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Queen's University Belfast

Location

Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast United Kingdom

Ranking

# =206QS World University Rankings

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219Undergraduate programs

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188Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

17,900 GBPTuition Fee/year

About Queen's University Belfast

With a heritage dating back over 175 years, Queen's University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

Today, Queen's is shaping a better world through life-changing education and research alongside civic and social responsibility.

A rich heritage and a renowned history of producing Nobel Laureates, leading global academics and national and international leaders underpins our world-class academic reputation.

We are based in Belfast , a modern capital city known for its welcome, accessibility and affordability. One of the UK's biggest campus universities, and the 9th oldest, Queen's blends heritage with cutting-edge facilities for the best experience of university life.

 

First-class Education

Highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research, Queen's is ranked 202 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024).

Over 25,000 students live and study at Queen’s and when you join us, you’ll be learning from a community of leading academics and researchers looking for the answers to some of the world’s biggest questions.

A training ground for the professions, a patron of the arts, and a driving force in wealth and job creation, we ensure all our students – the leaders of tomorrow – leave ready to take advantage of all the opportunities life can offer.

A Leading Research Centre

Queen’s University Belfast is part of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 leading UK research intensive universities, globally connected and networked with leading universities across the world. 

Our world-class researchers carry out internationally leading research, with Queen’s is ranked 24th in the UK for Research Power (REF 2021).

Building on our disciplinary excellence, our four flagship Global Research Institutes bring leading academics together to tackle some of the greatest global challenges of our time.

Tuition fees and scholarships for international students

Queen's offers lower tuition fees and living expenses than many other similarly well-regarded universities in the United Kingdom. The fees you will pay will vary depending on the course you choose and the level of study.

For new international students registering in 2023/24, undergraduate course fees range between £18,800 (US$23,776) and £34,450 (US$43,571) a year depending on your course. Postgraduate courses cost between £19,100 (US$24,157) and £24,300 (US$30,732) a year.

There are a number of country-specific and broader scholarships available to international students.

For new undergraduate applicants we offer the  International Office Undergraduate Scholarship .

Applicants who have previously completed a Study Abroad or exchange programme can apply for the  Queen's Loyalty Scholarship .

If your parents, grandparents or siblings are currently studying or completed a full degree programme at the Belfast campus you can apply for the  Queen's Family Scholarship .

The  Vice Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship   offers four awards for undergraduate applicants. 

Where eligible, the  Early Confirmation Award  can be combined with another International Office administered scholarship to increase the value of your award.

 

Campus Life

Queen's is a city-based campus university at the heart of Belfast . We're proud to be part of a bustling, cosmopolitan city boasting a vibrant social life and rich cultural heritage, described by Lonely Planet as a ‘must-see visitor destination’.

Belfast is more affordable than every other major student city in the UK. It is in the safest region in the UK (UK Crime Surveys 2021/22) and the happiest (Lloyds Bank Happiness Index, 2020) too.

 

Over the past ten years, the University has invested significantly to provide world-class facilities for its students and staff. This includes our state-of-the-art Graduate School; the award-winning McClay Library; Computer Science Building; School of Law; and the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine.

The University has also invested in sporting facilities, new purpose-built student accommodation in Belfast City Centre. Our new Student Centre and Students’ Union opened in 2023, catering for the 25,000+ students to provide you with an amazing student experience.

Virtual tour of Belfast and our campus

About Queen's University Belfast

With a heritage dating back over 175 years, Queen's University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

Today, Queen's is shaping a better world through life-changing education and research alongside civic and social responsibility.

A rich heritage and a renowned history of producing Nobel Laureates, leading global academics and national and international leaders underpins our world-class academic reputation.

We are based in Belfast , a modern capital city known for its welcome, accessibility and affordability. One of the UK's biggest campus universities, and the 9th oldest, Queen's blends heritage with cutting-edge facilities for the best experience of university life.

 

First-class Education

Highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research, Queen's is ranked 202 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024).

Over 25,000 students live and study at Queen’s and when you join us, you’ll be learning from a community of leading academics and researchers looking for the answers to some of the world’s biggest questions.

A training ground for the professions, a patron of the arts, and a driving force in wealth and job creation, we ensure all our students – the leaders of tomorrow – leave ready to take advantage of all the opportunities life can offer.

A Leading Research Centre

Queen’s University Belfast is part of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 leading UK research intensive universities, globally connected and networked with leading universities across the world. 

Our world-class researchers carry out internationally leading research, with Queen’s is ranked 24th in the UK for Research Power (REF 2021).

Building on our disciplinary excellence, our four flagship Global Research Institutes bring leading academics together to tackle some of the greatest global challenges of our time.

Tuition fees and scholarships for international students

Queen's offers lower tuition fees and living expenses than many other similarly well-regarded universities in the United Kingdom. The fees you will pay will vary depending on the course you choose and the level of study.

For new international students registering in 2023/24, undergraduate course fees range between £18,800 (US$23,776) and £34,450 (US$43,571) a year depending on your course. Postgraduate courses cost between £19,100 (US$24,157) and £24,300 (US$30,732) a year.

There are a number of country-specific and broader scholarships available to international students.

For new undergraduate applicants we offer the  International Office Undergraduate Scholarship .

Applicants who have previously completed a Study Abroad or exchange programme can apply for the  Queen's Loyalty Scholarship .

If your parents, grandparents or siblings are currently studying or completed a full degree programme at the Belfast campus you can apply for the  Queen's Family Scholarship .

The  Vice Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship   offers four awards for undergraduate applicants. 

Where eligible, the  Early Confirmation Award  can be combined with another International Office administered scholarship to increase the value of your award.

 

Campus Life

Queen's is a city-based campus university at the heart of Belfast . We're proud to be part of a bustling, cosmopolitan city boasting a vibrant social life and rich cultural heritage, described by Lonely Planet as a ‘must-see visitor destination’.

Belfast is more affordable than every other major student city in the UK. It is in the safest region in the UK (UK Crime Surveys 2021/22) and the happiest (Lloyds Bank Happiness Index, 2020) too.

 

Over the past ten years, the University has invested significantly to provide world-class facilities for its students and staff. This includes our state-of-the-art Graduate School; the award-winning McClay Library; Computer Science Building; School of Law; and the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine.

The University has also invested in sporting facilities, new purpose-built student accommodation in Belfast City Centre. Our new Student Centre and Students’ Union opened in 2023, catering for the 25,000+ students to provide you with an amazing student experience.

Virtual tour of Belfast and our campus

Available programs

Queen’s University Belfast offers 346 undergraduate courses – including but not limited to:

  • Business and management
  • Accounting
  • Drama and film studies
  • Irish and social anthropology
  • Medicine & Dentistry
  • And many more…


How to apply:

To apply for a course at Queen’s University Belfast, you will need to do so through UCAS – the centralized system for applying for undergraduate degrees in the UK. You will be able to apply to up to five courses at a time, providing a personal statement and ensuring that you have met each university’s entry requirements. Note that entry requirements are likely to be different for each course, even within the same university. Once you have secured a place to study and have obtained a firm start date, you may need to apply for a student visa, depending on your nationality.

BA Archaeology

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BA Drama

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BA English

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BA French

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BA Geography

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BA Irish

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BA Philosophy

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BA Spanish

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BMus Music

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BSc Architecture

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BSc Geography

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BA Anthropology

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BDS Dentistry

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BSc Biochemistry

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BSc Human Biology

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BSc Microbiology

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BSc Midwifery

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BSc Psychology

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BSc Zoology

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MB Medicine

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MPharm Pharmacy

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MSci Microbiology

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MSci Zoology

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BSc Chemistry

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BSc Mathematics

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BSc Physics

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MSci Biochemistry

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BA Criminology

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BSW Social Work

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BSc Economics

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LLB Law

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Queen’s University Belfast currently runs a total of 138 postgraduate programs, covering subjects such as:

  • Arts management
  • Children’s rights
  • Economics
  • Computational finance and trading              
  • Educational leadership    
  • Public Health
  • And many more…


How to apply:

To apply for a postgraduate course at Queen’s University Belfast, you will need to submit an online application through the Postgraduate Direct Applications Portal. Note that while there is no deadline for postgraduate applications, with the exception of a few courses listed here, early application is advisable – especially for international students who need a visa. 

MA Anthropology

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MD Medicine

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MPH Global Health

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MPhil Medicine

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MPhil Pharmacy

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MPhil Psychology

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MSc Midwifery

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LLM Law

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MA Film

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MA Geopolitics

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MA Politics

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MPhil Law

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MSc Youth Justice

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University information

General

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Bachelor

1290+
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80+

Master

580+
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80+

Our cutting-edge facilities include a financial Trading Room with Bloomberg terminals, interdisciplinary health and life sciences research facilities and innovative engineering hubs.

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Student life

Cost of Living

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

9,250 GBP
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International Students

17,900 GBP
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Rankings & ratings

Queen's University Belfast is one of the top public universities in Belfast, United Kingdom. It is ranked #=206 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #166
  • 2014
    #=172
  • 2015
    #170
  • 2016
    #=182
  • 2017
    #195
  • 2018
    #202
  • 2019
    #=180
  • 2020
    #173
  • 2021
    #209
  • 2022
    #=216
  • 2023
    #=233
  • 2024
    #202
  • 2025
    #=206

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