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Queen's University Belfast

Belfast, N Ireland, United Kingdom
‌Part of the elite Russell Group – the UK's Ivy League – we're the 9th oldest university in the UK (Complete University Guide 2018) with a worldwide reputation for excellence. A degree from Queen's is something to be proud of and can help you stand out in the competitive global job market.

PhD Programmes

Humanities (3)
Social Sciences (3)
Business & Management (2)
Education & Training (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

About

History

Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we are ranked in the top 173 universities in the world (QS World Rankings 2020), and a member of the Russell Group of UK research intensive universities, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

Education

At Queen’s we offer a world-class education that prepares our students for leadership and citizenship in a global society.

Our inspiring alumni comprises outstanding scholars, Nobel Prize winners - such as Seamus Heaney and David Trimble - and influential leaders who are making an impact in Northern Ireland and across the globe.

Our students enjoy being educated by world-leading academics working at the forefront of their disciplines and a significant investment in the student experience has resulted in high levels of student satisfaction.

Research

Our researchers are at the forefront of discovery and innovation, with ambitious projects to address global problems and make a difference to society worldwide.

The total value of new research grants and contracts awarded to Queen's during 2016-17 was £101.6m, the first time the annual figure has topped £100m. Queen's was also the No 1 AHRC-funded university in the UK.

We are ranked 8th in the UK for Research Intensity with over 75% of our research assessed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014).

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
173 7
2019
180 22
2018
202
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
-
2019
201
2018
201
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
-
2018
301
2017
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
-
2019
293 -3
2018
290
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The Student Guidance Centre is your first stop for information, advice and guidance throughout your time at Queen's University. From managing your student record, developing your academic and employability skills, and offering advice and assistance for times when you may feel under pressure, all services work together to help you have a successful, and hopefully enjoyable, student experience.

Housing services

We’ve recently opened brand new student accommodation in the heart of Belfast city centre.

Conveniently located in the centre of Belfast and just 15 minutes from Queen’s main campus, you can be neighbours with the famous Crown bar and the majestic Grand Opera House.

All our new apartments include modern shower rooms, a desk with lamp, use of a full kitchen, dining table and chairs, television and high-speed internet. You will also have free off-peak membership of Queen's Sport.

Library services

Queen's has invested over £50m in the McClay Library, blending the best features of a traditional library with the latest technology.

Facilities include computing and media services, IT training rooms, quiet study and group work areas, a cafe, a Language Centre and a vast range of printed works.

ICT services

We provide all students with an email account and online storage that is accessible both on and off campus.

There’s also an online learning platform, Queen’s Online, which gives access to a range of services and resources to support learning.

Students can access over 1,700 PCs based in 20 centres across the campus.

Student Life

Campus life

With a major investment of £350m creating world-class facilities for staff and students over the next decade, Queen’s has some of the best campus facilities in the UK and Ireland.

Sports facilities

Since our foundation in 1849, sport has played an important part in the Queen’s student experience.

Our facilities include, a state of the art fitness area with over 140 pieces of CV and resistance equipment, a functional training and weights area, four studios, 25m swimming and diving pool, two multi-purpose sports halls, martial arts area, 2 climbing walls, 8 squash courts, 2 handball courts and outdoor 3G grass pitches.

Belfast, N Ireland, United Kingdom

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