Queen's University Belfast

Introduction

Queen’s University Belfast are in the Top 1% of Universities in the world, (QS World University Rankings, 2016/17)

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

Queen's University

A global reputation

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)

Heritage that matters

The UK's ninth oldest university, Queen's was founded as Queen’s College in 1845, and can trace its roots as far back as 1810.

With more 170 years of heritage, we combine an international reputation for academic excellence with a life-changing student experience and a culture of innovation.

University Structure

Queen's prides itself on the quality of its academic leadership, with a united team of academics and professional services directorates working together to deliver its Vision.

The University is led by its President and Vice-Chancellor, supported by the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer and Pro-Vice-Chancellors.

In The Community

Queen's is much more than just a place for students to get a great education.

We're one of the biggest employers in Northern Ireland and a major contributor to the local economy. We work alongside a host of local charities and community groups to fulfil our Social Charter.

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Why Queen's?

A leading research institution

A UK top ten research-intensive university
We are ranked joint eighth for research intensity

A World Class University

Among the top one per cent of global universities

[QS World Rankings 2016/17]

An International outlook

In the top 25 of the world’s most international universities 2016

Satisfied students

Queen’s University Belfast ranked 12th in the UK for overall student experience

At the forefront of gender equality practices in the UK

We hold 10 Athena SWAN departmental awards.
These include two Gold, as well as an institutional Silver Award.

Welcoming students from near and far

We currently have over 23,000 students.
They include 1,700 international students from over 80 countries.

Investing in your future

We have invested almost £350 million to provide exceptional facilities for our students and staff
Providing more than just education

One of the largest employers in Belfast with 3,700 staff
contributes over £1 billion to the local economy, each year

Amazing innovators

Research by scientists from Queen’s on ionic liquid chemistry was named the ‘Most Important British Innovation of the 21st Century’

(Science Museum 2013)

In prestigious company

We're a member of the Russell Group along with 23 top UK based universities
It means we're dedicated to research and providing an outstanding teaching and learning experience.

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Programs

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MSc

MSc Advanced Food Safety

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Belfast

The MSc in Advanced Food Safety is tailored towards students who aim to, or currently work within the agri-food industry and related sectors. It will offer the opportunity to obtain a unique qualification in the fields of food safety and security delivered by research-active scientists within the newly formed Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS). [+]

MSc Advanced Food Safety The MSc in Advanced Food Safety is tailored towards students who aim to, or currently work within the agri-food industry and related sectors. It will offer the opportunity to obtain a unique qualification in the fields of food safety and security delivered by research-active scientists within the newly formed Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS). The programme focus will be on new and emerging issues within the field of food safety, concentrating on developments in analytical approaches to monitor and regulate food safety, authenticity and security. Core topics covered will include: food authenticity and traceability; chemical/biological hazards in animal feed and human food; current and emerging analytical technologies to prevent food safety incidents. Why Queen's? A major component of this degree will involve the completion of a laboratory-based, food safety related research project within the Institute, offering the opportunity to gain practical experience in the use of conventional and emerging state-of-the-art bioanalytical technology platforms. Facilities and capabilities within the Institute include: GC, HPLC and UPLC separation platforms ICP, IR, qToF and QqQ mass spectrometers Microbiological research facilities Antibody production and biomolecule binder development Cell culture suite and bioassay detection systems NMR, NIR and Raman spectrometers Proteomic and metabolomic profiling tools RT-PCR, transcriptomic profiling, Next-generation sequencing Multiplex biosensor platforms and LFD development Course Details The MSc Advanced Food Safety programme will focus on new and emerging issues within the field of food safety, concentrating on developments in analytical approaches to monitor and regulate food safety, authenticity and... [-]

MSc Leadership for Sustainable Development

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Belfast

This innovative conversion Masters programme is open to applicants from all disciplinary backgrounds and promotes leadership and embraces action-based, experiential learning, facilitated through a series of lectures, work placements and group projects. The programme fosters critical thinking and promotes the use of initiative for problem solving and decision-making in sustainable development. [+]

MSc Leadership for Sustainable Development Managing sustainability is one of the most challenging and rapidly growing areas in both the public and private sectors. With increasing recognition of the impact of a world living beyond its means, the commitment to sustainable development to meet the needs of present generations without jeopardising those of the future has never been more apparent. This innovative conversion Masters programme is open to applicants from all disciplinary backgrounds and promotes leadership and embraces action-based, experiential learning, facilitated through a series of lectures, work placements and group projects. The programme fosters critical thinking and promotes the use of initiative for problem solving and decision-making in sustainable development. Why Queen's? The programme of three eight-week placements in the NGO, governance and business and finance sectors can be carried out locally or internationally. Theseaim to help students become sustainable development 'champions' who can identify and address problems of sustainability in innovative ways and further mainstream sustainable development across all sectors and at all levels. The year-long group project requires several students to work with an organisation of their choice to explore sustainable solutions to a specific problem. Course Details Autumn Semester Students will be introduced to leadership and sustainable development over three taught modules to help gain an overview of the principles and values of sustainable development, and why it is important. Leadership for Sustainable Development: explores theories and practices of leadership and project management in the context of sustainable development. Foundations for Sustainable Development 1 & 2:... [-]

MSc Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Belfast + 1 more

This Masters degree aims to teach the fundamental molecular bioscience underpinning biotechnology along with examples of its current applications. [+]

MSc Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Biotechnology is the exploitation of living systems or molecules from them for commercial gain. Although the word 'biotechnology' is only a few decades old, humankind has been using biotechnology for millennia, for example in baking, brewing and sewage treatment. Modern biotechnologies rely on our increasing ability to manipulate organisms at the genetic level and include novel waste treatments and bioremediations, new pharmaceuticals, the exploitation of enzymes in 'green catalysis' and exciting new diagnostic techniques. In the 20th century our lives were transformed by information technology; the 21st century may see an equally great transformation, but this time led by biotechnology. This Masters degree aims to teach the fundamental molecular bioscience underpinning biotechnology along with examples of its current applications. Why Queen's? Staff from the QUESTOR Centre contribute to this programme. The Centre is a dynamic, cross-disciplinary unit in which industrial partners solve key biotechnological problems in collaboration with Queen's academics. The School is well equipped and carries out internationally competitive research in microbial, environmental and medical biotechnology. Course Details This MSc is taught by research-active staff members in the School of Biological Sciences. In addition, fundamental biological research skills are taught and students are given an understanding of bio-entrepreneurship. The degree culminates in a three-month, intensive research project in a laboratory in Queen's, thus preparing graduates for a career in research biotechnology. Modules: Bio-entrepreneurship Biotechnology Foundations for Research in the Biosciences Literature Review Nucleic Acid Structure and Function Protein Structure and Function Research Project (triple... [-]

MSc Parasitology & Pathogen Biology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Belfast

The MSc programme in Parasitology and Pathogen Biology is designed for students seeking training in parasite-borne infectious diseases that severely undermine: human health in the developing world and tropics; agri-food production systems globally (including plant health and animal health and welfare). [+]

MSc Parasitology & Pathogen Biology The MSc programme in Parasitology and Pathogen Biology is designed for students seeking training in parasite-borne infectious diseases that severely undermine: human health in the developing world and tropics; agri-food production systems globally (including plant health and animal health and welfare). Students taking the course will develop expertise directly applicable to human, plant and animal health and welfare, food security and the future sustainability of food production, particularly within livestock and plant/crop production systems. The course will be run entirely by research active and will offer students the opportunity to gain experience in internationally competitive laboratories. For more information, watch our recent webinar! Why Queen's? The MSc programme embraces the One Health approach to these infectious diseases, with strong recognition of the interplay between health and disease at the dynamic interface between humans, animals and the environment. In addition to embedded generic skills training, students will have the opportunity to acquire subject-specific skills training, e.g. molecular biology techniques, diagnostics, epidemiology (human, animal and plant diseases), drug/vaccine development, pathogen management/control, host-parasite interaction, immunobiology, drug resistance and the potential impact of climate change on parasites and their vectors. In addition to the taught elements of the course, MSc students will undertake a research project working in research active laboratories (academic or industrial), or in the field, e.g. the impact of helminth infections on animal welfare, the economic impact of parasites on agriculture, the role of vectors in emerging diseases, the ecology of zoonotic diseases, the molecular basis... [-]

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Queen's University Belfast

Address Queen's University Belfast University Road Northern Ireland
BT7 1NN Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Website http://www.qub.ac.uk/
Phone +44 785 1880522