Queen's University Belfast

At a glance

Dating back to 1845, Queen's is the 9th oldest university in the UK – founded by Queen Victoria the University has been providing tertiary-level education over 170 years.

Queen's historic campus is located in the attractive, leafy suburbs of south Belfast, a lively area only 15 minutes' walk away from the city centre. Remaining in the heart of Belfast, today, the University is a major part of Northern Ireland, and exists as a centre of international-standard education and research. Queen's campus now consists of over 300 buildings while the Lanyon building remains the main building and the symbol of Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s has three Faculty groupings, each headed up by a Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and there are 20 Schools each run by a Head of School, supported by a School Manager. The three Faculties are the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences. Each of the 20 schools operates as a primary management unit of the university and the schools are the focus for education and research for their respective subject areas.

The University’s degree programmes are designed to prepare you for your future career. Whether you want to become an architect, an engineer or a doctor, there’s a perfect degree tailored to making your breakthrough into the world of employment.

The University works closely with over 3,000 employers to ensure that our curriculum equips students for their new careers. Examples include new employer partnership degrees established with key companies across a range of sectors, integrating study, placement and internships, and graduate employment opportunities on completion.

Queen’s has invested over £700M into improving our student experience, a fact reflected in high rates of student satisfaction, completion and graduate employment amongst both the undergraduate and postgraduate populations.

In the 2017 Times Good University Guide, Queen’s moved up five places. It is now number 26 in the UK. Queen's has also been placed 8th overall for Student Experience and 14th for Research Quality according to the Sunday Times Guide.

Facts & fugures

Type of Institution

Higher Education Provider (HEP). Student Sponsor - Track Record

Campus Locations

Belfast (Northern Ireland)

Total Student No.


International Student No.


Graduate Employability


THE World University Ranking


THE UK University Ranking


TEF Ranking


NSS Overall Student Satisfaction (THE)


NSS Overall Student Satisfaction Rank


Why choose Queen’s University Belfast

Queen's is part of an elite group of 24 research intensive universities, known as the Russell Group. The Russell group universities have a significant impact on life in the UK and across the world, and Queen’s membership is a recognised hallmark of the University’s quality; ranking Queen's alongside other UK heavyweights such as Oxford and Cambridge.

Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 5088
Email: international@qub.ac.uk
Web: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/

Question about Queen's University Belfast