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  • International Fees From

    £17,900 UG

  • World Ranking

    201-250th in Times HE
    401-500th in Shanghai

  • Students

    17,870 UG
    6,200 PG

  • International


  • Employability


  • Accommodation

    from £110.00 p/w

University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN, United Kingdom

Queen’s University Belfast is located in Belfast on the estuary of the river Lagan close to the north east coast of Ireland. With a central population of 286,000, Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland and part of the United Kingdom. Belfast is served by the George Best Belfast City Airport 2 miles from the city centre and easily accessible by express airport bus. From here domestic flights to most UK cities are available as well as a range of European cities with international connections worldwide. Ferry, bus and train connections are available from Belfast to the UK mainland.


  • History

    Founded by Queen Victoria in 1845, Queen’s University Belfast was opened in 1849. From the outset it was designed as a non-denominational alternative to Trinity College Dublin which was controlled by the Anglican Church. Queen’s University Belfast was the first chartered university in Northern Ireland. Originally renowned for law and medicine, Queen’s University Belfast has developed a reputation in recent years for pharmacy, education and commerce.


    Queen’s University Belfast advertises itself as a campus university although the main campus itself is spread out over a number of public streets within three designated conservation areas. The campus is a 15 minute walk from the city centre and is well served by a regular bus service. Most teaching is carried out on the main campus. In addition there are two further associated university colleges – St Mary’s, and Stranthelis – also located in Belfast. These are primarily for those wishing to enter the teaching profession.


    Queen’s University Belfast is ranked between 200-250 in the Times Higher Education rankings and is ranked between 401-500 in the Shanghai Jaio Tong rankings. Queen’s University Belfast is not a member of the Russell Group of universities.

    Queen’s University Belfast is ranked 41st in the National Student Survey Satisfaction rankings.


    There are currently over 3,500 international students from 80 countries studying at Queen’s University Belfast, representing approximately 20% of all students.

    Pathway entry for international students – INTO’s Study Centre at Queen’s, offers foundation courses leading to degree course entry.
    For more information, please visit Pathway & Foundation page.


    Recent figures indicate that Queen’s University Belfast currently comprises 24,070 students of which 17,870 are undergraduates and 6,200 are postgraduates.


    HESA government statistics show that 96% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or in further education 6 months after graduation. However, a breakdown of post-graduation employment by course, showing the split into professional/managerial positions, rather than general employment figures, is available from Unistats an independent source of university data. For more information, please visit the REF Information page.


    The main university campus is situated in the centre of Belfast within walking distance of shopping areas, cafes, restaurants, Belfast Botanic Gardens, the Ulster Museum, the Grand Opera House and the Lyric Theatre. Queen’s University Belfast offers 150 sporting and non-sporting clubs and societies. The Queens Belfast Centre for Physical Education is one of the largest in the UK. The University hosts the annual Belfast Festival and the Belfast Film Festival, with many events taking place in its own Brian Friel Theatre. The University also boasts a boathouse and its own art gallery – the Naughton Gallery at Queens.


    Since many students in Northern Ireland choose to live at home and commute, students coming from outside Northern Ireland are guaranteed a room in university owned accommodation. Contracts are normally for 38 weeks but other contract lengths are available for postgraduates.

    Most university owned accommodation is situated in Elms Village – a purpose built collection of residences offering self-catered accommodation with single occupancy rooms in 3-4 room apartments with communal living areas and shared kitchen facilities.

    Willow Walk which is part of Elms Village, is a recent development designed for international students (who may wish to accommodate visitors) and for postgraduate students.

    College Gardens is a collection of town houses located opposite the main Queens Belfast buildings. These have been adapted to house 10 students in single rooms with a shared kitchen, bathrooms and communal areas.

    The lowest price for a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities is £110.00 per week.

    There is no catered university accommodation.


    International students
    International undergraduate tuition fees:
    Fees for full time undergraduate courses start at £17,900 for classroom based subjects, including Arts & Humanities, rising to £22,000 for Laboratory and Engineering based subjects. Medicine – £32,200.

    Subject Areas

    REF (Research Excellence Framework) was an independent government review conducted into the quality of research at UK universities and published in December 2014. This information highlights subjects of specialism within each university. We have listed all subject areas where at least 60% of the research conducted in these specific fields has been graded 3 or 4 stars. (4 stars being the highest ranking REF award). For more information, please visit the REF Information page.

    • Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Science
    • Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy
    • Anthropology and Development Studies
    • Archaeology
    • Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
    • Business and Management Studies
    • Chemistry
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • English Language and Literature
    • Geography and Environmental Studies
    • History
    • Law
    • Mathematical Sciences
    • Modern Languages and Linguistics
    • Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Physics
    • Politics and International Studies
    • Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
    • Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care
    • Social Work and Social Policy

    Online Courses

    Queens Belfast University currently offers postgraduate online courses in pharmacology subjects such as a PGCert/PGDip/MSc in Clinical Pharmacy, or a PGDip/MSc in Advanced Pharmacy Practice.

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