Queen's University Belfast

Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences

Introduction

Queen’s University Belfast are ranked in the top one percent of Universities in the World

(QS World Rankings 2018/ Webometrics.info)

As a Queen’s student, you will join a university that is truly international. In fact, we have been named the 24th most international university in the world and have students from over 82 countries, helping to create a multicultural and vibrant campus.

We’re a member of the prestigious Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.


Queen's University

150,000 GRADUATES MAKING THEIR MARK ACROSS THE GLOBE

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.

Over 94% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation; our graduates are dominating senior leadership positions in 80 of Northern Ireland's top 100 companies, and making a difference in over 120 countries.

One of the UK's biggest campus universities, and the 9th oldest, we blend our proud heritage with cutting-edge facilities for the best experience of University life.

WE’RE A GLOBAL UNIVERSITY

Over 23,000 students live and study at Queen’s. Of those, more than 1,900 are from over 82 countries; including Malaysia, China, the Indias, the Middle East and the United States. We also employ more than 600 international staff drawn from over 70 nationalities.

AN EXTRAORDINARY UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE

We offer a network of support services dedicated to helping you get the most from your time at Queen’s, looking after your health, emotional wellbeing, education, study needs, financial security and career prospects.

WORLD CLASS FACILITIES

World-class students require leading facilities. We’ve invested £350m in the last 10 years, with new additions opening all the time.

One of the UK's biggest campus universities, and the 9th oldest, we blend our proud heritage with cutting-edge facilities for the best experience of University life.

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BELFAST – THE NUMBER 1 REGION IN THE WORLD TO VISIT IN 2018

(LONELY PLANET, 2017)

A capital with a culture of its own. Enjoy everyday living among some of the friendliest folk in the world. Immerse yourself in the best of contemporary clubs, cuisine, culture and arts.

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.

GUARNTEED ACCOMMODATION

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 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.

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THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE, HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES

Q 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.ueen'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.

ADDRESSING GLOBAL CHALLENGES

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.

FACULTY SCHOOLS

The School of Biological Sciences

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

The School of Nursing and Midwifery

The School of Pharmacy

FACULTY RANKINGS

Subjects in the top 200 in the world (QS World Rankings by subject 2017)

  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology (51–100)
  • Nursing (51–100)
  • Medicine (151–200)
  • Agriculture and Forestry (151–200)

Subjects in the UK top 20 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017)

  • 2nd in UK for Pharmacology and Pharmacy
  • 2nd in UK for Dentistry
  • 4th in UK for Food Science
  • 6th in UK for Agriculture and Forestry
  • 10th in UK for Anatomy and Physiology
  • 20th in UK for Medicine

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

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, offering a unique qualification in the fields of food safety and security. [+]

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, offering a unique qualification in the fields of food safety and security.

The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS), is one of the University’s four Global Research Institutes, which is leading the world in addressing one of the greatest challenges – how to ensure the safety of our food.

The world’s food supply is reducing. Its production is under increasing pressure, and so safety issues are more likely to arise.

The programme focus will be on new and emerging issues within the field, concentrating on developments in analytical approaches to monitor and regulate food safety, authenticity and security.... [-]


Msc Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Belfast + 1 more

Designed for students aiming to work in research, education, and industry in the life sciences sector, this MSc will provide you with an advanced understanding of current and emerging issues in the both Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare and provide you with an extensive range of lectures in a variety of topics. [+]

MSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Designed for students aiming to work in research, education, and industry in the life sciences sector, this MSc will provide you with an advanced understanding of current and emerging issues in the both Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare and provide you with an extensive range of lectures in a variety of topics.

WHY QUEEN'S?

This course offers a unique opportunity to obtain a qualification in the fields of Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare delivered by world class scientists. In contrast to most MSc programmes at other UK universities, we will provide students with an extensive range of lectures in a variety of topics (for details see Programme Content). Many of our graduates secure dream jobs around the world.... [-]


MSc Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Belfast

Bioinformatics is developing software and algorithms to interrogate 'Big Data', now at the heart of medical research, discovery and practice. The past decade has seen enormous advances in molecular and biomedical technology resulting in the ‘omics’ revolution. [+]

MSc Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics

Bioinformatics is developing software and algorithms to interrogate 'Big Data', now at the heart of medical research, discovery and practice.

The past decade has seen enormous advances in molecular and biomedical technology resulting in the ‘omics’ revolution.

WHAT'S INVOLVED?

You’ll be looking at the big data to find patterns that others can’t see, gaining access to data sets that have not yet been analysed.

You’ll discover results that translate to the real world, through commercialisation or clinical trials to tackle diseases.

You’ll use your vision to find unique solutions to medical problems, and by the end of the degree you’ll be ready to work within a multidisciplinary team with bioinformaticians, biologists and clinicians.... [-]


MSc Ecological Management and Conservation Biology

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Belfast + 1 more

There is unprecedented pressure on the environment due to exploitation, habitat degradation and loss, climate change, invasive species, pollution and emerging diseases. You can be part of something to help address this. [+]

MSc Ecological Management and Conservation Biology

We’re in the middle of a biodiversity crisis; the sixth mass extinction event on Earth. Over half of the world’s wildlife has vanished in the last fifty years.

There is unprecedented pressure on the environment due to exploitation, habitat degradation and loss, climate change, invasive species, pollution and emerging diseases. You can be part of something to help address this.

COURSE DETAILS

The programme has a backbone of taught academic lectures covering the full spectrum of subjects contained within conservation biology including:

Animal behaviour Biodiversity Conservation genetics Emerging plant pathogens Environmental economics Environmental impact assessment Grassland management Invasion biology Marine conservation Soil biology Wildfire ecology WHAT ELSE WILL YOU DO? ... [-]

MSc Leadership for Sustainable Development

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Belfast

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. [+]

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.... [-]


MSc Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

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

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. [+]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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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