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, it became an independent university in 1908.

Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group of UK research intensive universities, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

Why choose Queen’s?

  • Top 100 university: ranked 85 in the world (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022);
  • Part of the Russell Group;
  • ranked 22nd in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019);
  • Top 10 most beautiful historic universities in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2021);
  • 13 subjects in the top 200 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022).

Research: REF 2021

  • 1ST in the UK for Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Sciences;
  • 4TH in the UK for Health and Biomedical Sciences;
  • 8TH in the UK for Law;
  • 99% of Queen’s research environment was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.


Queen’s is within ten minutes walk of the centre of Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland. It’s a welcoming and fun coastal city, surrounded by beautiful landscapes and within easy reach of all other major cities in the UK and Europe.

Belfast is also within the safest region in the UK (UK Crime Surveys 2018/19), and it has the lowest cost of living in the UK (Mercer Cost of Living City Ranking 2021).



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