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Belfast and Northern Ireland

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and is one of Europe’s most friendly and fashionable regional cities. Lonely Planet described Belfast and the Causeway Coast as the number one region in the world to visit in 2018.

Northern Ireland is renowned for its beautiful beaches and coastal scenery. It has a fascinating history and cultural heritage and is known as the country that built the Titanic, has the world-famous Giant’s Causeway and world-class golf.

People from all over the world are now making an important contribution to life here – in medicine, business, industry, science, education, sports, music and the arts. Queen’s University is proud to be a driving force in Northern Ireland’s cultural, artistic and economic renaissance, celebrating the innovation and creativity of its people and enhancing its reputation as an international centre of learning.

Travelling to and from Northern Ireland is both easy and economical. Most major British cities are within an hour’s flying time from Belfast’s two regional airports, which are both easily accessible from the University. These airports provide flights from many locations in the UK and mainland Europe as well as North America. Belfast has regular ferry services from Scotland and England, and Dublin is just a two-hour train journey away. As a compact, easily accessible city, which is rich in culture, it is easy to see why many visitors chose to make the region their home.