10 Reasons to Choose the School

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Diversity of Pathways

Study at the School of Biological Sciences opens up many doors for your future career.

We work hard to help students develop their future with work placement plans, degree plus opportunities and much more!


You'll gain a practical experience

All of our degree programmes incorporate a practical and hands-on teaching methods.

As a student, you'll experience lab based learning, as well as field trips and placement opportunities.


We're Social

On top of the usual student activities, our school wants to make you feel welcome

The social calendar includes nights out, a magical mystery tour and a formal dance, giving you the opportunity to meet your classmates and lecturers in a more relaxed environment.


Work Experience

The school of biological sciences has a dedicated careers advisor

Check out our careers area, and book your one-to-one appointment to start planning your future

Why choose a postgraduate degree?



Our PGT courses are keenly priced compared to the rest of the market.

And not only that, but we have a number or grants and scholarships that students can apply for.


Personal Teaching Experience

Our lecturers are happy to give one-to-one advise and guidance.

Our personal teaching experience allows you to get the best out of your time here at the school and apply your experience and knowledge to specific subject areas.



The school of Biological Sciences are delighted to have fantastic academics from across the globe delivering our courses.

Our academics have research links across the world, and can bring a wealth of in-depth knowledge to your chosen subject area.


We're part of the Russell Group

Russell Group universities are major international institutions which also have a strong national and regional role and influence.

Queen’s University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive Universities committed to maintaining the highest standards of research, education and knowledge transfer.

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We don't sit on our laurels

We're constantly investing in our facilities

We're happy to say that we've outgrown our current School building, and will be moving into our new home in 2016


Integrated Graduate School

The Graduate School invites Queen's postgraduate taught and research students to become part of the vibrant postgraduate community.

School offers a stunning backdrop for postgraduates to study and connect with peers. It also hosts a range of training workshops, conferences and social events allowing postgraduates to make key connections with peers and academics within this exciting new interdisciplinary hub.



Because we're so research-intensive, our courses are always informed by the latest discoveries and developments.

80% of the school’s research has been judged to be internationally excellent or world leading.



We've got top of the range facilities, including the Queen's Marine lab and the Institute of Global Food Security.

These resources can bring powerful connections for students in both research opportunities and practical experiences.

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