Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University is unique. Few other universities across the world combine international recognition for research and national recognition for innovation in the curriculum with the student-centered ethos and leadership role in the community which are the hallmarks of Queen’s.

Established by Queen Victoria in 1845 Queen’s received its Royal Charter from King Edward VII in 1908. As it enters its second century, it has established itself as one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, sitting well within the top 250 universities in the world. Its reputation for teaching quality is recognized as being of the highest standard. From Nobel prizewinners to medical pioneers and political leaders to leading figures in the arts, Queen’s graduates have made their mark around the world.

The University also delivers an education program rooted in the needs of today’s society. Its commitment to ensuring students have the right skills for the world today was recognized when it was named the UK ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2009.

The Belfast city is also recognized by the British Council as having the lowest cost of living in the UK, and as a student at Queen¡¯s you can expect lower tuition fees and living expenses than many other similarly well-regarded UK universities.

About Belfast

Despite its small size, Northern Ireland offers a great variety of landscapes, cultural and leisure opportunities. It has a heritage enriched by both Irish and British ties and an intriguing and complex history which has fascinated people across the world. Northern Ireland’s compact and lively capital, Belfast, is casting off its old image and new investment is changing the face and the atmosphere of the city. The city’s historic nineteenth century architecture now competes with spectacular new developments.

Culturally, Belfast is extremely vibrant; a variety of arts festivals such the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s take place throughout the year, in addition to the entertainments offered by the city’s many theatres, cinemas, museums, art galleries, pubs and clubs. Queen’s campus is located in attractive South Belfast only 15 minutes away from the city center and in a lively area with many student facilities.

According to statistics from the United Nations International Crime Victimization Survey (ICVS 2004), Northern Ireland has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe (lower than the United States and the rest of the United Kingdom).

Traveling to and from Belfast is now easy and economical. Most UK cities are within an hour’s flying time from one of Belfast’s two airports. Competition between budget airlines means that fares are low and there are now many flights each day to the rest of the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe at student-friendly prices.

League Table Ranking

A member of the Russell Group of the UK’s 20 leading research-intensive universities, Queen’s is a global player in research areas from cancer studies to sustainability, from wireless technology to poetry and from pharmaceuticals to sonic arts. As a result, its students are taught by academics who are informed by the latest discoveries in their fields. The University has won four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Further and Higher Education, for world-class achievement in green chemistry, environmental research, palaeoecology and law.

Queen’s is constantly ranked within top 15 in the UK for Accounting and Finance, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Dentistry, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Food Science and Mechanical Engineering.

Queens University Belfast Programs

The International Foundation program prepares you for direct entry to the first year of an undergraduate course at Queen’s University or at other UK universities. The program is designed by NCUK and recognized by Queen’s University Belfast. Two pathways are offered:

  • International Foundation in Business, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • International Foundation in Science, Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

For more information please refer to INTO Queens University Belfast

The International Diploma is equivalent to studying the first year of an undergraduate degree at a UK university. Successful completion offers direct entry to the second year of a relevant undergraduate degree in business or engineering at Queen’s University Belfast. Two pathways are offered:

  • International Diploma in Business
  • International Diploma in Engineering

For more information please refer to INTO Queens University Belfast

These subjects are offered at undergraduate level:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science and Risk Management
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Archaeology and Palaeoecology
  • Architecture
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Science
  • Business Economics
  • Business Information Technology
  • Business Management
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Games Design and Development
  • Computer Science
  • Computing and Information Technology
  • Creative Multimedia
  • Criminology
  • Dentistry
  • Drama Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental and Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Planning
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Film Studies
  • Finance
  • Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition
  • French Studies
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • German Studies
  • History: Ancient
  • History: Modern
  • Human Biology
  • International Business with a Modern Language
  • International Politics and Conflict Studies
  • Irish and Celtic Studies
  • Irish Studies
  • Land Use & Environmental Management
  • Land, Environment and Sustainability FD
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematical Studies
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering FD
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Midwifery
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Technology
  • Nursing
  • Part-time Study
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Politics, Philosophy and Economics
  • Product Design and Development
  • Product Design and Development FD
  • Psychology
  • Social Anthropology
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish and Portuguese Studies
  • Spanish Studies
  • Structural Engineering with Architecture
  • Theology
  • Web Technology and e-Commerce (Foundation)
  • Zoology

These programs are offered at postgraduate level:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering
  • Advanced Pharmacy Practice
  • Animal Behaviour and Welfare
  • Applied Psychology (Clinical Specialism)
  • Applied Social Studies
  • Architecture: Certificate in Professional Practise and Practical Experience
  • Architecture: Master of Architecture
  • Atypical Child Development
  • Biomolecular Structure and Function
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Economics
  • Chemistry: Chemical Enzymology
  • Childhood Studies
  • Clean Chemical Technology and Management
  • Clinical Education
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognition and Culture
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Comparative Ethnic Conflict
  • Computer and Electronic Security
  • Construction and Project Management
  • Corporate Governance and Public Policy
  • Counselling Supervision
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Dating and Chronology
  • Divinity
  • Drama and Performance Studies
  • Durability of Structures
  • Ecological Management and Conservation Biology
  • Education: Advanced Certificate in Education
  • Education: Applying Psychology to Education
  • Education: Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Education: Collaborative Leadership for Schools
  • Education: Diversity and Inclusion in Education
  • Education: Doctorate in Education
  • Education: e-Learning
  • Education: Educational Assessment
  • Education: Educational Studies
  • Education: Inclusion and Special Needs Education
  • Education: Leadership and Management in Education
  • Education: PGCE
  • Education: Principles and Practices of Teaching
  • Education: TESOL (Doctorate)
  • Education: TESOL (Masters)
  • Educational Multimedia
  • Educational, Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Effective Management for Sustainable Development
  • Electronics
  • English: Creative Writing
  • English: English Language and Linguistics
  • English: Irish Writing
  • English: Medieval Studies
  • English: Modern Literary Studies
  • English: Poetry
  • English: Reconceiving the Renaissance
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Law and Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Planning
  • Ethnomusicology
  • European Integration and Public Policy
  • Film and Visual Studies
  • Finance
  • French and Linguistics
  • French Studies
  • French Studies (Modern): Culture and Memory
  • Gender and Society
  • German Studies
  • Governance
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Health Sciences
  • History: Ancient
  • History: Modern
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice
  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice (Cross Border)
  • Human Rights Law
  • Human Rights Law (Cross Border)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts: Anthropological Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Arts: Composition
  • Interdisciplinary Arts: Creative Writing
  • Interdisciplinary Arts: Drama and Performance Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Arts: Film and Visual Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Arts: Music
  • Interdisciplinary Arts: Performer Training
  • Interdisciplinary Arts: Sonic Arts
  • International Business
  • International Politics
  • Interprofessional Health and Social Studies
  • Irish and Celtic Studies
  • Irish History
  • Irish Politics
  • Irish Studies
  • Irish Theatre and Culture
  • Irish Translation Studies
  • Landscape, Heritage and Environment
  • Law and Government
  • Law and International Commerce
  • Leadership for Sustainable Development
  • Legal Science
  • Legislative Studies and Practice
  • Management
  • Management of Lifelong Learning
  • Mental Health
  • Midwifery
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Music
  • Music: Composition
  • New Venture Creation
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Practice
  • Organisation and Management
  • Pain Science and Practice
  • Plasma & Vacuum Technology
  • Plasma Physics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Political Psychology
  • Politics
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Prescribing for Pharmacists
  • Process Engineering
  • Professional Legal Studies
  • Public Health
  • Research: Politics
  • Risk Management and Financial Regulation
  • Social and Community Development
  • Social Anthropology
  • Social Research Methods
  • Sociology
  • Sonic Arts
  • Spanish Image and Text
  • Spanish Studies
  • Spatial Regeneration
  • Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Aquaculture and Inshore Fisheries
  • Sustainable Design
  • Sustainable Rural Development and Project Management
  • Telecommunications
  • Theology
  • Translation
  • Urban and Rural Design
  • Violence, Terrorism and Security
  • Water Resources Management
  • Work-based Learning

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  • International Diploma in Business
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