Queen's University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history.
Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we are ranked 43 in the world (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021), and a member of the Russell Group of UK research intensive universities, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos. We're the 9th oldest university in the UK with a worldwide reputation for excellence.
Our rich heritage and history meet cutting-edge facilities, and we have a global reputation for teaching and research excellence, and a thriving Students’ Union with over 215 clubs and societies has something for all tastes and interests. Our state-of-the-art sporting facilities and library services have been rated by students as among the best in the world. Why not take a Virtual Tour and see for yourself.
At Queen’s, we are committed to excellence and quality in the courses on offer, our teaching and our research. We are also passionate about sustainability, and convinced of the positive and constructive role we can have in addressing this vital issue. Find out how Queen's is working towards a better and more sustainable future for all by clicking here.
Our beautiful, vibrant campus is located in the heart of Belfast – one of the world’s favourite cities and a hub of culture, innovation, great food and lively social life. Safe, fun, friendly and compact, Belfast is also one of the most affordable student cities in the UK. A dynamic city in which to study and work, Belfast is now a leading global location for investment projects and major developments in innovation and enterprise. Find out more about Life in Belfast.
We're dedicated to student employability and our strong links with industry mean that you can benefit from a global network that spans 120 countries.
A degree from Queen's is something to be proud of and can help you stand out in the competitive global job market.
Our hope is that your time at university is not simply about receiving an education, it’s also about enjoying a unique, life-defining experience. And we want your Queen’s experience to be wonderful and memorable. We look forward to welcoming you on campus to enjoy an amazing university experience.