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General Information

Dates of University Year 2018-19 

Senior Officers of the University and the Senate 

Academic Structure

Degrees of the University

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Dates of University Year 2018-19

  • Semester Dates 2018-19 (Amended June 2018)




    Postgraduate Taught

    Wednesday 12 September - Sunday 16 September 2018

    International Students Welcome Week

    Monday 17 September – Friday 21 September 2018

    Welcome Week

    Monday 24 September – Friday 14 December 2018

    Weeks 1-12

    Monday 17 December 2018 – Friday 4 January 2019

    Christmas Vacation

    Monday 7 January – Friday 5 April 2019

    Weeks 13-25

    Monday 8 April – Friday 26 April 2019

    Easter Vacation

    Monday 29 April – Friday 31 May 2019

    Weeks 26-30

    Monday 3 June - Friday 13 September 2019

    Summer Vacation

    Dissertation or research project

    Week 12 can be used flexibly depending on programme requirements

    Week 13 will be a student development week

    Week 25 is now available for scheduled teaching

    RAG Day: Wednesday 20 February 2019

    Reading Day: Friday 15 March 2019

    Formal exams for UG students, if required, will be scheduled during weeks 26-28

    Developmental opportunities for UG students will be scheduled during weeks 13, 29-30

    Formal exams for PGT students, if required, will be scheduled during weeks 26-30

    Deadline for publication of semester 1 assessment results: Tuesday 5 February 2019

    Deadline for publication of semester 2 assessment results: Thursday 13 June 2019

    Supplementary Assessment (exam re-sits): Monday 5 August – Saturday 17 August 2019

    Winter Graduation week:  Thursday 13 December - Friday 14 December 2018

    Summer Graduation week: Thursday 27 June – Wednesday 3 July 2019

Contacting the University

The address of the University is:

Queen's University Belfast

University Road



Northern Ireland

Tele: +44 (0) 28 9024 5133

Fax: +44(0) 28 9097 5137

During the academic year (except holiday periods), the Administration Building is normally open to the public on weekdays between 9:30am and 4:30pm


Enquiries regarding admission or programme requirements should be addressed to:

Admissions and Access Service

Lanyon North

Queen's University Belfast

University Road

Belfast, BT7 1NN

Northern Ireland

Tele: +44 (0) 28 9097 3838



General enquiries should be addressed to:

Communications and Externals Affairs Office

Lanyon South

Queen's University Belfast

University Road

Belfast, BT7 1NN

Northern Ireland

Tele: +44 (0) 28 9097 3091



The most up-to-date version of this document is available from the Academic Affairs website at:


Senior Officers of the University


Her Majesty The Queen


Dr Tom Moran (May 2015 - August 2018)


Mr Stephen Prenter, MBE, BSSc, FCA, MIMC (2013)

Dr Stephen Kingon, CBE, BA, DBA, FCA, FIC, CMC (2013) 

Honorary Treasurer

Ms Orla Corr, OBE, BSc, ACCA, Dip ACC (2016)

President and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Ian Greer, MBChB MD, FRCP(Glas), FRCPE, FRCP, FRCPI, FFSRH, FCCP, FRCOG, FMedSci (2018)

Registrar and Chief Operating Officer

Ms Wendy Galbraith, BSc, FCA (2018) (Interim) 


Professor David S Jones PhD, DSc, CChem, CEng, CStat, FAPS, FIAE, FPS, FIMMM, FRSC, FRSS, MIEI 
(Education and Students) (2014)

Professor Richard English, CBE, MA, PhD, FBA, MRIA, FRSE, FRHistS
(Internationalisation and Engagement) (2016)

Professor Paul Connolly, MA, MSc, PhD, FAcSS
(Research and Enterprise) (2018) (Interim)

Professor Adrienne Scullion, MA, PhD, FRSA, FRSE
(Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) (2015)

Professor Mark Price, BEng MSc PhD CEng FRAeS FIMechE MBCS CITP
(Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences) (2015)

Professor Chris Elliott, OBE, MSc, PhD, FRSC, FRSB, FIFST
(Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences) (2015)

The Senate

Members ex officio

The Pro-Chancellors
The President and Vice-Chancellor
The Honorary Treasurer

Elected by the Academic Council

Professor Donna Fitzsimons
Professor Pascal McKeown

Elected by the Academic Staff

Dr Véronique Altglas
Dr Fabian Schuppert

Elected by the Support Staff

Mrs Olivia Roberts
Mr Kevin Flanagan

Students’ Union President

Mr Connor Veighey

Elected by the Students’ Union Council

Mr Ali Raja

Elected by Convocation

Mr Eoin McMullan

Co-opted Members

Ms Briege Arthurs
Mr Roy Bailie OBE
Mr Adrian Doran
Ms Ellvena Graham OBE
Mr Keith Jess
Ms Marion Matchett
Ms Ann McGregor MBE
Ms Mairéad Regan
Mr Alan Shannon CB
Ms Patricia Slevin 


Academic Structure

Please note: the Institute of Professional Legal Studies operates independently from the below University Structure. 


Primary Degrees of the University

Foundation Degree in Arts (FdA)

Foundation Degree in Engineering (FdEng)

Foundation Degree in Science (FdSc)

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Bachelor of Divinity (BD)

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Bachelor of Medicine (MB), Bachelor of Obstetrics (BAO) and Bachelor of Surgery (BCh)

Bachelor of Music (BMus)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Bachelor of Theology (BTh)

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Master of Liberal Arts (MLibArts)

Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)

Master of Planning (MPlan)

Master of Science (MSci)

Note: Primary degree students are registered initially on an Honours degree programme, but an Ordinary degree is available to students who are not able to proceed to Honours (see Regulations for Students 1.11.  In general, a Single Honours Degree is taken in one subject; a Joint Honours Degree is taken in two subjects, equally weighted; a Major/Minor Honours Degree is taken in two subjects, weighted two-thirds/one-third.


Postgraduate Degrees of the University

Doctor of Childhood Studies (DChild)

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych)

Doctor of Divinity (DD)

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Doctor of Education (EdD) TESOL

Doctorate in Educational, Child and Adolescent Psychology (DECAP)

Doctor of Laws (LLD)

Doctor of Letters (DLitt)

Doctorate in Governance (DGov)

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Doctorate in Midwifery Practice (DMP)

Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Doctor of Science (DSc)

Doctor of Science (Economics) (DSc(Econ))

Doctor of Science (Education) (DSc(Ed))

Doctor of Social Science (DSSc)

Juris Doctor (JD)

Master of Arts (MA)

Master of Architecture (MArch)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Education (MEd)

Master of Laws (LLM)

Masters in Law (MLaw)

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Master of Research (MRes)

Master of Science (MSc)

Master of Science by Research (MSc (Res))

Master of Surgery (MCh)

Master of Theology (MTh)

Postgraduate Diploma (PG Diploma)

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Certificate)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)