postgraduate Research Opportunities available in:

  • Advanced Radiotherapy
  • Blood Cancers
  • Brain Tumour
  • Breast Cancer
  • Gastro-Intestinal Cancer
  • Genito-Urinary and Prostate Cancer
  • Genomics
  • Ovarian Cancer

Experimental Medicine

Postgraduate Research Opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Immunology
  • Microbes
  • Infectious disease
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Eye Disease
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Student Profiles

Hi, my name is Fengyu Zhang. I graduated from China Queen’s College in 2018. Now, I’m doing my PhD in Queen’s, and I feel really lucky and satisfied. Staff here really cares about their students, and take care of them well. Since I’m doing PhD, I spend most of my time in the lab, doing experiments and reading papers. Colleagues are professional and always willing to help, and I’m now getting more and more comfortable in the lab.

Fengyu Zhang, Nanomedicine and Biotherapeutics (Anticancer Therapeutics)

Hi, my name is Wang Lu, and I am a PhD student at Queen’s University of Belfast. I used to Queen’s student in CQC, when I was an undergraduate student. That period time was really amazing, and I accepted the same courses as the local students of Belfast. What impressed me the most is that teachers always encourage and guide us, and they can always teach vividly and make the classroom active.

Wang Lu , PhD Student, School of Pharmacy

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