Queen's University Belfast


Queen’s University Belfast is ranked in the Top 200 Universities in the World (QS World University Rankings 2019)

140 in the world for graduate prospects (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020)

Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, one of three Queen's Colleges in Ireland, it became an independent university in 1908 and is the ninth oldest university in the UK. Today, Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

Queen’s is ranked 8th in the UK for Research Intensity (REF 2014/ Times Higher Education) with over 75% of its research assessed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in REF 2014.

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Queen’s is ranked 22nd in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020) and ranked 9th in the world for research collaboration, Queen’s is globally connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world. A partnership with China Medical University has led to the creation of the China Queen’s College (CQC) in Shenyang.

Queen’s is ranked number one in the UK for commercialising research’ (Octopus Venues 2019) with 1954 people employed in 37 active spin out companies. It is also ranked number one in the UK for its participation in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP).

With some 24,000 students from over 75 countries, Queen’s University provides a world-class educational experience to students from all backgrounds.

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 and employability rates.



The University is situated in Belfast, a modern capital city, known for its welcome, accessibility and affordability. Described by Lonely Planet as a ‘must-see visitor destination’, Belfast is more affordable than every other major student city in the UK and Northern Ireland has been named the safest region in the UK.


Offering a style of living reflecting the transition from home to university life. Our safe, modern accommodation also offers support, help and guidance on settling into student life in Belfast as well as the all-important space to live and enjoy student life to the full.

Our Student accommodation and the Student Union will help you to meet and make friends with other students and feel part of campus life. Over 200 clubs and societies are a great way to meet friends, discover new talents, and get a break from studying.


One of the UK's biggest campus universities, Queen’s blends its proud heritage with cutting edge facilities for the best experience of University life.

Queen’s is committed to enhancing its historic campus and the surrounding conservation area while providing 21st century facilities for education and research. Over the last 10 years the University has invested £350 million in developing world-class facilities with ambitious plans to invest a further £350 million over the next decade.



Building on its disciplinary excellence, the University has created four flagship Global Research Institutes which bring leading academics together to tackle some of the greatest global challenges of our time in the areas of: Global Peace, Security and Justice; Cyber Security; Health Sciences; and Food Safety.


The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences at Queen’s deliver high quality, leading-edge education, through world-class staff, focused on the needs of society. We provide an educational experience that is research-led and enriches our students intellectually, socially and culturally.

Our hope is that students from around the world will join with us to both learn and also bring new ideas and approaches to help drive forward our ambitions to enhance and advance 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.


Through our education and research, we strive to address some of the world’s greatest challenges, our academic staff undertake world-leading research through our Schools and Global research institutes in Health Sciences and Global Food Security. This has resulted in new treatments for patients and greater levels of protection for the food we eat.


The School of Biological Sciences
The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
The School of Nursing and Midwifery
The School of Pharmacy


15 Queen’s subjects in the top 200 in the world (QS World Rankings by subject 2020)

  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology (51-100)
  • Nursing (51-100)
  • Social Policy and Administration (51-100)
  • Archaeology (101 - 150)
  • Law (101-150)
  • Agriculture and Forestry (151-200)
  • Architecture/ Built Environment (151 - 200)
  • History (151 - 200)
  • Chemical Engineering (151-200)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering (151 – 200)
  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering (151 – 200)
  • Medicine (151-200)
  • Geography (151-200)

Queen’s is ranked 27th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2021) has 24 subjects ranked in the top 20 in the UK:

  • 1st in the UK for Agriculture and Forestry
  • 3rd in the UK for Food Science
  • 5th in the UK for Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • 5th in the UK for Celtic Studies
  • 6th in the UK for Accounting and Finance
  • 6th in the UK for Creative Writing
  • 8th in the UK for Town and Country Planning and Landscape
  • 9th in the UK for Social Work
  • 9th in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 9th in the UK for Architecture
  • 11th in the UK for Dentistry
  • 11th in the UK for French
  • 13th in the UK for Archaeology
  • 14th in the UK for Medicine
  • 15th in the UK for Iberian Languages
  • 16th in the UK for Chemical Engineering
  • 17th in the UK for Law
  • 17th in the UK for Anthropology
  • 17th in the UK for Nursing
  • 18th in the UK for Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • 18th in the UK for Anatomy and Physiology
  • 18th in the UK for Mathematics
  • 19th in the UK for Social Policy
  • 20th in the UK for Mechanical Engineering



Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast
University Road
Northern Ireland

BT7 1NN Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
+44 785 1880522

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