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Queen's University Belfast

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Located in the capital city of Northern Ireland, Queen’s University Belfast is steeped in heritage yet benefits from world-class, state-of-the-art facilities.

Queen’s has a history of investing in people and building brighter futures. It’s a place where learning and research come together to create new and exciting global opportunities.

The university has a rich heritage and a renowned history of producing Nobel Laureates, leading global academics and national and international leaders over the last 170 years.

 

First-Class Education

Queen’s University Belfast are in the top 1% of Global Universities, (QS World University Rankings ® 2015/16).

We are highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research.

Our courses will give you an amazing university experience that's rooted in a rich heritage. Taught by top academics, these degrees enable you to become an expert in your chosen field, with the prospect of a top career in a multi-national company.

 

A Leading Research Centre

Queen’s University Belfast is part of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK's 24 leading research intensive universities.

Our world-class researchers carry out internationally leading research, with Queen's placed joint 8th in the UK for research intensity. (Ref 2014)

Our Global Research Institutes are flagships for interdisciplinary research in areas of major societal challenge. They bring together a critical mass of excellent researchers from a wide range of disciplines in world-class facilities to tackle some of the greatest global issues of our age.

 

Tuition fees and scholarships for international students

For new international students registering in 2016/17, undergraduate course fees range between £13,945 (~US$20,000) and £34,830 (US$50,000) a year depending on your course. Postgraduate courses cost between £12,360 (US$ 17,800) and £33,045 (US$ 47,600) a year.

There are a number of country-specific and broader scholarships available to international students, which range from a 10% discount on tuition fees to a £5,000 award across undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Find out more about scholarships you may be eligible for here.

To help you plan your finances, Queen’s University Belfast has published an online survey of the cost of living in Belfast.

 

Campus Life

Queen's is at the heart of Belfast's culture, as well as its art and social scenes. We're proud to be part of a bustling, cosmopolitan city boasting a vibrant social life and rich cultural heritage.

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

The Queen’s Graduate School is a dedicated social and academic space for postgraduate students. It was recently ranked 1st for Graduate Schools out of 159 international universities, (International Student Barometer survey, 2016). 

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2014
=182
2015
195
2016
  • 47.50
    Overall Score
  • 36.2
    Academic Reputation
  • 55.2
    Employer Reputation
  • 42.7
    Faculty Student
  • 45.3
    Citations per Faculty
  • 98.8
    International Faculty
  • 94.5
    International Students
101-150
2014
101-150
2015
101-150
2016
51-100
2017
  • 75
    Academic Reputation
  • 83.2
    Citations per Paper
  • 48.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 75.6
    H-index Citations
151-200
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,728
International
766

Number of students

17,820
Postgraduate 19%
Undergraduate 81%

Number of international students

5,606
Postgraduate 22%
Undergraduate 78%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

77 Undergraduate Courses

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138 Postgraduate Courses

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