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Queen's University Belfast

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
  • 170 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 172 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 268 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 267 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 182 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 200 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 1,550 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students Contact the university / college
Institution type Public

About Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast was founded as Queen's College in 1845, before becoming a university in its own right in 1908. Today, it is an international centre of research and education and a major part of the fabric of Northern Ireland.

An international institution

Queen's is in the top one per cent of global universities.

With more than 23,000 students and 3,700 staff, it is a dynamic and diverse institution, a magnet for inward investment, a major employer and investor, a patron of the arts and a global player in areas ranging from cancer studies to sustainability, and from pharmaceuticals to creative writing.

World-leading research

Queen's is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities, alongside Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College London.

Campus information

The University campus is one of the best-equipped in Europe and includes everything you need, from nightclubs to sporting facilities, restaurants and our own art house cinema.

Everything is within walking distance from student accommodation, with the city centre only 15 minutes walk to complete your experience at Queen’s.‌

Queen's University is located in the heart of Belfast, Northern Ireland's capital city - a bustling, cosmopolitan city boasting a vibrant social life and rich cultural heritage.


Summer Accommodation

Elms Village is located approximately 1.5 miles (2km) from Belfast city centre in a leafy residential area within walking distance of local shops and restaurants making it an ideal location for the summer months.

Local Attractions in the area include:

  • Queen's University Belfast
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Friar's Bush Graveyard
  • River Lagan Towpath
  • Queen's Film Theatre
  • Queen's University Welcome Centre
  • Ulster Museum


Courses available 10

Agriculture Studies 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 4 Business, Management 3 Computer Science, IT 1 Law 1


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