Studying Abroad at Queen's
Over 100 international students come to Queen's each year to study abroad for a semester or an academic year. The Study Abroad programme is particularly popular with students from the USA, Canada, Australia and China.
Choosing Queen’s allows students to study at a world-class university, make new friends and live alongside local young people from Ireland and the UK for a truly immersive experience in another culture.
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. We have world-class facilities including a movement Innovation Lab which contains state-of-the-art technology. This includes 22 Motion Capture cameras for movement analysis, AMTI force platforms for analysis of gait and posture and virtual reality systems for studying decision-making and testing products. Our Child Development Lab includes one-way mirrors, built-in video cameras and playback system, sound recording and EEG testing.
Each study abroad student has a study adviser assigned to them so they can easily adapt to the different academic learning environment. Not only gaining new marketable skills and enhancing career prospects through their experience, study abroad students at Queen’s can also transfer credits back to their home university.
There are also various summer schools operating within our faculty:
International Student Testimonials
The lecturers are more than willing to assist international students who need guidance or have queries regarding the learning content. Students are also paired up with Advisors of Studies and Peer Mentors who we can approach if we face any difficulties. This is especially useful for me since I did not know anyone studying Psychology at Queen’s before this. Our Advisors of Studies are there to assist us in the event we have any problems albeit personal or academic problems so that we do not fall behind in our work or struggle on our own.
Belfast is a pretty good place for city-life. Being a cultural capital, it attracts a certain amount of diversity, but it stays small enough that you feel you can know most of the city. In my free time, I like to read, play video games and eat good food with friends. I’m also part of the QUB Kpop Dance Society and QUB Book Club.
I lived in Lisbon most of my life and, at the age of 18, I moved to London to complete my BSc Psychology. I worked for a year and then moved to Belfast to pursue PhD. I’ve had the opportunity to witness several School events which diversity (at all levels) was certainly at the heart of. They served as reassurances that efforts are actively being put towards building an inclusive environment. I was amazed at the friendliness of people, both staff and students; how warm and welcoming everyone was.