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Queens Management School - Belfast

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Queen’s Management School is one of the UK’s top business schools, offering world-class education to students from all over the world. As a member of the Russell Group, Queen’s is recognized as one of the United Kingdom’s 24 leading research-intensive universities.
Queen’s Management School boasts a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs, including the MBA.

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Home to some of the world’s biggest companies

The prevalence of venture capitalists, business angels and private investors mean that young, high potential companies are booming in the city. There are almost 900 international companies located in Northern Ireland, making Belfast the second most successful city in the UK (after London) for attracting US trade.

The Titanic Quarter has become an economic and technological powerhouse, hosting global companies such as Citi, Microsoft, IBM and HBO. Catalyst Inc, formerly the NI Science Park, houses 200 companies which are spearheading tech innovation. It is also the home of Queen’s globally-renowned Centre for Secure Information Technologies which has helped create 1,100 new jobs in cyber security in Belfast over the past three years.

Low cost of living

Northern Ireland has the lowest student cost of living in the UK. In fact, it’s over £5,000 per year cheaper for students to live in Northern Ireland compared to London (Which? University, 2018). At an average of £90 per week, Belfast was found to have the cheapest weekly rent compared to anywhere else in the UK in 2018 (Marbles.com).

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In the last ten years, Queen’s has invested £350 million to create the award-winning facilities such as the McClay Library, Graduate School, Law School and Computer Science building. It now plans to invest a further £350m in the next decade.

Queen’s is now one of the premier sporting universities in Ireland and the UK. Its world-class indoor and outdoor facilities are ideal for recreational, competitive and high-performance athletes, thanks to a £20m investment in sport which resulted in Queen’s being ranked first out of 9 Russell Group universities for satisfaction with sporting facilities (International Student Barometer 2018).

It also ranked first out of 199 universities worldwide for satisfaction with library services, while 98 percent of postgraduate students said they were satisfied with Queen’s Graduate School (International Student Barometer 2018).

When it comes to student support, the International Student Support team helps students make the most of their experience as an international student. It provides advice and assistance to international students from the moment they apply to the university, right through their studies and all the way to taking the next step after graduation. Queen’s dedicated team provides students with specialist advice in relation to visa and immigration matters including applying for visas and assisting with any queries.

Queen’s immigration advice and services are carried out in accordance with the UKCISA Codes of Ethics and we are authorized to provide immigration advice by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner who regulate the provision of immigration advice in the UK.


In between studying, assignments and exams, student at Queen’s are actively encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities and explore all that the city of Belfast has to offer.

Considered to be the safest region in the UK (British Crime Surveys, 2017/18), Belfast is a great city which is filled with fantastic places to explore, eat, and socialize.

In fact, Northern Ireland was named the world’s best food destination (International Travel and Tourism Awards, 2018), while Queen’s was ranked second out of 199 universities worldwide for satisfaction with social facilities (International Student Barometer 2018) and a top 100 university for international outlook in the QS World University Rankings® 2020

On campus, students can get involved in a range of societies and clubs, ranging from tennis to taekwondo as well as boxing, basketball and even underwater hockey. Other popular clubs are Queen’s Radio Station, Dragon Slayers Club, Photography club or debate as well as program specific societies like Management or the Queen’s Student Managed Fund. There’s even a Quidditch Club (Muggles welcome!)


Student accommodation

Most students live in dedicated student halls of residence.
There are more than 3,400 rooms available (the majority of which have an en-suite included). Accommodation costs range between £75-£124 per week (depending on the accommodation), which includes 24/7 safety teams, WiFi, a residential support team of over 100 people, over 400 social events, and an off-peak Queen’s Sport membership. 

More information about student accommodation can be found here.

If you’re an international student who’s interested in applying to study at Queen’s Management School, please visit the school’s website for specific information regarding entry requirements as these can vary depending on which program you wish to apply for.
If you’re an international student who’s interested in applying to study a postgraduate degree at Queen’s Management School, you will need to have/submit the following: 

• 2.1 (honors) degree or equivalent. Applicants with qualifications below a 2.1 honors degree may be considered on a case-by-case basis if they can demonstrate appropriate relevant professional experience.
• A minimum of 5 years’ full-time, post-graduation employment experience, preferably in a management capacity. In certain circumstances 3 years’ experience may be considered, on a case-by-case basis.
• A full and up-to-date CV
• Detailed personal statement
Admission under the Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) may be considered for this course. The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL).

Although it is not a requirement, applicants who have already taken the GMAT exam are encouraged to submit their GMAT score as this will be given consideration. 
Please note that eligible applicants will be interviewed.

English language requirements

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their degree or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with no less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (*taken within the last two years).

Scholarships and funding

Queen’s Management School is pleased to offer £30,000 worth of MBA scholarships for home/EU and international postgraduate students commencing their studies in September 2020. To be eligible for any of these scholarships, a student must:

• Satisfy the eligibility conditions for the specific scholarship they are applying for and meet the terms and conditions.
• Have accepted an offer from Queen's Management School on the MBA program by June 30 2020
• Be a self-funding student; partially sponsored students are eligible provided that they are paying their own fees equal to at least the amount of the scholarship.
• Submit an MBA Scholarship application form

Scholarships for undergraduate students are also available. Options include:

• International Office Undergraduate Scholarship
• Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship
• Queen’s Loyalty Scholarship
• Queen’s Family Scholarship
• Early Bird Reward
• Asylum Seeker’s Scholarship

For more information about scholarships please visit Queen’s Management School’s website.


When it comes to careers, Queen’s is ranked in the top 140 in the world for graduate prospects in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.

As a Queen’s graduate, you’ll be part of a network of over 200,000 alumni worldwide. Upon graduation MBA students receive automatic membership of the MBA Association of Ireland (MBAAI), a network of 6,000 MBA graduates across the island of Ireland. 


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