University profile

Queen's University Belfast

2022/23 edition

About Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is a World Top 200 university (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2023) based in Belfast, at the heart of Northern Ireland.

At Queen's we offer postgraduate courses that produce world-class graduates and provide students with the skills they need to excel in the workplace. Discover our wide range of courses on Course Finder where you can see entry requirements, fees and funding opportunities.

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Apply for Postgraduate courses directly online. It is recommended that you apply as early as possible, to avoid disappointment, particularly for high demand courses.

Research That Shapes Worlds

Queen’s University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group, a group of 24 leading UK research intensive universities. We are ranked 24th in the UK for Research Power with 88% of research submitted by Queen’s has been assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021/ Times Higher Education).

We continue to drive forward research to shape worlds, focusing on five key areas. Ensuring a healthy living for all through developing solutions and treatments for diseases; helping to deliver a transformative and sustainable economy for future generations; leading on secure connected intelligence and AI and the data revolution. We are at the forefront of delivering future focused through human environment relations; and will continue our strong history of expertise in conflict resolution and building inclusive and cohesive communities.

A World Class Graduate School

The Graduate School is located in the beautifully restored and remodelled Victorian Lynn library, where distinguished heritage meets 21st-century vision. This fully accessible space has modern, hi-tech meeting and group study rooms, a silent study area and social spaces. It's a vibrant hub, inspiring intellectual exchange and collaboration. Here, students make valuable connections, benefit from mentoring relationships and networks, and from our international partnerships with other graduate schools.

The Graduate School will assist you to be a Thinker, Innovator, Leader and Communicator who is Future-Ready, by offering a tailored development programme to help inspire and empower you to reach your full potential. It is embedded within a continuous process of reflection and self-evaluation.
We focus on employability

Postgraduates develop readiness for the future and the ability to be confident in managing their own career, whether in academia or beyond. As well as central career and employer events, Graduate School employability programmes, ‘Future Ready’ and ‘Master Your Future Success’ prepares postgraduate students for their next steps.

Queen’s Graduate Plus award is a vehicle for accrediting work-related learning and skills that current postgraduate taught students develop through extra-curricular activities, including the range of skills development workshops offered by the Graduate School. The Graduate Plus is a specific award for Master's students and is recognised by a range of employers.

Queen's graduates have an excellent track record in highly successful and diverse careers. Work experience is embedded in many of our programmes, and employers actively target our graduates.

A city-based campus

Belfast is a modern capital city, welcoming, easy to get around and an inexpensive place in which to live and study. It is also a learning city. It has a passion for progress – a passion shared by Queen’s University.
As Belfast flourishes as a global food, culture, arts and shopping destination, Queen’s is on the pulse of the city’s social and economic heart, sharing a commitment to excellence, innovation and prosperity.

Northern Ireland is a place that has produced poets, scientists, historians, musicians, engineers, writers, leaders of society... We’re building on a rich heritage of culture and creativity, supporting new generations of thinkers and innovators who will make their mark in the world. People like you.

This is a place of rugged, natural beauty, where every day there’s something new to discover. Breath-taking landscapes, lakes and forests. A dramatic coastline. Exciting cities. And the friends you haven’t met yet.


Queen's residential accommodation is a safe and friendly place to live for all students. We offer a range of campus and city-based accommodation and you’ll find it’s some of the best value student accommodation anywhere in the UK, as well as being located within easy walking distance of the University.

Willow Walk is purpose built accommodation ideally suited to the needs of international and Postgraduate students.
Mount Charles is suitable accommodation for returning students who want a more independent lifestyle. There are 38 week and 40 week contracts available and the property is situated just a few minutes' walk from the main University buildings.

One Elmwood: The Heartbeat For Life At Queen's

Based right in the heart of campus, our stunning new One Elmwood building is a place for all our students to meet, socialise and get the most from student life. It's your essential hub, linking everything outside the classroom, in one place, from meeting friends, to getting the support you need, when you need it. Transforming the support offered by the University, it will host a range of student services and activities.

The stunning new multi-million pound One Elmwood is right at the heart of campus. It brings together university services and the Students’ Union (SU), under one roof. With the changing needs of students in mind, this social and flexible space will be the new heartbeat for campus life where Queen's student body comes together.

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+44 (0)28 9024 5133
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