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University Overview

Our International Reputation

Queen’s is ranked 200 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021).

Queen’s has 14 subjects in the top 200 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020). Plus, four of those subjects are in the World Top 100 (QS World Rankings by subject 2019). Queen’s currently has over 3,000 international students from 85 different countries and we’re ranked 22nd in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020).

Dedicated to Employability

Queen’s is ranked in the top 140 in the world for graduate prospects (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020).

Additionally, 96% of Queen’s Undergraduates and 94.1% of Queen’s Postgraduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation. (HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2016/17)

Belfast was also named one of the top 10 cities in the UK to develop a digital career (Monster’s Digital Cities, 2019)

World-Class Research

We are ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014/Times Higher Education) and we are 9th in the world for international research collaboration (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

As a member of the Russell Group, Queen’s is recognised as one of the UK’s 24 leading research-intensive universities.

Our researchers are addressing many Global Challenges, tackling the problems facing society, such as Health, Food, Conflict and Technology and we are providing world class facilities in which they can carry out their ambitious work.

Home to Teaching Excellence

Queen’s is ranked in the top 75 universities in Europe for Teaching Excellence (Times Higher Education, 2019). 96% of current international students were satisfied with the subject area expertise of their lecturers and 92% were satisfied with the learning support provided (International Student Barometer).

  • Ranked 3rd in UK for Dentistry (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) 
  • Ranked 2nd in UK for Pharmacology and Pharmacy (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) 
  • Ranked 4th in the UK for Food Science (Complete University Guide 2020) 

 Award Winning Facilities

Queen’s is ranked in the top 10 most beautiful universities in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018).

Queen’s is the ninth oldest University in the UK and in the last ten years we have invested £350m to create the award-winning facilities like the McClay Library, Graduate School, Law School and Computer Science building.

That’s why Queen’s was ranked 1st out of 199 universities worldwide for satisfaction with library services and 98% of current Postgraduate Students were satisfied with Queen’s Graduate School (International Student Barometer 2018)