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Psychology at Queen’s welcomes students from Norway

Hei! Jeg heter Stian. Jeg kommer Norway

Studying Psychology at Queen’s in Belfast has been something like a dream. From the first day when I was greeted at the airport, got to my accommodation and was greeted by my Chinese floormates – who then proceeded to invite me to dinner the next day, all the way through the introduction weeks and following “regular” University life weeks, my life has been going steadily in the direction I want it – forwards and upwards. The social and academic foundation that the University sets in those first few days really promotes healthy life as a student – in all areas of life. The School itself has been equally exceptional, hosting lunches and dinners for the International students.

Hei! Jeg heter Madeleine. Jeg kommer Oslo

I moved to Belfast in 2016 because I was accepted to the doctorate program in clinical psychology at Queens University. I had heard about Queens University, and knew it had a good reputation. However, I knew very little about Belfast as a city.  I like that it's a small city that's easy to get around, and nature is always close by. There are many cafes and restaurants! The cultural scene is also something I enjoy, with many music and arts events going on. Because I like to travel and go road tripping, the location is also perfect, as it gives easy access to various stunning places such as the Wild Atlantic Coast, Giant's Causeway, Donegal (great if you like surfing!) and Dublin. I also have to mention that the university buildings and facilities here are stunning, and really give a Harry Potter-feeling (they even have a Narnia room in the library!) 

Why choose Queen’s University Belfast?

We are an internationally renowned university with a heritage dating back over 150 years. 

We have 24,000 students from over 80 countries, 3,500 staff and 100,000 graduates worldwide. 

We are one of the UK's leading universities, part of the elite Russell Group – the UK's Ivy League.

With a worldwide reputation for excellence, a degree from Queen's is something to be proud of and can help you stand out in the competitive global job market.

The School of Psychology at Queen’s provides excellent training in Psychology and currently offers a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research degrees. 

  • Our undergraduate degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • We have a range of state-of-the-art specialist equipment and laboratories where our cutting-edge research takes place.
  • The most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) placed the School among the UK's top 20 Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience departments in terms of both research intensity and research impact.
  • You'll feel part of our School community. We are committed to supporting our students from welcome week onwards through our personal tutoring and peer mentor schemes. Additional welcome events are held for our international students.
  • 92% of our BSc Psychology students were satisfied with the course (National Student Survey 18)
  • Employability is embedded and we offer both short term and one year paid placements with industry partners.
  • You may be eligible for an International Office Undergraduate Scholarship.  Visit for terms & conditions.

What do you need to join us?

We accept a wide variety of qualifications.  The following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to BSc Psychology:

  • Successful completion of the Vitnemal fraden Videregaende with 4 overall and not less than 4 in two relevant final year subjects OR
  • 32 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level in the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

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